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San Diego Harbor Cruise

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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.
You'll start at
990 N Harbor Dr
990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USAFlagship ticketbooth
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    San Diego Bay
    Stop: 2 hours -
    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!
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    Pass by Star of India
    Pass by Coronado Bridge
    Pass by Naval Base San Diego
    Pass by Shelter Island Park Shoreline
    Pass by Cabrillo National Monument
You'll end at
990 N Harbor Dr
990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USAFlagship ticketbooth
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  • 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 
  • Snacks and beverages are available for purchase (own expense)
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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Important Information
Departure Point
990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 1-hour harbor cruise (if option selected)
  • 2-hour harbor cruise (if option selected)
  • Spacious indoor & outdoor seating areas
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (onboard snack bar available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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janice45 wrote a review Apr 2020
Boston, Massachusetts134 contributions63 helpful votes
We had an full day in San Diego to spend in the waterfront area. We decided to do a double cruise to see the entire bay area. The accommodations on the ship were comfortable with snacks and beverages available for purchase. The first departure took us south toward the ocean.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Hiram B wrote a review Apr 2020
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an hour of relaxation m iconic images of san diego , a clean ship , very pleasant crew , very economic entertainment for any visitor
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Tim R, Director of Marketing at San Diego Harbor Cruise
Responded 19 Apr 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise and got the opportunity to capture some of San Diego's best views along the bay! Next time try one of our dinner or brunch cruises!
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Maha M wrote a review Mar 2020
Beirut, Lebanon277 contributions14 helpful votes
I had a great time on this 2 hour cruise of the north and south bays of the San Diego harbor. The guide stated many interesting facts about the city and the ships on the bay.
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Response from Tim R, Director of Marketing at San Diego Harbor Cruise
Responded 5 Apr 2020
We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience on our beautiful San Diego Bay. The combined North and South cruise covers all the sights at a great value! Thank you Maha!
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bigjake392 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dry Ridge, Kentucky281 contributions100 helpful votes
Did the 2 hour whole harbor tour. Very interesting info. You find out why its a " Navy " town. As a Navy vet the tour of the Navy ships was very interesting. Had a nice day.
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Response from Tim R, Director of Marketing at San Diego Harbor Cruise
Responded 5 Apr 2020
We are glad to hear you found the tour interesting and had a good time! Thank you for your service in the Navy!
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EricnVal wrote a review Mar 2020
Phoenix, Arizona12 contributions
Took the 2 hour Harbor Cruise, boat is nice staff is friendly, and the views are amazing. This Cruise is guided with explanations and history on the things and areas you are viewing. The boat does have snacks available for purchase definitely recommend this Cruise.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Great for a couple
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Fantastic night out!
We went on a Sunday evening cruise so it wasn't too crowded. My wife and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniv
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Loved the staff!
I had high expectations of this tour being in connection with Birch and it did not disappoint. The knowledge of the
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Great trip! Saw several whales and the boat and crew were fabulous. I would highly recommend Flagship.
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Fun and education in San Diego
The cruise was very well organized- from prompt departure to professional staff, it was a wonderful experience. The
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They cancelled, I lost $$$$$
I scheduled the trip and never cancelled. Less than 24 hours before the trip, TripAdvisor and the company let me kn
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Whale Watching
This was the first time on a sail boat so that was a great experience. It was really cool to be out in the ocean(n
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The boat trip was enjoyable and the guide and the crew were very friendly and helpful. We got to see very little of
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Over rated
Well organized.... but < mediocre dinner (tasteless) < wait staff disappeared < felt institutional, not festive < n
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Loved the ferry boat that was the oldest in the fleet!
Make sure to ride it! It is amazing. We took our bikes on board for free! And biked all over Coronado island. T
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Whale watching
Great time every one was so nice. And we were given lots of information about the whales. And when we did see them
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Didn't honour their offer
I went whale watching on March 2. The trip was supposed to be from 915am to 115pm. We were back a full 30 minutes e
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Highly recommended!
Very informative and organized tour! We had such a good time on a Friday afternoon! We saw whales, dolphins, and se
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Great time and awesome crew!
The crew was very nice and helpful and the guide was amazing. We saw several whales, learned a lot about whales and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese
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