San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour information and booking

90 minutes
Departs from
Port of San Diego. The San Diego Seal Tour departs from Seaport Village, a 5-minute walk from the cruise terminal.
Time of departure
Seal Bus / Boat departs 3 to 5 times a day. Actual departure times vary, you will need to call to confirm exact departure times. November to March - between 10:00am and 4:00pm (3:00pm is the last tour departure time) April to October - between 10:00am and 5:00pm (4:00pm is the last tour departure time)
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Tour description provided by Viator

While you’re in port in San Diego, explore the city by both land and sea on the San Diego Seal Tour – the Southern California version of the duck tour. On an amphibious vehicle that travels on land and in water, you’ll spend this shore excursion driving along the waterfront and splashing into San Diego Bay. It’s a fun-filled adventure for the whole family.

This 90-minute shore excursion is a fantastic way to see the best of the San Diego waterfront and San Diego Bay during your limited time in port. On an amphibious vehicle that drives both on land and in water, you’ll depart from Seaport Village, located on Harbor Drive at the Embarcadero. As you travel along the beautiful bay by land, you will hear stories of early sailors and the history of the bay. You also will learn about the importance of the military in San Diego, home to several US Navy and US Marine stations. Pass by San Diego International Airport, dedicated to aviator Charles Lindbergh, just one of the many people you will hear about on your San Diego Seal Tour.Then, you will splash down into San Diego Bay from Shelter Island, where you begin the water portion of the journey. As the seal boat travels through the north end of the Big Bay, as it’s often called, keep your eyes peeled for a chance encounter with a California brown pelican. The Big Bay provides views of Point Loma (home to the Cabrillo National Monument), Naval Air Station North Island, the Point Loma Submarine Base and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The area is also a popular playground for seals and sea lions, so don’t look away from the water for a second!You will head back and land and return to your starting point via Harbor Drive, passing the Maritime Museum and cruise ship terminal along the way.Tour route is subject to change without notice due to weather or traffic conditions.Please note: This excursion is located within a 5-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in San Diego port. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

What's included

  • 90-minute narrated tour
  • All taxes

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks