San Diego Bay Cruises
3645 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 928-2441

Bay Dreamin Cruises

bay dreamin duffy boat

Bay Dreamin’ Cruises
Packages & Prices
Maximum 6 Guests

No matter which cruise you choose, you never know what you may see on San Diego Bay and harbor; mock tall ship battles, America’s Cup yachts, wildlife, and a variety of military and civilian aircraft.

All of our cruises and tours are on an 18′ electric Duffy boat skippered by Mike and Jackie McNabb, USCG Licensed captains.  Mike and Jackie will take up to a maximum of 6 passengers, but have no minimum.

The cruise packages below are our standard pricing and packages. However, Jackie and Mike are very flexible and would happy to try and accommodate your needs if you would like to customize a cruise.  

Embarcadero, Skyline, USS Midway Harbor & Bay Cruise

These are daily 1 1/2 hour harbor and bay cruises.  There is one that depart at 1:00 PM and returns at 2:30 PM and another that departs at 3:30 and returns at 5:00 PM.  On this cruise, you will see; The Embarcadero, Maritime Museum boats including Berkeley, Medea, Star of India, HMS Surprise, USS Dolphin, and a Russian B29 Submarine.  You will also get up close views of “The Kiss” statue, Seaport Village, the Downtown San Diego Skyline, and Coronado Bay Bridge.

You can either purchase individual tickets or charter the boat as a private cruise for you and your friends.

Individual Guests     $55 each
Private Charter up to 6 Guests     $165 Total


Sunset Bay Cruise

This is a daily two hour bay cruise that departs at 6:00 PM. You may purchase individual ticket prices or charter the entire boat as a private cruise.  This cruise will take you to see Harbor Island, San Diego city skyline and lights, Maritime Museum boats, USS Midway, “The Kiss” statue, Seaport Village, and more….

Individual Guests     $88 each
Private Charter        $220 total


Shelter Island, Yacht Clubs & Sea Lion Harbor & Bay Cruise

This is a daily two hour cruise from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and will take you to see the Shelter Island resorts, sea lions, Naval Dolphin Training area, Submarine Dry Dock, North Island Naval Base, Yacht Clubs, and La Playa.

You may choose to purchase individual tickets or charter the entire boat as a private cruise.

Individual Guests     $66 each
Private Charter         $187 total


Custom Private Cruise

We understand that there are special occasions where our guests would like a private charter for their own event. We like to accommodate special requests and events when we can. For those occasions, we will charter the Bay Dreamin’ boat for a rate of:

Custom Charter         $138 / Hour


Food and beverages are not included in your harbor and bay cruise price.  However you’re welcome to bring your own.  We can also provide you with good references for food and catering if you wish.

Request to charter a Bay Dreamin Cruise

Prices do not include marina dock fees and San Diego Port District taxes, or additional services such as food & beverage or other incidentals unless otherwise noted. Prices and packages are subject to change from published rates.  Gratuities are not automatically included in the package pricing, but are cheerfully accepted.

interior of a Duffy 21 electric boat

The Duffy 21′ Electric Boat is as comfortable as a limo on water!

The Bay Dreamin’ Cruises boat is a 18′ foot Duffy electric.  It is rated to carry up to 11 passengers comfortably.  However, in the interest of providing our guests with spacious accommodations, we will never carry more than 6 guests on any harbor or bay cruise.  We want to assure your comfort while getting a great up-close view of local sights, while enjoying your own favorite music.

San Diego Bay is one of the most beautiful natural bays and harbors in the world and there’s nothing like seeing the bay up-close and personal. Bay Dreamin’ Cruises Duffy boat is a fantastic way to easily cruise San Diego Bay in style and comfort.  Bay Dreamin’ 1 is a water limo with cushioned limo-style seating and all around viewing from within a full enclosure.

Bay Dreamin boat at Surprise

Cruise past the HMS Surprise on your Bay Dreamin cruise

See all the natural and man-made wonders of the harbor from sea lions, water birds, endangered Brown Pelicans, and occasional dolphins, to the Maritime Museum (home of the Star of India, HMS Surprise, and others), the awesome aircraft carrier USS Midway, Downtown San Diego skyline and the Nuclear Aircraft Carrier moorings and more.  The gentle winds of the Pacific move over the bay and harbor creating an atmosphere of delight.  Mike and Jackie are happy to have you aboard as their guests.  If you would like to spend less time at any given point of interest and perhaps a bit more time at another, simply let them know and they’ll be happy to accommodate.

We can help you design your private harbor and bay cruise for 1-6 passengers.  You can bring your own music, food and beverages, and friends.  Tell us how much time you’d like to spend out on the beautiful San Diego Bay, what your occasion is, how many passengers you will have, and any other special interests.  We can customize a charter based on your information and desires and tell you about all of the places available for you to visit.

Bay Dreamin Cruise passengers

Everyone has a good time aboard a Bay Dreamin’ Cruise

Jackie and Mike are experienced and personable captains who have been sailing, cruising, and racing most of their lives.  Their primary objective, next to everyone’s safety, is to assure everyone has a great time and memorable experience while on your bay cruise.  Bay Dreamin’ 1 is a clean, safe, and quiet boat with no gasoline or diesel fumes.  We never carry more than 6 guests to assure your comfort.

Whatever your occasion to charter a boat from San Diego Bay Cruises, the Bay Dreamin’ 1 Cruising Duffy is ready to accommodate your event and your party.  Bay Dreamin’ 1 comes equipped with all the comforts of a floating limosine. The Bay Dreamin’ cruising Duffy features:

  • Comfortable seating for up to six passengers
  • Fully carpeted all weather cabin enclosure with 360 degree view.
  • Sound system with iPod connection and CD player.
  • Illuminated bar
  • Limo-style cushioned seating around teak tables.
  • Refrigerator for food and drinks
  • We provide glasses, bottle opener, wine opener, plates, and cloth napkins
  • US Coast Guard approved safety gear


You can book the Bay Dreamin’ 1 for any of the following occasions:

  • San Diego Bay Cruising
  • Romantic Date Night
  • Proposals
  • Special Occasions
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Business Meetings
  • Intimate Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Quality Time with Family
  • Photo Shoots
  • Birthdays
  • Create Your Own Event!







The Kiss Statue on San Diego Bay

Unconditional Surrender, or “The Kiss” statue in San Diego



Passengers enjoying a Bay Dreamin Cruise Bay Dreamin Cruise at the Star of India ship
guests aboard Bay Dreamin 1