We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
Make your way to the pier at 1066 N.Harbor Drive at least 15 minutes before your cruise's departure time; multiple departure times are available to fit your schedule. Step aboard the ship and make yourself comfortable for the ride, which spans two hours and passes many local points of interest. 

Listen to insightful commentary from your guide as you pass landmarks such as the Cabrillo National Monument, the U.S. Naval Fleet and Submarine Base, Shelter Island, Harbor Island, and Point Loma. You'll likely see some California sea lions along the way. 

Step up to the onboard snack bar to purchase some hot or cold items while you cruise. Return to the pier after 2 hours.
Locations visited
Point Loma
Cabrillo National Monument
Harbor and Shelter Islands
See all 4 locations
See San Diego from a marine vantage point on this 2-hour harbor cruise, including some potential sea lion sightings. Listen to live narration from your captain and enjoy for-purchase snacks from the onboard snack bar. Multiple departure times to fit your schedule.
  • San Diego harbor cruise
  • Close-up views of Point Loma, The U.S. Naval Fleet and Submarine Base and more
  • Crew narrates the local points of interes
  • Tour the beautiful San Diego Bay on a Coast Guard certified yacht
Filter reviews
16 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsalcoholic beveragesnext doornavy shipsthe upper deckcoronado bridgesea lionsyardsnarratorunloadharboursdockdowntownboardmidwaybayboat
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Hornblower 1 hour Harbor Cruise

Note that the Sea Lions are not on both cruises. It was not for young children. I think we went on the south bay. The kids may have liked the north bay more with the sea lions. Hornblower needs to be more clear. My ticket...More

1  Thank nbwahlstrom
Reviewed 13 August 2018
Fun way to learn about San Diego

This was a fun way to learn about the naval influence and coastal history of San Diego while relaxing on the top deck. It was an enjoyable cruise and we saw sea lions, with one pup too. I went on the first morning tour which...More

2  Thank Carrie B
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you found the cruise informative and fun! Sail with us again soon.

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Cruisin Around the Bay

First time to San Diego with the kids and thought this would be a great adventure for them. The kids had a blast running around the boat. They do not allow any outside food or beverage but they do have a bar for drinks and...More

2  Thank Geri Z
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hi Geri - Thank you for spending time with us on board a harbor cruise. We're happy that your children had fun running around the boat. We appreciate your feedback regarding the sound system and boat condition, rest assured that we have forwarded your comments...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Relaxing Way to Spend Some Time

This cruise was a relaxing way to spend a few hours from walking around town. However, two hours was almost too long. I recommend only 1 hour and the southern harbor cruise. There you will see and be impressed with some of the navy fleet!...More

3  Thank Joanne R
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thanks for the review, Joanne! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall cruise experience. Come back soon!

Reviewed 11 July 2018
1st Mate Kyle made it both entertaining and informative

It really is impossible to be in downtown San Diego looking over the harbor, or to cross the Coronado bridge from the island back to downtown and not to have million questions and see things that you'd like to see more closely. We saw the...More

1  Thank Richard_StL
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hi Richard - We're so glad that you enjoyed the harbor cruise so much! It is definitely a great way to enjoy the must see attractions along the San Diego bay while taking in the nice breeze on board. We hope you also picked up...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
17 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Geri Z | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they allow service animals but I would call them to confirm.
San Diego Harbor Cruise
175 Reviews
from US$27.00*
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
308 Reviews
from US$69.89*
San Diego Summer Whale Watching...
8 Reviews
from US$55.00*
Private Yacht for Sailing Charter...
6 Reviews
from US$321.00*
Baja California Coastal Day Trip from...
46 Reviews
from US$124.99*
Tijuana City and Shopping Trip from...
138 Reviews
from US$65.00*
San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles
62 Reviews
from US$145.00*
Mountain and Desert Tour from San...
6 Reviews
from US$179.00*