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San Diego Seal Tours

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Address: 500-899 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 800-868-7482
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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See the best of San Diego by land and sea on the Seals. Aboard the Hydra...

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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We spent great 90 minutes in this tour

It was great time in SD and amazing weather, we tried seal tour which was full of laughs and useful information about every place (left and right) we passed across. Actually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
fadi m
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Doha, Qatar
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Doha, Qatar
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was great time in SD and amazing weather, we tried seal tour which was full of laughs and useful information about every place (left and right) we passed across. Actually, Johnny (the guide) in this trip made it different.. Thanks to you man. Also, George (the captain) made it very safe and enjoyable trip... Thank you man. The only... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great land and sea tour and we saw loads of interesting sights including lovely sealions and babies! Driver KP was excellent but Johnny was hilarious and made the tour!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was lovely to get a tour around San Diego and to learn a bit about its history and nearby areas of interest that are there today. The tour bus/boat was fun to know about and how it worked on and off land. San Diego is a lovely place and has a shed load of history, and we wouldn't have... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this tour! Very informative and super exciting. Driving around the city is great and you learn a lot of cool facts about San Diego. Floating around the bay is even better! I have been on the trip before and it was good but first mate Johnny (and captain Hal) made the trip top notch this time. I can't... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have done the duck before. We expected to tour more of the neighborhoods and see more animals. The sea lions were there, but not too many. The naval ships were neat. Good historic info, but beyond passing the maritime museum you see mostly harbor and airport. Kids got bored once we hit the water. Tour guides are very friendly!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Seal Tour was well guided by Captain Todd and well narrated by entertaining, funny, and informative First Mate Johnny.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this tour because we wanted to do something short. The tour itself lasts 90 minutes. Most of it is driving and boating to an area where there are seals which we all look at for maybe 10 minutes. I will say that the journey is fun. Driving through San Diego in a ridiculously large amphibious boat is entertaining.... More 

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Chino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very expected surprise. Capt Murph and asst Tracy did a great job showing us the highlights of San Diego Bay. The bus/boat was great - very clean and comfortable and they knew their stuff. It was fun, comfortable, and very informative. We would definitely do this one again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tomi and David were fantastic! Very engaging and kept it entertaining. Would highly recommend for great views of Point Loma and downtown San Diego.

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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best money we spent on a touristy thing during our trip to San Diego. It was hot in town but once the tour started there was a nice breeze on the bus/boat. The guide was informative and funny, the captain well trained in his craft. The best part was once the vehicle hit the surf. That's when... More 

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