Tours & Charters

Tours & Charters

Add up everything there is to see in San Diego, La Jolla, Coronado, Del Mar, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach and it’s just too much! Take the guesswork out of choosing which attractions to visit during your San Diego vacation, and experience the best with an expert. Enjoy a variety of tours and charters helmed by a knowledgeable local guide ranging from bike tours downtown San Diego to hot air balloon tours of Temecula Valley wine country. Go on a tour with other travelers, surprise a loved one with an intimate private tour or reserve a boat charter just for your family or group.


COASTAL SAN DIEGO

OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOURS

As a top-rated tour by TripAdvisor, Old Town Trolley Tours has been offering hop-on/hop-off tours of San Diego since 1989! Enjoy a 2-hour, fully narrated sightseeing tour of San Diego and Coronado. The trolley operates in a continuous loop, making 10 stops so you can disembark along the way and visit Old Town, Seaport Village, the Gaslamp Quarter, the USS Midway Museum, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo®, shops, restaurants and more.

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MISSION BAY

MALARKY CHARTERS

You and up to 11 friends will embark on an adventure that will live in memory for a lifetime. Modern décor, smooth sailing, and abundant space ensure a comfortable and jaw-dropping excursion through Mission Bay and the San Diego Coastline. Sit back, relax, and enjoy what San Diego has to offer: Dolphins, Whales, Seals, Birds, mixed with fresh ocean air.


DOWNTOWN | SAN DIEGO BAY

SPEED BOAT ADVENTURES

Embark on a thrilling adventure of a lifetime on a sightseeing speed boat tour featuring a narrated cruise around San Diego Harbor. Navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entire tour while following in the wake of a knowledgeable and safety-trained guide. Put on a wireless disposable headset for a witty yet historical introduction to the area while you splash over waves in your speedboat.

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DOWNTOWN | EMBARCADERO

FLAGSHIP CRUISES & EVENTS

For almost a century, Flagship Cruises & Events has been dedicated to providing the finest services for the best possible value. Whether you choose the 1 or 2-hour narrated harbor cruise or the 2.5-hour harbor dinner cruise, enjoy breathtaking views of the San Diego skyline. A variety of other cruises are available including seasonal whale watching tours, holiday cruises, corporate yacht charters and craft beer and cocktail cruises.

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DOWNTOWN | EMBARCADERO

HORNBLOWER CRUISES & EVENTS

Aboard a Hornblower cruise, an astonishing array of sights await in San Diego Bay like the breathtaking skyline, Naval Air Station and soaring Coronado Bridge. Choose from a variety of cruises like dinner, brunch, cocktail, harbor sightseeing and whale watching. You can also charter one of their ships for a wedding or other special event.

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SHELTER ISLAND | SAN DIEGO BAY | PREFERRED PARTNER

SAIL SAN DIEGO

With more than 28 years out on the water surrounding San Diego harbor and thousands of satisfied clients, the Sail San Diego crew works diligently to ensure each sail boating excursion is an exceptional experience. Enjoy a variety of 2-to-8-hour inclusive sail tours including sightseeing, sunset, fishing, whale watching and more. Sailing lessons and private charters are also available.

Mention Bluewater and get $5 off each guest.


HARBOR ISLAND | SAN DIEGO BAY | PREFERRED PARTNER

SAN DIEGO SAILING TOURS

Step aboard a classic sailing yacht for a 2 or 3-hour tour of the bay with the spectacular San Diego skyline as a back drop. Choose from sightseeing, whale watching and sunset tours. Private and group charters are also available.

Mention Bluewater and receive $10 off any pair of tickets or $40 off a private sailing yacht reservation.


MISSION BAY | PREFERRED PARTNER

LEGACY WHALE WATCHING

The Legacy is a modern 80-foot tour boat with view windows throughout both decks and features outside seating on the bow and upper deck. The most popular wildlife seen are whales, dolphins, sea lions and birds. California Gray Whales are usually seen migrating from November/December through April. Tours depart from Mission Bay and cruise into the ocean along San Diego’s scenic coastline.

