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Our most recommended Coronado Day Trips

San Diego: Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride

1. San Diego: Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride

Embark on a thrilling adventure on the San Diego bay as you zip and zoom past military ships, along the downtown skyline, and under the iconic Coronado Bridge. With rock music pumping, feel the wind and the refreshing spray of the San Diego bay as the Patriot carves 360-degree turns and reaches speeds upwards of 50 miles per hour. There's no experience like it. Enjoy gorgeous views on a 30-minute tour on an open-air jet boat. No two Patriot trips are the same, but this is not just a random joy ride through the bay. You will be taken past San Diego's most beautiful waterfront sights including: USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado Bridge, Star of India and the iconic ships of the Maritime Museum, as well as the San Diego skyline. You may get wet, but ponchos are provided.

From Orange County: San Diego City Highlights Guided Tour

2. From Orange County: San Diego City Highlights Guided Tour

Join a guided city tour from Orange County and experience San Diego's top attractions in a single day. Wander through the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, see Coronado Island, explore the lively Little Italy neighborhood, and much more. Start your private or group sightseeing tour of America's Finest City with a convenient pickup from your hotel. Then, sit back and relax as you travel to San Diego in a comfortable, air-conditioned van. Once there, set out to discover the city's most popular sights and neighborhoods with the help of your local guide. Visit the seaside town of La Jolla and stroll through San Diego's Old Town, the site of the first European settlement in present-day California. Continue to the Embarcadero, a busy cruise-ship hub, known for its seafood and souvenir shops at Seaport Village. Next, experience the Gaslamp Quarter, a lively downtown neighborhood, and explore the California resort city of Coronado on a peninsula in San Diego Bay. Finally, head to Balboa Park and Little Italy, a chic, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, packed with popular cocktail bars, brewpubs, and restaurants. Stop for lunch along the way (cost not included), choosing from one of the many trendy eateries this city has to offer. Your sightseeing tour of San Diego comes to an end with a comfortable return journey to Orange County, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

San Diego: Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Coronado

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 9 reviews

I have lived in San Diego for 25 years and had never been on the Patriot. We had a blast, beautiful day great music super fun crew. I will definitely bring back all my out of town guests!!

Took my brother and friends out on this boat and we all loved it! Catching drifts and getting splashed! It’s like a speed tour around SD! 10/10 recommended!

What an awesome experience! Absolutely fantastic! Can’t wait to come back with my family! 5 stars all the way through ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Stayed at the intercontinental, just a short walk to the pier. Great experience and would do this again.

This was an awesome experience. I will definitely do it again.