• Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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See San Diego’s sights by land and water on a 1.5-hour seal tour shore excursion, and explore this picturesque port of call in an amphibious vehicle. Listen to stories that bring San Diego’s history to life as you travel along the water’s edge, then steer straight into the San Diego Bay. Take in sweeping views of Point Loma and the city’s military installations, watch for the seals and sea lions that play, eat and bask on the shore and return to your ship along the scenic Harbor Drive.


  • San Diego Seal Tour Shore Excursion aboard an amphibious vehicle
  • Splash down into San Diego Bay off Shelter Island
  • Enjoy views of Point Loma, the Naval Air Station North Island, the Point Loma Submarine Base and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Look for local wildlife such as the California brown pelican, seals and California sea lions

What You Can Expect

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

When your cruise ship docks in port, explore San Diego in an amphibious vehicle that drives on both land and water. Make your way to Seaport Village, located at the Embarcadero on Harbor Drive, for the start of your tour. 

Climb aboard the vehicle to meet your guide. Hear about the history of the bay and learn about stories of the early sailors as you travel along the bay's edge. Hear about the military presence in San Diego, which is home to several US Marine and Navy stations, and pass by the San Diego International Airport. 

At Shelter Island, the amphibious vehicle will enter the water, traveling through the north end of the Big Bay. Look out for California brown pelicans fishing for their next meal and seals and sea lions playing in the surf. Aim your camera at views of Point Loma, the Naval Air Station North Island, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Point Loma Submarine Base. 

Return to your starting point via Harbor Drive, passing the Maritime Museum on the way. 

Please note: This excursion is located within a 5-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in San Diego port. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
Please note: Tour route is subject to change without notice due to weather or traffic conditions.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Great experience!

Marian Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

It was awesome!!!!! If you're visiting San Diego, you must do this tour.

Iravon L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This is soo much fun and quite relaxing ! Captain Charlie and his first mate guarantee a good time while also providing tons of information. Even our teen and tween forgot their "cool" attitude and enjoyed it big time !

Taranjit S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Comfortable ride
Breath taking views and
Excellent captain/guide on the cruise.
Will remember it for long time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2011

I liked the tour. It was a little cold because there are no windows, so I totally suggest taking a sweater. I really liked the part where we went into the ocean. We got cool info about the marines life and all the different military things they do at the naval base. The best part about the tour was the seals. They were too cute and there were so many of them. It would be cool to do this tour again.

Uziel L

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

We enjoyed the tour.
Very nice way to have first introduction to San Diego.
The tour was on time, the guide was excellent, we got interesting explanations
Recommended especially with children.

Grace L

4 star rating: Recommended July 2012

Enjoyable, informative, fun.

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