Due to the popularity of the weekend cruises, reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets can be purchased on day of cruise, based on availability, at the Hornblower Cruises ticket booth located at 970 North Harbor Drive, downtown San Diego, CA 92101
Save $3 when you book your tickets in advance - online now or call 619-686-8715 and use Code: SD3D (applies to adult tickets only and not in combination with any other offer or discount, up to six adults in the party)
Due to road construction at this location, please allow extra time due to traffic delays.
Enjoy the best sightseeing on San Diego Bay—with a professionally narrated tour of more
than 50 storied landmarks. We’ll cover over 13 miles on the Big Bay, passing by Seaport
Village, Shelter Island, ship-building and dry-docking facilities, Coronado Island, Point Loma,
and Cabrillo National Monument, among many others. As we sail, we’ll see delightful marine
animals and majestic sea birds, and we’ll talk about what local environmental efforts are doing to protect them. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture all the sights in photos and video, and our fully stocked snack bar is always open.
WHAT YOU GET
- 1- and 2-hour narrated cruises
- Information about more than 50 San Diego landmarks
- 13 miles on the Big Bay in San Diego
- Unmatched photo and video opportunities
- Comfortable indoor and outdoor areas
- A look at marine animals and seabirds
- An introduction to local environmental efforts
- Snack bar with adult beverages, soft drinks and hot and cold snacks, plus souvenirs available for purchase
DAILY CRUISE SCHEDULE: (North Bay Routes are in BOLD-Sea lions sightings are not guaranteed but are most often seen on the North Bay Route)
1-hour tours: 10:00 AM , 11:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:45 PM, 3 PM, 4:15 PM, **5:30 PM
2-hour tours: 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:45 PM, 3:00 PM, **4:15 PM
**Summer only (ends Sept. 28)
Ticket booth Location: 970 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
*No outside food or beverage is allowed onboard the yacht. For your convenience, we have a fully stocked snack bar and full beverage bar available to purchase on board.
VIDEO: San Diego Harbor Cruise for Sightseeing Click to view. Get a taste of what a San Diego harbor cruise is like!
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BIG misconception that it's only for tourists. This is a great way for tourists to spend 2 hours. Being out on the bay, learning about San Diego and enjoying the views of the city. But, residents will enjoy it as well! There is the one hour tour that takes you either North OR South but for a few dollars more the two hour will take you both directions and is more informative and enjoyable. There are refreshments, both beverages and food to purchase on board. I was very impressed with how much I learned about the city. The views were great and really with coupons it doesn't cost much more than seeing a movie. So much more enjoyable.
– Michael L.
We did the San Diego Harbor 2 hour cruise on Valentine’s day at 12:30. My cousin, who lives in San Diego, suggested the trip. She is handicapped with back and hip issues and cannot climb stairs. Your entire crew took exceptional care of us, They allowed us to sit at the tables in your dining area. The captain made sure we were comfortable, the first mate made sure we knew which side to sit on for each section of the cruise, the bartender/ snack person, not only told us what was available but actually delivered the food although we offered to go up and get it, and a young lady made sure the speakers were working when we couldn’t hear them and also checked on us to be sure all was well. The captain and the first mate were extremely enjoyable to listen to and were so knowledgeable of all the ships and sights. It must be very difficult to stay up on which ships are in port and the captain was great at all the descriptions. They mentioned they were both Navy veterans and you could tell they were proud of their service. My husband and I are Air Force veterans and volunteer at USO of North Carolina weekly. We made sure to thank them for their service. We did thank them but wanted you to know what a great crew you have. They really made our day. Paula and Don V, Charlotte, NC
– Paula and Don V