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San Diego Harbor Cruise

Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1- to 2-hour San Diego Harbor cruise. Sit back and relax as you take in a fully-narrated tour, offering top-notch sight lines of the San Diego skyline, a cruise under Coronado Bridge, a look at the bustling US Naval fleet and a chance to spot some of the harbor’s resident sea lions. Choose between 1- and 2-hour cruise options, offering you two trips to fit your schedule and interests.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$27.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$27.00 USD

San Diego Two Hour Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion Adventure

See San Diego from a marine vantage point on this 2-hour harbor cruise, including some potential sea lion sightings. Listen to live narration from your captain and enjoy for-purchase snacks from the onboard snack bar. Multiple departure times to fit your schedule.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$32.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$32.00 USD

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat during this 2-hour tour of San Diego Harbor. Learn the basics of boating from your expert guide before following your guide's boat around the harbor, cruising past highlights such as the USS Midway, a US Navy submarine, Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, the historic ship Star of India and San Diego Maritime Museum. Learn from your guide about these landmarks via the onboard two-way communications system and stop for photo ops on this exciting tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$69.89 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$69.89 USD

San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion Adventure

Sail along the San Diego Bay on this relaxing 1-hour cruise. While aboard, enjoy views of the city, as well as US naval vessels, the Star of India, and the Coronado Bridge. Catch sight of the Hotel del Coronado, and spot sea lions in their natural habitats. Along the 1-hour route, you can pick up a snack and drink at the snack bar (own expense), and relax as you cruise the water.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$27.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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$27.00 USD

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Big Boat Sailing Adventures with Gone Sailing

It's one of the TOP 10 THINGS to do in San Diego! Ocean sailing is a fun time for everyone, from families to couples and individuals seeking to experience the beautiful blue waters of San Diego and the Pacific ocean.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$73.83 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$73.83 USD

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Dolphin, Whale, Sea Lion, Nature EcoTour of San Diego Bay

On this three hour bay and ocean tour of San Diego Harbor we are guaranteed to see sea lions, sea birds, pelicans, egrets, and dozens of other kinds of marine life and bird life. We will offer you plenty of close up photo opportunities and explain in detail about each creature that we encounter. Year round, there is also a very good chance we will spot dolphins. During the winter months, as it is now, we will also have a chance to see whales migrating south. We will specifically seek these creatures out so that you can view them from a safe distance. During this eco-tour, you will also get to see most of San Diego bay, and we will also be pointing out the landmarks, giving you a tour, and letting you take photos as well. Please be sure to dress warm!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$149.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$149.00 USD

San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride

Zoom around the waters of San Diego Bay on a 30-minute jet boat ride that provides speed, splashes and spins. As you race through the scenic waterway, your captain points out landmarks including the USS Midway, Coronado Island, Seaport Village, the Embarcadero and the city skyline. Hang on as your captain takes your boat into power slides, 360-degree spins and other thrilling maneuvers — a high-octane twist on sightseeing in San Diego.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$30.00 USD
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$30.00 USD

San Diego Food and Wine Cruise

Cruise San Diego’s scenic Mission Bay lagoon with a 1.5-hour food and wine cruise aboard a Bay Island Duffy electric boat. Navigate past thriving sea lion colonies, and watch for dolphins as you enjoy artisan cheese, charcuterie, and a bottle of wine. Take in the lagoon’s historic landmarks and resorts, watch sailboats cross the sheltered water, and see the San Diego skyline from the comfort of a luxurious boat with panoramic views from the cabin and deck.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$98.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$98.00 USD

3 Hour Yacht Charter for Up To 6 People

Benefit from the flexibility of chartering your own private yacht for a half-day cruise around San Diego Bay. Your captain customizes the tour to your interests, whether you want to see wildlife, the beach, or go sightseeing on the water. The 29-foot (9-meter) yacht features large decks, a comfortable cabin, stereo system, and includes a selection of drinks. Departures available from downtown San Diego or Coronado Island.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$700.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$700.00 USD

San Diego Summer Whale Watching Expedition Cruise

Hop aboard a whale-watching cruise in San Diego for the chance to see whales and other Pacific marine life. You'll head out of the bay into the open ocean on board a large boat to look for the whales on the surface of the water.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$55.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$55.00 USD

