Oceanside Harbor Cruises- Get on the Water!

One of the best ways to experience Oceanside Harbor up close and personal is to go on a Harbor cruise. Or even better, going out of the Harbor and exploring the coastline.  Here, I would like to present to you a list of all possible Oceanside harbor cruises.  As you are about to see, Oceanside Harbor cruises have a little bit of something for everyone. Just have a look!

I have previously written and listed all of the possible whale watching tours as well as all San Diego Sportfishing Party boats offered in San Diego County in two other posts. Please click on the links above for any additional information concerning whale watching or fishing tours in Oceanside.

A Variety of Oceanside Harbor Cruises

There are many cruises to choose from so let’s see what Oceanside Harbor has to offer, shall we?

Oceanside Harbor 

Oceanside Harbor google map

First off, Oceanside Harbor is 38 miles north of Downtown San Diego and is the only harbor in North County San Diego. I could not find any dinner cruises available here, but there are several sailing charters as well as a variety of “special cruises” available.

As I mentioned before in the beginning, I have listed all of the whale watching and fishing tours from Oceanside Harbor in two previous posts so click on the above links if you would like to fish or see whales.

Oceanside Harbor Map Oceanside California
Looking closely, you can get an idea where your boat is docked

Okay, let us now have a look at what the Oceanside Harbor has to offer!

Pacific Coast Sail Charters

Oceanside Harbor Pacific Coast Sail Charters

1900 N Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 212-2963


Obsession-39 ft sailing yacht

Captain Les George -U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain with over 30 years experience


  •  luxury cushioned interior
  • XM radio stereo system
  • complete galley with refrigeration
  • restroom
  • up to 6 people

Additional Offerings-

  • Cruise out to sea or up and down the coast
  • You may sit back and watch or help with the sails
  • Sailing lessons
  • Burials at sea
  • Team building workshops


  • 2.5 hours with up to 6 people-$325
  • for each additional hour-$75
  • call for further information


Oceanside Adventures

Oceanside Harbor Oceanside Adventures Boat

256 Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054

(888) 507-1130

Private Charter Info-(760) 277-3073


One level design, high-speed 50-foot, 49 passenger catamaran

As you can guess by the name of the website-Oceanside Adventures, their main concentration of tours has to do with whale watching. Well, I found a couple of trips for you that are out of the ordinary.  For example, how would you like to take a Wine Cruise or a Santa Cruise? Check it out!

Wine and Harbor Cruise

From 5 -6:30 pm, on the first Saturday of every month (except Dec & Jan), Oceanside Adventures offers a 90-minute tour of Oceanside Harbor along with an appetizer platter and three tastes of wines from Beach Colony Winery, all for only $39.

 Santa Harbor Cruise

On December 8th, Oceanside Adventures is offering a 20-minute boat ride with Santa Clause between 11 am – 3 pm for only $3! All proceeds are going toward Friends of Oceanside Parks.

Parade of Lights Harbor Cruise

Also on December 8th, at 7 pm the Oceanside Yacht Club will be putting on their annual Parade of Lights in Oceanside Harbor. Come and join the crew of  Oceanside Adventures and be right there in the middle of all of the action!

The tour last for 90 minutes and is only $29 and $19 for children 3 to 12.

Make sure to dress warmly and do not forget your camera!

South Coast Sailing Charters

South Coast Sailing Charter Oceanside Harbor

1950 N Harbor Dr

(951) 972-0224

7 am- 9 pm


Sea Star- 42-foot Catalina sailing yacht with a 14-foot width, holds up to 6 people

Captain John Mc Aninch


  • full galley with refrigeration and freezer
  • spacious rear padded seating
  • 2 heads (restrooms) with electric toilets
  • equipped with a dodger to protect from wind and sea-spray
  • shade cover available upon request


  • 2 hours-$275
  • 3 hours-$375

Sunset Sails

Oceanside Harbor North rental boats piled

1950 N Harbor Dr

(760) 207-5572


The Bueno- just shy of 36 feet

Captain Steve Ford


  • large comfortable cockpit
  • galley, refrigerator, dining area, showers
  • Two private staterooms for overnights plus additional bunks
  • accommodate 1 to 6 people


  • Sunset Sail- 1.5 hour- $250
  • Day Sail- 2 hours-$250
  • Day Sail- 3 hours- $350
  • Learn to Sail- $620
  • Catalina 3 to 4 day- Call for rates

Pacific Marine Charters

Oceanside yacht club Oceanside Harbor

1950 N Harbor Dr

951) 522-6104


La Bella Vida- 36 foot Hunter Sloop Sailboat

Captain Bill Deluna and Captain Glenn Henderson


  • luxury boat
  • cabins
  • restrooms
  • galley and stove
  • dodger to protect from wind and sea-spray
  • inboard engine


  • Day Sail or Sunset Sail, up to 6 people with 2-hour min
  • $125 per hour

Additional Offerings-

  • Burial at Sea
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Wine Cruises
  • Educational Programs
  • Photography Sessions

Manfred Marine Unlimited

1540 North Harbor Drive Oceanside Harbor

1540 N Harbor Dr, Slip 113

(760) 500-0849


36 foot Islander Sloop

Captain Bob Olsen

Additional Offerings-

  • Sunset Cruises
  • Moonlight Cruises
  • Memorials at Sea
  • Romantic Day and Evening Cruises
  • Adventure Sailing


Call for prices and more information.

So what do you think? Did you see any Oceanside Harbor cruises that you might be interested in experiencing?

Please check back later as I will be continuing my search of all available harbor cruises in Mission Bay and San Diego Bay. Feel free to leave any comments or questions you may have.

Until next time!


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6 Replies to “Oceanside Harbor Cruises- Get on the Water!”

  1. Hi Colleen,

    Lovely post and great shots of the harbours and boats.

    I’ve always been fascinated by boats and boating and I’d really like to take one of these trips but reading this kind of content just makes me want to get on board my own boat and take her out.

    These oceanside cruises are wonderful though, especially as it’s all about being next to the ocean itself and all the wonderful and diverse wildlife out there.

    Thanks for this illuminating post. Great info.


    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment Robert! I found that I was feeling the same way while writing this post. It is so freeing being on the Ocean waters with no one else around. You are fortunate to have a boat! Enjoy the next time you take her out!!

  2. How i wish i could visit San Diego.
    I love the beach and i love whale watching too. I lived in an archipelagic country , surrounded by vast waters- the reason why i loved being on the beach.
    I like the idea of taking my family to a boat ride with Santa C., and i’m sure they will love it.
    Exploring the beaches and ocean of San Diego will be added to my bucket list.
    Thank you for this article.

    1. Thank you so much, Joyce, for taking the time to comment. Doesn’t that Santa Cruise sound like so much fun? I enjoy sharing all of this information, so please check back anytime. I sure hope you are able to visit San Diego someday!

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