See the best of San Diego on land and sea! View "America's Finest City" from a totally different perspective - on a "Boat with Wheels! Then, climb onboard the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a two hour, history packed and fun-filled tour!
- 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding at 12 stops
- San Diego’s largest tour fleet with the most frequent pickup service
- San Diego's only amphibious sightseeing tour
- 90-minute fully-narrated tour
- Wind your way through picturesque San Diego streets
- Cruise through the waters of San Diego Bay
- Accessible. We request 24-hr notice
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
San Diego SEAL Tour Make a Splash on the SEAL! Experience San Diego as it was meant to be experienced...by land and by sea! The new "Hydra Terras" provide you with the unique ability to see America's Finest City on San Diego's only amphibious sightseeing tour.
This 90-minute fully-narrated journey departs from Seaport Village located at 470 Kettner Blvd. As you travel along the beautiful Big Bay by land, you will learn about the early fishing industry, the people as well as the history of this 14-mile long working bay. The tour on land takes you past the San Diego International Airport dedicated to aviator Charles Lindbergh, just one of the many people you will hear about on your tour. Then, you will splash down into San Diego Bay off Shelter Island, where you begin your water-tour segment of the journey. As the SEAL travels through the north end of the Big Bay, keep your eyes peeled for a chance encounter with a California Brown Pelican, the majestic Blue Heron, or perhaps a Sea Lion or two.
Learn about the important role the military plays in San Diego. 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 return trip takes you, once again, back up on land where you will return to your starting point via Harbor Drive while you pass the Maritime Museum and the Cruise Ship Terminal.
The San Diego SEAL tour fleet consists of 8 amphibious vehicles manufactured specifically for the tourism industry. These vessels are completely U.S. Coast Guard approved and meet all required regulations for Department of Transportation passenger vessels. Every effort has been made to make these vehicles the strongest and safest possible. While you may see a seal on the tour, you most likely will see sea lions. The name "SEAL TOURS" is an acronym for "Sea And Land" Adventure tour.
Welcome aboard the original Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego. Enjoy our twenty-five mile, fully narrated tour of San Diego and Coronado. Colorful anecdotes, humorous stories and historical information are combined into a fast paced two-hour narrative that will both entertain and educate. Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego is the "attraction that takes you to all the attractions" and has been entertaining millions of guests for over 20 years. Our tour has been hailed as the "Best Way to See the City" by SignOnSanDiego.com and was twice awarded the prestigious "Finest Service Award" by the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau.
How the Tour Works
Our fleet of colorful orange-and-green trolleys travel through San Diego and Coronado frequently on a continuous twenty-five mile loop. Start your tour at any one of our convenient stops and tour throughout the entire day. Stay on board your trolley and enjoy our fascinating narrative, presenting a great overview of "America's Finest City", until you return to your starting point in approximately two hours.
Hop On and Off!
Depending on your start time, you may also use your ticket to enjoy your tour in segments by hopping off at one or two of our distinctive stops on the loop. Each stop offers a unique aspect of San Diego for you to explore. When you are ready to continue your tour, simply hop on the next available trolley. The number of stops you can explore in one day depends on the time of year that you are touring and the amount of time you have on the day of your tour. Please ask our staff at any of our Trolley stops how to best plan your day.
See and Visit ... Old Town State Park, San Diego Harbor & Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza Shopping Center, The Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado's Hotel Del, Balboa Park & Zoo, Little Italy and much more.
Your eTicket is good for all day during hours of operation. Last re-boarding times vary depending upon the Trolley Tour stop location and time of year. If you choose to stay on the trolley, the tour time is approximately 2-hours. You may "hop-on"and "hop-off" as many times as you like during the hours of operation.
**If you are planning on taking both tours on the same day, it is highly recommended to make early SEAL tour time reservations, so you can return in time to continue the Trolley Tour.**