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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
There are no age restrictions. All minors require adult supervision.
The dress code is casual attire, such as khakis, nice jeans, dresses, button-up shirts, and blouses.
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, especially for those cruises that occur out on the open ocean.
Yes, all Hornblower Cruises & Events vessels are subject to inspections by the U.S. Coast Guard and have licensed crew members onboard. They also follow Maritime Security (MARSEC) guidelines.
Boarding is 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
Smoking is not permitted.
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.
Each vessel is 100% Coast Guard certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
Yes, the vessel is both wheelchair and stroller accessible. Infants must sit on laps.
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.