Catalina Island / San Diego

Seems like weather frequently prevents the Tenders from going to Catalina Island and the ship re-routes to San Diego. Anybody else experience that and if so, what did you do in San Diego for the day?

Tags: Coastal - West Coast

7 Answers

Never been on a cruise over there, but I have a cousin in San Diego. There are some beaches that are real nice!

I do the Baja cruise often since I live in Los Angeles. I have never had issue with gettign the tenders to Catalina Island. The Port of San Diego is rite near the down town, you can get a city bus to go places or just wander the sea side shops. I recall that they have a visitor center that will be happy to give you directions on how to get places. San Diego also has the Old Town district, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, Sea World and good restaurants in the Gas Lamp district.

San Diego is a great place to visit, I sometimes drive down for a weekend. Rockin Baja in Old Town had great seafood and bird bath size Margarita's Big Smile

Old town is nice! Lots of nice little shops in there.

We took a Hop On Hop Off trolley tour last spring and really enjoyed that. Later we spent time wandering the Old Town area. We hope to go back to the San Diego area sometime for a longer stay because there's so much to see and do.

The first time we called on Catalina we turned around shortly after we docked because it was too rough to tender. We just spent the rest of the day at sea.

Tenders were going ashore fine, though very rough!

Tenders were going ashore fine, though very rough!


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