4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

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  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)

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4 star rating: Recommended
September 2012

Knowledgable guide and good photo opportunities a good way to see San Diego

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2011

really enjoyed the tour

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

The tour itself was excellent. Very informative and entertaning. We had a 10 year old and two 17 year olds and they all enjoyed it. The reason I did not give 5 stars was because we never got clear info that we had to take what we printed off at home to a booth to register and get a number. Maybe we just missed that info, but it was confusing and it caused some problems getting onto a tour that would work with our schedule. Other than that, very satisfying and I would recommend the tour to anyone.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2011

Learned things about SD that I never knew especially the dolphin training at Pt. Loma. Very interesting spiel by First Mate David.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2010

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!

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2010

Very informative. I would combine city tour with this next time. We live in San Diego & learned alot!

Fiona B
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2009

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2009

No seals. Lots of sea lions.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2009

It was a fun and exciting trip around San Diego. We even saw a school of dolphins in the harbor.

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2009

We had an outstanding thoughtful guide. We learned new facts and enjoyed a lovely day.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

Loved the information provided.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2008

Very informative and relaxing.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2008

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.

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2015

The tour was ok. We have done the trip before, but it isn't a mind blowing experience of the city of San Diego. The kids, especially younger kids will enjoy it more like mine did. Although one did fall asleep in the harbor.

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2012

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.

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2011

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.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2015

I was expecting to learn more about san diego, lots of luls in the talking and also, it is a shame we have this huge city and you drive down the same street twice - so much more to see

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2015

The idea is good tour guild ok but really lave and return on the same street tell us the same stuff about what's on the street then take us out to a sardine farm where a few seals are I felt like a dumb tourist for sure it could be so much more

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
February 2010

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.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2009

A soft drink or two would have made it better.

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