Our 'Bahia Belle' Sternwheeler


Enjoy a San Diego Sunset on the Bahia Belle, then Dance the Night Away

Our classic sternwheeler, the Bahia Belle, provides complimentary family-hour and cocktail cruises on Mission Bay for our valued guests. Our 74-foot, 3-story sternwheeler offers an observation deck to view the beautiful sites of the 4,200-acre aquatic park, and is the perfect venue to relax and unwind at the end of the day.

We invite you to enjoy a picturesque sunset, drinks, snacks, and family activities until 9:00 p.m., after which the Bahia Belle transforms into the entertainment hub of Mission Bay with music and dancing late into the night. Priority boarding is given to our resort guests. Non-resort guests can purchase tickets at the door.

Fall and Winter Public Run cruising days are Friday - Sunday.



Take a tour of the iconic Bahia Belle, which has been cruising Mission Bay since 1961.

Our riverboats cruise the bay between Catamaran Resort and Bahia Hotel


Non-resort guests are always welcome ($10 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under).


Mission Bay's Favorite Night Club

For guests 21 and older, stick around for some of the best live entertainment and drink specials aboard San Diego’s only floating nightclub. Local bands rock out on stage every Friday and DJs spin all the latest hip-hop and dance music on Saturdays and Sundays. More entertainment is featured on weekdays during the spring and summer. Get ready to dance the night away!  View Lineup >>


Live Bands

$5 Skyy Vodka*

Join us for exciting live entertainment with some of San Diego’s favorite local bands.


Live DJ

Mission Bay's Only Floating Party

Join us for some of San Diego's best DJs as we cruise Mission Bay 9:00pm ‐ 1:00am.


Industry Night

$5 Cocktails, Beer & Wine*

Hospitality & food industries no cover with valid work ID. $5.00 well cocktails, domestic beer, and house wine.


Jason Hanna Trio

Ladies Ride Free*

San Diego's premier jazz trio will entertain you throughout the evening.


Acoustic Bands

Relax and unwind while listening to acoustic duos playing hits of the decades.


Live Bands

Incredible musical versatility and an extensive repertoire of songs spanning over 5 decades.



$6 Drinks of the Decades*

Dance to the hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s while enjoying drinks inspired of the same decades.


*Offers expire July 31, 2015 and are subject to availability. All guests must be 21 year or older with a valid ID to board the ship during cocktail hours; 9:00pm to 1:30am. The promotion for $5.00 well drinks, domestic beer, and house wine is only available on Sunday night cruises. The promotion for $6.00 Drink of the Decades is only available on Wednesday night cruises. The promotion for $5.00 Skyy Vodka is only available on Friday night cruises. Free cover Birthday offer is valid during the guest's birthday month and requires presentation of a valid government issued picture ID showing birthday. Free cover offer for Industry employees requires presentation of proof of employment in the hospitality industry such as a pay stub, business card, employee ID, or similar. Free cover Ladies offer requires presentation of a valid government issued picture ID. Admission is subject to cruise availability and capacity limitations. Cruises may be canceled or modified due to inclement weather. Offers may not be combined with other discount offers, promotions, or specials. Offers have no cash value and are not redeemable or refundable for cash. Other restrictions may apply. These offers may be canceled, modified or discontinued at any time.