Dining Cruises with Flagship Cruises in San Diego, CA

Flagship Cruises & Events990 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101
View on Map


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.

Good To Know

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.
Read More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Megan A.
18 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.
Read More
Tip: Bring a light jacket, flat shoes, camera for pictures and money to buy drinks.

Was this review helpful? Yes

TripAdvisor Reviews
TripAdvisor user image
Yuma, Arizona
"Patriot jet boat"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
Highly recommend this boat ride! You will get wet no matter where you sit. The boat ride is throughout the bay, gets you close to navy ships and also under Coronado bridge. They play various types of music throughout the ride to start your boat ride mood and also to keep you hyped up! The captain and staff are helpful and polite.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
San Diego, California
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
We love taking our out of town visitors on the harbor cruise. It is so informative and it’s just so nice to cruise around the bay. We have also done their brunch cruises which I highly recommend. Good food and free flowing champagne. Check groupon before you go as sometimes they have 1/2 prices for the harbor cruise.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Aanya B
"Okay tour but annoying tour guide..."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
We enjoyed the boat ride itself and seeing all the things the bay had to offer, but the tour guide sounded like he was so bored of what he was talking about and had said it 100 times so he wasn’t at all enthusiastic. I get it like you do repeat the same things over and over every day but I mean we’ve never heard it or seen any of these things so yeah....kind of disappointing. Needless to say we bought a 2 hour tour and got off after the first hour because we were so tired of listening to that guys voice! And he asked for tips afterwards....cmon man. Why ruin it for everyone else.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Competitor Cruise Boat is the way to go :("
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 13, 2018 NEW
We had booked the Stars and Stripes boat for the July 4th fireworks. The ticket said that it was drinks and tapas, assuming it was as nice as the drinks, champagne and tapas we had when we went on the Hornblower cruise the year before. From the moment we boarded the staff was not attentive, they were more concerned about getting their fireworks pictures than us getting ours. Standing in front of paying customers with their cameras! After waiting in line for a drink we found out that there were no 2 free drinks (like the Hornblower had the year before). So on top of $75 per ticket we paid for drinks. There were two tables on the mid level with a "sliders" buffet (small buns, burger, bbq and toppings). There was no chips, no dessert nothing but slider fixings! Hornblower had champagne, great DJ, two drinks with ticket and a huge spread of fruit, cheese, desserts! WE will never book with Flagship again! Very disappointed in this experience.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Barbara S
Charlotte, North Carolina
"Take both the North and South Harbor Cruises"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2018 NEW
Great way to see SanDiego and the amazing the Naval bases, with its ships at port. Take both the North and South Harbor cruises to see all the sights. Air-conditioned seating in the enclosed deck and topside seating for a more panoramic view. Snacks, and beverages available during the cruise as well as beer and wine. Worth the trip and a great way to scope out what to explore next.
Read More
Star Map Pin Icon
San Diego Dining Cruises is located at Flagship Cruises & Events990 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101
Attraction Map Pin IconAttractions Hotel Map Pin IconHotels & Lodging

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.