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Boat Tours and Transportation

See the city in a new way or just get across the bay

See the city of San Diego in a new way while cruising through its waters on a sightseeing tour, dining cruise, or just getting around town on a ferry boat.

Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the Amazing Scenery

See the city of San Diego in a new way while cruising through its waters on a sightseeing tour, dining cruise, or just getting around town on a ferry boat. Below are boat transportation, tour and charter companies that allow you to have an upfront seat of San Diego's amazing aquatic scenery.

Water Transportation

Coronado Ferry
"B" Street Pier, San Diego
Broadway & Harbor Dr.
and
San Diego Convention Center
619.234.4111
No charge for bikes.

San Diego Bay and Whale Watching Tours

Adventure Rib Rides
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego
619.808.2822
Whale watching and harbor tours aboard a Navy SEAL RIB boat.

America's Cup Sailing San Diego
1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego 92106
619.255.4705
America's Cup sailing experience on Stars & Stripes USA-11.

Bahia Belle
998 W. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego
858.488.0551
Cruise on Mission Bay between the Bahia Hotel and the Catamaran Hotel. Live bands and cocktails on night cruises.

Flagship Cruises & Events
990 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego
619.234.4111 or 800.442.7847
Whale watching, dinner and Sunday brunch cruises offered.

The Gondola Company
503 Grande Caribe Causeway Suite C, Coronado
619.429.6317
Cruises around San Diego Bay on a Venetian-style gondola.

H&M Landing
2803 Emerson Street, San Diego
619.222.1144
Deep sea fishing and whale watching excursions.

Hornblower Cruises & Events
970 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego
619.686.8715 or 800.668.4322
Open every day year-round. Whale watching, dinner and Sunday brunch cruises offered.

San Diego Speed Boat Adventures
1450 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego
619.294.5852
A guided and narrated harbor tour on your own speedboat.

San Diego Whale Watch
1717 Quivira Road, San Diego
619.839.0128
Year-round whale watching excursions casting off near SeaWorld.

SEAL Tours - Sea and Land Adventures
619.298.8687
San Diego's only amphibious tour.

San Diego Charters

A Private Yacht for Charter, The Inspiration
1380 Harbor Island Dr, Marina Office, San Diego 92101
800.817.9175
63 foot private yacht available for charter.

Aolani Catamaran Sailing
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego
619.807.8000
Private charter sailing catamaran.

Classic Bay Cruise
955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego
619.344.8660
1, 2 and 3 hour private party bay cruises.

Fisherman's Landing
2838 Garrison Street, San Diego
619.221.8500
Sightseeing, dinner and fishing charters.

Sail Jada Charters
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego
858.222.9479
65 foot Philip Rhodes Yawl available for charter.

Sail San Diego
2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego
619.297.7426
Year-round sailing excursions.

San Diego Bay Cruises 
619.928.2441
Private yacht charter network.

San Diego Boat Tours
2240 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego
619.987.0663
Private charter yachts ranging in size from 21 to 143 feet.

San Diego Sailing Tours
1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego
619.786.0173
Charter boat tours of San Diego Bay, whale watching and sunsets.

Tours and Catalina Transportation Outside of San Diego

Catalina Express
Berth 95, San Pedro (About 120 miles north of Downtown San Diego)
877.358.6363
Daily trips to Catalina Island.

Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportsfishing
400 Main Street, Newport Beach (About 90 miles north of Downtown San Diego)
949.673.1435
Year-round whale watching and sportfishing.

Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm Street, Newport Beach (About 90 miles north of Downtown San Diego)
949.675.0551
Year-round whale watching excursions.

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