Dining Cruises with Flagship Cruises in San Diego, CA

Flagship Cruises & Events990 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101
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Offered by Flagship Cruises & Events, Dining Cruises on San Diego Bay feature luxury yachts, delicious food, live music, superior service and great views of the water, ideal for guests of all ages. Cruises available include the Nightly Dinner Dance Cruise, the Hops on the Harbor Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise and the Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise—all of which last about two and a half hours.

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from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • 3-course meal served.
  • Fantastic views of San Diego Bay.
  • Live music.
  • Fully hosted bar option on select cruises.
  • Boarding is 30 minutes prior.
  • Vegetarian meals are available.
  • Tour operate rain or shine with captains approval.
  • Only interior deck is ramp accessible.
  • Have been in service for 100 years.


from San Diego Dining Cruises
Celebrating 102 Years on San Diego Bay!

San Diego bay breezes and the superb seascapes are just two of many reasons why a Flagship Cruises and Events dinner cruise around San Diego is the perfect way to enjoy a meal with good company. No matter the occasion, our luxury yachts, gourmet food and excellent service will leave you in a state of nautical bliss. Enjoy a unique San Diego restaurant experience on the waterfront.

The Nightly Dinner Dance Cruise is a two-and-a-half-hour dinner cruise that features fine dining, good music, and spectacular nighttime views of the San Diego skyline. Count on Flagship to give you an unforgettable night, whether you are on a romantic date, celebrating something special, or enjoying a nice family dinner or try the Sunday Prime Rib Dinner – it's sure to please!

Hops on the Harbor Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise
Join us every Friday evening for our new Hops on the Harbor Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise. This two-and-a-half-hour cruise features multiple gourmet food stations including gourmet pastas, smoked brisket, pulled pork and a selection of delicious desserts. Our full bar features rotating local brews and craft beer flights selected to pair perfectly with your meal. Then, the fun continues after dinner with live music and dancing.

The Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise experience will take you around the beautiful Downtown San Diego bay while you enjoy a gourmet buffet, complimentary champagne, mimosas and live music all while soaking in gorgeous views of the harbor. Catch the Flagship Brunch Cruise for a relaxing and delicious time. Now with Bloody Mary Bar!

NEW: The Nightly Dinner Dance Cruise, Hops on the Harbor and Sunday Prime Rib now have a fully hosted premium bar option. Please choose this ticket option if you wish to include unlimited beverages with your cruise. Must be 21+ with valid photo ID at check-in.

Reserve San Diego Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Sharon Kraemer-Barnhart
Chico, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Romantic 20th Anniversary"
October, 2015
We had an amazing time on our night cruise. It offered great dining, great views, wonderful pictures, dancing and so much more.
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Megan A.
17 Reviews
"Great way to see the harbor~"
September, 2016
This is a great dinner cruise and the food is actually good! I went with two of my friends and would say this cruise is a must for couples or families. We each ordered a different meal and shared, the fish is certainly the best and steak being my second choice. They have an open cash bar for alcoholic drinks and a DJ the night we went. The views of the harbor and sunset were beautiful. The night lights of downtown San Diego was really fun, I would suggest wearing a light jacket as it gets cold once the sun goes down.
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Tip: Bring a light jacket, flat shoes, camera for pictures and money to buy drinks.

