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Harbor and Shelter Islands
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$42.00*
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San Diego Seal Tour
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$25.00*
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
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$88.99*
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Small-Group San Diego Sunset Sailing Excursion
Ranked #47 of 449 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: Two scenic islands in San Diego bay that offer a variety of restaurants, hotels and water sports such as scuba and fishing excursions.
Reviewed July 26, 2013

All one needs to do is relax and open your eyes. Harbor island is the first stop anyone should make after they pick up their rental car in San Diego. It's right around the corner from the airport and rental car agencies and it's FREE. Simply follow the road down each length of the island and begin to slow down from the hectic pace of "real life." Take in the views of the bay and the San Diego skyline. Pull over at the northern end of Harbor Island where there is a park. Smell the salt water and begin to immerse yourself into the beauty of the bay. It only takes 15 minutes of your time, so add it to your itinerary. You won't regret it.

8  Thank BrianHowes
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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Shelter Island was the Perfect viewing spot for watching the Pelicans come & go. The Free parking is a Plus! Excelent viewing of the Beautiful boats coming & going.

3  Thank gccamp
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

The best place to watch the fireworks in San Diego Bay. This year is amazing, please do come early and reserve your seating spot. The perfect view is in the rotunda before the entrance to Shelter Island.

1  Thank Renato L
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed on Shelter Island at the Bay Club Hotel. Shelter Island was very peaceful and quiet. The parks and restaurants around the island were pleasant.

Thank you,
Bob & Diane O.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

free parking, great views of active shipping lane, cruise ships lane, kayakers, sailboats and SD Skyline as backdrop

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