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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

By San Diego Seal Tour
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Ages 0-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 1h 45m
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Live guide: English
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  • 1 hour 30 minute narrated tour
  • All taxes
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks


Start:
  • 825 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Seaport Village is a 10 minute walk from the cruise port. 825 W. Harbor Blvd. next to the Bay Company retail store in Seaport Village. Check in 30 minutes required prior to tour time.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5046PRTSANSEA

    • Most travelers can participate
    • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
    • Tour departs from Seaport Village
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
    Where does the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour?
    The tour departs from Seaport Village, San Diego, CA 92101, which is approximately a five-minute walk from the cruise terminal.
    Answered Feb 2021
    How long is the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour?
    The San Diego tour is 90 minutes total with approximately 30 minutes on land and 60 minutes on the water.
    Answered Feb 2021
    Is the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour appropriate for kids?
    Definitely! Kids love our unique and entertaining San Diego tour.
    Answered Feb 2021
    Will we see seals during the San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour?
    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.
    Answered Feb 2021

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5046PRTSANSEA

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    • San Diego Seal Tour
      1,034
      San Diego, California
      Joined in May 2007
    • yitzyb2023
      0 contributions
      Amy and Sully were very knowledgeable
      The views were amazing captain, Sully, and 1st mate Amy were very knowledgeable and nice and helpful. Highly recommend. It is a once in a lifetime experience. You get to go close up and she steals on a really cool boat/boss they tell you of everything that you’re seeing and everything that’s going on highly recommend going
      Written February 4, 2024
    • jordanrB7294US
      0 contributions
      Fun and beautiful!
      Super fun & very educational!! The view was gorgeous. The captain and first mate Amy made the tour really fun, she is good at explaining everything very clear and in a way even my daughter loved it.
      Written December 9, 2023
    • 294beckyk
      0 contributions
      Spontaneity paid off!
      We decided spur of the moment to sign up for this and we are so glad we did! Captain Raymond maneuvered land and sea so well. And First Mate Charlie does a FABULOUS job of providing history and fun facts of the harbor. We had a great time!
      Written November 14, 2023
    • 975trinaw
      0 contributions
      Good times
      I had a great time on the tour. The guide was very engaging. She offered to take pictures of each group before and during the tour. Her stories and items of interest were entertaining enough to keep your attention. We were able to see sea lions and got a glimpse of some dolphins. It was a nice tour and I would recommend it to others.
      Written November 10, 2023
    • sgtwrench
      0 contributions
      nice
      i ran into larry in seaport village and suggested this. i had already been on a harbour tour but never a seal tour. i liked that it goes on land and sea. dress for the cold. when we went by the airport it was windy and loud. i couldnt hear the tour guild too well. when we got in the water it was cold and i still couldnt here her too good. i gave 5 stars because i enjoied myself and am glad i went.. it was a fun thing to do
      Written October 28, 2023
    • Spearmanp
      0 contributions
      Fun and interesting outing!
      Captain Kyle and Charlie were fun, and we learned some things about San Diego. While we were on the water, an aircraft carrier came in, and this was awesome to watch.
      Written October 28, 2023
    • ryangH8191TT
      0 contributions
      Great Tour
      Great tour of the San Diego Coast, showed alot of the military operations and training stations, and of course, the seals, we even got to see a dolphin!
      Written October 26, 2023
    • elissam573
      0 contributions
      Fantastic
      Fantastic tour, fun and amazing! Sully the Captain and Amy the guide couldn't have been better! So much knowledge, history and trivia tidbits along with the amazing wildlife! Thank you, I truly didn’t want it to end! Elissa
      Written October 24, 2023
    • Beumerm
      0 contributions
      Awesome Tour!!!
      We loved this tour. It was the highlight of our stops along the California Coastal cruise. We learned so much about the area and loved all the knowledge about the Naval base and sea lion training.
      Written October 16, 2023
    • Cheryls64
      0 contributions
      Highly recommend for all!
      Fabulous experience. Captain Will and First Mate Charlie did a great job ensuring our safety and entertainment. Charlie had a great deal of history and background about the San Diego area and it was fascinating listening to all the information he was sharing about the area. Will was a great Captain and we always felt safe and secure as he maneuvered the ‘boat’. It was wonderful seeing the sea lions lounging on their decks! Highly recommend!
      Written October 15, 2023
    • 943kennethe
      0 contributions
      Great Time on San Diego SEAL Tour!
      We are locals and always had wanted to take this excursion. We finally found the time, and we were very surprised on how enjoyable this was. Our 1st Mate Hatch provided a very enjoyable and knowledgeable tour experience. Our Captain Kyle was a great and safe captain/driver!!
      Written October 14, 2023
    • 2dognite015
      0 contributions
      Sun and Fun
      Great captain and tour guide. If got col so be sure to wear a sweater or jacket. The tour provides freshly laundered blankets if case u get cold. Think it best to sit toe the left of the captain. We’ll informed. Answered questions. Much more fun than being stuffed in a tour bus.
      Written October 13, 2023
    • Tanya G
      0 contributions
      Bailey the tour guide was very funny and welcoming. We loved the close view of the sea lions from the boat.
      Captain Raymond and First Mate, Bailey, did a fantastic job of welcoming us on board. It was a chilly morning and Bailey offered us blankets which were very much needed, thank you Bailey. She was also very cute and funny and kept us in giggles along the trip. The sea lions were fun to watch and overall we had a great experience. It was nice being on the water. Many thanks!
      Written September 29, 2023
    • _jlepage68
      0 contributions
      Great Experience
      We saw a bunch of sea lions which was great. It was also a great tour because our tour guides shared so much information about the city and history of San Diego. Highly recommend.
      Written September 26, 2023
    • Jacqueline B
      0 contributions
      I See Sealions by the Sea Shore
      Awesome trip out into the harbor to see sea lions! The captain and first mate (Kyle and Amy) were lovely! Amy gave some great info on the tour regarding the local area, flora and fauna. I would definitely recommend for all interested!
      Written September 24, 2023
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    Brenda M
    11 contributions
    Mar 2022
    Obvious one would be...the seals, and lots of them! But, I adored the gentleman that narrated the tour. Someone you could sit down to and listen of stories and history for hours! Personable, funny, attentive...Hatch, I believe, was his name. Now, he's a guide you need to clone!
    Written April 1, 2022
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    Leslie T
    5 contributions
    Sep 2020
    The SEAL tour was amazing and so much fun!!! I add Captain Steve and Scottie as our tour guides! They both were amazing!! Try to end on their tour lol. Scottie was so nice and he took the pictures of me and my honey. He also had an awesome history about San Diego and the water life and the military. He was great and funny and this company is lucky to have both of them. Captain Steve was very safe driving such a crazy look vehicle/boat lol. He took care of the passengers and I will speak for everyone that we felt safe!
    Written September 16, 2020
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    We are fortunate to have a great team of people who love serving our guests. We will be sure to share you comments with the entire team.
    Written September 23, 2020
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    JULANNA L
    Fort Worth, TX13 contributions
    Jun 2018
    The SEAL tour was amazing! You can't beat the San Diego weather. Starting off riding through the city as a bus and then transitioning into a boat was super cool. The tour guides were knowledgeable and funny. Worth the money!
    Written July 3, 2018
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    Lynne J
    Southampton, UK27 contributions
    We decided to join the Seal Tour because it was such a hot day & we knew part of the trip was at sea. We had already been on the Trolley tour but the Seal tour promised to show us different areas.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The commentary was informative & fun. Seeing the seals & sea lions was absolutely amazing. Great photo opportunities.

