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Address: 500-899 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 800-868-7482
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great tour

I would highly recommend this tour. The driver and tour guide, Lavigne & Jack were excellent. Jack had a great knowledge of the area and also had a lot of interesting historical... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
EricEssex2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would highly recommend this tour. The driver and tour guide, Lavigne & Jack were excellent. Jack had a great knowledge of the area and also had a lot of interesting historical facts. He made the tour very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such an amazing tour captain Hal and first mate Jerry were wonderful. Jerry's knowledge of the area was fantastic he made the tour very personal and comfortable. He was humorous and friendly. Would recommend this to anyone especially if you can have first nate Jerry as your guide

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Dallas, Texas
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204 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to a similar tour in another California city, and I had to do it again. The tour guides, Danny and Diego, were well versed in the sites. Having taken the Trolley Tour, we had seen much of the on-land sites already and were more than ready to explore the bay. I must say, if I were to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Expected to have a great time as we've been on Duck Tours in various cities and always had a great experience and figured this was similar, however, there were many issues with this tour. First, we were numbers 3, 4, and 5 in boarding, and when we asked if there were any seats better than others to take in the... More 

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Seal Tours, responded to this review

Please accept my apologies for the experience you had with our tour. We take great pride in providing our guests with great customer service and clearly in your case we let you down and I am very sorry for that. We do have a 100% Satisfaction guarantee that I hope you will take advantage of by visiting the customer service... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Real enjoyable tour on land and sea. Jack the tour guide was terrific. Really connected with the crowd. Pointed out all the sites and made the trip fun. He even went around and took pictures. Music was played, singing and lots of laughs. Oh yeah the sea lions, saw them too. San Diego on land and the sea is just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Booked the package deal together with the old town trolley tour. You can do both at the same day. This tour takes 90 min and you will go to visit the seals in the bay. Also you will be visiting other interesting sides on the water. The tour guide is more the funny and keeps you well entertained during the... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely horrific experience. At best, this is a boring tour.. (does Starbucks sponsor these people??? Every fifth word of the guide was Starbucks and where their locations were in the area). Zero by way of valuable information and literally no sights that we couldn't have visited ourselves in comfort. Not worth the time and especially the money.

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Seal Tours, responded to this review

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Please accept my sincere apologies for the experience you had with our tour. We do have a 100% Satisfaction guarantee that I hope you will take advantage of by visiting the customer service page of... More 

Shelton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Short scenic ride to Shelter Island where you go into the water to tour the bay. You see city skyline, navy ships, seals, birds, and more. Funny narration throughout. Vehicles used is a purpose built Ford vehicle not a WWII duck. You spend most of the tour on the water. When you get near the bait docks it can get... More 

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San Diego, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Some friends were visiting us from out of state and we were looking for something "different" to do with them other than the normal seeing the seals at La Jolla Childrens pool. We heard about this SEAL tour and we booked it easy over the phone. Ryan was our ticket contact and he did a great job sharing about the... More 

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Southsea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We arrived today at 12.45 to buy two tickets for their tour. There was a long queue, most of the people trying to get a refund. When I asked whether it was worthwhile standing in this queue to get on the 13.15 tour they said that one was full but we could get on the 13.45 tour. When we finally... More 

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Seal Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I was sorry to read that you were unable to purchase a ticket for your preferred tour time. The SEAL tours are reservation tours, with limited seating; we encourage our guests to book in advance if they have a specific tour time in mind. We do sell tickets for any... More 

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