San Diego

San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise

San Diego, United States
San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion Adventure

From $40.67

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sail along the San Diego Bay on this relaxing 1-hour cruise. While aboard, enjoy views of the city, as well as US naval vessels, the Star of India, and the Coronado Bridge. Catch sight of the Hotel del Coronado, and spot sea lions in their natural habitats. Along the 1-hour route, you can pick up a snack and drink at the snack bar (own expense), and relax as you cruise the water.
  • 1-hour cruise in San Diego
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the San Diego skyline
  • See the Star of India and the Coronado Bridge
  • Catch sight of the world-famous Hotel del Coronado
  • Spot sea lions in their natural habitat
  • Grab a snack or drink from the snack bar (own expense)
  • Choose between seven different departure times

What's Included

  • One Hour Cruise Professionally narrated by the Captain
  • Full Snack bar with Hot and Cold items available for purchase
  • All taxes and fees
  • Outdoor seating on our spacious sun deck
  • Beverage Service (cash bar available)
  • Cocktails and Soft Drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 970 N Harbor Dr
    970 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92132, USA

    Boarding: Pier 2. Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. For Pier 2, ACE Parking lot on the pier next to the USS Midway Museum.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

For this 1-hour cruise on the San Diego Bay, meet at 1066 North Harbor Drive in San Diego. There are seven different departure times available to choose from, so make sure to arrive 15 minutes before your chosen time to check in and board your boat.

Once your boat sets sail on the water, sit back and relax as you take in beautiful views of the city’s skyline. The crew tells you interesting facts about the city and its landmarks as you go. Along with seeing US naval vessels, you can catch sight of the Star of India and a shipyard, the Coronado Bridge, the Hotel del Coronado, and even a seal lion habitat.

If you’re in the mood for drinks or a bite to eat, there’s a snack bar onboard to purchase drinks and snacks from. Make sure to bring cash with you on this cruise because the snack bar is cash only.

After all the fun, your boat docks back where you started, and you’ll get out and be free to roam San Diego on your own if you choose.

Coronado Bridge (Pass By)

USS Midway Museum (Pass By)

Petco Park (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Coast Guard regulations require photo ID for boarding.
  • Access to outer decks is via stairs only, not wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring a hat, light sweater or jacket and of course your sun glasses!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Great trip! Great views and great narrations, and the drinks were awesome!! Our crew was very helpful and friendly as well.


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San Diego Bay Herbir Ctiose.
Sandra_L, Sep 2023
Learning the history of the Naval Base. Going under the Coronado bridge was amazing. Seeing all the views of the waterfront, hotels, restaurants, and parks. The narrator was great all along the cruise.
Laura_B, Aug 2023
Great 1 hour tour of the harbor. The narration was informative and not too much. They do offer a second hour tour. I wish we had the time to take it. Thank you City Cruises!
Worth the money
Richard_W, Aug 2023
The captain of the boat was very knowledgeable . He knows all the ships in detail and the area very well.
Excellent tour
Rashania_S, Aug 2023
The captain narrating the cruise did an awesome job. The food and drinks was delicious. The experience was A1 in customer service.
A very brief but excellent harbor cruise!
Michael_Z, Jul 2023
Our cruise of the San Diego north harbor bay proved memorable, as we and our family members from another country were impressed with the professionalism of the ship's crew. The one-hour ship ride itself was fun and educational and I'm sure our family will be back to see what a two-hour ride will reveal!
Fantastic 👏
Jason_M, Jul 2023
The great comments on the sights. The service and the great price!!! Whole event was one to remember!!! Will recommend!!!
Scaping from Texas HEAT!!!!!
Luis_R, Jun 2023
Learning history, enjoying the view, having a great time with my spouse. Was a very wonderful time knowing San Diego, I will be back!!
Wonderful experience!
Robert_C, Jun 2023
My family and I have never been on a boat, much less a ship, before. It was an amazing experience! The ship was gorgeous, the staff were kind and knowledgeable, and the the snacks were great for my kids! The route was gorgeous and next time I’d try the 2 hour cruise!
Barbara_C, Jun 2023
Felt discrimination was traveling with a special needs family member young lady taking picture passed us up started talking to next couple thought ok only 2 of them there's 5 of us she kept going I stopped her she said we are boarding now! Then on ship no food available I've been on this cruise multiple times NEVER had it been so disappointing I would like a refund or more tickets to return heart breaking is a probably won't get my family pictures with the special needs family member for it is very hard to travel with him
Fun short detour
dajackson12, Jun 2023
Captain Jose is pretty cool, and the background on the surrounding military vessels was interesting.
Not impressed. Very dissatisfied.
Julie_H, Jun 2023
Do not pay for this tour in advance. I was not able to make it to the tour because there was no parking. And I have been unable to get a refund. I'm extremely disappointed in the service that I've received or not received. I essentially paid for nothing! Not good customer service.
Timothy_A, Apr 2023
I had an amazing time and I'll be sure to do this again soon. Keep up the good work of entertaining your guests.
The harbor cruise to take in San Diego
Diana_H, Mar 2023
The captain was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The p.a. System was good so we could hear clearly. They had a friendly wait staff who delivered food and drinks and had comfy seating.
Enjoyable trip
khamis_A, Feb 2023
It was an enjoyable trip, beautiful views of the city from the sea, the weather was great, and we benefited from a lot of information. Thank you very much to everyone
Awesome Afternoon Cruise
Cindy_B, Jan 2023
Beautiful tour! Great way to spend an hour on the water learning about the culture of the area. The sea lions are super cute to watch and the massive Navy ships were nice to see and hear about.
No Sea Lions?
Cidney_W, Jan 2023
This was marketed to us as a one hour SEA LION & harbor cruise. There was no sea lions & no mention of sea lions either. If you’re just looking to learn about Coronado & navy ships this is great! If you’re looking to see sea lions, not so much.
We took this tour at the...
Candice_H, Jan 2023
We took this tour at the perfect time. The sun was setting which made for some stunning views. There’s was a great deal of knowledge to be gained on this tour. Fascinating facts about the harbor, the islands and the surrounding area.
Great time ! Loved it (:...
Mandy_S, Dec 2022
Great time ! Loved it (: such amazing vibes. Great activity to do with friends, significant other or family
Don’t book!
tina_a, Nov 2022
Boat didn’t show up. Didn’t get refunded. Very disappointed. Booked online. It’s a scam. Wasted my money
Our cruise was cancelled...
maritavillarina, Nov 2022
Our cruise was cancelled due to mechanical issues. We were very disappointed as we came from phoenix and San Francisco.

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