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San Diego Harbor Cruise

From US$25.00
  • 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
From US$25.00
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$25.00
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
From US$30.00

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.

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1 - 5 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great way to view the harbor

Took the two hour cruise. For five dollars more well worth it. The first hour went north past Shelter Island, then return to port and then go south under the bridge and to see all the naval ships. Commentary is easy to hear and some...More

Thank Mark b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Harbor Cruise

Recommend by the concierge at the Del Coronado. Was a very nice tour of the harbor. We had the 2 hour cruise which took us inborn the north harbor and south harbor tours. Very informative. I enjoyed seeing all the naval vessels. Would recommend it...More

Thank DavidVG
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very knowledgeable staff - highly recommended

I am very thankful I took this tour of both the north and south harbor. The narrator was incredibly knowledgeable and shared information on all of the Navy ships at port, local buildings, and local history. I was looking to kill a few hours between...More

Thank acousticsix
Reviewed 1 week ago
Informative and Entertaining

Shout out to Dana who kept us all informed and entertained during our two hour North and South Harbor Cruise. We had a wonderful time on the water. All the crew were especially friendly and always helpful in taking pictures for us so we could...More

Thank BKbeachers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great informative tour

Excellent tour of both the North and South Harbor. Informative and the crew is outstanding. Highly recommend.

Thank Kelly E
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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