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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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

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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Diego Harbor Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Cruise.

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  • "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
  • "I highly recommend the 2 hour tour so you can see both ends kf the harbor." See review

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star-5
It was relaxing
Taniya_H
, Jun 2021
Boat ride is very relaxing and romantic, it’s definitely a place you need to go on a date or with family . You can tour the whole entire bay in 2 hours.
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star-5
A great way to see the harbor
Happy-Times
, Jun 2021
I had a group of 8 people. Everyone enjoyed the harbor cruise. Excellent narrator. He kept everything interesting, full of humor and informative. All the battle ships were very impressive. The Mercy Hospital ship was great to see up close. The weather was perfect for a June afternoon. Also, a photo of our group by the crew wSca great way to capture Everyone. I was book again.
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star-5
Awesome scenery
Susana_C
, Jun 2021
Csptain and staff were so friendly and welcoming. The scenery around San Diego Harbor was breath taking with so much to learn from the Navy Ships and its surroundings. Thank you so much we had a great experience from family and friends.
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
Anderson
, Jun 2021
Great views on the cruise. However, we could not hear what the tour guide was saying. The audio was very very poor.
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star-5
Great descriptions of all the ships.
Brooke_J
, Jun 2021
Relaxing time with the family! Enjoyed the sunshine and the commentary. Nice way to experience beautiful San Diego!
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star-5
Wonderful cruise of the San Diego harbors
George_PK
, Jun 2021
Lovely tour of the entirety of San Diego from the harbors. Gave a great perspective on the area for first trip to San Diego. Sun came out and a nice breeze, made for wonderful tour. Only downer was the Coronado Island north shore, very uninteresting naval property. Checking in was a bit of problem; the Viator QR code was not accepted at the ship. I had to go the ticket window to get a ticket. Fortunately I checked with one of the attendants at the head of the line before getting in the rather long line.
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star-5
Great time
JACQUELINE_W
, Jun 2021
What a wonderful experience. My family enjoyed the views and appreciated the commentary. A great time.
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star-5
Worth it!
Josemaria_F
, Jun 2021
Was really fun date idea would really recommend. You’ll see some of the best views in the city. Enjoy it with some drink from the bar!
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Great experience
Chris_K
, Jun 2021
Seeing all of the ships up close. Hearing about the history of the harbor. The relaxing feel of being out on the water
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Excellent customer service. Love the tour guide
Yvonne_W
, Jun 2021
All of the Naval present & past history. Staff was very friendly & helpful. I would go again & refer my friends and family
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