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Learned things about SD that I never knew especially the dolphin training at Pt. Loma. Very interesting spiel by First Mate David.
It was great-- but it doesn't need to be 90 minutes long. An hour would be sufficient. That said, beautiful views, covered boat so not too sunny--really great!
Very informative. I would combine city tour with this next time. We live in San Diego & learned alot!
This was great fun! All the family enjoyed it! The commentary was very informative. My only criticism is that it was hard to hear the commentary because of the sound of the engine.
No seals. Lots of sea lions.
It was a fun and exciting trip around San Diego. We even saw a school of dolphins in the harbor.
We had an outstanding thoughtful guide. We learned new facts and enjoyed a lovely day.
Loved the information provided.
28-year resident of San Diego and San Diego County. This was not my first trip! It was ducky! Our guests were from New Hampshire and loved the trip on San Diego Bay.
The seal tour was excellent. Captain and narrator were professional and provided good service and information. Unfortunately, the management/reservation system leaves much to be desired. The company does not allow seats for a specific tour to be held even when they have been paid for weeks in advance. If we don't show up, which becomes our problem, they have the money even if the seats are empty. I complied with their request to confirm reservation 48 hours in advance. Person on other end didn't really care and never asked for confirmation number. Our party walked over a mile to the next duck location. In today's high tech world, and with others in the business to ask how they do it, surely this company can manage to book seats for a specific tour if customer prepays.
It's difficult to give a star rating since the tour was 5 star and the management/reservation system doesn't rate 1 star. Since the review submission requires a star rating I will submit 3 based on the above remarks.
We arrived early and got our consecutive numbers for our party and assumed we would get seated together. However, . a vehicle came from the Star of India boarding and we were put on it. It was unfortunately
over half full and we were scattered all over
separated from our grandkids so this spoiled
the experience for us. We would certainly make sure this would not happen again.
We found the boarding process disorganized
and unfair to us.
The tour was a little disappointing since you see very little of San Diego city, with the main objective seeming to be just to get in and out of the water. Overall it was ok, but I suspect they want you to do the city trolley tour as well.