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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran CruiseDay Cruises

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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Sail across San Francisco Bay at twilight to admire the city skyline as it begins to light up for the night. With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll glide past Alcatraz Island and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$90.00
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US$90.00
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San Diego Champagne Brunch CruiseDay Cruises

San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise

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Go sightseeing on the waters of San Diego Bay during a 2-hour brunch cruise that provides a delicious seated brunch accompanied by complimentary champagne. After enjoying a lavish plated brunch dish, stay at your private table or head outside to the open air for sunshine and sightseeing.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.03
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US$99.03
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay CruiseDay Cruises

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

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Visit charming Sausalito, cruise across San Francisco Bay and stare up in wonder at the redwood trees of Muir Woods on this combo tour from San Francisco—the perfect day out in the Bay Area. Experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and learn about some of California’s oldest and tallest natural wonders, the coastal redwoods. In Sausalito, you can stroll along the waterfront or shop in the galleries and boutiques.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay CruiseDay Cruises

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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Explore one of California's most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise journeys alongside Alcatraz and Angel Island State Park, past the shores of Sausalito and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose to view the sights from inside your boat or out on deck.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$34.00
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US$34.00
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San Francisco Bay Sailing CruiseDay Cruises

San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

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Admire San Francisco and its surrounding sights from the water on a San Francisco Bay sailing cruise. Onboard a catamaran, sail past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, legendary Alcatraz Island, and the hamlet of Sausalito. Take advantage of great photo ops while you soak up the sea breeze during this scenic tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72.00
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US$72.00
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San Diego Harbor CruiseDay Cruises

San Diego Harbor Cruise

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$28.00
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US$28.00
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San Francisco Champagne Brunch CruiseDay Cruises

San Francisco Champagne Brunch Cruise

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Glide across San Francisco Bay with unlimited mimosas and sparkling wine on this weekend brunch cruise. Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, pass Alcatraz, and see the city skyline from the deck. A hearty buffet and onboard music keep the mood festive while you enjoy brunch and sightsee.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$106.81
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US$106.81
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Harbor Sailing Experience: Private Sailing Tour in San DiegoDay Cruises

Harbor Sailing Experience: Private Sailing Tour in San Diego

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$399.00
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US$399.00
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Classic Sunset Sail in San DiegoDay Cruises

Classic Sunset Sail in San Diego

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Watch the sun set over San Diego during an all-inclusive small-group cruise aboard a classic sailboat. Pass landmarks such as the Maritime Museum, Coronado Bridge, and USS Midway, and look for sea lions, dolphins, and other wildlife around San Diego Harbor on the 2.5-hour cruise.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$117.34
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US$117.34
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Daytime Cruises, Sunset/Evening CruisesDay Cruises

Daytime Cruises, Sunset/Evening Cruises

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Unfortunately, due to recent developments with the COVID-19 situation in LA, we are no longer taking individual booking we only accepting private booking up to 6 passengers. We are so sorry for the inconvenience but hope you understand that we have to do this in the best health and safety interests of our customers and our community. As the sun sets on the city, we'll have fun cruising the harbor at Marina del Rey and the beautiful coastline of Los Angeles. We'll see birds, sea lions, seals, and if we're lucky, some dolphins. Be prepared to be wowed by the spectacular sunset over the ocean as you join me in this view of Los Angeles that not many people get to experience. We do have the morning day/cruising experience... We'll explore the harbor at Marina del Rey and travel up and down the coastline of Venice, Santa Monica, and can see Malibu coast. Get ready to see the Santa Monica pier as the sun sets on these LA gems.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$225.00
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US$225.00

San Diego 90 Minute Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion AdventureDay Cruises

San Diego 90 Minute Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion Adventure

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See San Diego from a marine vantage point on this 90-minute harbor cruise, including a look at the marina, seabirds and potential sea lion sightings. Listen to live narration from your captain and enjoy for-purchase snacks from the onboard snack bar.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.00
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US$35.00
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Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie IIDay Cruises

Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II

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Take a boat tour on Lake Tahoe to soak up the alpine beauty of Emerald Bay, one of the lake’s most scenic spots. As you glide across the water on the M.S. Dixie II, admire the surrounding Sierra Nevadas, and cruise past Emerald Bay’s Fannete Island, the lake’s only island, as well as Vikingsholm Castle, a unique home on the shore. Plus, watch a video on board about the interesting underwater features of the lake.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$69.75
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US$69.75
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Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing ExcursionDay Cruises

Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion

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Enjoy a sailing adventure on a Catalina-style sailboat with just six people for a comfortable, semi-private experience (or, find five friends and fill up the whole boat). Sail in San Diego Harbor during the day. Sit back and relax to enjoy the water views while enjoying complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$107.67
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US$107.67

America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco BayDay Cruises

America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay

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Tread in the footsteps of world-champion sailors on this 2.5-hour America’s Cup Day Sail on San Francisco Bay. You’ll board a high-speed International America’s Cup class yacht and take a turn on the official race course from the 2013 competition. With a skilled sailor in charge, you’ll take your turn as crew working the sail trim controls and even have a chance to skipper the boat. After departing from San Francisco’s famous Pier 39 you’ll take to the Bay and cruise beneath the magnificent Golden Gay Bridge. There’s no better way to see the Bay than this sailing trip with USA 76.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$181.99
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US$181.99

San Diego Sunday Champagne Brunch CruiseDay Cruises

San Diego Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise

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Enjoy Sunday in beautiful San Diego with a 2-hour brunch cruise on a luxury yacht. Help yourself to the seafood, steak, waffles and chocolate fountain at the buffet while sipping on unlimited mimosas. While you drink and feast, soak up the views of the water and the city skyline around you. When you’re ready to stretch your sea legs, head to the dance floor where live entertainment and music awaits.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$78.04
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San Diego Whale Watching CruiseDay Cruises

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85.00
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US$85.00
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Sail Stars & Stripes America's Cup Racing Yacht in San DiegoDay Cruises

Sail Stars & Stripes America's Cup Racing Yacht in San Diego

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Cruise around San Diego bay aboard an authentic 1992 America’s Cup racing yacht and travel at twice the speed of the average sailboat. The Stars and Stripes USA-11 is one of the fastest and best known America’s Cup racing yachts. It was designed and built to be raced in San Diego, and has been restored to pristine condition. Take a turn at the helm and join in grinding the winches to raise and trim the sails.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$125.00
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US$125.00
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San Diego Food and Wine CruiseDay Cruises

San Diego Food and Wine Cruise

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$111.07
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San Diego Harbor Dinner CruiseDay Cruises

San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise

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Take an evening cruise wining and dining aboard the ‘Spirit of San Diego,’ enjoying top-notch food and drink, plus sparkling skyline views during this San Diego dinner cruise. Dig into your included gourmet meal, accompanied by a complimentary cocktail and live on-board entertainment, as you cruise 25-miles worth of California’s beautiful coastline and gaze at the twinkling stars above. You can also upgrade your cruise to include an unlimited open bar for an additional price.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$110.90
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US$110.90
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Sacramento Historic River CruiseDay Cruises

Sacramento Historic River Cruise

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Take in the sights of Sacramento from the river on this 1-hour cruise. Snap photos of Old Sacramento's landmarks and highlights while listening to live, onboard narration. Multiple departure times available to fit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.00
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US$20.00
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim with Optional UpgradesDay Cruises

Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim with Optional Upgrades

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Spend the day exploring Catalina Island via zipline. During this full-day tour from Anaheim, ride a ferry to the quaint island. You also have the option to upgrade to a variety of different adventures to ensure your day in Avalon is packed full of fun! Round-trip transportation from select hotels in Anaheim is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$138.47
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San Diego Bay Jet Boat RideDay Cruises

San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride

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Zoom around the waters of San Diego Bay on a 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.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$32.00
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US$32.00
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Golden Gate Bay Cruise + Fisherman's Wharf Walking TourDay Cruises

Golden Gate Bay Cruise + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour

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Discover top sights along San Francisco's iconic waterfront during this time-saver guided tour. Learn about the evolution of the picturesque waterfront city, from the gold rush frenzy to the advent of the cable-car. Highlights include the sea lions on Pier 39, stunning views overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, and a stop at the historic Old Del Monte Fruit Cannery. Upgrade to include a sightseeing cruise along the water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$58.67
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US$58.67
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Mix & Save: San Francisco Grand City Tour + Escape from the Rock CruiseDay Cruises

Mix & Save: San Francisco Grand City Tour + Escape from the Rock Cruise

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Get acquainted with the City by the Bay during this 3.5-hour San Francisco tour, including a 1.5-hour cruise around Alcatraz Island. First make your way through the city’s most popular neighborhoods, and see main attractions, such as Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Then, hit the water on a cruise around Alcatraz Island, and learn about the history and the former inmates of the notorious penitentiary.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$91.00
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US$91.00
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