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San Diego Harbor

San Diego Harbor

Free admission
3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, 92101

The Basics

One of West Coast's top natural harbors, the San Diego Harbor is also home to some of the city’s major attractions. Climb aboard the USS Midway Museum, one of the U.S. Navy’s longest-serving aircraft carriers, and stop by the Maritime Museum of San Diego to see historic vessels and nautical-themed exhibitions. Visit Seaport Village for its restaurants, boutiques, and live-music performances. Families shouldn't miss Waterfront Park, with fountains and children’s play areas.

To get the most out of your visit, prebook attraction tickets and plan to see the harbor from a boat tour, or sign up for a helicopter ride for one-of-a-kind aerial views. It's also easy to independently visit area sights.

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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
$94.82 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tour!
Really enjoyed this adventure. The boats goes really fast and you get a guided tour of the bay at the same time. Breath taking views and a ride on a speed boat you can’t go wrong. Fun for all ages.
Tamika_J, Apr 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

star-5
Perfect afternoon
Noel_P, Apr 2022
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
So glad we picked this experience! Crew and staff were excellent. Its an awesome boat and we had excellent weather and wind.
star-5
Perfect sailing adventure on San Diego Bay
Janet_M, Apr 2022
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
Celebrating a 75th birthday. Operators delivered everything they promised ( and more! Great wind, great boat). Wonderful pictures, great crew. Marvelous experience.
star-5
Great Speed Boat experience
Mark_B, Jan 2022
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
the whole experience was excellent. boats can go really fast, but felt safe thought. The guide was very helpful and gave all of the instruction and advice that was required.
star-5
Loved it! Was perfect,...
Gio_T, Jan 2022
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
Loved it! Was perfect, even got to see a beautiful double rainbow. Personally I suggest the 3-5 slot because of the beautify sunset.
star-5
Well worth the money!!!
Britney_C, Nov 2021
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
Amazing time! Very easy to find, access parking, and overall get started! The boat trip was very fun and we will be returning! The 2 hour trip was beautiful, I went during the 3pm slot and it was perfect, the sunset and views were amazing! Great tour guide!!!
star-5
Fast and furious fun in San Diego
Rocks, Aug 2020
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
This Speed boat adventure is the most legal fun anyone could have. We’re a 70 yr old married couple looking for safe activities during Covid. The guide,Geronimo , was awesome and gave us details during the tour.
star-5
Excellent experience!
Paul_F, Sep 2021
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
The trip was awesome! I had a great time. The staff was friendly and encouraging. The ship was leaning from time to time because the wind was blowing twice as hard as it usually does (According to one of the staff. Which I thought was a little extra cool). The day was beautiful, the sun was shining, and there's nothing like being on the ship with the wind blowing through your hair. Nothing but positives!
star-4
Mucho Funo
Brian_H, Oct 2021
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
Mucho funo - great value - SD is a great place for boating n these little boats next to air craft carriers is exciting
star-4
Fun!
Victoria_C, Sep 2021
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
Seeing the view of the city from the water was a experience most people don’t get. Also boating right under that enormous naval ship, I felt very proud of our Naval men and women who served.
star-5
Loved It
Dana_D, Aug 2021
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
The staff was so welcoming, friendly and very knowledgeable about sailing and about the general San Diego Bay area. Would definitely look into doing this again.
star-5
The best
Doug_H, Sep 2021
San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
The whole thing. Just being on the water in a boat. And the view of everything like the wild life. And the navy ships. It was soo worth it
star-5
Super Sailing Experience - Do it!
Richard_F, Aug 2021
America's Cup Sailing in San Diego
Starts with a great history lesson on the America’s Cup. Impressive teamwork needed to sail these boats. Being the fastest boat on the bay. Running the grinders for tacks and jibes.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Embarcadero Marina Parks offer multiple options to soak up the scenery. Venture to the North and South branches for bike paths, art installations, and seasonal events.

  • Come expecting crowds—the San Diego Harbor is host to major hotels and the San Diego Convention Center.

  • Seaport Village hosts free live music performances daily in its West Village Food Court and on Sunday in its East Village Gazebo.

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How to Get There

The San Diego Harbor is served by the San Diego Trolley’s Green Line. The Sante Fe Train Depot, which is served by Amtrak and San Diego Metro Coaster trains, is also nearby. Alternatively, the area can be reached by bus and is easy to access by car, bike, or on foot.

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When to Get There

There’s never a bad time of year to explore the attractions that line the San Diego Harbor. That said, as the area’s main attractions include museums, shops, and restaurants, it’s best to visit during normal opening hours. The area will be particularly crowded during the summer months.

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Coronado Island

Accessible from mainland San Diego via the Coronado Bridge or a quick trip from the Harbor by ferry (use the Fifth Avenue Landing), charming Coronado Island is one of the best places to go for a day-trip beach retreat. Head to Coronado Beach & Dog Park for unspoiled white sands and a relaxing ambiance.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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