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Really enjoyed the trip - it may be a great tour to start off your visit to SD and find places you would like to explore in more detail later, or a tour to wrap up your time and see the seals, the sights one more time. Our tour guide was very friendly, very engaging throughout the trip very glad we got to experience SD this way!
Our trip to San Diego was a spur of the moment idea. We decided that our grandson had a school report about seals and sea lions. I decided that rather than taking him to the aquarium that it might be more fun to go out on a boat to see them up close. We hit the jackpot when we took the San Diego Seal Tour. The staff on land was good but the onboard staff was AWESOME. The captain was a marine biologist ? and was able to give very pertinent information regarding the sea life on the tour. The first mate was great fun. I had the theme to Gilligan's Island stuck in my head for the rest of the weekend. By the way, our grandson got an A on his report.
The weather was beautiful and to top it all off, there was a car show in the adjoining park. We had a great family day!!!!!
Doing what: San Diego Seal Tour
A great tour on a gorgeous sailing boat. We were close to whales. The weather was very good too.
This was a great way to see the highlights of San Diego. The drivers are friendly and the tour was good enough to add more buses when they realized that there were more people on the tour than before. So we were pleased when they added more buses otherwise we could have been waiting for another bus much longer than scheduled. I would do this again.
Doing what: San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
i had booked on a all day tour of Tijuana and San Diego , but at the last min it was cancelled and i was put on a half day and no San Diego tour , the bus driver was great he knew a lot of the Mexico people when we got into Tijuana he dropped us off at the front of some shop keepers he knew and introduce us to them , then we had 2 hours to look around and spend some money, there were a lot of police on the streets so it is safe,the shop keepers try to entice you into there shops just say no thank you and keep walking , but other than that it was good.
The Maritime Museum consist of about 5 different ships so I would suggest arriving early so you will have time to explore each of them. The whale watching on the sailing ship was very good. Saw lots of whale tails. Drinks and snacks were provided and the staff was friendly and informative. The only suggestion I would make would be to have a naturalist on board. No motion sickness and it was very peaceful when we were on wind power only.
Getbusytraveling United States of ...
Safe way to visit Tijuana solo.
Our tour happen to be on a rare day it was cold and rainy in San Diego, but rain or shine, the Seals go out. George and Diego did a great job as our guides. Visibility was limited but that was just how it was going to be that day. The Seal crew provided us with blankets on arrival and when the rain started going sideways, they did lower the plastic sides, but many of the zippers were either stuck or didn't work. In their defense, it hardly rains in SD so they are not used very much. Hearing the guides was challenging, the speakers sounded very tinny and the family next to us decided to have their own conversation the entire time. It is a great outing to be able to see San Diego Bay
Doing what: San Diego Seal Tour
Pretty disappointed with this tour. Parking is VERY challenging in the area of the shop and the shop itself was chaotic -- communication with patrons who most likely have never been in the shop before to know what was going on was almost non-existent and communication between themselves appeared poor, as well. Fortunately, we were familiar with kayaking as NO time was taken to instruct those that were not and that failure led to other problems as there was frequent need to wait for those that were struggling. The 'caves' themselves -- or the one small cave we saw -- was really unremarkable.
Doing what: La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour
Mark J United States of ...
Good trip - made even better by our tour guide and drivers, Frank and Charlie. This tour did exactly what it said it would do. It's pretty cool to go from land to sea without skipping a beat. The tour took us to a great place in the water that was loaded with tons of black cormorants black birds - creepy! and seals cute!. One heartbreaking thing was seeing a young pup entangled from head to chest in a fisherman's line. He was motionless and it was hard to see. But shortly thereafter we saw the rehabilitation boat come by with cages to get the seals that needed tending to and fix what was needing to be fixed. So we're hopeful our little ensnared pup was one of them.
The only thing I can say negative about this tour is that from the moment our wheels started to move to the time we came to a stop, our tour guide - as lively and as informative as he was - wouldn't stop talking! So there was no time to ask any questions. None! The one question I asked about the little pup, the look and response I got made me feel like I had interrupted his memorized speech and needed to report to the principal's office.
Other than that, it was a good trip and a very interesting method of getting around town to see the sights.
Doing what: San Diego Seal Tour
Great food and service.
Jennifer M USA
The tour was an excellent way to see San Diego's main attractions. The tour company and the tour guide were excellent. Especially if you don't have much time to stay in San Diego, this tour also takes you out to Coronada and La Jolla to view the beaches and surrounding areas. For those who have more time, it gives an introduction to the city so that you can then explore areas of interest on your own.
Doing what: San Diego City Tour
The tour was fun, Gil guide made it special. He had a lot to share about the places we visited. I loved the La Jolla leg of the tour - the harbor seals were so cute! Bring your kids for this tour. Crossing the border was a breeze - no hassle at all. In Tijuana we shopped for silver rings and tequilla. Watched the sunset from one of the Mexican bars while being serenaded by local performers. :
Tour guide was great.
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