San Diego Dining Cruise by Flagship 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.

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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Gloucester, Virginia
"Very Infomative"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2019 NEW
Nice view from the top deck, we booked the two hour tour we went North then came back within the hour not exactly sure what was going on the narrative announced they would be dropping of and picking up passengers for the tour going south (the next hour) I guess they do that all day because as we got off it was going north again. So if you get on and are heading back after and hour dont worry, the narrator which I cannot remember his name was excellent very knowledgeable of the area, the ships and the area. Truly wish I could remember his name reminded me of a old salt sailor. We did see some Sea Lions on the North trip which I would guess is the norm they were located near the live bait area. If you only have a short visit and you want to see a lot of the Harbor I would definitely recommend the tour.
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Willard, Utah
"A breath of fresh air"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2019 NEW
I was going back and forth debating what brunch cruise me and my husband should take. I am so pleased that I choose Flagship Cruises. We had a beautiful table next to the window and seated with three amazing couples. It was so delightful to get to know them and their backgrounds. Honestly, the cruise might have been a little boring if we had not been seated with others. There were endless Mimosa and champagne. Caviar was good, the brunch was great and lots of variety. I didn't get pictures of the food because I was filming live on FB. But what a beautiful ship! The only thing I have to complain about was we paid for our picture but never received it, but that was the only thing. It was a little hectic and we were the last ones off the ship, so our server might have just overlooked it. Anyways, I would recommend the brunch cruise, yes it's a little bit of money but for food and a cruise, it's worth every penny! Oh, and the service was amazing.
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Caroline L
Los Angeles, California
"Patriot Jet Boat is a Blast! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019
Tips before ride: purchase on Groupon for a discount, bring a small towel, and get in pre-boarding line early (30 minutes before). We got an excellent deal through Groupon and decided this looked like a lot of fun. It also seemed pretty unique since this is the first time we had seen a boat of this caliber hold so many people. Unfortunately we were almost at the end of the line to board which meant we got the seats which I presume get the most water. If you don’t want to get soaked, the closer you are to the front the better chance of not being drenched. They do hand out recyclable ponchos but it’s likely the water is going to find a way in. Upon the first turn, we had what looked like a small tidal wave come into the boat. We were soaked and our eyes were burning from the salt water. It was pretty funny. The music that plays is hardly audible because the engine is so loud but you will quickly forget about the music as you struggle to keep your poncho in place. It’s a truly one of a kind experience and we were so glad we did it. The staff was very kind and helpful.
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Susan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Ferry from San Diego Harbor to Coronado was great."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019
At only $5 each way, The boat was lovely and clean. We went right by the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum and it is even more imposing from the water. The ride to Coronado was short, scenic and lots of fun. Highly recommended.
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Chino Hills, California
"Patriot Jet Boat is Awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 08, 2019
Great crew, fun music and the beauty of the Coronado Bay in a speedboat - what else could you ask for? We had a great time. You will get wet so plan accordingly. Open through Labor Day.
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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.