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San Diego Seal Tours

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San Diego, CA, USA
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About San Diego Seal Tours
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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San Diego Seal Tour

Explore city highlights by land and by sea on San Diego’s original amphibious or “duck” tour. Drive along the streets of Seaport Village and Harbor Drive, before venturing into the Bay—an experience made possible by your bus’s transformation into a boat. Cruise past SeaWorld, Vacation Isle, and other coastal attractions on this fun and family-friendly tour.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $42.00

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

See San Diego’s sights by land and water on a 1.5-hour seal tour independent shore excursion, and explore this picturesque port of call in an amphibious vehicle. Listen to stories that bring San Diego’s history to life as you travel along the water’s edge, then steer straight into San Diego Bay. Take in sweeping views of SeaWorld, watch for the seals and sea lions that play, eat and bask at Quivira Basin and return to your ship along the scenic Harbor Drive.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $42.00
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Jay L J wrote a review Sep 22
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This tour was excellent and I highly recommend. Learned so much history about San Diego and the sites visited was the icing on the cake..
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Seal Tours
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for the recommendation. We are delighted your learned a lot on the tour. Please share you experience with you friends and family.
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Leslie T wrote a review Sep 16
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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!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Seal Tours
Responded 2 days ago
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.
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SandiJDallas wrote a review Sep 9
Richardson, Texas10 contributions
First of all- the first mate was awesome- customer service was too It for SOME reason the driver, STEVE, put my husband and me directly in the seat begin driver that CLEARLY STATES - DO NOT SIT HERE! Why? BC you can ONLY SEE OUT THE LEFT SIDE! Our Vision Was complete obscured by the ladder on entire right side They chose more ppl than socially acceptable for money! We asked and received a full refund- So go! Just don’t sit there!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Seal Tours
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Thank you for sharing your experience. I will be sure to share your comments with the General Manager of the operation.
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Ashley T wrote a review Sep 8
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We arrived to our reserved tour a few mins before our scheduled & reserved departure time as the seal tour was boarding from the Seaport location. The ticket counter attendant Teresa rudely told us there was no way we were getting on that tour because we were supposed to be there 30 mins earlier. When I told her this was not listed on our email confirmation or on our virtual tickets which I had already activated, she insisted it was (I Had checked earlier in the day to see if we needed to arrive early, and double checked When she said this..it was not on the email or tickets... I now also checked your website and only see it when you go to buy the tickets - this should really be listed elsewhere as a reminder). Luckily the tour guide Jon figured out a way to get us on our scheduled tour time. We had a hard time getting settled into and enjoying the beginning of the tour as I was distressed by how rude Teresa had been to us, but we shook it off. The guides on board, Tony and Jon, were friendly, knowledgeable, and clearly enthusiastic about their jobs, and we left them a good tip. One COVID related critique is that our guide had his mask down the entire trip (we were in the 2nd row less than 6 ft away) to accommodate the mic, so a face shield would probably be more effective for the guides). The tour overall was a fun family activity.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Seal Tours
Responded 2 days ago
Feedback from our guests is one of the best ways we learn how to improve the visitor experience. Thank you for taking the time to share yours. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Michelle G wrote a review Aug 2020
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Really enjoyed this excursion. Both Tony and Jon made the trip memorable. We loved all the history of the area that Jon commentated and Tony was very thorough in regards to the vessel and our safety. Would highly recommend this tour! Oh and the added music was a plus!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Seal Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
So glad you enjoyed your excursion with us. We love helping our guests make memories. Thank you for stopping by and reviewing.
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