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  • Location:San Diego, California
  • Duration:1 or 2 hours

San Diego Harbor Cruise

Take a 1- or 2-hour relaxing harbor cruise through the bay of San Diego, featuring unforgettable views of San Diego's skyline. This fully narrated tour will take you to all the places you want to see with time to spare! Enjoy live commentary that will give you a background, history and highlights of this awesome bay. You'll see some of the largest watercraft in the world up close.


  • San Diego Bay harbor cruise
  • Choice of either a 1- or 2-hour tour
  • Enjoy fantastic views of San Diego's skyline
  • Cruise under Coronado Bridge
  • Comfortable outdoor and indoor seating
  • Catch seals and sea lions sunbathing on the rocks just off shore
  • Snacks and beverages available for purchase

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What You Can Expect

San Diego Harbor Cruise

See sea lions sunbathing!

Cruise through the San Diego Bay as your friendly, informative narrators point out the sights. On board, relax on the comfortable seating and pleasant sun decks, and head down to the galley below for food and beverages available for purchase.

Your fully narrated harbor cruise will take you to the US Naval fleet, the famous Coronado Bay Bridge, San Diego's bustling shipyards and the Star of India, the oldest iron-hulled sailing ship still afloat. Take the 2-hour harbor cruise for the full tour; if you only have time for the 1-hour option, choose between either the north or south bay departures.

On the north bay cruise, see North Island Naval Air Station, Harbor and Shelter islands, the Naval Sub Base and Cabrillo National Monument. The south bay cruise will take you to see the Star of India, the US Navy surface fleet, the Coronado Bay Bridge and busy shipyards.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide was fabulous. He knew everything about every navy ship in the harbor. We both enjoyed the trip immensely. Although it's possible to choose the one-hour tour, I recommend the two-hour tour, which is a terrific bargain.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent! Took the 2-hr tour, but the 1-hr tour probably would have sufficed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

There were four of us. 3 natives of San Diego and we learned things we did not know. Very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Dana the narrator was very informative and entertaining. We took the two hour trip which I believe is the way to go. The boat was very clean and easy to see 360 degrees which is all you can ask for. I would recommend the two hour trip to anyone visiting the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great cruise at a great price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour was beautiful and informative. I will recommend this to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Lots of fun! Great way to see and learn about San Diego.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Everything worked out great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

With visiting in-laws we did the two hour tour so we covered the whole bay. Very informative. Great guide and commentary. would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Wonderful cruise (with narration) of the north and south harbor. Crew is friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. We took the 2 hour tour which I recommend, since you have the opportunity to see the beautiful San Diego skyline, Coronado Island, the various naval vessels and Naval base. Plenty of chairs on the upper deck, and the covered lower deck which has a snack bar. Highly recommend the harbor cruises.

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