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San Diego: Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

1. San Diego: Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

See the sights of San Diego Bay on a fully-narrated cruise. Pass by Seaport Village, Shelter Island, Coronado Island, Point Loma, and Cabrillo National Monument, among other notable points of interest, while taking in beautiful skyline views. Choose between a 1-hour cruise of either the North or South Harbor, or book the 2-hour cruise, which includes both. San Diego’s North Harbor cruise takes you past historic ships in the Maritime Museum, Harbor Island, North Island Naval Air Station, and Shelter Island. The South Harbor route includes sightings of the Coronado Bridge, the U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier, the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet, and the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. As you sail, keep a lookout for wildlife such as blue herons, sea lions, and pelicans Listen as your professional crew provides commentary about the rich local and military history, points of interest, and facts about San Diego Bay. This sightseeing cruise also showcases local environmental conservation efforts through video clips and onboard displays.

San Diego: Sightseeing Dinner Cruise with DJ Music

2. San Diego: Sightseeing Dinner Cruise with DJ Music

Enjoy a dinner cruise from San Diego that combines culinary excellence with unforgettable scenery and ambient DJ music. Look for local wildlife as you sail and admire views of the city skyline, the Coronado Bridge, and the Cabrillo National Monument.  Stroll the spacious decks and watch the sunset before dinner. Dinner is a seated meal with an elaborate wine list, upgrades and additions, and vegetarian options. Savor crisp salads, braised ribs, oven-roasted salmon entrees, and luscious desserts After dinner, listen to relaxing music, as you enjoy your dessert and coffee. Photos are taken at beginning of the cruise and they can be purchased at the end when you return to your meeting point.

Champagne Brunch Cruise in San Diego

3. Champagne Brunch Cruise in San Diego

Sample a variety of breakfast and dinner dishes with fantastic views, and then head to the outdoor deck for fresh sea air and a narrated bay cruise. San Diego’s most popular and unique Sunday Champagne Brunch features views that change with the courses. This brunch is complete with bountiful selection of breakfast and lunch entrees, carving stations, salad and dessert bar, and free flowing champagne. Lovely light music and sightseeing completes your entertainment! You’ll be thrilled to know that Hornblower Cruises doesn’t participate in cruise style seating, you’ll have privacy at your table and not be seated with strangers! SAMPLE BUFFET MENU Accompaniments Basket of Fresh Croissants & Cinnamon Rolls with Strawberry Jam, Whipped Honey Butter and Seasonal Fruit Seasonal Salad Chef's Selection Seasonal Green Salad Entrees Seafood Selection Shrimp Cocktail w/ Lemon Wedge & Cocktail Sauce | Grilled Brown Sugar, Soy & Ginger Salmon Duet Entree (Select One Egg Course and one Carving Board Course below)  - All Entrees served with Roasted Red Creamer Potatoes with Colorful Roasted Peppers Poached Egg on Buttermilk Biscuit with Spinach Supreme and Hollandaise | Fluffy Omelet with Ham & Cheese or Spinach & Artichoke topped with Salsa Fresca  Duet Entree (Select One Egg Course above and one Carving Board Course) - All Entrees served with Roasted Red Creamer Potatoes with Colorful Roasted Peppers Carved New York Strip with Pico de Gallo | Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Cranberry Mango Chutney Breakfast Upon Request Hickory Smoked Bacon | French Toast with Maple Syrup & fresh Berries | Chef's Selection Vegan Menu Available Dessert Dessert Trio New York Style Cheesecake | Chef's Chocolate Creation | Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Sights & Sips 2-hour Sunset Cruise on San Diego Bay

4. Sights & Sips 2-hour Sunset Cruise on San Diego Bay

Come aboard the only floating happy hour in San Diego. The Sights & Sips Sunset Cruise on San Diego Bay includes complimentary appetizers, a no-host bar featuring refreshing drink specials and a perfectly timed sunset every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer. Get ready to enjoy the sights and sounds of the magnificent San Diego Bay. The bay boasts some of America's most historic warships such as the USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Midway as well as playing host to the scenic sights of the Coronado Bay Bridge and Seaport Village. Take part in a cruise experience where the celebration begins the moment you come on-board. Start with cocktails on deck, then relax as our gracious crew transports you to a world of ease and luxury. You and your guests will feel pampered, privileged, relaxed and refreshed. Quench your happy hour thirst aboard the Sights & Sips Sunset Cruise.

San Diego: City Lights Night Tour

5. San Diego: City Lights Night Tour

Your 90-minute night tour boards in Seaport Village and starts off by exploring the West Coast’s premier entertainment district, known as the Gaslamp Quarter, full of vibrant nightlife, bright lights, and Victorian architecture.   Then, make your way to Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., where stunning buildings, fountains, and statues glow bright at night. From Balboa Park, drive to the top of Coronado Bridge for more spectacular sights, including the lights coming in from Tijuana, Mexico, the bay, and Downtown San Diego. Then, travel to Coronado’s Ferry Landing for a 20-minute stop to take in the stunning beauty of the San Diego city skyline, visible from across the bay and a perfect photo opportunity. From Coronado, make your way back to San Diego to take in the Embarcadero’s bay-front views. You’ll see the Historic County Administration Building, Maritime Museum’s Star of India, the USS Midway Museum, and Navy aircraft carriers from across the bay. The tour ends in Seaport Village, where guests are invited to the Top of the Hyatt for 50% off a glass of wine.

