Private San Diego: Coronado Bay and the Beach

Group (1-2)
Additional Person (per person)

Get a taste for charming Coronado, just a ferry ride away from downtown San Diego! Stroll around beautiful streets lined with cafés, boutiques, and multi-million dollar homes. Then, dip your toes in the sandy beaches along the Pacific Ocean. End your morning with a taste of the luxe life and a visit to the iconic Hotel del Coronado.

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

Coronado Island Tour Highlights

  • Discover the sunshine and scenery of the famed Coronado Island
  • View the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge from a local ferry
  • Visit the historic Hotel del Coronado, where celebs and presidents have laid their heads
  • Enjoy a treat at a local eatery
  • Gain unique insight into this “island” town where the US Navy, beach goers, and multi-million dollar homes co-exist

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation costs during the tour (bus and ferry), one snack.

Exclusions: Additional food or drinks, souvenirs and personal items and gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Entrance to Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101
  • Starting time: 8.30 AM
  • Ending point: Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado
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  • A trip to Coronado feels like you’re leaving behind the mainland for a dose of island living. But it’s not your typical beach town. Part resort, part Naval Base, part luxury homes for the rich, Coronado is a multi-faceted place.

    Your private Coronado tour will begin by taking a ferry ride over to Coronado. As we sail across the bay, you’ll get great photo ops of the downtown San Diego skyline and the Coronado Bridge. An active port, you never know what you’ll see sailing by.

    Please note that the ferry leaves at 9 am on the dot, so if you’re not at the meeting point at the designated start time, we will be forced to leave without you.

    Once we arrive at Coronado, we’ll hop aboard local transit and head down Orange Avenue, the main street in town named after the orange trees planted here in the late 19th century. After a short ride we’ll get to the main part of town, lined with cafes, shops and restaurants, almost all locally owned and operated.

    Window shopping makes us hungry, so we’ll get a quick snack at a local eatery. Could be something sweet or something savory – depends on our mood – but whichever way we go, it will be locally made and delicious.

    Refreshed, we’ll stroll down to Star Park, where the “Wizard of Oz” house is located, and then make our way to Coronado beach, one of the best in the country. On a clear day you can see Mexico! We’ll stroll by multi-million dollar homes that line Ocean Blvd and you’ll hear about the people who once lived there, including the historic Spreckels Mansion.

    Our last stop will be at the world-famous, historic Hotel del Coronado. This icon is over 125 years old and is an American treasure, having hosted celebrities, dignitaries, and US presidents. You’ll take a tour around the grounds, finishing up just outside the spectacular Crown Room (home to a luxe Sunday brunch). 

    From here, you’re free to explore on your own. Your guide will make suggestions on what else to see and do, give you tips on where to eat and shop, and let you know the times for the next shuttle, or ferry. 

    If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Coronado Bay and the Beach group tour

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation costs during the tour (bus and ferry), one snack.

    Exclusions: Additional food or drinks, souvenirs and personal items and gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear casual dress appropriate for the weather. Note that it can be cool on the ferry ride, so you may want to carry a sweater or light jacket. Please also bring a bottle of water and sunscreen.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Additional Information: This tour runs rain or shine, so please be prepared accordingly. If you suffer from sea sickness, you may want to bring medication for nausea and dizziness.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and over inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge; however, please note that you will be required to pay for their public transit tickets and other related costs. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +1 619 432 7560
    Email address: [email protected]