Boat Tours in San Diego

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Boat Tours in San Diego

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Sailing
4 hours
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$85.00
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Sunset Cruises
2 hours
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$119.00
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Sunset Cruises
3 hours
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$115.00
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Sailing
3 hours
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Sailing
2 hours
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$99.00
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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$94.82
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Sunset Cruises
2–3 hours
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$125.00
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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Sailing
2 hours
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$625.00
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Rentals
1 hour
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$52.00
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Adventure Tours
30 minutes
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$35.00
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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  • ryancomeaux639
    Houston, TX1 contribution
    Beautiful historic sailboat. All staff were extremely knowledgeable and kept everyone entertained over the 4-5 hour sail ride despite the beautiful views of San Diego and the Ocean. To cap it all off we spent the latter part of our trip following 2 Blue whales as they surfaced every 5-10 minutes. 100% would recommend.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • Doug H
    3 contributions
    Bring a light coat or sweater and relax on the upper deck. Very informative and enjoyed the naval shipyard. Do take the two hour cruise and not just the one hour.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Ken D
    1 contribution
    It was a wonderful experience sailing around the harbor, seeing the sights, spotting seals, enjoying the sunset. Wine and snacks were provided. The captain was wonderful - very friendly, knowledgeable, and skilled in sailing. We also had good company in our fellow travellers.
    Written May 12, 2022
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  • Adventure812037
    1 contribution
    improvement would be to have the prime rib Staff attention was excellent throughout the cruise. The only ding would be the way the Prime Rib was cooked and served. It should have been able to be served as med-rare vice well done. The au-jus was served after the fact rather than with the meal. The appetizers to the dessert were excellent.
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • LizzyZdralo
    2 contributions
    It was absolutely amazing! From the second we checked in and the whole evening was incredible service! So fun and so romantic! The views of San Diego are unimaginable!! The crew is so sweet and so accomodating!
    I rate them 10/10 for this amazing experience!!!
    Book your sunset sail!! You wont regret it :)
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • Todd Shaul
    1 contribution
    My wife and I sailed with Jake on Monday and had the time of our lives. We were told we had one of the luckiest tours on record in that we saw dolphins at least 5 times, and every single time Jake turned the boat so that we could watch them. A couple of times they came right up to the boat. We also saw a sub leave the harbor, and the naval base was conducting exercises, so we saw navy ships, planes, jets and helicopters sailing past us or flying over us the entire trip.

    Jake knew my wife and I were there to sail, so he had the motor off almost the entire trip. We also asked to see the ocean, so he took us out as far as time would allow.

    The boat was amazing! Stocked to the max with drinks and snacks. There are abundant spaces to sit. My wife was a little scared, so she spent the whole trip in one place, but I explored the whole boat, and spent most of my time basking in the moment on the bow of the boat.

    Although only 20 years old, Jake is one of the most knowledgeable people I've ever met when it comes to the ocean.

    This is an absolute must do trip for anybody that is curious about sailing and loves the water. My wife and I are going to be back, and this time we are bringing the kids.

    Thank you Sail San Diego, and thank you Jake for the amazing experience!
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Gaby O
    1 contribution
    Had a wonderful experience! DJ was very friendly and is an experienced sailor. The ride was nice and smooth. We saw Sea lions and dolphins during our ride. Overall great experience!
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Laura B
    1 contribution
    It was a wonderful experience. The food was good, the service was great and we really enjoyed the live music. After breakfast we enjoyed sitting on the top deck, sipping champagne and taking in the views.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • rbg1232015
    Vienna, Austria5 contributions
    Great day on the bay with Captain Kyle! Beautiful views and he was a great host! Enjoyed our sail with our family.
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • Christian
    Porterville, CA1 contribution
    So much fun!! It was our first time doing this and it was amazing. No boat experience needed. Our tour guide was awesome and you do go pretty fast. Definitely recommend
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Immaculate C
    3 contributions
    The expertise of Capt. Phillip. He brought us into a beautiful sunset... his nautical skill was evident!! Loved it.
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • brodge
    Kansas City, MO128 contributions
    We had done this cruise before so returned with friends. The boat personnel are very friendly and safety concious. We enjoyed hearing about the many ships along the route. On our first tour, the captain pointed out a ship that was used to transport cars from overseas, mentioning the ship could hold 5,000 cars. On our return visit, the ship was sitting there, but there was no mention of it's purpose. It would also be nice if the captain would comment on some of the iconic buildings downtown. He did point out the Padre's stadium and convention center however. Also, if you also tour the USS Midway Museum, keep your ticket stub and show it to the box office and you'll receive a $5.00 discount for taking a Hornblower cruise.
    Written February 22, 2020
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  • Rzslzr
    2 contributions
    It was a great afternoon leisurely sailing around the bay on a gorgeously restored classic sailboat yacht. Mostly everyone was turning to see her pass by and take pictures. We were lucky enough that we had the boat for my wife and I. Captain Philip is very knowledgeable, patient and very pleasant. Book an afternoon or an evening on this beautiful yacht, you will truly enjoy it.
    Written May 15, 2022
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  • Adam S
    Encinitas, CA1 contribution
    After hours of researching the best local tour companies, I decided to book the sunset cruise with Captain Mike for my engagement proposal to my fiancé. It ended up being the best possible decision I could’ve chosen to make my proposal a romantic and unforgettable experience! From the beginning, Captain Mike was a great communicator and alerted us before arrival that the marina parking lot was full due to a separate event and he directed us to an alternative parking area. He met us in person at the entrance and escorted us to the boat which was a gorgeous 34’ sailboat named Imagination. The boat cruise around was absolutely perfect and Captain Mike was gave us a fun history lesson about the ships, landmarks, and features of the harbor. When my fiancé and I decided to go up to the bow of the boat for some romantic time, Mike was also very respectful of our privacy. The whole experience was fabulous and Mike even offered to take pictures of us during and after the engagement proposal. I would highly recommend the Imagine Sailing sunset cruise to anyone!
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • John T
    Burlington, Canada24 contributions
    We did the 2 hour full harbour tour in San Diego. We quite enjoyed it as it gave us overall perspective of San Diego from the water. The boat was comfortable and there was availability of both food and beverages. The narrator pointed out all the sights so that we could learn about the city.
    Written October 23, 2019
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