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Address: 970 N Harbor Drive, or 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-686-8715
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: San Diego Dinner Cruises,Champagne Brunch, Blue Whale watching...
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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Sips and Sail Sunset Cruise

My sister and I went on a Sips (Cocktails) and Sunset Cruise. The appetizers included veggies and dip, chips and salsa, and a hot spinach dip. The hot appetizers were passed by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Tucson
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My sister and I went on a Sips (Cocktails) and Sunset Cruise. The appetizers included veggies and dip, chips and salsa, and a hot spinach dip. The hot appetizers were passed by the serving staff. A nice touch which also controlled portions. Coconut shrimp were the best. You get one glass of champagne upon arrival. The bar only had a... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On our visit to San Diego, we reserved tickets for the Harbor Cruise. We arrived early to get our tickets; and was told that we could take the earlier cruise. They were very accommodating and friendly. After having our picture taken with the date of our visit; we boarded the vessel. Three levels, and we opted for the open air... More 

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Spring Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I did the dinner cruise last night (8/29/2015). We had an amazing time. The check-in was quick. They will take your photo before boarding and then you are guided to your table. After placing our order we went on the top deck. Dinner was very good. The ship stopped near Embarcardero Park so we had a perfect... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful time we had in the summer. Bought our tickets thru Groupon for less than $50. We had our picture taken when we got on the boat. Next they hang us a glass of champagne. The tables were already set up and had a very nice set up of goodies, cheeses, fruits, dips, and more. The ride was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

First rate trip with a great crew and a well designed ship. I would suggest a starboard booking so that vies will be better.

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I've taken more than one San Diego bay cruise with this company and I have to say that they are top-notch. My favorite cruise has been their weekend brunch. I say "weekend" because in the summertime, due to its popularity, they offer this bountiful brunch cruise both on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The buffet spread they provide is truly 5-star... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Well hello, this was one of the best brunches I ever had! Lots and lots of choice in super delicious food. Seriously, if u want to have an excellent Saturday/Sunday morning with your partner or family book this cruise! For us it was all about the food. Yes, we liked the cruise and the information but again LOVED the eating... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a very nice champagne harbor cruise. We have lived in San Diego since 2007 and had never taken a harbor cruise. I decided to take my son for his birthday. The food was delicious with lots of variety. The service was excellent. The only criticism would be that the top deck did not have enough chairs. We went... More 

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Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Loved the ferry crossing. Nothing special, but still loved it. Hornblower (older ship) was great, good pricing for those staying near the Cruise Ship terminal.

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Federal Way, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I liked the price the best--for only $4 more you could take both the North and the South Harbor tours, which means you get to see everything. Queue up early for best choice of seats, or stand in the bow the whole time, like we did. The captain was the narrator, and she was entertaining and informative. We were tempted... More 

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