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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
From US$ 32.00
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
From US$ 27.00
1-Hour South Bay Cruise
1-harbor cruise of San Diego's south Bay; available at 11:15am, 1:45pm and 4:15pm
From US$ 27.00

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.

Reviews (190)
1 - 5 of 84 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent Bay Cruise

The boat had plenty of space to sit and enjoy. The staff provided much information about the bay and it's surroundings and sometimes it was quite entertaining. Bathrooms were clean. Enjoyed the journey. Thanks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ScooterRides
Reviewed 9 December 2018
Great tour

This tour was great. We went online and got discount tickets but the cruise and tour was worth much more than we paid. We really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank cwpaddock
Reviewed 25 November 2018
Fantastic tour guide

We took this cruise with a groupon coupon which was an amazing deal....I would do it again! We took a 2 hour cruise, so pleasant and informative, lots of history here with the ships in the harbor, etc. Went under the Coronado Bridge and learned...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dougnmary
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile
2 Hour Harbor Cruise

Flagship Spirit of San Diego offered a great way to learn about the San Diego area, the fleet of ships and Naval presence here. Friendly crew and guide Cade did a great job.

Thank 924jacquelinev
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile
Enjoyable Boat Ride

I did the one hour north bay cruise in October 2018. The boat ride was enjoyable and if you sir close enough to the speakers you can enjoy the commentary from the guide which is quite interesting. There's a couple bars on board, cash and...More

2  Thank TravelinVik
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Guy B
29 December 2018|
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Response from loraneh2015 | Reviewed this property |
We left our luggage in rental car.
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.