Private Yacht for Sailing Charter! Green Sailing & Tour in San Diego Bay

Go sailing on San Diego Bay with up to six friends on this private 2.5-hour sailboat charter. Pass by sights such as the Maritime Museum, USS Midway, Star of India, Coronado bridge, and more. Your captain shares commentary and provides refreshments such as white wine and fruit. You might see Navy ships near the Navy base, and glimpse marine life such as seals and seabirds.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$321.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$321.00 USD

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Viator Exclusive: Rock The Yacht San Diego with Open Bar

Kick off your night out with a yacht cruise party through San Diego Bay. No need to plan an itinerary on your own: Your admission ticket includes an open bar, food vouchers, and a live DJ that runs the dance floor. Reserve your ticket in advance, as the cruise is a popular choice for San Diego visitors and locals and may sell out quickly.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$86.09 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$86.09 USD

Private 90 Minute San Diego Bay Tour for 6 People

To book a specific time of day or to put in a special request please contact Captain Justin at 619-629-5017.  See all the sights of the San Diego Bay on this cruise that will take you past seals, seabirds, dolphins, pirate ships, air craft carriers, submarines, and the beautiful coast that lines the Bay.  This is the most unique and fun way to explore the San Diego Bay.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$300.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$300.00 USD

Champagne Brunch and Private Sailing Tour

Sail along the picturesque shore of San Diego from Coronado Island. Enjoy the quiet luxury of your own 37-foot (11 meter) catamaran for a couple hours, complete with a continental breakfast and champagne to toast your fun. The captain will do all the work so you can lap up the sun on the spacious deck or relax on the hammock style bench.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$520.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$520.00 USD

Sailing Charter on san diego bay for up to 6 guests

Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing sightseeing cruise around the San Diego Bay or you want to learn how to pilot a yacht, this private sailing charter is a great way to spend half the day. Head out onto the Bay in a beautifully-restored racing yacht and customize how you want to spend your time. Enjoy otherwise-inaccessible Bay views of downtown San Diego and the city’s Naval Base.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$480.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$480.00 USD

Private Sailing Adventures with Gone Sailing

Charter a private yacht for your family, corporate events, birthday parties, proposals, or any special event! We will work with you to customize the trip to your preferences!
  • Duration: 2 to 8 hrs
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$475.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 to 8 hrs
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$475.00 USD

Nature Cruise and Whale Watching Tour

Private small group whale watching/nature sailing tour on San Diego Bay on a unique 1914 replica Friendship Sloop. All boat tours use traditional sailing methods for wildlife sighting and sightseeing San Diego landmarks. Cruise out to the open ocean and for gray whale viewing, a 4-hour tour. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks included. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink as well. Wildlife of all kinds will be seen, such as sea lions sea birds; whale/dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed, but fun is a sure bet.This most classic of San Diego boat tours is conveniently located 2 miles from downtown San Diego, just across from the airport. Experience the bustling activity of the bay, wildlife, and a stunning view of the city skyline on a San Diego nature cruise with us aboard the Liberty.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$800.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$800.00 USD

Sunset Bay Cruise and Nightime Lights City Scape Tour on Spacious Motor Yacht

Come enjoy an evening on the bay! We make a complete lap of the entire bay of San Diego all the way to, and under, the Coronado Bridge, along battleship row, Harbor Island, Shelter Island. From the moment you step on our luxurious 50 foot Motor Yacht, you will be treated with white glove service. The first stop on our trip is to visit the lazy and loud seals at the bait barge. Then to the harbor mouth to see Point Loma, the Coronado Islands, Ballast Point, Coronado bridge, and the city of San Diego from outside the bay.As we head back into the bay and the sun sets the city lights come alive in a vibrant and colorful display that is unique to San Diego.At the end of the trip you will get to see the U.S.S. Midway, the 'kissing sailor statue' , historic vessels on display, and Seaforth Village.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$149.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$149.00 USD

San Diego New Year's Day Brunch Cruise

Celebrate the new year on the waters of San Diego Bay during this brunch cruise. On board a yacht, you can admire the city skyline and views of the harbor while enjoying unlimited mimosas and a brunch buffet of dishes such as waffles, seafood, steak, and a chocolate fountain. A DJ and live music provide tunes for dancing or relaxing. Select a departure time when booking.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$83.70 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$83.70 USD


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