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San Diego Harbor Cruise

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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

Departure Point

990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Flagship ticketbooth

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • For all our cruises: Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks in indoor public settings and businesses. By entering the premise without a mask you agree you are in compliance with the order.
  • 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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949 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Awesome Boat Cruise Tour Experience!
Donna_L
, Oct 2021
Excellent description of both Harbors! Jake, Jade, sorry I cannot remember his name was fantastic! We’ll done!
star-4
Not bad
Charie_D
, Oct 2021
The boat is older and very dirty, but the staff was really nice and the ride was great. The bartender made really strong drinks.
star-5
Great Tour (except for Viator)
Camille_W
, Oct 2021
Very nice harbor cruise. We did the 2 hour cruise. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a wealth of information about what we were seeing. A large part of this harbor is military, and the guide was very knowledgeable about all the different ships and aircraft that we saw. The main negative was having to deal with Viator. We decided to change the time of our cruise, and Viator was very little help. All they did was say no to everything. And note that they do not show the local tour operator or their phone number. After 4-5 minutes I was finally able to cajole the Viator operator to give me the local tour operator phone number. Called them and changing times was no problem at all.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Our tour guide Rusty was...
Todd_B
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide Rusty was great. Very interesting and enthusiastic with deep knowledge of military ships, jets and helicopters.
star-5
Great
Eduardo_G
, Oct 2021
It was a spur of the amount type thing we got the tickets and I have to say it was one of the coolest things I've down the views and the bar!
star-5
Excellent
Gloria_G
, Oct 2021
Had a great sightseeing cruise in San Diego Harbor It was very informative and cruise guide did an excellent job
star-5
Fantastic Tour of San Diego
Edwin_R
, Oct 2021
We took the 2 hour cruise and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The views were fantastic and the crew was very knowledgeable and did a great job of informing us. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
star-4
It was a nice way to see...
Dacia_B
, Oct 2021
It was a nice way to see the city from a different perspective. Can not hear speaker unless you are inside
star-5
Yapping women overtalking the narrator
David_K
, Oct 2021
Max, the narrator, was very good. Unfortunately, there were yapping females who ruined it for those trying to hear him. He was clear and loud, so I don’t know how you could handle people who talk over him. Maybe at the beginning when he gives instructions he could address this humorously.
star-5
Great Day on the Water.
Gary_P
, Oct 2021
It was great to travel under the Coronado bridge and to hear about the history. And speaking of History it was great to hear about the history of San Diego and Coronado.

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