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San Diego Harbor Cruise

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1 or 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.
  • Choice of either a 1 or 2 hour tour
  • Enjoy fantastic views of San Diego's skyline and 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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1-hour harbor cruise (if option selected)
2-hour harbor cruise (if option selected)
Indoor and Outdoor seating
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks (onboard snack bar available to purchase)
Gratuities
990 N Harbor Dr , 990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

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This activity will end right where it started.
Explore the huge ships, scenic skyline and wealth of marine life of San Diego Harbor during this 1- to 2-hour cruise. During your ride you can enjoy informative commentary about the city’s history while doing some sunbathing, sightseeing and relaxing in the cool ocean breeze.

Pick your preferred departure time for your cruise, choosing from among morning and afternoon options, then make your way to North Harbor Drive to begin your trip. As you step on board, take note of the ship’s variety of amenities, including ample sun decks, comfortable seating options and an on-board cafe to buy food and drinks. 

Then cast off for your harbor excursion, enjoying a full-narrated overview of the sights you’ll see along the way. Among the sights you’ll see during your ride are the home of the US Naval fleet, the city’s busy shipyards, Coronado Bay Bridge and the Star of India, the oldest iron-hulled sailing vessel still floating. 

Your exact trip will vary slightly depending on if you select the 2-hour or 1-hour option. Those on the 2-hour trip will receive the full itinerary, while those on the 1-hour trip will select between a North Bay or South Bay trip. Those on the North Bay trip will check out North Island Naval Air Station, the Naval Sub Base, Harbor and Shelter Island and Cabrillo National Monument. Meanwhile, the South Bay cruise covers the Star of India, Coronado Bay Bridge, US Navy fleet and the shipyards.

End your ride back at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
San Diego Bay
Enjoy breathtaking view of the beautiful San Diego Bay including downtown San Diego, Midway ship, Coronado Island, Coronado military base, Coronado bridge, cruise ship terminal and many more!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Star of India
South Bay cruise covers the Star of India, Coronado Bay Bridge, US Navy fleet and the shipyards.
Pass By:  
Coronado Bridge
South Bay cruise covers the Star of India, Coronado Bay Bridge, US Navy fleet and the shipyards.
Pass By:  
Naval Base San Diego
Those on the North Bay trip will check out North Island Naval Air Station, the Naval Sub Base, Harbor and Shelter Island and Cabrillo National Monument.
Pass By:  
Shelter Island Park Shoreline
Those on the North Bay trip will check out North Island Naval Air Station, the Naval Sub Base, Harbor and Shelter Island and Cabrillo National Monument.
Pass By:  
Cabrillo National Monument
Those on the North Bay trip will check out North Island Naval Air Station, the Naval Sub Base, Harbor and Shelter Island and Cabrillo National Monument.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: you must advise of your preferred departure times in the Special Requirements field at checkout. All times are subject to availability
  • Please provide contact information (i.e cell phone) for the local operator to be able to reach you in case of changes to boarding or yacht
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • For all our cruises: The State of California Department of Public Health has issues a new mandate. Masks are required for all individuals in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status from December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Flagship Cruises Events
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Diego Harbor Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Harbor Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Diego Harbor Cruise?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Diego Harbor Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Snacks are a little expensive so if you think you'll need food, you may want to bring your own." See review
  • "naval ships and other naval activity is a bonus if you're lucky" See review
  • "A good use of one hour to enjoy some sun and get some good views of the city." See review

Reviews

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1,157 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
The tour guide was very...
Nina_O
, May 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable & the scenes were beautiful.I would recommend this to anybody. Thank you
star-5
Family time
ROBERT_H
, May 2022
We had a wonderful day experiencing the cruise and the beautiful San Diego harbor. I enjoyed the knowledgeable narration and extremely friendly crew.
star-5
Friends were visiting...
Mark_M
, May 2022
Friends were visiting from Mew Mexico. We had a great time on the two hour tour. They loved it and so did we!!!
star-4
Good experience
Alan_R
, May 2022
Good experience, nice view of the bay, we took 2 hours trip, north side was better, south side is good if you are a navy fan
star-4
San Diego Harbor Ride
Pamela_G
, May 2022
The boat ride was lovely! We had perfect weather! However, the guide was somewhat difficult to hear and had an annoying voice which had a negative affect during the cruise!
star-5
The best two-hour tour of San Diego harbor!
Klaus_R
, May 2022
The narrator was so informative. A wealth of historical data and interesting human interest stories. With our current military conflicts and helping Ukraine, it was encouraging to see the navy at work.
star-5
Such a beautiful site to...
David_Y
, May 2022
Such a beautiful site to see. Loved going under the cornodo bridge and seeing the sea lions. Plus tge beautiful weather san diago brings. My wife and I just loved it all.
star-4
Great experience
SaRoya_M
, May 2022
It was great being out on the water. It was a bit windy/cold in spots but a very enjoyable cruise. The customer service was great as well.
star-5
Mothers Day delight
Tim_W
, May 2022
A great day to be on the bay for Mothers Day. She and the kids loved it. I recommend if you have the time to go on this little cruise.
star-5
Celebrate every day!
Jeanette_M
, May 2022
The wonderful staff helped us celebrate a great 2hours touring the harbour. The navy ships are impressive and from the ship we got a terrific view and appreciation. Will come back again for sure next time by train!
star-5
Harbor Cruise Fun
William_L
, May 2022
The narrator was so knowledgeable, that I found myself wanting to learn more about naval ships. Lol. Great crew & experience!
star-5
I absolutely loved the...
Raeanne_R
, May 2022
I absolutely loved the tour. The sea lions were a great surprise. Fun and casual from a solo female traveler.
star-5
I highly recommend it.
Austin_F
, May 2022
Got to see probably a hundred sea lions and navy ships of all sizes. Even two navy submarines! Did the north and south which is 2 hours. Got a cold beer and sat on the top. It was fun for everyone.
star-5
Fun Harbor Cruise with friends
Rashida_P
, May 2022
The tour guide Max with an x made the cruise fun and interesting with the narration and some trivia. We did the 2 hour cruise so we got to see both North and South. The weather was great. The views and the sights were neat and we got to see a ship come in that had been out to sea for a few months.
star-2
Views were great but...
kyle_D
, May 2022
So we booked the 2 hour. We ended up getting off after the fist hour. There was a tour guide that talked the whole time and he was pretty boring. It would have been nice to just enjoy the views and not have to listen to him the whole time.
star-5
Max was very...
Shahryar_R
, May 2022
Max was very knowledgeable! Staff was nice and cruise was very enjoyable. My kids even enjoyed learning more about San Diego.
star-4
Worth while
richard_s
, May 2022
The tour was good but the sound system needs MAJOR improvement. It was unclear and the words were choppy
star-5
Solo cruise
Velliyah_C
, Apr 2022
This was a nice relaxing way to spend my afternoon. Nice drink, cool breeze & nice scenery. You can't beat that.
star-5
Beautiful views
Taryn_T
, Apr 2022
Do the 2 hour tour. Worth every penny! It can get pretty windy up top. Wear a dress at your own discretion! Lol It can also be chilly, bring a jacket.
star-5
Relaxing & enjoyable but too long.
Brenda_S
, Apr 2022
I really enjoyed the south bay portion of the 2 hour cruise. In the future, I would only do the 1 hour trip. The captain was entertaining, but hard to hear sometimes.

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