San Diego

San Diego Sunset Cruise from Mission Bay

Badge of ExcellenceSan Diego, USA
Sunset Cruise
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Offered in: English


Cruise the coastal waters off San Diego during the sunset on this evening boat trip. Take in epic views of the sun sinking behind the Pacific Ocean's horizon and snap photos of loved ones on the boat's deck. Listen to relaxing music and sip drinks from the open bar to round out the laid-back California ambiance.
  • See the San Diego coast from the water on this Mission Bay Lagoon cruise
  • Great photo ops of the setting sun
  • Relaxing music and access to an open bar

What's Included

  • Landing and facility fees
  • Admittance onto the boat
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1617 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

    Our check-in office (ticket booth) address is 1617 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109. We are facing the marina waterside, attached to the Sportsman’s Seafood Fish & Chips Shop.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your evening begins at the marina where you can board your boat for a scenic Mission Bay cruise. Instead of getting caught up in crowds, this boat trip allows you to see top landmarks from a distance, including the vast SeaWorld complex. As well as showcasing the local area from a new vantage point, the tour also reveals stunning unobstructed sunset views.

While watching the sunset, you can listen to atmospheric on-board music and enjoy the luxury of traveling on a boat that’s equipped with a bar, with plenty of drinks available to purchase. The cruise promises a relaxing evening activity, plenty of great photo opportunities, and a convenient route that concludes right back at the start point.

Mission Bay Park (Pass By)

SeaWorld San Diego (Pass By)

Ocean Beach Municipal Pier (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Service animals allowed
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Near public transportation
  • Kids Go Free October: If you have more than one child traveling per adult, please pay operator directly for additional children at time of travel
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 128 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
It was a beautiful Sunset Cruise. The Crew on board was very pleasant, nice and friendly. Well worth it, indeed.


67 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Sunset city lights
Jay_M, Mar 2024
Seeing the whale … finding warmest seat in boat .. the city lights at night were amazing. Only thing that could have made it better was a free complimentary drink !
Good cruise and crew, terrible customer service.
Pree_S, Jan 2024
The tour itself was good. The customer service was terrible. One of our friends caught the flu and we repeatedly emailed them letting them know but no response. They basically held us hostage and we had to show up.
Nice views
Fatima_S, Jan 2024
We were able to some seals, it’s great to ride during the sunset, the views are just okay, but overall 7.5/10
Julie_P, Dec 2023
The trip around mission bay was nice to see, this particular day was partially cloudy so the sunset wasn’t as nice as it could b but still beautiful
Romantic Sunset Cruise
Kari_A, Dec 2023
This crew was so kind, social and friendly. They were on time and treated us like their favorite guests despite a small group they offered a full experience. Highly recommended
S. Diego Sunset Cruise a Must.
Carlos_M, Dec 2023
It was a beautiful Sunset Cruise. The Crew on board was very pleasant, nice and friendly. Well worth it, indeed.
This is a must do cruise
Gloria_B, Nov 2023
The entire crew was awesome, the view of the Sunset was the same from every angle on the boat...nothing else need to be said.
Don't Miss Out
Alexandria_E, Oct 2023
The staff was so friendly, the sunset was amazing, and the boat was comfortable. Everyone should enjoy a sunset cruise while in San Diego. Company was priced fairly and the entire experience went smoothly.
Marcia_B, Sep 2023
I loved the sunsets and just being in the water. It was truly a beautiful experience. The water was very peaceful, the weather was great and the sunset was just out if this world.
Beautiful evening
Colleen_H, Sep 2023
Simon went above and beyond helping us with our reservation! We are very thankful. The sunset cruise was extraordinary. The captain and crew were welcoming and made the night memorable.
Beautiful sunset!
Sheila_B, Sep 2023
Went to San Diego to celebrate my boyfriends birthday so we did the sunset cruise for his birthday! It was amazing! It was a smooth ride and the sunset was beautiful! Nice staff!
Great Smooth San Diego Sunset Cruise With the Friendly Ohana Crew
Danjiro, Aug 2023
Water is smooth in the bay, so the boat doesn’t sway. The sunset was beautiful and the crew was kind. They offered to take pics of couples etc. we did get stuck in a sandbar briefly, but the pilot was able to get us out. The end of the cruise featured a great overwater view of the seaworld fireworks show, capping off the evening nicely.
Joe_G, Aug 2023
Not having tickets to get on. They did not have our reservation. Never again. Why did they not send our reservation in
Very nice boat friendly...
Ashley_J, Aug 2023
Very nice boat friendly staff and beautiful views . Sunset was beautiful. Very nice for couples and nice bar area
Disappointing and frustrating
Ashtyn_L, Aug 2023
We showed up to the dock at 6:59pm when it was supposed to start at 7pm and the boat was already taking off. This was very disappointing as we were right on time and we’re not able to board the boat.
San Diego Getaway
Nancy_W, Aug 2023
A gift from our daughter and family. Enjoyed the cruise extremely despite the windy, chilly weather.
Great relaxing start to our weekend!
Jeremie_M, Jul 2023
We were celebrating our Mother’s 80th birthday. We thought we would kick it off with a sunset cruise in the bay!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
That sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate your mother's 80th birthday! A sunset cruise in the bay is a memorable and scenic choice. I hope you all had a fantastic time and created beautiful memories together.
Beautiful cruise
Ed_W, Jul 2023
Beautiful sunset, sea world, dolphin sighting, refreshing and relaxing with a drink. Friendly staff. Sea lions in the harbor are fun to see.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
I'm glad to hear that you had such a wonderful experience! It sounds like you had a great time enjoying the beautiful sunset and the sea world. Dolphin sightings are always a treat, and it must have been refreshing and relaxing to enjoy a drink while taking in the scenery. It's also nice to hear that the staff were friendly and accommodating. And yes, sea lions in the harbor can be quite entertaining to watch. Overall, it sounds like you had a fantastic time!
Worth It
Cody_S, Jul 2023
We had a really nice time! The boat left on time and the whole thing was between an hour and 15 to 30 minutes. We saw dolphins almost right away and plenty of sea lions were hanging out. We had a seat inside, I suggest getting there well before the 30 minute recommendation as you may not get a seat outside. We got there at 630 for a 7pm cruise time. Another downside with being inside is that the windows were pretty dirty so at some angles it was hard to get an unobstructed view of the water and sunset. I think it worked out for us though because we were cold before we arrived. Super comfy and the staff was really friendly. There was a semi private party on our cruise at the front of the boat, so their music was clashing with the music on the boat, but other than that it was a nice time!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
I'm glad to hear that you had a great time! It sounds like the boat trip was enjoyable and you were able to see dolphins and sea lions. Thank you for sharing your experience. I understand that dirty windows can be a downside when trying to enjoy the view of the water and sunset. It can be frustrating when the dirt obstructs the view and prevents you from fully appreciating the scenery. I'm glad to hear that you found the cruise to be super comfy and that the staff was friendly. However, I'm sorry to hear that there was a clash of music due to the private party on the boat. We appreciate this feedback.
Family fun
Lori_V, Jul 2023
The captain of the boat and staff were super helpful and kind to our family. They went above and beyond to make this cruise a memorable one.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your feedback! I'm glad to hear that the captain and staff provided excellent service during your cruise. They always strive to go above and beyond to ensure a memorable experience for all passengers. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us.
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