To commemorate the event, the Port is offering free public tours, both by bus and by boat, during its Working Waterfront Weekend, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.
BOAT TOURS: SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
Reservations are being taken for two boat tours on Sunday, May 19, leaving from the north side of Broadway Pier, at 1000 N. Harbor Drive.
- The 90-minute tours will leave at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Approximately 500 spaces are open for each tour.
- There is an age-limit of 18 and over, only.
- Photo IDs are required for all tour participants at checkin.
Bay Tour Highlights
- The Port of San Diego’s Port Pavilion and B Street Cruise Ship Terminals
- The Embarcadero
- Naval bases and ships
- Shipbuilding and repair yards
- The Port’s two marine cargo terminals
Book a morning tour (May 19, 10 a.m.)
Book an afternoon tour (May 19, 1 p.m.)
Up to three (3) guests are permitted per respondent for boat tours, for a total of four (4).
Tours have limited seating and will be filled on a first come first served bases. Kindly arrive 15 minutes prior to boarding. Self-parking is available. For more information, please call (619) 686-6388.
BUS TOURS: SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
The public is invited to learn about the many jobs and economic impact associated with Port of San Diego operations. Free bus tours during the Working Waterfront Family Picnic (Saturday, May 18) at National City's Pepper Park, will provide an up close and personal look at the Port's National City Marine Terminal, which imports automobiles, lumber, and other commodities.
- Tours begin at 11 a.m.
- The tours are first-come, first-served, and do not require a reservation.
- Photo IDs are required for all tour participants.
Port of San Diego's Maritime Month
Each year, National Maritime Day is observed in the United States on May 22. The day is set aside to recognize the service of merchant mariners and to celebrate the contributions of the maritime industry and the benefits that it brings to the country. The Port of San Diego has designated May as Maritime Month. Activities planned during the month include a Maritime Day Breakfast on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, and a number of tours that will provide the public a behind-the-scenes look at the Port of San Diego's two marine cargo terminals.
Highlights from past Working Waterfront tours