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San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise
Take an evening cruise wining and dining aboard the ‘Spirit of San Diego,’ enjoying top-notch food and drink, plus sparkling skyline views during this San Diego dinner cruise. Dig into your included gourmet meal, accompanied by a complimentary cocktail and live on-board entertainment, as you cruise 25-miles worth of California’s beautiful coastline and gaze at the twinkling stars above. You can also upgrade your cruise to include an unlimited open bar for an additional price.
San Diego Seal Tour
Take in the highlights of San Diego Bay during a sightseeing tour by amphibious vehicle. Travel on both land and water, starting on the streets of Seaport Village and rolling down Harbor Drive alongside San Diego Bay. Transition into the water after departing Seaport Village. Cruise past the SeaWorld and Vacation Isle, experiencing the best of maritime San Diego on this fun and informative tour.
San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
San Diego Harbor Cruise
Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1 or 2 hour San Diego Harbor cruise. Sit back and relax as you take in a fully-narrated tour, offering top-notch sight lines of the San Diego skyline, a cruise under Coronado Bridge, a look at the bustling US Naval fleet and a chance to spot some of the harbor’s resident sea lions. Choose between 1 and 2 hour cruise options, offering you two trips to fit your schedule and interests.
San Diego Whale Watching Tour
Encounter some of Earth's most magnificent creatures on a 3-hour whale-watching cruise in San Diego. The voyage departs right from Mission Bay, so you’ll be out into the open ocean and looking for animals in just 10 short minutes. Marine biologists onboard help you spot whales and dolphins and learn about their life in the deep blue sea.
San Diego Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour
Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your or or two day trolley pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
Champagne Brunch Buffet
Make the most of your weekend with a 2-hour brunch cruise through San Diego Bay. Capture prime views of the city skyline and harbor from a luxury yacht, and round out your morning bliss with bottomless mimosas and our brunch menu service includes breakfast favorites, vegetarian options, and so much more. Indoor and Outdoor seating available please call Flagship Cruises & Events with seating preference. Listen to our live entertainment as the attentive crew constantly top off your glass. Shouldn’t weekends always be like this?
Sunset Sailing Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group
Set sail at one of the best times of day—sunset—during this San Diego Bay cruise. Board a comfortable sailing yacht and cruise along San Diego's coastline, taking in views of the scenic waterfront, military vessels, and historical landmarks. Catch sight of marine life and enjoy spectacular photo ops. Gorgeous sunset views and Wine makes this tour a great choice for couples or travelers celebrating a special occasion.
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Take a trip through American naval history with admission to the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. This enormous ship, known as the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, now offers a range of interactive exhibits, a self-guided audio tour and numerous restored aircraft across its 4-acre (1.6-hectare) flight deck and sections below. It’s an essential piece of San Diego’s, and America’s, military history.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
The renowned San Diego Zoo Safari Park presents more than 3,500 animals roaming in large enclosures that replicate their natural habitat. Go on a safari adventure unlike any other outside of Africa itself, with exhibits inspired by the African Serengeti and the Asian Savanna. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Safari Park. Ticket must be redeemed on travel date selected. Tickets must be purchased at least one day prior to visit.
Small-Group San Diego Sunset Sailing Excursion
Sail into the setting sun aboard a Catalina style sailboat during this intimate cruise with a small group. Feel like you have the ship all to yourself on this trip that’s limited to just 6 total guests, watching as the last rays of the sun drop into the glistening waves. Enjoy the included beer, soft drinks and snacks during the ride, as well as jackets and wind gear in case you get cold. You can even plug in your own music to add to the fun. Departure times vary throughout the year. Guest must contact Sail San Diego after purchase for the exact departure time.
San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket
Meet some of the world's most exotic animals with your admission ticket to the renowned San Diego Zoo, one of California's top family-friendly attractions. More than 4,000 animals representing 800 species live in this state-of-the-art zoo, including some that are rarely seen at other zoos. Admire the animals and go in-depth during daily keeper talks and guided bus tours. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo. Ticket must be redeemed on travel date selected. Tickets must be purchased at least one day prior to visit.
