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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
From US$32.00
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$27.00
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$27.00

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.

Reviews (184)
1 - 5 of 79 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Enjoyable Boat Ride

I did the one hour north bay cruise in October 2018. The boat ride was enjoyable and if you sir close enough to the speakers you can enjoy the commentary from the guide which is quite interesting. There's a couple bars on board, cash and...More

Thank TravelinVik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

The 2 hour cruise is great. You see lots of Navy ships. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Sit up on the open deck for the best views. Good parking nearby for $10. Next to the Zoo, this was the best thing we did.

Thank dsmith1006mvfd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Use Groupon if still available to save big time.

We took the afternoon two hour cruise and found the guide extremely knowledgeable. His high respect for our military was very welcomed by us, veterans and active serving today. We find this cruise not as crowded as morning cruise. The afternoon October weather was sunny...More

Thank SidBo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
harbor cruise

very very good, informative, took 2 hour cruise got great information on our navel saw tons of ships and ship yards. seals abound. and fantastic views. sit on the top for better views and stay on the left side.

1  Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 3 weeks 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
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8 June 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
28 April 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