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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$25.00
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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
2-Hour Harbor Cruise
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

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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1 - 5 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago
Learn about the Harbor

I really enjoyed this 2 hour cruise. Learned about the Coronado Bridge, the Navy that is located there and saw marine life. Totally worth seeing.

Thank DianaM93410
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A Must Do

We took the one hour narrated tour of the South Bay and it was spectacular. The audio was garbled at times, so we moved to a spot under a speaker to hear better. The explanation of all the Navy warships we went past was amazing....More

Thank SteveDGT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great experience

Learned a lot about the history of San Diego and the area on the cruise. We did the shorter cruise which was the right amount of time.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Two-hour cruise

My family of 4 took the last two hour cruise of the day. It was myself, my husband, and two teenagers. We left the dock at 4:15 pm and started with the south end of the harbor. There was ample seating indoors and limited seating...More

Thank Christie411
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8 June 2018|
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Response from Pradeep N | Reviewed this property |
Parking is difficult and not free the best is the Midway, which is close by for $10 the Boarding ramp is right besides the Midway
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