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Address: 970 N Harbor Drive, or 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number:
+1 619-686-8715
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

San Diego Dinner Cruises,Champagne Brunch, Blue Whale watching. Sightseeing...

San Diego Dinner Cruises,Champagne Brunch, Blue Whale watching. Sightseeing by boat on Harbor Cruises on San Diego Bay or Gray Whale Watching Cruises (seasonally). Summer Cocktail Cruises, Blue Whale Watching in summer, Fireworks dinner cruises and Lobster Dinner Cruises! Private yacht charters, holiday parties and Destination wedding receptions for two or groups under 1000. Special discounts are posted online. Birthday offer: Buy 3 dinner tickets or brunch and get 1 FREE! Use code BDY.Family friendly with discounts for children, seniors, military and groups.

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USD 134.03*
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San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise

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We were treated to a evening dinner cruise. The atmostphere and the staff were very nice. The filet and shrimp meal we had was soo good. We raise beef and thought the filet... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sue V
Deming, Washington, United States
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Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a good time on this harbor dinner cruise. The staff was great, food was very good. What I didn't like was the amount of add on costs. It's billed at $90 per ticket, then comes $30 of fees and taxes. A small glass of champagne came with the ticket, but everything else is extra. I was unaware that... More 

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Deming, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were treated to a evening dinner cruise. The atmostphere and the staff were very nice. The filet and shrimp meal we had was soo good. We raise beef and thought the filet was one of the best ever ! The evening cruise treated us to the beautiful sight of the lights of the harbor after dark. Wonderful time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time using this service. Great for afternoon on a sunny day. Expectations to see as many whales as possible and the ship's captain does his best each time. We have to remember they are in the open sea. Regardless of how many you see just sit back and enjoy the ride plus your tour guides on board. Enjoy the... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our 2 hour harbor cruise, although I have to admit that having a Groupon offer made the experience more worthwhile. They claim advance reservations aren't necessary, but it's a good idea anyway, especially if you want to go at a specific time. The 2 hour cruise is actually a combination of two 1-hour cruises, in that the boat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a line to board, but it moved quickly and efficiently. We got a great deal on Groupon, and we met friends from out of town and it was all rather lovely. They had enough drinks for all (I think we got 2 each with our tickets), and light appetizers were good. I'd do it again if invited.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a two-hour cruise of the harbor. It was on a small 2 or 3-floor boat and the cruise was great. The captain and first officer were excellent with the narration of the cruise. I had never been to San Diego before and this trip helped me make a decision that I am going to go back to this... More 

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Huntingburg, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crew was knowledgeable and we saw whales so what more can you expect? We had decent weather and a ton of dolphins and sea lions. It you have some time and want to do something different this is a good choice.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our cruise was the 9:30 sailing on Sat., Feb. 4th. It was fantastic. The Captain and First Mate were both knowledgeable, helpful and as excited as we were to find/see the whales and dolphins. We were very fortunate to see many dolphins, several gray whales and a humpback whale. We are going back this summer as a family and will... More 

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Tumwater, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the whale watching tour with marginal expectations. To our surprise it was an incredible experience. The trip lasted about 3 hours and we loved every minute of it. We saw numerous wales, dolphins, seals and sea lions. The crew and volunteers working the tour were a wealth of information and a delight to sail with. A special mention... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being nervous didn't hurt my voyage at all. Smooth sailing (though that was pure luck and good weather) and a knowledgeable crew made me feel comfortable. The captain did his best to find whales and dolphins, while respecting their space. The time flew by!

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