• Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $39.00

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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.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Port of San Diego. The San Diego Seal Tour departs from Seaport Village, a 5-minute walk from the cruise terminal.
Departure Time:
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)
90 minutes (approx.)

Pricing information

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Pricing information

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

  • 90-minute narrated tour
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Marian Y, August 2014

It was awesome!!!!! If you're visiting San Diego, you must do this tour.

Reviewed by: Iravon L, August 2014

This is soo much fun and quite relaxing ! Captain Charlie and his first mate guarantee a good time while also providing tons of information. Even our teen and tween forgot their "cool" attitude and enjoyed it big time !