San Diego Harbor Cruise: 90-Min Best of the Bay

City Cruises San Diego Harbor970 N. Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101
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Hop aboard the San Diego harbor cruise to admire the stunning city skyline and local landmarks from the water. This 90-minute tour includes close-up views of Seaport Village, Shelter Island, Point Loma, and more. Gain insights into the city's history and wildlife from knowledgeable onboard staff while enjoying food and drinks from the onboard cash bar.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Enjoy the views of the city skyline and over 50 local landmarks from San Diego Harbor.
  • Check in at Pier 2 on North Harbor Drive. Boarding starts at 4 pm.
  • The cruise is family-friendly and recommended for all ages.
  • Children ages 4 and below cruise free! Children must be accompanied by adults to be permitted on board.
  • Bring a valid ID for guests 18 years and older.
  • Order food and drinks from your table and enjoy top-notch onboard service.
  • Cruise sails rain or shine with U.S. Coast Guard approval.
  • Feel free to dress casually and comfortably in smart casual clothing and shoes.


from San Diego Best of the Bay Harbor Cruise
Experience the ultimate sightseeing adventure on San Diego Bay with the Best of the Bay 90-Minute Harbor Tour. Step aboard the comfortable vessel for a professionally-narrated journey through San Diego's maritime wonders.

Your voyage begins with panoramic views of Seaport Village and Shelter Island, followed by a glimpse into the bustling ship-building and dry-docking facilities. Cruise beneath the majestic Coronado Bridge and past Point Loma, where the historic Cabrillo National Monument stands sentinel over the Pacific.

Throughout the tour, expert guides, passionate about local history and wildlife, will share captivating stories about San Diego's naval heritage and the natural habitats of marine animals and sea birds that call the bay home. Whether you're capturing the stunning coastline on camera or simply relaxing and taking it all in, every moment promises to be memorable.

Join in for an unforgettable 90 minutes on the water, where history, natural beauty, and the vibrant spirit of San Diego converge in one spectacular harbor tour.

Boarding Location: Pier 2, 970 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Best of the Bay Harbor Cruise

Where does the cruise depart?

The cruise departs from Pier 2 located at 970 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

How long is the cruise?

The cruise lasts approximately 90 minutes. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Is parking available?

City Experiences does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. However, pay-to-park options are available at the nearby lot on Navy Pier, next to the USS Midway.

Does this cruise have any age restrictions?

There are no age restrictions. Plus, children ages 3 and under cruise free! Please note that all minors require adult supervision.

Is gratuity included?

A service charge is collected at the time of reservation, related to the cruise and the service included in the ticket. If you wish to purchase drinks or food onboard, we recommend you leave a gratuity onboard based on the quality of service provided to you by your server.

What is the dress code for this cruise?

The dress code is casual attire, such as khakis, nice jeans, dresses, button-up shirts, and blouses.

What should I bring?

Please bring a valid photo ID. The U.S. Coast Guard requires all passengers over 18 years old to have valid photo identification. Also, bring a light jacket or wrap, as it may get breezy on board.

What happens if it rains or snow?

City Experiences cruise sails rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, the boat will remain dockside, but provide the full dining service.

Is this cruise regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard?

Yes, all City Experiences vessels are subject to inspections by the U.S. Coast Guard and have licensed crew members onboard. They also follow Maritime Security (MARSEC) guidelines.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not permitted.

Are life preservers on board?

Each vessel is 100% Coast Guard certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.

Is the vessel wheelchair or stroller accessible?

Yes, the vessel is stroller and wheelchair accessible (with some limitations). Please note that the outer decks are accessible via stairs only.

Will I get seasick?

The vast majority of guests experience no discomfort as the cruise remains in the calm waters of the harbor. However, if you are prone to motion sickness, you might experience seasickness and may need to take medication for motion sickness before boarding.