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Bahia Belle
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“mission bay”(11 reviews)
“free ride”(2 reviews)
Traversing the beautiful Mission Bay as it moves back and forth between the docks of the Bahia Resort Hotel and the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, each thirty-minute leg of the Bahia Belle’s journey welcomes all— from the leisure traveler to...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-7803
Mission Beach
+1 858-539-7720
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

The Bahia Belle has something for everyone. As a guest of the Catamaran or Bahia resorts, you can experience their sternwheeler and go back and forth. Non-guests currently pay $10 adults and $3 children under 12. Great views of the bay, upper and lower levels...More

Thank Marie F
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We got free passes for this since we stayed at the Catamaran Resort, and it was a nice way to end a busy evening. It was a quick ride and the crew were all nice and friendly.

Thank Reacah
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I just had the most enjoyable cruise! My special needs child became nervous when our boat became loud and crowded... Rosie was an employee who went above and beyond to find us quiet accommodations for his sensory needs. She checked on us often and with...More

1  Thank rm9043
Reviewed 8 June 2018

My wife and I spent a fine evening on the Bahia Belle sternwheeler. The boat was very beautiful and impressive. On the 2nd deck they had a live band and a open bar. The top deck was open to all. The beautiful scenery of the...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Cute little tour through the inner Bay, takes around 90 minutes return, or hop-off at their sister property and return later. Drinks are available, but don't expect snacks....1 flavor of chips was all she wrote. Still, nice little add-on to our stay, just wished they...More

Thank geissbockfan
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Love this ride! Cheap fun for friends and family! Bar tenders were super cool! Drinks are $7 and a bit on the small side. I wish they used reusable cups and no straws, or at least just paper straws. This is on the bay, so...More

1  Thank Windsorbronco
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Thank you to Scott Hartman for setting up a fabulous time on the Bahia Belle! He made sure our large group was fully accommodated throughout the evening. Whether you're just visiting San Diego or are a long time resident would highly recommend the Bahia Belle...More

Thank JenMarieS
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Chris was awesome! We had so much fun, and Chris was great at recommending drinks and fun things to do around San Diego. The Belle was definitely a must do 🤘🏻😎

Thank Jolene W
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Staff was very friendly & accommodating. I thought the front desk told me the whole ride was complimentary and was surprised the drinks were so expensive, however we enjoyed ourselves.

Thank hmackayb
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Great little excursion for a couple. The dinner and dancing was great. A good cruse throughout the bay. Just a good time if you can get a chance to take a ride.

Thank Al J
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Marty T
2 August 2018|
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Response from Jennifer R |
No. It’s free for hotel guests but non guests can pay around $10 to ride the Bahia Belle. They take cash at boarding.
Travis Maggie B
13 May 2018|
Response from Windsorbronco | Reviewed this property |
Being San Diego, it is relaxed. Depends on what your reason for going is, but jeans and a button down are acceptable!