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Alicia H
"Birthday weekend"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2017 NEW
Staff was very nice and helpful. Offered to help take pictures of us on the boat. Really enjoyed this tour which was two hours.
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West Palm Beach, Florida
"Whale Watching "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 31, 2017 NEW
I went on a Flagship whale watching cruise with the Birch Aquarium. The onboard naturalist and docents were very knowledgeable and friendly. The captain warned us of a 3 foot swell and recommended Dramamine if we thought we might get sick (on sale for $3). The boat officers were very helpful to several people who did not take this advice and felt seasick in the slightly choppy water. I went for the migration of the gray whales. Unfortunately, we didn't see any...did see some sea lions though. They did provide a voucher to go again for free though, which I thought was a nice gesture (albeit a bit impractical for visitors). I would have preferred a voucher to the aquarium. Ultimately, worth the $40 and 3.5 hours. Parking at the dock is tricky. I parked on a side street and found a great farmers' market for pre-cruise coffee and, later, lunch. Also, note that I shopped around online a bit and found a 10% discount code for this.
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Lombard, Illinois
"Enjoyable "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 28, 2017 NEW
I enjoyed the tour up the river. It went past the docks with all the naval ships and the guide explained what type they were. I was surprised how many there were to see. It was well run. The guide was good. Also going under the big bridge was also interesting. Well worth the time.
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North Fort Myers, Florida
"A Very nice water tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2017
We took the 2 hour tour which is the upper & lower parts of the harbor. The boat goes in one direction for an hour then docks to let the 1 hr. passengers off and you stay on for the 2nd hour. We were on the 11:15am tour and it went south first which was more interesting than the north tour. All in all it was very informative and interesting. The commentator was very good on the Spirt of San Diego. This boat had 2 bars (level 2 & 3) and 4 hands on board. The snacks (chips & muffins) & sodas were $2.50. We went in mid Oct. temps were mid 80's and quite comfortable on the top deck, rear and front. It was a little warm inside unless near a door to catch the breeze. The naval ship port on the south cruise is amazing.
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New Jersey
"Typical but a pleasant break from 🚶ing in the heat"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2017
It was ninety degrees out and we were hot and tired from exploring the Midway (so worth it) so we used our Groupon buy and got two 2 hour harbor cruises for one as an easy afternoon activity. I had read reviews of folks coming from complaining about the on board drink prices. We got soft drinks and held onto the cups for free refills. $2.50 was a bargain as we refilled a couple of times in the heat. The tour is pleasant, the breeze was nice, harbor is beautiful but there is not a whole lot to see. It is a nice easy activity when you are hot and tired. Good after either the Maritime museum or the Midway, but buy tickets thru Groupon for best value.
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Dining Cruises

What time should I arrive?
The ship boards 15-30 minutes prior to departure.

Where should I park?
Gated paid parking is available at the Five Star parking lot next door on the Naval Pier (next to the USS Midway), at the Cruise Ship Terminal Pier (B street) and off Pacific Highway at the corner of Broadway and Pacific Highway. Look for “Cruise Ship Terminal” Parking.
  • 5 Star Parking (Corner of Broadway & Pacific Highway) - $12.00
  • USS Midway Parking lot - $7.00 for first 4 hours, $10.00 for 10 Hours, $12.00 all day
  • B Street Pier Parking lot - $12.00 all day
  • Limited metered parking is also available for $1.50 per hour (2 hour max.)
*Parking rates subject to change*

What should I wear?
There is no official dress code, guests do tend to dress a bit more formally for the dinning cruise.

Is Smoking allowed?
No, smoking is not allowed on the vessel.

Where do we board?
Boarding is located at 990 N. Harbor Drive, at the corner of Broadway and Harbor Drive. Look for the ticket booth with the black awning for check in.

Will I get seasick?
If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, there is a chance you could get sea sick. It is recommended you take any medication before boarding the vessel. Wrist bands for motion sickness also work well. Either can be purchased at most drug stores.

What if it rains?
Tours are not necessarily cancelled due to rain, however if there is a wind advisory or if weather conditions are extremely poor, then it’s possible the tour will be cancelled by the Captain the morning of. We will do our best to contact you with the phone number you provide if a tour is cancelled. Should your tour be cancelled then you have a choice to either reschedule your tour for another date, or receive a full refund.

Are your boats safe?
Yes, all of our vessels are inspected regularly and are 100% Coast Guard Certified.

Is the boat wheelchair accessible?
The vessel and interior main deck are ramp accessible, however the exterior top deck and restrooms are not.

What does the menu consist of?
Captain's Dinner Menu
Flagship Caesar Wedge – Crisp hearts of romaine, shaved Parmesan cheese, garlic croutons and classic Caesar dressing.  Locally Baked Fresh Breads from St. Tropez Bakery and creamery butter.

Entrée:  (Please select one of the following entrees when making your reservation.)
All entrees served with today's Farm Fresh Vegetable and garlic mashed potatoes.
  • Grilled New York Strip Steak
  • Locally Caught Seasonal Fish
  • Chicken Osso Bucco
  • Grilled Vegetable and Pearl Couscous Strata - served with fresh broccoli spears and carrots

Dessert Selections (Choice of one)
  • Semi-Traditional Mud Pie
  • Classic Cheesecake
  • Pecan Brownie ala Mode
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruits and Local Berries

There are Optional Starters available for an additional charge.

Do you have a children’s menu?
Yes, children ages 4-12 dine on Macaroni and Cheese Entrée, Chicken Fingers, Two Huge Chocolate Chip Cookies and Seasonal Fresh Fruit.

Do I need a ticket for my child under 3?
No, children under 3 are free and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Is gratuity included?
Yes, a service charge is included in the cost of your ticket. However, if your experience is exceptional, gratuities are appreciated.