Ensure your cruise goes off without a hitch with these helpful tips and important things to know before you book an excursion.
Watch the Weather
Be sure to check the weather leading up to your trip, and keep an eye out for updates from the tour company. While some ships have covers to block out a drizzle and can thus operate rain or shine, others may only run when the weather is nice.
While San Diego enjoys warm weather year-round, there are always a few rainy days, so check each cruise for information about their rescheduling or refunding policies in the case of inclement weather.
Check the Suggested Dress Code
Some, but not all, harbor cruises have a suggested dress code for guests. While these dress codes typically aren’t strict, you’ll want to check them before you arrive so you aren’t too over- or underdressed for your cruise.
Remember that the bay can be fairly cool even on sunny days since there are no buildings to block the wind, so you’ll want to dress in layers with a warm overcoat or jacket.
Watch Out for Limited Wheelchair Accessibility
Some harbor cruises exclusively offer seating on the main deck of the ship, which may only be accessible by staircase or ladder. Other tours have dedicated seats that are accessible for anyone using a mobility device.
Be sure to double check with the tour company prior to booking your ticket if you need accessible accommodations.