Water activity

San Diego: Gourmet Dinner Cruise

Water activity

San Diego: Gourmet Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises by Hornblower
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From US$ 166.16 per person

Likely to sell out

Salty bay breezes, sparkling waves, and matchless natural beauty make San Diego perfect for cruising. Enjoy views of the Coronado Bridge, Cabrillo National Monument, and splashing sea lions.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Duration 2.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take a 3-hour cruise on a comfortable yacht on San Diego Bay
  • Enjoy a menu featuring seasonal dishes freshly prepared onboard the ship
  • Witness the beautiful San Diego sunset before dinner
  • Purchase cocktails and wine from the wine list
  • Listen to live entertainment from the onboard DJ
Full description

Enjoy a dinner cruise from San Diego that combines culinary excellence with unforgettable scenery and ambient DJ music. Look for local wildlife as you sail and admire views of the city skyline, the Coronado Bridge, and the Cabrillo National Monument.  Stroll the spacious decks and watch the sunset before dinner. Dinner is a seated meal with an elaborate wine list, upgrades and additions, and vegetarian options. Savor crisp salads, braised ribs, oven-roasted salmon entrees, and luscious desserts

After dinner, listen to relaxing music, as you enjoy your dessert and coffee. Photos are taken at beginning of the cruise and they can be purchased at the end when you return to your meeting point.

Sample Dinner Menu

For The Table

Assorted bread and butter (V)

Starter (Choice of One)

Beet and baby arugula salad (G*) (V)

Feta cheese | cherry tomatoes | balsamic vinaigrette


Signature seafood chowder (G*)

Clams | flounder | potatoes | cream

Main (Choice of One)

Root vegetable fricassee (G*) (VG) (V)

Butternut squash | cauliflower | zucchini | grape tomatoes | gremolata | cauliflower coconut cream sauce

Broiled salmon filet with roasted tomato vinaigrette

Lemon orzo | farm-fresh seasonal vegetables

Oven-roasted chicken breast with rosemary and thyme

Roasted new red potato salad with scallions | haricot verts | creamy mushroom sauce

Braised beef short ribs with Fresno pepper demi-glace (G*)

Garlic mashed potatoes | baby carrots | broccoli

Dessert (Choice of One)

Signature chocolate cake (V)

Creme Anglaise | raspberry coulis | candied pecans 

Mixed fruit (G*) (VG) (V)

Madagascar vanilla and orange cream

New York-style cheesecake (V)

Lemon mascarpone cream | blueberry compote (may contain nuts)

*Menus subject to change

  • Cruise
  • Seated dinner
  • DJ entertainment
  • Service fee
  • Wine and cocktails (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Jeans

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option to ensure admittance on the cruise
  • Dress code is upscale casual to business casual. No jeans are permitted
  • Smoking is permitted on the outer decks only. Coast Guard regulations require a photo ID upon boarding
  • In order to guarantee that your group can be seated together, please make sure to make just one reservation for your entire party. If members of your group make separate reservations, the activity provider cannot guarantee that you will be seated together.
  • Tthe boarding deck is wheelchair accessible, but stairs are required for the outer decks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 140 reviews

Review summary

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The dinner cruise did not disappoint! The views were beautiful! The food and drinks were delicious! Loved the DJ and dancing! Everyone was friendly and helpful. The service at our table started out a little bit slow but he stepped up and finished with an A+. I would definitely recommend this experience. Very enjoyable! Just the right amount of time as well.

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March 25, 2023

The staff was amazing; they were attentive and appeared happy to be there. The tour up and down the bay was beautiful and so worth it. The inside atmosphere was elegant and cozy. The only reason I didn’t give it a five star was the chocolate cake and the DJ. A little more rhythm and blues would have been nice. But all in all, our family of 9 enjoyed it and everyone around us appeared to enjoyed it as well. Thank captain and staff.

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March 25, 2023

The food was really good. There was a variety to choose from I.e. chicken, salmon, and/or beef. There were veggies, bread, salad, and garlic potatoes (which I had a nice serving of) the food was made perfectly. Not overly or under seasoned. Though the salad had cheese, a friend of mine was able to get a serving of salad in the side without cheese. The DJ played a variety of music and even played requests. The only thing, the cruise was suppose to be for three hours but we were only out for 2 hours.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 6629