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San Diego Seal Tours

Address: 500-899 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 800-868-7482
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$39*
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Ranked #37 of 374 Activities in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: See the best of San Diego by land and sea on the Seals. Aboard the...
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: See the best of San Diego by land and sea on the Seals. Aboard the Hydra Terra’s, you will discover the birthplace of California and its rich history before splashing into San Diego Harbor for a totally different perspective of America’s Finest City. Get a close up view of North Island Naval Air Station, Aircraft Carrier Row and the beautiful downtown skyline. Along the way you might run into some locals as well, California sea lions.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

a great tour! nice explanations.. you get all the information about history and the present.. 30 minutes on land and 60 minutes in the sea.. don't do it if its very windy and cold.. Great tour! you see a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

So much fun to get out in the bay to visit the seals as they lay out in the sun. Riding in the "duck" is a fun experience first touring part of the city then driving down the boat ramp into the water and motoring out to the seal's hangout without changing vehicles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Gets a little cold on the bay so bring a jacket. Well run tour. . .guide very informative without talking too much. good way to explore the bay.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

On a beautiful fall day we took the seal tour. Entertaining and informative. Fun for the whole family. Make sure you hold on to your hats when you go down the road. We wore jackets and glad we did cause it does get cooler on the water. The tour guide and driver were excellent. Make sure you bring your cameras.... More 

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Crescent City, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was so informative and fun, Tour Guide "Tracy" and Driver "Jim" were entertaining and I recommend this tour to everyone. The sun was out and we didn't have our jackets, but you do want to make sure you take or wear yours. We learned more about the area than we did when we lived there for a year back... More 

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Huntington Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were a group of 18 Breast Cancer Survivors arriving in San Diego on a cruise ship. Some of our ladies were unable to walk to the pickup point, so Erica (from the office) arranged for a special pickup at the cruise terminal. The tour was special. Our guides were excellent. Driving into the bay in a bus made our... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a fun tour especially if you are a good size group. Our guide was knowledgable and entertaining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

This tour is at a reasonable price and you can see all parts of San Diego! It definitely was a refreshing experience! The tour guides are really helpful and I love that you can get on and off the trolley anytime you want till 5 pm you have to get back to your original location your boarded the trolley! Totally... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Walked by and decided to give it try and was not disappointed. The bus/boat was a great tour. Our tour guide (David) was very educated and very, very well spoken (and an Army vet). We saw things that I would not know about San Diego and the surrounding area if we wouldn't have gone. The water portion was fun! We... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Fun brief trip to the water and other parts of town that you may want to get back to after the tour. Interesting info about the Navy

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