Take in the highlights of San Diego Bay during a sightseeing tour by amphibious vehicle. Travel on both land and water, 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
1 hr and 45 minute narrated amphibious tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
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What To Expect
San Diego SEAL Tours
1 hour 30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included
Embarcadero (Pass By)
Shelter Islands (Pass By)
Point Loma (Pass By)
Maritime Museum of San Diego (Pass By)
USS Midway Museum (Pass By)
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
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessibility only at the SEAPORT VILLAGE departure location
Most travelers can participate
PLEASE READ VERY IMPORTANT!!! If you chose the Seaport Village location your departure is at 825 W. Harbor Drive and if you chose the Embarcadero location your tour departs from 1004 N. Harbor Drive.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
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.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:Where does the San Diego Seal Tour begin?
A:The tour departs from 825 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
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.
Q:Is the San Diego Seal Tour appropriate for kids?
A:Definitely! Kids love our unique and entertaining San Diego tour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Had an amazing time with Captain Fonzii,first mate Adam and Bailey our tour guide. So much fun and interesting information. Would highly recommend for families and just adults. Great time! Thanks again. Will be back to see more Sea Lions 🦭.
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It was fun and the...
Sandra_N, Jun 2023
It was fun and the information given by Amy was great. Got to a lot of wild life and the water was calm.
Carmen_V, Jun 2023
Captain Joy & First Mate Salem were fantastic. The marina fig was nippy & they provided us blankets which was awesome. They were get informative & kind. We knew Seals & Sea lions are were different
I really enjoyed the...
Kymberli_G, Jun 2023
I really enjoyed the opportunity to observe the marine dolphin training. The first mate was very personable and knowledgeable about the sites
Great way to see the sea lions & lots of fun especially fir kids!
julron98, Jun 2023
Great fun! Bailey was an excellent guide and her and Michael made a great team. Got to see lots of sea lions and different birds and hear a lot about the navy. Also had the bonus of seeing the military dolphins playing while being fed. Highly recommend, especially if you are traveling with kids.
Sightseeing in some of...
Cristina_M, May 2023
Sightseeing in some of the most beautiful historical locations places in San Diego. The story telling from 1st Mate and the Captain livens up the trip a lot!
Charvet_C, May 2023
Wonderful! Such fun. Kiley was so funny and informative! I am a San Diego native, and I learned so much! Along with the learning, we saw quite a few seals and sea lions. Very nice afternoon.
The whole experience was...
Anahid_S, May 2023
The whole experience was uniquely pleasant! We took this tour for the send time, and it got better every time.
Great time, I went with...
Justin_H, May 2023
Great time, I went with my wife and her kids and can guarantee its better to do your own thing, keep all of your kids inside!
Great tour, horrible booth service.
monique_D, May 2023
The two men were excellent. I would recommend changing the address information for the meet up location. GPS took us somewhere else. The ladies manning the booth in the afternoon on 5/21 came off rude and unhelpful. We went to the booth since it had the logo, instead of letting us know we were in the right place one of the ladies said the trip was canceled and we should call the head number. It sent us on a goose chase. The tour was not canceled and they had our names down. The ladies were unhelpful but the actual tour is a must do. The information and stories they shared opened my eyes to a different world.
Fun but a bit disappointing
Eva_W, May 2023
Capt Chill and 1st mate Lila were very good and very nice. Unlike other city's "duck" tours this one did not show us hardly any of the San Diego highlights---Balboa Park, Gaslight District, Old Town, Mission Bay--SeaWorld area, etc. Just a buzz out of Seaport Village, up Harbor Blvd edging Little Italy, past the airport past Harbor Island onto Shelter Island and into the bay. Good stories of how these islands were built, the seals on the bait docks, a bit about the Navy base(s), and some facts about the city but....we missed so much about that great city
Fun way to see the area
Don_N, May 2023
Adam and jj were very knowledgeable about the area and took great care to keep everyone safe and having a great time.
Great Land sea tour
gu5gu581956, May 2023
Capt Squiggles and first mate Brett were terrific funny,engaging and informative. They took some great souvenir photos of me and my wife. Only down side was the first bus/boat broke down and we lost our good seats when we changed vehicles. Would Take this tour again
Beside ASCRS meeting in San Diego.
RickyEdison_R, May 2023
Captain Kyle @ 1st mate Lila are very attractive, friendly and well informed telling the story along the trip. Miss you both.
