San Diego Dining Cruise by Flagship in San Diego, CA

990 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.

Good To Know

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


from San Diego Dining Cruise by Flagship
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.

Tripster 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.
20 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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Apache Junction, Arizona
"Beautiful San Diego Bay cruising"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2020 NEW
Beautiful ship, clean, and well run. Smaller capacity due to COVID19. Staff great at sanitizing. Tour of San Diego wonderful. Taking the 2 hour cruise gives both the opportunity of going both north and south for different experiences. Informational cruise extremely well narrated by staff member, Patrick.
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Diane H
"Great fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 05, 2020
My family of four, 2 teenagers aged 14 and 16, my husband and I loved it. It was like beautiful fair ride, all the fun, music and beautiful scenery. Nice to have something fun during the Covid times.
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"Not worth it"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2020
Father's Day Brunch Cruise was not what we expected. Brunches include a vast array of endless food offerings. One small serving of fruit and baked pastries. Entree was included which was a limited selection and bottomless mimosas. Our wait time to be served was extremely long and we were not checked on as regularly. There was a guy walking around singing who I observed only went to tables where people of color were not sitting. We ordered chicken and waffles. Our chicken was undercooked and the meal was cold. My friend ordered the Reuben Sausage sandwich and was not impressed. The flatbread salmon appetizer was cold. It lacked the experience I wanted my husband to have on Father's Day. I would not do it again with this company.
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Lubbock, Texas
"Use Someone Else for a Ride to Coronado"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 08, 2020
June 7, 2020, I purchased a ticket for the ride from the Broadway pier to Coronado. Price $10. My first time with Flagship was in January 2018 for a whale watching tour and I loved everything about the tour. This time, well NO! The lady deckhand, no name given and no name tag was very, very, very, rude. She totally ignored people as we boarded, when I got off the boat at Coronado I said "Thank you" and miss personality gave no reply. When it was time to head back to the Broadway pier the same thing except this time as I exited the gate I told miss personality "Thank you" and she responded. Yep, responded with a yawn. I immediately went to the ticket booth to tell the staff about how rude this person was and that Flagship was better than this. I was assured by the staff the owner would call me and I left my name/phone number. As of this writing, I have not heard from the owner. I would like to say, most of the time I would not let one employee affect my reviews, however, if your standard service recovery response is to tell the customer "the owner will call you." Then someone needs to call the customer.
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Bismarck, North Dakota
"Loved the ferry boat that was the oldest in the fleet!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2020
Make sure to ride it! It is amazing. We took our bikes on board for free! And biked all over Coronado island. Then hung out at the beautiful beach.
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Dining Cruise by Flagship

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.)
  • Slow Roasted Creekstone Farms Prime Rib of Beef - Stone Smoked Porter au jus, creamy horseradish sauce, farm fresh vegetables, twice-baked rosemary, and white cheddar potato. (Sunday's Only)
  • Eggplant Parmesan - Crispy breaded and baked eggplant with mozzarella and marinara served with linguini and oven roasted seasonal vegetables. (Vegetarian)
  • Portobello Steak - Fresh Portobello mushroom marinated in red wine, garlic and cracked pepper then grilled. Served with herb roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
  • Braised Beef Short Rib - Beef short ribs marinated in red wine, fresh vegetables and aromatic herbs, slow braised until meltingly tender, topped with caramelized onion relish. Paired with roasted garlic whipped potatoes and oven roasted seasonal vegetables. (Gluten-Free)
  • Pan-Seared Sustainable Salmon Filet - Pesto glazed sustainable salmon with smoked tomato béchamel. Paired with roasted garlic whipped potatoes and oven roasted seasonal vegetables. (Gluten-Free. Contains Nuts.)
  • Free-Range Chicken Breast - Bacon wrapped, blue cheese stuffed California free range chicken breast with mild red chili cream sauce. Paired with roasted garlic whipped potatoes and oven roasted seasonal vegetables.

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.