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San Diego Harbor Cruise

  • Hear fun facts about San Diego as you sightsee from from water
  • Pick between indoor or outdoor seating, or sunbathe on the deck
  • Choose between a 1-hour or 2-hour cruise, depending on your preferences 
San Diego Harbor Cruise
From US$27.00
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2-Hour Harbor CruiseMost Popular
2-hour harbor cruise of both north and south bay; available at 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3pm and Memorial Day Weekend through October 31st only at 4:15pm
1-Hour North Bay Cruise
1-harbor cruise of San Diego's north Bay; available at 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm and Memorial Day Weekend through October 31st only at 5:30pm
1-Hour South Bay Cruise
1-harbor cruise of San Diego's south Bay; available at 11:15am, 1:45pm and 4:15pm

See San Diego’s top sights from the water, and save money on transport with this affordable cruise that passes Coronado Bridge, the Naval Base, and sea lions. You’ll learn about the waterway’s importance to the city via narration, and enjoy the view indoors or out. With options including either a 1- or 2-hour cruise, and multiple tour times, this guided cruise fits easily into any San Diego sightseeing plan.

What to Expect

Meet for this San Diego cruise on North Harbor Drive. Once you check in, board the boat and find the area that suits you. You can sit indoors or outdoors, including on the sun deck.

Your cruise is fully narrated, and you can learn interesting facts about San Diego, its history, and its landmarks. If you’re lucky, you might catch sight of local seals and sea lions, too.

What you see depends on whether you’re on the 1-hour or 2-hour cruise. During both cruises, you can see the Coronado Bridge, the US Naval Base, and the Star of India. During the 2-hour cruise, you can also see the North Island Naval Air Station, the Naval Sub Base, and Cabrillo National Monument.

Snacks and beverages are available on board to purchase (own expense).

Your tour ends back at the meeting place where you boarded your ship.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Nice ride

Nice cruise around the harbor. We took the 2 hour cruise and were happy we did. Saw tons of Navy ships. Commentator was knowledgeable (a couple people in our group thought he was a little monotone). Worth your time to do this. We thought the...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Go for the two-hour cruise, not the one-hour

The two-hour cruise covers both sides of the harbor, which means you get to see the Navy ships AND the sea lions. It also means that you stand a chance of getting a good seat, because if you're not on the first cruise of the...More

1  Thank TAskewTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful cruise with interesting commentary

We live right outside San Diego, but this was the first time week took the harbor cruise. We have taken other harbor cruises on the east coast and in Europe, but this was the best by far. So much to learn about Coronado and the...More

1  Thank cdominia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Diego harbor boat tour

We took the one hour tour. It was a great boat tour for an hour. It was well worth the price. The weather was great and we learned a lot about the navy ships.

Thank kathykennedy81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Relaxing San Diego harbor cruise!

I went on the early afternoon cruise and it was not too busy. Found the cruise very relaxing and comfortable.

Thank asiana747
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8 June 2018|
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Response from acousticsix | Reviewed this property |
You board near Broadway and N. Harbor Drive - just north of the USS Midway. I don't know about parking as I walked from my hotel.
Karen M
28 April 2018|
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Response from Terry L | Reviewed this property |
If you are unsure you can phone them to make sure you are on the cruse and time you want. They usually do both cruses together after you do the south Bay Cruse you go back to the Terinamal and drop off the people that only... More