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San Diego Harbor Cruise

1 Hour
Group Activity
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $25 Per Person

San Diego Harbor Cruise

1 Hour
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From (USD) $25 Per Person

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      San Diego Harbor Cruise

      San Diego, California, USA
      From (USD) $25 Per Person
      Highlights
      • Fully-guided: Decide whether you wish to take the 1 hour North Bay cruise or the 1 hour South Bay cruise and then Sit back and soak in the views while being regaled with anecdotes and tales of San Diego’s history.
      • North Bay: See the nuclear submarine base, the Naval Air Station, Star of India, Point Loma Lighthouse, America's Cup Harbor, Shelter and Harbor Islands, and Cabrillo National Monument.
      • South Bay: Travel under the Coronado Bay Bridge to discover the U.S.S. Midway, destroyers and frigates docked at the Navy base Coronado Island, and more.
      • Sea lions: We'll pass by a colony of California sea lions, getting close enough to see them looking back at you.
      About this San Diego, California tour

      Some say that you haven't seen San Diego until you've seen it from the water, something that's hard to dispute. The Big Bay, as the locals call it, is dotted with and surrounded by some of the city's most historic and iconic landmarks.

      What truly defines the Big Bay is the Navy. Beginning in 1901, San Diego essentially grew up in the Navy. Along the bay is the San Diego Naval Station – the second biggest Navy base in the U.S. – the Air Station, the Submarine Base, and USS Midway. Untold millions have shipped out from here, heading to battles in Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal during WWII, and to the Persian Gulf in more recent times.

      The North Island Naval Air Station has been in the South Bay since 1917 and is known as the Birthplace of Naval Aviation; the list of American pilots trained there is a veritable "Who's Who" of aviation. Interestingly, the wife of the base's first commanding officer was socialite Bessie Wallis Warfield. You might not recognize that name, but she may have been the most talked-about woman of the 1930s, thanks to her scandalous affair with the Prince of Wales – he briefly became King Edward VIII, then abdicated so he could marry her. Rumors persist that the one-time wife of the base commander was a Nazi sympathizer, and perhaps even a spy.

      First in flight

      He was the Navy's very first pilot, but his career as "Naval Aviator No. 1" had a rocky start. Theodore "Spuds" Ellyson was ordered to San Diego for training in December 1910. His first flight came a month later, when the "grass-cutter" he attempted to fly made a wing-first landing that cracked up the plane. Awarded the Navy Cross in World War I, Ellyson died in a plane crash over Chesapeake Bay in 1928.

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      Wear warm layers Wear warm layers
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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