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San Diego: Best of the Bay Harbor Cruise

San Diego: Best of the Bay Harbor Cruise

From US$ 35 per person

Enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of magnificent San Diego Bay on a 90-minute harbor cruise. Cruise the harbor in style and comfort from the observation deck of a beautiful yacht.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Relax during a scenic cruise along San Diego Bay
  • See over 50 famous icons, ships and landmarks
  • Enjoy educational and environmental narration about bustling San Diego Bay
  • See the beautiful Coronado Bay Bridge from the water
  • Learn about current habitat restoration for bay marine life and environmental improvement
Full description
Experience the sights of San Diego Bay on this fully-narrated cruise. See the harbor's historic ships and Coronado Bay Bridge while taking in beautiful skyline views. Listen as the professional crew narrates the rich local and military history, local points of interest, and facts about San Diego landmarks. Home to the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet, San Diego Bay boasts some of America's most historic warships, such as the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan and the U.S.S. Midway. The bay offers scenic sights of the Coronado Bay Bridge and Seaport Village, and is also home to wildlife such as blue heron, sea lions, and pelicans. This sightseeing cruise also features an ecological twist: along with landmarks, natural wonders, and military history, the tour spotlights local environmental efforts through narration, video clip,s and on-board displays.
  • 90-minute cruise
  • Professionally narrated sightseeing tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Beverage service (cash bar available)
  • Full snack bar with hot and cold items (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

970 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. Boarding begins approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Breathable clothing
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This cruise is currently only offering outdoor seating options
  • Access to outer decks is via stairs only, this cruise is temporarily not wheelchair accessible due to outdoor seating restrictions
  • All enclosed areas on board are non-smoking. Smoking is only permitted outside on the outer decks.
  • Please bring cash. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard
  • Tips are included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 289 reviews

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Everything was great except the narration. The narrator was quite dull! He also talked too much about bars and drinking. You could tell it was the last tour of the day. He seemed to be out of words to say; or at least ones that were interesting. Soliciting tips is unprofessional, in my opinion.

October 8, 2020

The boat ride itself was informative if you don't know much about San Diego. The views are beautiful. I would say to get the best view to go along with the narration of the tour would be to sit in the front or right side of the boat but all views are wonderful. Our trip was especially exciting as we got to see several fly overs, a navy destroyer and a boat parade.

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September 8, 2020

Enjoyed the 2 Hour Harbor Cruise. The only thing I'm questioning. I presented our tickets to the First Officer who took them from me (although the ticket clearly shows where it's in two parts). After the first hour, we came back to dock and stayed onboard for the second hour of our cruise. Yet no one at any time ever asked us to give proof that we had paid for 2 hours (I had the paperwork on my phone). In other words, what would have stopped anyone from purchasing a 1 Hour Cruise and stay onboard for the second hour part? Just curious!

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February 8, 2020

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