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San Diego Whale Watching Tours

San Diego Tours

Ticket Booth is now located at 970 N. Harbor Drive

Hornblower’s San Diego boat tours combine sightseeing and wildlife watching for a narrated, family-friendly, two-tours-in-one experience. View natural wildlife and world-renowned landmarks such as the Star of India, Midway and Cabrillo National Monument. We’ve all done land tours, but who can say they have done a memorable water tour in San Diego? Gather your friends and family to experience a scenic boat ride tour in San Diego today. View your boat ride options below!  Harbor Cruises and Whale Watching Adventures board at 970 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

*Due to limited parking and traffic at this location, please allow extra travel time.

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San Diego boat ride tours

Weekly Cruises

  • San Diego Harbor Cruises

    San Diego Harbor Cruises

    1 or 2 Hour Cruises, 6 daily times | Starting at $27

    Boarding at Pier 2 (see directions). Enjoy sightseeing with close up views of Star of India, USS Midway, Coronado Bay Bridge, military ships and up to 50 San Diego Landmarks. 

  • Whale Watching San Diego

    San Diego Whale & Dolphin Watching Tours

    Summer Whale Watching begins June 29

    Winter or Summer, both great times to see the Whales off San Diego Coastline. If you love whales, dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds, hop on board for a breathtaking experience. Educational Narration included.

  • Get on Board and Save on Cocktail Cruises

    Select cruises are now more affordable than ever.  Act fast, offers are available for a limited time!
  • San Diego Yacht Party

    Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruises

    Friday & Saturday Evenings April - October, Sunday Evenings May - September

    Relax on a sunset happy hour cruise sailing April thru October. Includes boarding champagne, hors d'oeuvres and desserts!   SAVE $5 on Sunday Sights & Sips Cruises with code SD5D.

  • Gaslamp alternative, happy hour, bachelorette party

    Rock the Yacht! Cruise

    Friday & Saturday Nights | April - October | Like a "club" but on the water!

    Get the night started right with San Diego's newest party. Step on board, grab a drink, snap some selfies, hit the dance floor, then head out to the Gaslamp and keep the party going all night long.  SAVE $5 on Rock The Yacht! Cruises with code SD5D.

  • San Diego Magic 92.5 Prince Tribute Cruise

    Magic 92.5 Purple Cruise EXCLUSIVE

    Friday July 27 | 7:30pm -10:30 pm

    "Let's go crazy!" Join Magic 92.5 for an EXCLUSIVE Prince celebration cruise.  

    General Admission tickets are SOLD OUT!  VIP Experience still available

2018 Cruises

  • Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years' Eve celebration Cruises on Hornblower.

    2018 Calendar of Events

    So many reasons to Celebrate

    Special events call for special celebrations, and we've got them all lined up and ready to go for 2018. 

  • Boat shot of Inspiration Hornblower dock

    Fiesta en la Bahia

    2.5 HOUR EVENT | $30

    La Nueva 106.5FM and Recuerdo 102.9FM present: 8th Annual Fiesta en La Bahia with live music by Grupo Kawsay & Banda Tierra Brava.

  • Pet Friendly Cruises, Pet Day on the Bay

    18th Annual Pet Day on the Bay -Towel & Blanket Drive

    Thank you all for coming! We had a great success!

    See you next year at Pet Day on the Bay 19!  Cruise times: 9:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m., 1:00 pm and 2:45 pm.

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