Enjoy beautiful views of the city skyline and local landmarks by water aboard a San Diego Harbor Cruise. Professionally narrated by your Captain, you’ll see Seaport Village, Shelter Island, Coronado Island, Point Loma, marine life, and so much more. A snack bar is available for onboard food/drink purchases. It’s a fun and relaxing way to take in San Diego Bay!
The cruise will board at Hornblower Cruises & Events located at 970 N. Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. Meet at Pier 2. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure.Do I get to choose the South or North cruise for my One-Hour Harbor Cruise?
You can be selective on which time you select. Currently, the North Bay Route 10:00 am, 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm. The North cruise covers the California Sea Lions, Nuclear Submarine Base, Star of India, Point Loma Lighthouse, America's Cup Harbor, North Island Naval Air Station and the Cabrillo National Monument. The South Cruise departs at 11:15 am, 1:45 pm and 4:15 pm and cover Midway Aircraft, Naval Destroyers & Frigates, Convention Center, Ship Building Facilities, Naval Station San Diego, Coronado Island and travel under the Coronado Bay Bridge.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 additional beverages or food enhancements onboard, we recommend you leave a gratuity onboard based on the quality of service provided to you by your server.What happens if it rains or snow?
Hornblower sails rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, we will remain dockside, but provide the full dining service.Does this cruise have any age restrictions?
There are no age restrictions. All minors require adult supervision.What is the dress code for this cruise?
Casual attire, such as shorts and t-shirts are appropriate. We recommend bringing along a light jacket or wrap as it may get breezy on board, especially for those cruises that occur out on the open ocean.What time do I board the ship?
Boarding is 15 minutes prior to your departure time.Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is not permitted.Can we meet the captain and visit the pilot house?
Yes. Guests are welcome to come and meet the captain and the first officer. However, for safety and security reasons, please check with the staff onboard before visiting the pilot house.Is this cruise regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard?
Yes, all Hornblower Cruises & Events' vessels are subject to inspections by the U.S. Coast Guards and the crew are all properly licensed. They also follow Marsec security guidelines. Should the Marsec security level be elevated, they may opt to increase security measures onboard to insure everyone’s safety. The U.S. Coast Guard requires all passengers over 18 years of age to have valid photo identification. Please make sure to have your photo ID available at boarding.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 ship wheelchair/stroller accessible?
Yes, the vessel is both wheelchair and stroller accessible. Infants must sit on laps.Will I get seasick?
The vast majority of guests experience no discomfort at all as they do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may experience seasickness.Is parking available?
Hornblower/City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. However, pay to park options are available nearby. Hornblower San Diego shares a parking lot with the USS Midway. Parking fees are typically $10 for 12 hours (subject to change).