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Our most recommended Coronado Cruises & Boat Tours

San Diego: Harbor Cruise

1. San Diego: Harbor Cruise

See San Diego's best sights. Learn about the city and enjoy a cruise on the bay. Depending on the option booked, this tour takes you under the Coronado Bridge, past military ships, waterfront landmarks, and marine life for a look at San Diego's scenic beauty and fascinating history. This tour’s luxury ships offer three levels with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, 360-degree views, and an on-board snack bar serving snacks, soda, beer, wine and cocktails (available for purchase). This is a great way to experience San Diego from the water.

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.

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

3. 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: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

4. San Diego: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Embark on a marine life adventure on a dolphin and whale watching tour off the coast of San Diego. Keep a lookout for gray whales, blue whales, common dolphins, and more as you glide over the Pacific Ocean's dark blue waters. San Diego is one of the best locations to watch whales year-round. Gray Whales migrate winter-spring from feeding grounds in Alaskan waters to calving lagoons in Baja California and back. In summer, the legendary Blue Whales, the largest animals on Earth, commonly feed off-shore of the San Diego coast.  You may also spot Fin, Blue, Humpback, and Minke whales during the summer whale watching season. Additionally, you'll often see pods of Dolphins including Risso’s, Common, Pacific White-Sided, and Bottlenose Dolphins. Your captain will also highlight other wildlife such as Sea Lions, various fish like Mola Mola (Sunfish), and a variety of marine birds such as Herons, Terns, Pelicans, and Gulls.  View these extraordinary mammals in the wild on this spectacular cruise. The expert crew will help you locate these creatures and additional marine wildlife, such as dolphins and sea lions. Learn about marine life and local environmental efforts from professional captains and whalers who work at the San Diego Natural History Museum.  You may even spot a whale calf traveling with its mother as they return from the Arctic. This is a fantastic and exhilarating journey for all age groups. Guaranteed whale or dolphin sighting. If you don't sight some type of whale or dolphin during the cruise, you'll be issued a pass that's good for another San Diego whale watching or harbor cruise. San Diego is quickly becoming one of the world’s best whale watching locations. The city is home to whales, dolphins, and sea birds, and features one of the world's most beautiful coastlines.  Enjoy live educational narration from captains and trained naturalists employed by the Natural History Museum.  Watch blue whales and dolphins in comfort on a large, fast, and stable boat!

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.

From San Diego: Coronado Island Segway Tour

6. From San Diego: Coronado Island Segway Tour

Visit Coronado on a Segway! Meet us in the Gaslamp Quarter for a San Diego sightseeing experience that you don't want to miss. This segway tour is perfect way to see both San Diego and the stunning Coronado Island, on an exciting 3-hour ride through the city. After a thorough safety briefing, let your guide tell you the unknown stories and fascinating anecdotes of San Diego’s history and culture. Visit Downtown San Diego, the Embarcadero and Coronado, including the world famous Hotel Del Coronado and Coronado Beach. Admire the historic mansion of the Glorietta Bay Inn, with a brief stop inside if time permits. Later, take in stunning views of the harbor and the city on a round-trip San Diego Bay Ferry ride. Join us to see a new and beautiful side of San Diego, and one of California’s most famous and picturesque islands.

San Diego: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

7. San Diego: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

Treat the whole family to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure aboard a luxurious three-bedroom yacht. Take a scenic ride through the San Diego coastline and admire the city sights from the water. Sit back and soak in the sun or get the party going with your choice of music. Feel like royalty as you hop on an elegant vessel that can accommodate up to 12 people. Enjoy the five-star service provided by the crew as you unwind, take in the mild breeze, and marvel at the panoramic vistas of Coronado Bay, the USS Midway Museum, and Downtown San Diego. Make use of the three bedrooms, onboard Wi-Fi, TV, and Bluetooth audio systems to enhance your experience. Choose the 3 or 4-hour options for a premium service of soft drinks, drinking water, plates, utensils, cups, and paddleboarding equipment.

San Diego: Private Superyacht Cruise for 2, 3, or 4 Hours

8. San Diego: Private Superyacht Cruise for 2, 3, or 4 Hours

Party like a celebrity on a private cruise around San Diego Bay. Board the super yacht and let the captain and crew take care of everything while you and your group enjoy the tour. Glimpse the Coronado Bridge, the Star of India, the USS Midway Museum, and more Californian landmarks from the deck. Take pleasure in a tranquil sail with the sound of the waves, comfortable lounging areas, and a quiet chance to unwind while taking in the sights. Opt for a cruise time of 2, 3, or 4 hours to make the most of the multi-level yacht complete with 3 bedrooms, a TV, WiFi, and an audio system. With the 3- and 4-hour rentals, add on complimentary ice, soft drinks, and kitchen utensils for having a meal or snacks on the boat. You’ll also have the chance to try out paddle boarding during the trip with the help of the crew.

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What people are saying about Coronado

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 409 reviews

Great experience! Super simple to book, extremely easy to find the meet up spot, loads of fun on board, and great food. Whats not to love?!

The crew and staff members definitely made this a memorable experience. I would definitely do this more often

Nice driver, funny and thoughtful. Fantastic views of the different parts of this great city.

I was a nice trip for sightseeing. I would recommend it if you want a very relaxing activity.

Amazing ! Very friendly staff and a nice tray of some appetizers.