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 Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour
This 90-minute shore excursion is a fantastic way to see the best of the San Diego waterfront and San Diego Bay during your limited time in port. On an amphibious vehicle that drives both on land and in water, you’ll depart from Seaport Village, located on Harbor Drive at the Embarcadero.
As you travel along the beautiful bay by land, you will hear stories of early sailors and the history of the bay. You also will learn about the importance of the military in San Diego, home to several US Navy and US Marine stations. Pass by San Diego International Airport, dedicated to aviator Charles Lindbergh, just one of the many people you will hear about on your San Diego Seal Tour.
Then, you will splash down into San Diego Bay from Shelter Island, where you begin the water portion of the journey. As the seal boat travels through the north end of the Big Bay, as it’s often called, keep your eyes peeled for a chance encounter with a California brown pelican. The Big Bay provides views of Point Loma (home to the Cabrillo National Monument), Naval Air Station North Island, the Point Loma Submarine Base and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The area is also a popular playground for seals and sea lions, so don’t look away from the water for a second!
You will head back and land and return to your starting point via Harbor Drive, passing the Maritime Museum and cruise ship terminal along the way.
Tour route is subject to change without notice due to weather or traffic conditions.
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.