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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.

Reviews (179)
1 - 5 of 74 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Nice tour of the harbor. Knowledgeable guide!

We did the last 2-hour tour of the day, which left at 4:15pm. The guide was super-knowledgeable, especially about the navy ships that we passed by in the south harbor. The north harbor included sea lions and we lucked out to watch a Hornet do...More

Thank Pete M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful, beautiful views, pricy snacks. Covered areas and sunny areas, ship is very clean and staff are nice!

1  Thank Lorane H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful way to learn about/see all of San Diego, start your visit off here....

wow, this is a beautiful big ship and lots of places to sit and enjoy a gorgeous view of the south and north harbor. There is someone giving an overview or you can hang out on the deck of the ship and just enjoy the...More

2  Thank itsallaboutthefamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Very informative and enjoyable

We took an afternoon 2 hour tour of the San Diego Harbor. It was way better than expected. Narrative was very interesting but not nonstop which can be annoying. Views were great. Plenty of seating available. The push the adult beverages a lot but I...More

3  Thank Jesseohara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the 2 hour afternoon cruise around North and South San Diego Bay. The boat had 2 inside decks with tables and chairs and an outside upper deck. The cruise narrator was good and described the buildings and ships that we were passing on...More

Thank DarylJ552
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June 8, 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
April 27, 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