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San Diego Seal Tours

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500-899 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
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See the best of San Diego by land and sea on the Seals. Aboard the Hydra Terra’s, you will discover the birthplace of California and its rich history before splashing into San Diego Harbor for a totally different perspective of America’s Finest City. Get a close up view of North Island Naval Air Station, Aircraft Carrier Row and the beautiful downtown skyline. Along the way you might run into some locals as well, California sea lions.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“great tour” (57 reviews)
“sea lions” (143 reviews)
“seaport village” (58 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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500-899 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The duck boat takes you on the road toward the airport where you get really cold but blankets are provided. Then you see the ships and bases before you see the seals on the man made pier and get back. The land to water decent...More

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at San Diego Seal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We do have a 100% Satisfaction guarantee that you will find on the customer service page of our website.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family with two young boys took this tour of San Diego Bay and it was great. About an hour and a half jammed full of everything you ever wanted to know about down town San Diego and the harbour area. Tour on land and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take this tour last minute as a quick way to see and learn a little bit about San Diego in a short period of time. The captain and tour guide were both friendly and knowledgeable with a sense of humor. I was...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

I took my son on the tour this week. He had a great time learning about San Diego and seeing the sea lions. Tracey was our tour guide and did a great time - she was bubbly and enthusiastic and kept the tour going strong....More

Thank RebeccaTravelAround
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We decided to try out the tour and ended up having a great time. This is a great way to see the city from the water. Really enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

The team were informative, humorous and they did highlight the key areas. They were up to date with the latest military vessels that had arrived in port. Seal tours start off from Seaport village and drive along the road and then go down a ramp...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Scheduled our tour online and felt it was very easy and secure. The tour started right in Seaport village and the staff were very welcoming. Safety was stressed as the seal vehicle is open and high - climbing of stairs into vehicle was not hard...More

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We like to do tours out of the ordinary, and the Seal Tour wasn't the exception. I thought we were going to navigate and watch some tourist points, and it was a great surprise when they take us with sealions on their habitat! I love...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

As a general rule, I don't really go in for amphibious "duck" tours. But the SEAL Tour in San Diego is well worth the time and money. It starts down at the very commercial waterfront and they leave every half an hour, so it's easy...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

I went with a couple of friends and we enjoyed the afternoon. The tour gave us a chance to get an orientation of the pier and San Diego bay The guide was entertaining but I would have preferred more historical information; however I understand that...More

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Response from dairyberrys | Reviewed this property |
Yes actually their vehicle/boat is wheelchair accessible, they provide a lift and allow you to board first. You will enjoy it, all the staff was very friendly we had Tracy as our guide.
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