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San Diego: SEAL City Tour by Amphibious Bus

Water activity

San Diego: SEAL City Tour by Amphibious Bus

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Splash into San Diego’s most unique sightseeing adventure. Both tour bus and boat, the San Diego SEAL journeys through San Diego by land and sea.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience San Diego by sea and land
  • Journey to San Diego Bay's Shelter Island
  • Relax and enjoy amazing views
Full description

Splash into San Diego Bay with an insightful tour across land and water. most unique sightseeing tour. Take a seat aboard a hybrid bus and boat and come across the most interesting sights in the city. Learn about San Diego's main landmarks from your guide. Wind through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing into the water for a cruise of San Diego Bay. Pass the Embarcadero and San Diego International Airport. Hear about the importance of the military in San Diego and other local icons as you travel along the scenic coast.

Once you splash into the Big Bay, glide by Navy ships, tugboats, and fishing vessels throughout the harbor. Pass by Shelter Island and listen to stories of early sailors.

  • Seal tour
  • Guide
  • Transportation in amphibious vehicle
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Tours depart from Seaport Village, located downtown on San Diego Bay at Kettner Blvd. and West Harbor Drive. A quarter-mile boardwalk connects with the Hyatt, Marriott Hotel & Marina, and the Convention Center. On November 14 - 21, the tour will depart from the Embarcadero at 1004 N. Harbor Drive. During high season, you are advised to arrive 1 hour before the tour time to find parking, if needed.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Departure times vary according to the season and a reservation is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 197 reviews

Review summary

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I took my husband for his birthday. Wondering how this huge truck/boat/? Lol would go from land to sea. While we didn’t have long to wait before we found out. Oh my god it was amazing! We seen so many seals!! Our Captain was Cowboy he was very knowledgeable as was Mermaid. She was excellent as well as knowledgeable of the city. We did learn a lot of the city of San Diego we didn’t know. Plus she really knows how to get a party going. Thank you SEAL we will be back with our grandkids.

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October 20, 2022

I liked the tour very much, especially the tour guide was very competent and was able to give a lot of insides about San Diego and answered all questions. But be careful: the tour is not a classic tour that takes you past the sights of San Diego. It is essentially limited to a (land) ride on the waterfront and a (very nice) (water) ride through the North Bay.

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October 4, 2022

We toured parts of San Diego and the bay in a hydra terra amphibious vehicle. It was really a wonderful experience where we learned about San Diego's beginnings as a port town, and we were taken out on the bay where we saw sea lions and dolphins. Dolphins are seen less common, but you'll always see the sea lions on the tour. Best of all was the tour guide, who called herself Mermaid. She was about the best guide I've ever seen - big personality, fun and personable, and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about San Diego and it's aquatic surroundings. The driver/captain, Michael was also super nice, and he was a very competent driver and boatsman. All around an amazing experience, well worth the cost!

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July 10, 2022

Product ID: 14286