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City Cruises San Diego

Experience the best of San Diego with City Cruises! Enjoy picturesque skyline and marina views on a variety of dining and sightseeing cruises, book a private event on the San Diego Bay, or get out in the open ocean for a whale watching tour.
Holidays on the Water
Cruise into the perfect celebration
Coronado Bridge at sunset

Recommended Experiences in San Diego

Top Things to Do on Coronado Island

Coronado Island has been a favorite travel destination for over a century, drawing in visitors from around the world. Situated in San Diego Bay, this incredible island offers a rich

Celebrating Dolphins in San Diego

Did you know that March is Dolphin Awareness Month? To celebrate, Hornblower San Diego is featuring a dolphin species every week. Dolphins are toothed whales in the Delphinidae Family. Off

Winter Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruises Began with a Splash

Last Saturday, Hornblower Cruises & Events in San Diego began a new season of whalewatching cruises! So far we’ve spotted the first migrating Eastern Pacific Gray Whales off the coast

Winter Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruises on Sale!

Splash Sale! For a limited time, Hornblower’s Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure Cruise Tickets are only $30 per person for Monday  through Friday cruises (a savings of $15 per person)!

Killer Whales off the San Diego Coast

Orca alert! Last Saturday, our Captain, Whalers(naturalists) from the San Diego Natural History Museum, and on board guests were thrilled to spot three Killer Whales (orcas) off the San Diego

The Return of Patches the Famous Dolphin

Yesterday, admist another incredible day of Whale and Dolphin Watching, we spotted Patches, the most famous, offshore Bottlenose Dolphin on the West Coast! Patches is a  rare, black-and-white piebald dolphin.

Summertime Whale Watching

We began our Summer Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching season with sunny skies, calm seas, and a sampling of baleen whales. Each cruise was filled with thousands of playful dolphins,

Blue Whale Watching in San Diego

  Book Your Whale Watching Tour BLUE WHALE  Balaenoptera musculus The blue whale a rorqual, a family that also includes the humpback whale, fin whale, Bryde’s whale, sei whale, Omura’s whale, and

Gray Whale

Description: The average size of a gray whale is approximately 11 to 15 meters (36–50 feet) long, and it may weigh up to 45,000 kg (49.6 tons). Like other baleen

Blue Whale Watching from Hornblower Gives Passengers The Thrill Of A Lifetime

  Starting June 28th, Whale Watching Tours Depart Friday thru Monday at 9am From Downtown San Diego   San Diego, California (June 13, 2019) – Starting June 28th, Hornblower Cruises

Frequently Asked Questions

More about the best boat tours in San Diego

The best boat tours in San Diego range from dining cruises to harbor tours and whale watching! San Diego is home to some of the best whale watching tours in the world. Dining cruises, including brunch and dinner, are also some of the most popular options. If interested in dining, a sunset dinner cruise on the San Diego Bay is truly unforgettable. You will get to see the skyline and enjoy a three-course meal as the sun sets. Not to mention the Coronado Bridge! For more sightseeing focused cruises, a tour of the harbor is a fantastic opportunity to soak in views and take lots of photos to share.

Are private boat charters in San Diego available?

Which landmarks and famous sights can you see on a San Diego cruise?

On a San Diego cruise, you will experience some of San Diego’s most iconic landmarks. This includes the Coronado Bridge, Cabrillo National Monument, and the USS Midway Museum. You can also get a great view of the cityscape from your cruise ship. This is one of the best views you can find to see Downtown San Diego!