Guests of Bluewater are eligible for a 50% price reduction.


SEAPORT VILLAGE | SAN DIEGO BAY

SAN DIEGO SEAL TOURS

Experience Southern California by land and sea! Step aboard a “boat with wheels” for a 90-minute, fully narrated SEAL Tour departing from Seaport Village or the Embarcadero. Journey through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise through the waters of Mission Bay. Experience San Diego’s history and ecological wonders in the comfort and security of a Hydra-Terra vehicle. Learn first-hand the area’s rich military history and cruise through the water playground of sea lions.

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SAN DIEGO BAY

SAN DIEGO PRESTIGE YACHT CHARTERS

A yacht charter is a unique way to celebrate a special occasion, host an unforgettable corporate event or throw the ultimate party. Choose from a multitude of ships – from smaller 46-ft yachts perfect for relaxing to truly stately 143-ft yachts sure to impress.


BALBOA PARK | CORONADO | OLD TOWN | POINT LOMA

SAN DIEGO WALKING TOURS

Highly rated, San Diego Walks offers both group and private tours in the San Diego area, from Old Town, Balboa Park, Coronado to Liberty Station. Walk and learn interesting facts and history from experienced tour guides who enjoy sharing knowledge and anecdotes as they uncover San Diego’s secrets.


LA JOLLA SHORES | PREFERRED PARTNER

BIKE & KAYAK TOURS

Bike & Kayak Tours offers guided bicycle, kayak, and snorkel tours and rentals. Tours for groups and team building are available.

Mention Bluewater and receive 20% off. Use promo code bluewater20 to book online.


LA JOLLA SHORES | PREFERRED PARTNER

LA JOLLA KAYAK

La Jolla Kayak offers guided La Jolla sea cave tours, kayak tours, snorkel tours and bike tours, as well as stand-up paddleboard rentals and lessons. Watch the sun set during a kayak adventure or snorkel with leopard sharks. Gear rentals are provided.

Ask for the owner, Michael Luskum, and mention Bluewater for a special offer.


MEXICO BORDER | PREFERRED PARTNER

BAJA WINERY TOURS

Go for an unforgettable, inclusive day trip (about 1.5 hours from San Diego) to the wine country of Baja California, Mexico including Valle de Guadalupe, Tijuana, Ensenada and Puerto Nuevo. Valle de Guadalupe is Mexico’s premier wine-growing region. Sip wine in Valle de Guadalupe, taste craft beers in Tijuana and Ensenada, and indulge in lobster in Puerto Nuevo. The Valle de Guadalupe wine tour includes a guide, private transportation, wine tasting at three top wineries and lunch.

Mention Bluewater and receive a 15% discount.


TEMECULA

A GRAPE ESCAPE HOT AIR BALLOONS

Escape to the skies on a romantic sunrise hot air balloon ride over beautiful Temecula Valley wine country. Experience peace and serenity while drifting over vineyards as the sun rises over the mountains. Take flight with birds and view wildlife, lakes, citrus groves, wineries and estate homes. Certified commercial pilots navigate a 60-to-75-minute ride while identifying points of interest. Each flight includes champagne and a continental breakfast.

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TEMECULA

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ HOT AIR BALLOON

There’s no better way to experience the beauty of Temecula Valley wine country than from a hot air balloon. Experience the thrill of a sunrise hot air balloon flight and take in views of acres of vineyards, wineries, olive trees, citrus groves and mountain ranges. Included with each flight is a light European-style champagne breakfast in the rose garden at Vindemia Winery. California Dreamin’ pilots are FAA certified and well-experienced. Private rides for special occasions and Del Mar sunset hot air balloon flights with views of the Pacific Ocean, Coronado Islands and Mexico are also available.

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