San Diego Plated Dinner Cruise
On this experience, relax in style aboard a luxury dinner cruise. Enjoy panoramic views from the boat's deck and take your time over a gourmet, 3-course meal, as you cruise past twinkling city lights that ring San Diego Bay. Listen to an entertaining DJ play music and enjoy an unforgettable evening, or celebrate a birthday, anniversary or another special occasion.
San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour
See San Diego’s sights by land and water on a 1.5-hour SEAL tour independent shore excursion, and explore this picturesque port of call in an amphibious vehicle. Listen to stories that bring San Diego’s history to life as you travel along the water’s edge, then steer straight into San Diego Bay. Take in sweeping views of SeaWorld, watch for the seals and sea lions that play, eat and bask at Quivira Basin and return to your ship along the scenic Harbor Drive.
San Diego Scenic Tour
In just four hours, experience the scenic highlights of San Diego and its neighboring areas. Watch sea lions and pelicans on the beaches of La Jolla and capture fantastic views from the top of Mt Soledad. Soak up the Old World elegance of the mansions and Hotel Del on Coronado Island, and find peace in the urban oasis of Balboa Park. Wind through downtown and Old Town San Diego, learning about the city’s history along the way. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour limited to just 14 people.
Dolphin & Whale Watching Sunset Cruise
Enjoy a classic San Diego sunset while spotting whales and dolphins during this wildlife cruise in Mission Bay Park. Travel comfortably on a well-equipped boat with a dedicated and knowledgeable crew. Learn about San Diego's coastal marine mammals as you scan the harbor. Watch the sun set while sailing the shore.
Sunset Sails Catamaran in San Diego. 2.5 hours. Small Groups
Book this small group tour to get out on the San Diego Bay on a comfortable Catamaran at sunset. Your captain will make sure you are comfy with a glass of white wine, beer, and soft drinks onboard. Just relax as you sail along with your small group, checking out the San Diego skyline while looking out for friendly sea lions and sometimes dolphins.
Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego
Explore Tijuana, Mexico, without getting lost on this day trip from San Diego, a great choice for first-time visitors. Visit cultural attractions, sample authentic Mexican street food at a sidewalk taco stand, and do some shopping and sightseeing. Opt to walk or take public transportation and experience the city like a local. Your guide can suggest stops and adapt the itinerary to fit the needs of the group.
Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past
Explore the best eats in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego on a walking tour with an expert guide who shares the inside scoop on the district's hopping restaurant and bar scene. Sample delicious dishes at several eateries, sip drinks, and learn about the history of the district as you discover its latest incarnation as a top nightlife destination. Colorful stories shared by your guide make the history of San Diego come to life on this 2.5-hour tour.
Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group - Afternoon
A boat ride in San Diego Bay offers the perfect vantage point from which to view the city’s Skyline. This luxury sailing adventure on a 40-foot yacht lets visitors take in the sights in comfort and privacy, the perfect activity for those seeking an extra special addition to their San Diego trip.
Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventure in San Diego
Get the best chance of seeing whales and dolphins on a private boat tour. Your party will have the run of the boat, including an enclosed cabin, an observation tower, and a restroom. Your experienced USCG-certified captain knows the best places to spot wildlife and will provide engaging commentary on the local marine ecosystem.
Small Group Sunset Sail Aboard A Classic Yacht
Watch the sun set over San Diego during an all-inclusive small-group cruise aboard a classic sailboat. Pass landmarks such as the Maritime Museum, Coronado Bridge, and USS Midway, and look for sea lions, dolphins, and other wildlife around San Diego Harbor on the 2.5-hour cruise.
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat during this tour of San Diego Harbor. Learn the basics of boating from your expert guide before following your guide's boat around the harbor, cruising past highlights such as the USS Midway, a US Navy submarine, Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, the historic ship Star of India and San Diego Maritime Museum. Learn from your guide about these landmarks via the onboard two-way communications system and stop for photo ops on this exciting tour.
San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride
Zoom around the waters of San Diego Bay on a jet boat ride that provides speed, splashes, and spins. As you race through the scenic waterway, your captain points out landmarks including the USS Midway, Coronado Island, Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, and the city skyline. Hang on as your captain takes your boat into power slides, 360-degree spins and other thrilling maneuvers—a high-octane twist on sightseeing in San Diego.
