Best Dinner Cruises in San Diego

It’s no secret that “America’s Finest City” has some spectacular beaches. Our proximity to the Pacific means we’ve come up with nearly endless ways to enjoy the water. So if you’re looking to indulge in one of the most popular, many local boating companies offer decadent dinner cruises in San Diego. Imagine sipping a cocktail and sampling some gourmet dining while the sun sets over the waves, and you’re getting the idea. 

Read on for some excellent options for a classic dinner cruise, and set sail. 

Flagship Cruises & Events

Couple Flagship cruise dinner in San Diego

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Flagship Cruises is a San Diego institution, having first offered local ferry service from San Diego’s earliest ports in 1885. In the century-plus since, the company has chartered countless pleasure cruises, sightseeing tours and more. Their nightly dinner cruises are always memorable experiences. Passengers enjoy scenic views, craft cocktails, an elegant ambience and delectable dishes featuring fresh seafood and other local ingredients.  

990 North Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101


Hornblower City Cruises

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These leisurely yacht cruises offer passengers a multi-course experience, prepared right on-board. Service is always top-notch, guests can enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, Wi-Fi and entertainment from a private table, and there are always a variety of awe-inspiring sights from the dining deck. Dinner cruises depart nightly, although if you’re in the mood for a daytime trek, brunch cruises are also available by reservation.    

1800 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101   



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The JADA is a storied wooden racing yacht that was built in 1938 to be the fastest boat of its day. And fast it was, winning several speed trials during its active years of competition. Rumor has it that the ship’s race days came to a close after it was purchased by actor Marlon Brando sometime in the early 1970s. Today, the JADA is one of San Diego’s preëminent sailing charters, offering elegant dinner cruises to the adventuresome.

8971 Capcano Rd, San Diego, CA 92126  


Cruise San Diego

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Cruise San Diego offers a variety of chartered events on the yacht Ohana — a vessel built for the famed Wrigley family in 1960. In addition to making themselves available for leisurely treks and sightseeing tours, Cruise San Diego also books private dinner cruises above the craft. If you’re just in the mood to sip a cocktail and socialize, the on-board Mahalo Bar also offers regular sunset Booze Cruises on a regular schedule here.  

1617 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109 


The Gondola Company

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Craving a decidedly European experience? The Gondola Company offers a classically continental experience; one akin to floating through the canals of Venice. Each intimate excursion can accommodate up to six passengers as your gondolier navigates the waterways of the Coronado Cays. Although a full meal service isn’t offered, guests are welcome to bring light bites to accompany the wine and truffles that will be served.   

503 Grand Caribe Causeway, Suite C Coronado, California 92118


Book Your Stay at Pacific Terrace

Pacific Terrace Hotel is the ideal place for you to call home during your maritime adventure in San Diego. We offer guests plush accommodations, a host of amazing amenities, and we’re located just steps from the water, so you’re never far from your point of departure. Take a look at our Special Offers page, book your stay and discover your escape!