    We had a great time.
    Written November 14, 2019
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    Hanh L
    1 contribution
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    First Mate Bailey was wonderful, so informative and very charming. Highly recommend this tour! Worth it and great if you have kids, or if you don't have kids. Very entertaining and informative and very fun!
    Written December 4, 2023
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    Greetings Resort, These are all things we love to hear. Thank you so much for your comments! Our guides and storytellers take pride in what they do. Come visit us again in one of our other destinations!
    Written December 5, 2023
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    gsmartinf
    Mississauga, Canada8 contributions
    Jul 2023 • Family
    The guide was good, funny and very cooperative, he try to maintain the attention of the tourist in his explanation, it was easy to take good pictures.
    Written July 28, 2023
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    Mohammad Y
    1 contribution
    Bad experience waiting to check in and didn’t get a chance to go on after we have assurance we will be boarded. Not trying this ever in my life or booking again
    Written December 26, 2022
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    Hello Mohammad Yasen, It is unfortunate you and your family did not have the opportunity to tour aboard the San Diego SEAL. This tour is reservation only and often sells out in advance. Our 'stand-by or wait list' offers guests to tour when reserved guests do not show for their tour. Stand by is not a guarantee of a tour time.
    Written December 29, 2022
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    Go93780
    1 contribution
    Nov 2022 • Family
    Very fun excursion! Sully and Salem were awesome! Seven year old was awestruck! So much to see and nice history offerings
    Written November 17, 2022
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    SouthernBelle
    1 contribution
    Sep 2022
    We had a late September morning excursion. Unfortunately, it was foggy. We weren't able to see many of the places that were point out to us. My only suggestion is to be aware of foggy mornings.
    Written October 2, 2022
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    Lauretta G
    2 contributions
    Sep 2022 • Friends
    Captain Johnny and Amy were great! Amy was very knowledgeable and I am a native San Diegan!
    Had a great time and Amy made it very interesting, and I thought the pictures for bullet points were great story keep childrens interests as well!
    Written September 17, 2022
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    Duration

    105 minutes