Carlsbad Village: 3-Hour Local Food Tour

6. Carlsbad Village: 3-Hour Local Food Tour

The tour sets off from the heart of downtown Carlsbad Village, where your 3-hour culinary adventure begins. Navigate the picturesque streets of the village with your local guide and discover its diverse history, architecture and culture. Stroll down some of the most famous streets in Carlsbad, home to a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants, and iconic landmarks, uniquely mixed with shops, art galleries and vibrant street murals. Along the way, stop at 8 different eateries, popular with the locals, and taste the flavors of Carlsbad. The food samplings on this tour are sure to stimulate your salivary glands, and satisfy your appetite for a lunch that is chock-full of variety. Each tasting is served from a locally-owned specialty food store, and ethnic or locavore-style eateries. Some of the stops on the tour include one of Carlsbad’s most romantic restaurants and a dessert haven with recipes passed down through generations. There’s also time to delight your taste buds with a sampling of California’s award-winning wines at one of the village’s urban wineries.

San Diego: Downtown, Balboa and Old Town GoCar Tour

7. San Diego: Downtown, Balboa and Old Town GoCar Tour

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to get out and really experience San Diego.It takes you through the best parts of Downtown, Balboa and the Old Town area, and gives you plenty of time to see all three. There will also be time to stop and check out all the sights of San Diego.  You will have more than enough time to park the car, tour the Maritime Museum and check out all of the ships. Navigate through the unique Horton Plaza Mall, and the Gaslamp Quarter to see all the sights of Downtown. From there, you can peruse Balboa Park on foot and really take in the sights and sounds. You can even go to one of the many other museums and stop to smell the roses in the Rose Garden with over 800 different varieties.  Be sure to visit San Diego’s most spooky location, the Whaley House, which is officially America’s most haunted house. All along the tour, there are many great spots to stop and take pictures, eat, drink, relax and truly experience why San Diego truly is special. Lastly, have a quick bite to eat and try some authentic Mexican food in Old Town after walking through many of San Diego’s historic buildings.

San Diego: Liberty Station Exploration Game

8. San Diego: Liberty Station Exploration Game

Find yourself in an unfolding story on a self-guided discovery tour of Liberty Station in San Diego. Solve challenges at each site you visit and follow directions on your phone to find the next location. Play on your own or race against each other in groups to reach the thrilling conclusion. Ready for an adventure? Start the game at the Dick Laub NTC Command Center and prepare at least 1.5 hours to complete your tasks with the ability to pause and resume the narrative whenever you like. Test your ability to solve the challenges as you progress in the story and find exact directions to the next step on your phone. Go at your own pace or push yourself to the limits to visit the following locations: • Dick Laub NTC Command Center• Ingram Plaza• 52 Boats Memorial• North Chapel• THE LOT Theater/ Luce Auditorium• Banyan Tree Barracks• Building One• Golf Course Clubhouse• Anchor• Base Entrance• WAVES Barracks• USS Brave• Christmas Tree• Barracks 17• Postcard Mural After booking you'll receive an email with instructions on how to download the game. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in smaller groups competing against each other and meeting at the final stop Postcard Mural.

San Diego: Balboa Park Self-Guided Exploration Game

9. San Diego: Balboa Park Self-Guided Exploration Game

Challenge your mind and see the best spots in San Diego's Balboa Park as you follow clues on your phone while playing this exploration game. Be gripped by a story unfolding with your every step as you make your way to Rex's Roar, passing by landmarks like the Botanical Building and the San Diego Museum of Art. Make your way into Balboa Park and find the Carousel to start your game. Play on your own or team up with your friends to form one big group or race against each other to reach the final spot. Load up the app and start figuring out your first challenging puzzle using hints in the immediate area. Feel the rush of excitement when you work out the answer and follow the directions on your phone to the next location in the park. You'll visit the following locations: • Balboa Park Carousel • Spanish Village Art Centre • Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden • Bea Evenson Fountain • Botanical Building • The San Diego Museum of Art • The Old Globe • Founder's Plaza • Cabrillo Bridge Dedication Plaque • Alcázar Garden • Zoro Garden • Rex's Roar

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What people are saying about San Diego

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 242 reviews

Such a glorious day for a Harbor Cruise! (I guess almost everyday is a glorious day in sunny SD!) Wasn't crowded on the boat on the day we went. We were able to hear everything during the narration which was fun and interesting. We could see almost everything pointed out to us because the guide had helpful descriptors for bldgs, ships, and swatches of land. So fun to see the land from the water.

My husband and I were visiting San Diego for a wedding and decided to do the food tour in Carlsbad and it was our favorite thing we did the whole week! The food was great and our tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable!! I highly recommend!

Great experience. First time visiting San Diego and I’m so glad I did this tour first. Now I know some places I would like to visit next. And my guide Howie was excellent!

Everything was well organized , food was excellent, service was outstanding with Felicia and the entertainment with the DJ !

Everything went well; no unexpected negative surprises.