California Coast Shore Excursions

California coast shore excursions & day trips

Immerse yourself in California's diverse culture, delicious wines, deep history and iconic locales in award-winning comfort. With sailings for every passion, from tasting world-renowned wines in the Napa Valley to exploring historic Spanish missions, you can experience the best California has to offer with Princess®.

A mission building with a cross.

Historic landmarks

California's history stretches as far back as its visionaries look forward. From the infamous prison of Alcatraz to the nearly 400-year-old Mission Trail, to the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, there's a lifetime of history to dive into.

Culinary delights

With its rich agricultural lands and vibrant cultural diversity, California is home to a culinary culture unlike anywhere else. Princess partnered with famed food journalist Bill Esparza to create shore excursions that give you the perfect culinary tour. From unique tacos in the heart of Santa Barbara to the hustle and bustle of LA's famous Farmers Market, taste what makes the Golden State so special.

Farmers Market sign and clock tower.
A person holding a glass of wine overlooking a vineyard.

Wine tasting

California contains some of the world's finest wine-growing regions which produce award-winning, palate-pleasing wines too numerous to count. You'll be guided to the best tasting rooms on the West Coast only steps away from the vineyards where the wines in your glass began. Beginner wine connoisseurs will learn what makes these wines unique and the experienced oenophile will deepen their appreciation.

Nature & wildlife

The Golden State's expansive coastline, varied geography and history of conservation show in the stunning beauty and majestic wildlife you'll see on your cruise. Year-round whales migrate through coastal waters, sea lions and seals sun themselves on rocks and in harbors, and seabirds of all types fish in the bountiful waters.

A person kneeling down to take a picture of a seal.

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