Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Diego: Sightseeing Dinner Cruise with DJ Music

1. San Diego: Sightseeing Dinner Cruise with DJ Music

Enjoy a dinner cruise from San Diego that combines culinary excellence with unforgettable scenery and ambient DJ music. Look for local wildlife as you sail and admire views of the city skyline, the Coronado Bridge, and the Cabrillo National Monument.  Stroll the spacious decks and watch the sunset before dinner. Dinner is a seated meal with an elaborate wine list, upgrades and additions, and vegetarian options. Savor crisp salads, braised ribs, oven-roasted salmon entrees, and luscious desserts After dinner, listen to relaxing music, as you enjoy your dessert and coffee. Photos are taken at beginning of the cruise and they can be purchased at the end when you return to your meeting point.

San Diego: Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

2. San Diego: Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

See the sights of San Diego Bay on a fully-narrated cruise. Pass by Seaport Village, Shelter Island, Coronado Island, Point Loma, and Cabrillo National Monument, among other notable points of interest, while taking in beautiful skyline views. Choose between a 1-hour cruise of either the North or South Harbor, or book the 2-hour cruise, which includes both. San Diego’s North Harbor cruise takes you past historic ships in the Maritime Museum, Harbor Island, North Island Naval Air Station, and Shelter Island. The South Harbor route includes sightings of the Coronado Bridge, the U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier, the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet, and the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. As you sail, keep a lookout for wildlife such as blue herons, sea lions, and pelicans Listen as your professional crew provides commentary about the rich local and military history, points of interest, and facts about San Diego Bay. This sightseeing cruise also showcases local environmental conservation efforts through video clips and onboard displays.

San Diego: Driving Day Tour with GoCar Luxury

3. San Diego: Driving Day Tour with GoCar Luxury

See every inch of wonderful San Diego in a unique and fun way by going on the all day Everything Tour with GoCar. Let the car be your guide with onspot GPS and story telling features. See the historic Old Town, Point Loma Ecological Preserve, Ocean Beach, and so much more. Witness history at the Gaslamp Quarter, window shop at the iconic Horton Plaza, and stroll through the aromatic rose garden of Balboa Park. Find the natural beauty of the Point Loma Ecological Preserve. Wade in tide pools and see sea anemones, crabs, lobster, fish, and the occasional lucky octopus. Walk along Ocean Beach and through San Diego's famous Maritime Museum. Take in the vibe of Old Town and see how San Diego has changed over the centuries.

San Diego: Luxury GPS Self-Guided Tour by Vandherall

4. San Diego: Luxury GPS Self-Guided Tour by Vandherall

Make your way through San Diego as you travel in a brand new Vandherall luxury car. Get a flair for western and Mexican culture as you travel through Little Italy. Discover how deeply embedded the US Navy is into San Diego as you see the Naval Attack Submarine base, visit Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma Lighthouse, and more on this GPS-guided trip. Starting in Old Town, you'll make your way into Point Loma towards Liberty Station which used to be the Naval Training Center of San Diego, now repurposed into a mixed-use development. Next, go to Shelter Island to receive a great view of the Attack Submarine base. Make your way to Cabrillo National Monument and the Point Loma ecological preserve to see the old lighthouse that stood watch on the rocky shores and lit up the dangerous waterways for many sailors and fishermen. Stop to look at the tide pools, where all sorts of aquatic creatures make their home. As you finish your tour you'll pass the romantic Sunset Cliffs and into the eccentric Ocean Beach community, where there are plenty of privately owned shops.

California: Downloadable Audio Guide for Highway 1 and More

5. California: Downloadable Audio Guide for Highway 1 and More

Complete your road trip around California with an audio guide featuring 169 locations and 3 hours of audio in 1 app. Listen to the recordings as you take in views at Yosemite, Mt. Whitney, and Zabriskie Point, experience the unique cultures of Silicon Valley, Santa Monica, and Hollywood, and drive down Highway 1. Feel at ease taking in the views while the app uses GPS to find your location and suggest stops. From famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge to lesser-known gems like Moss Landing, appreciate the wealth of beauty and history in California with detailed audio descriptions.   Stop and start your journey as often as you please, there’s no constraints once you download the app and activate your audio guide. If there’s a specific site you’d like to visit, manually choose audio guides from the built-in map or from a list.

San Diego: Point Loma Electric GoCar Rental Tour

6. San Diego: Point Loma Electric GoCar Rental Tour

Explore the world-famous Point Loma, San Diego in the world’s first storytelling car. Your GoCar will direct you to Little Italy in San Diego’s Old Town where you will see the unexpected melting pot of Mexican and Western culture. You will be riding in a GoCar, the world’s first storytelling car that will give you valuable narration throughout the tour automatically based on your GPS location. Pass by Liberty Station, home of the Navel Training Center that closed in 1997.

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What people are saying about Cabrillo National Monument

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 134 reviews

My party went aboard the Hornblower. The vessel was beautiful. The staff was attentive. The DJ put great music. The sights were amazing.

Everything was well organized , food was excellent, service was outstanding with Felicia and the entertainment with the DJ !

The crew and staff members definitely made this a memorable experience. I would definitely do this more often

Had a great time on this cruise with dinner. Will highly recommend this

Fantastic food, music, service and sights. Would love to go again!