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San Diego Seal Tour

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take in the highlights of San Diego Bay during a sightseeing tour by amphibious vehicle. Travel on both land and water like a ‘duck tour,’ starting on the streets of Seaport Village and rolling down Harbor Drive alongside San Diego Bay. Transition into the water after departing Seaport Village. Cruise past the SeaWorld and Vacation Isle, experiencing the best of maritime San Diego on this fun and informative tour.
  • Splash into the water to cruise at popular Ski Beach to cruise around San Diego Bay and the Quivira Basin
  • Pass by waterfront highlights like SeaWorld San Diego and Vacation Isle
  • Learn about San Diego history and landmarks from the informative commentary provided by the guide
  • Family-friendly tour with departures available throughout the day

What's Included

  • 90-minute narrated 'duck' tour
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 825 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    The tour meets the Seaport Village boarding location (825 W. Harbor Drive next to the Bay Company Retail store). Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time and 1 hour ahead of time in busy season to find parking.

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time for tour check-in
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Operated by Historic Tours Of America

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where does the San Diego Seal Tour begin?

A:The tour departs from 470 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Feb 2021

Q:How long is the San Diego Seal Tour?

A:The San Diego tour is 90 minutes total with approximately 30 minutes on land and 60 minutes on the water.

Feb 2021

Q:Is the San Diego Seal Tour appropriate for kids?

A:Definitely! Kids love our unique and entertaining San Diego tour.

Feb 2021

Q:Will we see seals during the San Diego Seal Tour?

A:Maybe; but more likely, you will see sea lions as we travel near the bait barges in the bay along with many other sea wildlife. The name “SEAL” is an acronym for “SEa And Land” adventure tour.

Feb 2021

Q:Will I get wet during the San Diego Seal Tour?

A:No. However, a few drops of water could splash up from a wake.

Feb 2021

Q:Will I get seasick during the San Diego Seal Tour?

A:No. However, if you are extremely susceptible to motion sickness, you may want to take something for your own comfort. Our vehicle has a weighted, flat bottom, which allows for a much smoother ride.

Feb 2021

Q:Is the San Diego Seal Tour handicap accessible?

A:We have the ability to handle wheelchairs and scooters with a manual lift available at the boarding location. Call the number on your ticket in advance so we can accommodate your needs.

Feb 2021

Q:What should I wear on the San Diego Seal Tour?

A:Wear comfortable clothes and bring a jacket because it can get cool on the land portion, as the vehicle is open-air.

Feb 2021

Q:Can I bring a stroller on board the San Diego Seal Tour?

A:You may store your stroller next to the ticket booth while you are on the SEAL tour. However, we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items.

Feb 2021

Q:Are food and drink allowed on the San Diego Seal Tour?

A:Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.

Feb 2021

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Traveler Tips

We went out on the 10:30 am tour and that is a good time to go.
This is a must do if you are in the San Diego Area!
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Great capt.!
Melanie_M, Jan 2022
Capt. Fozzi was very friendly!! Fun going from the land to the sea. More of a history tour than a sea lion tour.
Great experience
Deepti_K, Jan 2022
Tour in Sea watching sea lions and everything in there. Great to watch Mexico from waters. Awesome experience. Must take if you are in San Diego.
The BEST hour and a half you can spend…
Michael_M, Jan 2022
I’m a local that lives on a boat at Shelter Island and still learned a lot from Amy and Kurt. Very informative and entertaining.
The captain and the tour...
Stephanie_P, Dec 2021
The captain and the tour guide were fantastic. Rose, the guide, gave so much fun and interesting information. The captain made sure he brought us close to the action. We saw seals but also dolphins being trained by the military
Nice Tour
ROBERT_S, Dec 2021
tour guide Bret and the Captain is very entertaining. I enjoyed everything aboard... Thank You!!! The scenery is just spectacular and very amazed of that boat.
The seal boat tour was...
Khurram_A, Dec 2021
The seal boat tour was fantastic! Our tour guide Bert and captain Fozii made the tour extra special by offering to take family pictures
Great Tour
Kia_L, Dec 2021
Our 1st time in San Diego and we really enjoyed the tour. The weather was beautiful and our 1st mate was very informative!
Do it!
Brian_O, Dec 2021
A fun and educational tour! We learned about the city and saw sea lions and dolphins, too. Highly recommend!
Excellent stuff, very...
Hala_D, Dec 2021
Excellent stuff, very friendly. My kids had blast. We took the trolly tour and the seal tour. I recommend it to everyone traveling to San Diego
Ok tour
Sabiya_F, Dec 2021
1. Couldn’t hear the tour guide over the engine noise 2. The music selection was weird 3. The content was bland and presented in a bland way


Product code: 5046SAN_SEA