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San Diego: Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

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Activity provider: City Cruises CA

San Diego: Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises CA
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 36.30 per person

Embark on a sightseeing harbor cruise on San Diego Bay. Sail through the harbor in style and comfort from the observation deck of a beautiful yacht.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 1 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • See famous icons, ships and landmarks on a sightseeing cruise on San Diego Bay
  • Enjoy educational and informative onboard commentary from the crew
  • See the beautiful Coronado Bay Bridge from the water
  • Learn about current habitat restoration for the bay's marine life
  • Spot ships of the U.S Navy Surface Fleet docked along the shore
Full description

See the sights of San Diego Bay on a fully-narrated cruise. Pass by Seaport Village, Shelter Island, Coronado Island, Point Loma, and Cabrillo National Monument, among other notable points of interest, while taking in beautiful skyline views.

Choose between a 1-hour cruise of either the North or South Harbor, or book the 2-hour cruise, which includes both. San Diego’s North Harbor cruise takes you past historic ships in the Maritime Museum, Harbor Island, North Island Naval Air Station, and Shelter Island.

The South Harbor route includes sightings of the Coronado Bridge, the U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier, the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet, and the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. As you sail, keep a lookout for wildlife such as blue herons, sea lions, and pelicans

Listen as your professional crew provides commentary about the rich local and military history, points of interest, and facts about San Diego Bay. This sightseeing cruise also showcases local environmental conservation efforts through video clips and onboard displays.

  • 2-hour or 1-hour cruise (depending on option selected)
  • Professionally narrated sightseeing tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Drinks or snacks (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
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at 970 North Harbor Drive.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Breathable clothing
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The vessel is open-air
  • All enclosed areas on board are non-smoking. Smoking is only permitted outside on the outer decks
  • No outside food or drink is allowed onboard
  • Snacks and drinks are available for purchase onboard
  • For the 1-hour tour, your departure time will determine if you will see the North or South Harbor
  • Sea lions sightings are not guaranteed but are most often seen on the North Bay route
  • North Bay Departure Times: 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM
  • South Bay Departure Times: 11:15 AM, 1:45 PM, 4:15 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

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We enjoyed the cruise. We missed the wild life but I guess we were not on the right tour but still enjoyed the tour.

June 25, 2022

Recommend for a nice yet affordable activity!

June 23, 2022

June 21, 2022

Product ID: 410447