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San Diego Seal Tour

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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Take in the highlights of San Diego Bay during a sightseeing tour by amphibious vehicle. Travel on both land and water, starting on the streets of Seaport Village and rolling down Harbor Drive alongside San Diego Bay. Transition into the water after departing Seaport Village. Cruise past the SeaWorld and Vacation Isle, experiencing the best of maritime San Diego on this fun and informative tour.
  • Splash into the water to cruise at popular Ski Beach to cruise around San Diego Bay and the Quivira Basin
  • Pass by waterfront highlights like SeaWorld San Diego and Vacation Isle
  • Learn about San Diego history and landmarks from the informative commentary provided by the guide
  • Family-friendly tour with departures available throughout the day
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90-minute narrated amphibious tour
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Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
825 W Harbor Dr , 825 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

The tour meets the Seaport Village boarding location (825 W. Harbor Drive next to the Bay Company Retail store). Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time and 1 hour ahead of time in busy season to find parking.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time for tour check-in
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where does the San Diego Seal Tour begin?
A:The tour departs from 825 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Jun 2022
Q:
How long is the San Diego Seal Tour?
A:The San Diego tour is 90 minutes total with approximately 30 minutes on land and 60 minutes on the water.
Feb 2021
Q:
Is the San Diego Seal Tour appropriate for kids?
A:Definitely! Kids love our unique and entertaining San Diego tour.
Feb 2021
Q:
Will we see seals during the San Diego Seal Tour?
A:Maybe; but more likely, you will see sea lions as we travel near the bait barges in the bay along with many other sea wildlife. The name “SEAL” is an acronym for “SEa And Land” adventure tour.
Feb 2021
Q:
Will I get wet during the San Diego Seal Tour?
A:No. However, a few drops of water could splash up from a wake.
Feb 2021
Q:
Will I get seasick during the San Diego Seal Tour?
A:No. However, if you are extremely susceptible to motion sickness, you may want to take something for your own comfort. Our vehicle has a weighted, flat bottom, which allows for a much smoother ride.
Feb 2021
Q:
Is the San Diego Seal Tour handicap accessible?
A:We have the ability to handle wheelchairs and scooters with a manual lift available at the boarding location. Call the number on your ticket in advance so we can accommodate your needs.
Feb 2021
Q:
What should I wear on the San Diego Seal Tour?
A:Wear comfortable clothes and bring a jacket because it can get cool on the land portion, as the vehicle is open-air.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I bring a stroller on board the San Diego Seal Tour?
A:You may store your stroller next to the ticket booth while you are on the SEAL tour. However, we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
Feb 2021
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Are food and drink allowed on the San Diego Seal Tour?
A:Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are pets allowed on the San Diego Seal Tour?
A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not permitted.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Seal Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Seal Tour.

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  • "We went out on the 10:30 am tour and that is a good time to go." See review
  • "This is a must do if you are in the San Diego Area!" See review

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star-5
Awesome Tour
Gonzalo_R
, Jul 2022
Charlie was funny and made the experience very entertaining. Highlights were definitely seeing the sea lions and the huge ships 🚢 🦭 thank you for the experience!
star-5
Ahoy!
Barbara_W
, Jul 2022
Great Time with Captain Cowboy and First mate Bailey. Great pirate jokes and music. Fun time in San Diego!
star-4
Easy way to see the city
Kevin_B
, Jul 2022
It was nice to see the city from the harbor. Nice tour explains the various sites around San Diego. I recommend this for families with children.
star-5
Try it, you'll like it!
Alexander_M
, Jul 2022
The tour was very enjoyable and Sammy was a fantastic tour guide. I even learned a few things about Navy activities.
star-5
We saw so many amazing...
Jennifer_M
, Jul 2022
We saw so many amazing sea lions, and learned so much! Our tour guide was also amazing. Her name was Amy and she was so incredibly knowledgeable.
star-5
Viator: a ripoff
Donald_S
, Jul 2022
Don’t book through Viator. They overcharged me. They charged me $54 for adult tickets while everybody else paid $46.
star-5
Great experience!!
Allison_C
, Jun 2022
The staff was friendly and our Seal tour guide was very knowledgeable about the San Diego area. Great way to take in land and bay highlights. Seeing sea lions and dolphins was a huge plus for the kids!
star-4
Overall Recommend
Vivian_O
, Jun 2022
The experience was very nice. I was worried my children (age 3 and 5) were going to get bored or sea sick, but they loved it. They do not stop talking about it. The seats were to close and it was difficult to sit my children on my lap so they can actually see things so that was irritating and their sign in process is not organized.
star-4
Learned a lot; workers...
lsperduto
, Jun 2022
Learned a lot; workers great, saw seals-don’t sit in the back as it is difficult to hear over the motor
star-5
Seeing the sea lions. ...
John_k
, Jun 2022
Seeing the sea lions. The interesting facts about the area. Captain Kurt and Charlie were very friendly.
star-5
SD Day Trip
Melissa_J
, Jun 2022
It was a spur of the moment day trip to San Diego. I remembered seeing an ad about this bus that turned into a boat. We Googled it, bought tickets online, and headed there. It was something different and fun. Captain Cowboy and First Mate Sammy were great!
star-3
Nothing bad to say but….
Paul_E
, Jun 2022
We paid $59 each. Could have been more interesting and entertaining. Seats were comfy. Duck tours in Boston was so much better because of the history and how the boats were used. Tips are strongly encouraged but tips should be for outstanding experiences. I did tip but the tip was average and less than what it could have been. The music choices were too predictable. We did see a few seals but honestly the attendants appeared to take this as a job not an opportunity to create an outstanding experience. Also they kept asking who were tourists like it was a bad word.
star-5
San Diego seal tours
Lynn_H
, Jun 2022
Going from land to water and learning new things about the area. The captain and first mate were awesome showed pictures. They took their time telling information and answering questions
star-5
Fun, Mellow Adventure
Steve_S
, Jun 2022
Captain Cowboy and First Mate Bailey provided an enjoyable tour of San Diego and the Bay. The sea lions were fun to see. It’s a mellow experience once in the water, no thrills, but my family really enjoyed it.
star-4
DISAPPOINTED BUT IT WORKED OUT
Charles_D
, Jun 2022
We booked a 2:15 tour and was told it was canceled due to one of the boats mechanical issue everyone was very upset and was told they would get a refund 4-6 weeks later very unexceptionable but thanks to God the 3 o’clock tour wasn’t full and we was able to get on that on and had a great experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A great day in my birthday
RicardoMartell
, Jun 2022
It’s was a great experience to by in the Seal Tour and the weather was great and to see all around us by the water
star-5
Fun and novel experience
Nick_M
, Jun 2022
Captain Sully and first mate Brett were great entertainers and made the experience fun. Additionally, driving around parts of downtown San Diego and entering the water in the same vehicle is a very unique and fun experience. We even got to keep kelp that got stuck to the boat.
star-5
Great for everyone of all ages
Myran_M
, Jun 2022
Great tour, great for everyone. Captains were friendly and explained a lot and answered questions. Great extra is they offered blankets for anyone that needed it cause it got a little chilly on some parts of the tour. The Ride on the water was a slower than anticipated but overall great experience and would recommend trying it.
star-5
An educationally fun trip that you don’t want to miss!!
Dione_B
, Jun 2022
The tour guide and the driver made the trip awesome! We will definitely do it again when we travel to San Diego and to other locations as well.
star-4
Great memories
William_J
, Jun 2022
It was a great experience. We saw many seals, pelicans and other unique things. The driver and tour guide were entertaining. I will go again when it is warm.

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