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Fun filled, informative, fun in the sun. My whole family enjoyed themselves very much. I would highly recommend this outing in the bay.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. The trip was good fun, but at times difficult to hear the commentary. Spent a lot of time on the water and was very lucky to see 2 huge Navy ships. Would have liked to have seen more of the town and would recommend doing the trolley bus tour too.
The tour was informative but I thought it would be more geared toward kids.
guide was knowledgable, entertaining and helpful. the facts about the city of SD and US military was almost more fun than looking at the seals. I recommend it
It was great. The narrator was very informative and funny. And, we saw alot of seals. But, not much of the city.
We really enjoyed the trip! Brenda was our guide and she was informative and vivacious! One problem: When I booked I asked about military discounts. . When we arrived, Veteran's were free! My husband served our country for 30 years in the United States Air Force, but we couldn't get a refund.
Knowledgable guide and good photo opportunities a good way to see San Diego
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.
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.
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.
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 boat trip was OK, and my grandkids enjoyed it. However, you need to get there really early to find a place to park, especially on a weekend. My husband let us off 40 minutes before our ticket time, and he still ended up missing the ride because there was simply NO parking within even a long walking distance.
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.
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.