As an Indonesian, we were enjoy and more likely to do it again and again. Never miss this tour whenever you are in San Diego. Perfect.
Highly Recommended Seal Tour
meisterrm, May 2023
Our Captain Fozi and our narrator Hatch were excellent and we would highly recommend them as well as the Seal Tour for anyone visiting San Diego.
I booked was was supposed...
Cynthia_S, May 2023
I booked was was supposed to be a land/seal tour, but ended up being a seal tour only, very dissappointed did not get to see more land tour.
Wonderful, enlightening experience on a SealBoat!
Robert_K, Apr 2023
I was very nervous about taking this tour due to my handicap. The crew made it possible to happen and be enjoyable. Fozii, our captain, was an awesome driver. Our tour guide, Amy, was very enthusiastic and informational. I don't know how she does it and remembers everything. They are both keepers! We were able to see tons of Sea Lions, dolphins and different bird species. I would definitely go again and recommend the tour to friends and family!
Very informative tour!!
dknuschy, Apr 2023
Captain and Lila were excptional. We took this tour in 2017 and again yesterday. Very informative. Learned a bunch an about San Diego and military history. Would highly recommend this tour!!
Scott_M, Apr 2023
Sooo much fun!!! Made my granddaughters birthday. Captain Kyle and first mate Hatch were amazing and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!!!!
This was the only...
Chanel_D, Apr 2023
This was the only excursion I found that was ADA friendly. It had a lift to use to put my husband on his scooter up to the vehicle where he could move from his scooter to a seat and then brought the scooter back down and kept it safe until we got back from the excursion.
Seal Tour is the way to go for fun on land and water!
GaylaAhmay_S, Apr 2023
We knew lots of businesses sell themselves really well so didn't expect much from this Seal tour. However, the energy level of the director and coordinator were superb and the tour was very informative. Amy, the coordinator, explained all little things to us on the bus, either on land or water. She even came around to check on everyone and took pictures for the ones who'd like her service. We usually can't join many tours due to my husband's mobility. Yet with Historical Tour's Seal tour, everything was so easy. They lifted my husband and his wheelchair on a mechanical elevator onto the bus. Never saw anything that efficient and safe. We loved it! Thank you!
Holly_K, Apr 2023
Very interesting and lots of fun! Amy was a fantastic tour guide and Captain Chill made us feel like this was the greatest group he'd ever driven around!
Alison_T, Apr 2023
Amy our guide and Fozzii our driver were super! Very informative and we felt comfortable and we gained quite a bit of knowledge. It was a perfect day. We saw many sea lions and had the added benefit of seeing the navy dolphin trainers in action. Definitely a must do in San Diego
Sub par experience
Tamara_D, Apr 2023
Compared to other land and water tours in different cities this tour was sub par. It lacked content and scenery. The host spoke in great detail about her own personal life/food and did not focus solely on the city/history. The water portion was underwhelming with only a tour around the bay to see wildlife near the marine base. Not a lot was seen on this tour. Do not go on this tour in cold weather. Not worth the price.
Worth every penny
John_R, Apr 2023
The relaxing trip through the bay was what i needed. Really enjoyed it. The sea lions were a great touch too
Becky_M, Apr 2023
Great tour. Fonzie and Scotty were fabulous tour guides. Easy to book and all worked perfectly. On time departures and returns.
Karen_G, Mar 2023
The tour guides were awesome ( Amy and Fonzii ?) and surprised out how much we got to see and learn about while out on the water !
Perfect family trip
Cassey_H, Mar 2023
I was amazed at how much fun this trip was! Captain Fonzii and first mate Amy we're AMAZING! They joked with the kids and included everyone. They have such a great dynamic and were so welcoming. The trip was very informative. Thank you all for the beautiful trip we share with our family. It was great!
kristenbetz, Mar 2023
My daughter and myself enjoyed this excursion a lot! We saw sea lions, learned some history, experienced being on the water, it was great! The tour guide was knowledgeable and energetic, too! She said she’s from San Diego and it shows in her energy and pride of the beautiful city. Highly recommend!
Sea lions trip
Yajaira_F, Mar 2023
Great experience. Got to see the sea lions and learn a little of the San Diego area we were at and great history points on the navy.
adventure at sea!!
Janet_M, Mar 2023
Seeing the naval ship installations and hearing about the history. The guide was very knowledgeable!! It was fun to go from land to the water.