What people are saying about San Diego Tours
San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise"Getting to actually be out on the water; excellent dining service; walking about the boat & marveling at all of our navy ships!! Getting to actually dance these days is special in its own right!"..."
San Diego Seal Tour"Great time, I went with my wife and her kids and can guarantee its better to do your own thing, keep all of your kids inside!"..."
San Diego Whale Watching Cruise"Incredible experience! Loved the crew, loved the boat, loved everything about it! Highly recommend! Perfect for singles, couples, families and dogs!"..."
San Diego Harbor Cruise"Seeing all the Navy ships was very fun. We had a nice time on board the tour boat. The staff was friendly and the commentary was interesting."..."
San Diego Whale Watching Tour"My husband and I had a lot of fun going on the whale watching tour! We sadly didn't see any whales but we saw thousands of dolphins and a lot of sun fish which was really cool! All of the crew was super friendly and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of facts about what we were seeing."..."
San Diego Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour"Tour guides were all excellent. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I am a native San Diegan and yet, I learned a lot from the tour."..."
Champagne Brunch Buffet"Food was great, service and staff was excellent . Great experience!!! We will definitely book again."..."
Sunset Sailing Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group"It was so relaxing! We absolutely loved it and would recommend it to everyone! The crew was great!!!"..."
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego"The planes were amazing. The view was awesome from the flight deck. I liked that we were able to tour the ship by ourselves and takevour time."..."
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket"The zoo was filled with a good variety of animals. Using viator to purchase tickets in advance allowed is to walk in without a wait."..."
Small-Group San Diego Sunset Sailing Excursion"Very fun experience! Captain Greg was skilled and entertaining. We had a lot of thrills, laughs and enjoyed a lovely sail through San Diego harbor. We even got to see some dolphins. Tip: dress warmly; it gets quite chilly on the water."..."
San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket"Seeing a variety of animals and scenic views adjacent to the zoo. A must go to place for anyone traveling to San Diego."..."
San Diego Plated Dinner Cruise"Great views and dinner! Very friendly service from Chris! A great way to spend an evening in town. Thank you!"..."
San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour"Awesome experience, very well organized, great narration, interactive and coverage. Captai will and guide salem were fantastic.We watched lot of SEALs and dolphins too (lucky)…"..."
San Diego Scenic Tour"We thoroughly enjoyed our tour especially the great information about San Diego and each of the stops. We had a great time!"..."
Dolphin & Whale Watching Sunset Cruise"We saw Whales, dolphins, and sea lions. It was a memorably great trip. The crew was wonderful, and the Captains was an excellent seaman."..."
Sunset Sails Catamaran in San Diego. 2.5 hours. Small Groups"Only 4 passengers, relaxing cruise around the bay, dolphins and a seal on a buoy. No sunset due to “Gray May “ but still fun."..."
Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego"Was lovely dipping our toes into Mexico with a guide that knows Tijuana very well. Had some tacos, margaritas, tequila, did some sightseeing and checked out some cool souvenir shops."..."
Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past"Anna is a great tour guide. Loved the history and the pit stops fir food and drink. Great way to learn about Gaslamp Quarter."..."
Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group - Afternoon"Nick was a very helpful Captain. He helped us have a very enjoyable afternoon of sailing. The boat was clean and well maintained."..."
Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventure in San Diego"Our captain, Rick, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a lot of fun seeing all the dolphins and sea lions. Didn’t see any whales but that’s just a hit or miss especially since it had been really windy the previous couple of days. Definitely recommend it to everyone."..."
Small Group Sunset Sail Aboard A Classic Yacht"We had such a lovely time on this tour! The captain and the other gusts were lovely, it was a great way to spend the evening."..."
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure"This was a great trip. Unlike any I have ever done. It was fast pace, fun and a little scary (in a good way). Definitely got the adrenaline pumping a few times. Keoni was our tour guide and he was fun, funny and knowledgeable."..."
San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride"I loved the speed and hook slide turns and stops! Sit up front to get the best experience with the turns and bouncing."..."
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