San Diego SEAL Tours at Seaport Village
San Diego, California, USA
- Hydra-terra: You're going to want one. These amphibious road warriors cover the waterfront and then roll into the bay, with expert commentary the whole way.
- Land tour: We'll pick you up and drive by Lindbergh Field, the Maritime Museum, and the U.S.S. Midway Museum.
- Sea tour: Then we splash into the bay to see Shelter Island, the Point Loma sub base, the Naval Air Station, the Cabrillo National Monument, and maybe a majestic Blue Heron.
About this San Diego, California tour
A boat with wheels? A bus that floats? This crazy hybrid really exists. It's called a hydra-terra. And there's no better way to dive into a seaport town like San Diego.
We stick to the roads at first, telling you all about the city as we drive around the waterfront across from Coronado, then we take the plunge into the bay. This seamless land-to-sea transition parallels local history. The fishing industry relied on the immigrant fishermen who supplied the canneries, fish markets, and seafood restaurants that drove much of the local economy. When the tuna population went into decline, canneries closed, fish markets disappeared, and fishing boats were dry-docked. San Diego had to find other ways to thrive on the water. And it did: It now hosts the world's largest naval fleet.
You'll cruise past Point Loma, home to the Naval Air Station North Island, Point Loma Submarine Base, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and the Navy's marine mammal training center. Chances are we'll encounter a sea lion or two going AWOL from the training center.
Just kidding. They're on leave.
Should have named it Spirit of San Diego
Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis was actually built in San Diego. To win the $25,000 prize for the first transatlantic flight, Lindbergh needed the single-engine plane in 90 days; in true San Diego spirit, the builders promised it in 60 and kept their word. Lindbergh made the flight, won the prize, and got his name attached to San Diego's International Airport, by Shelter Island.
Please make your way to the ticket booth located in Seaport Village 470 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
The San Diego SEAL tour fleet consists of 7 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. Guests are required to sign a Coast Guard manifest at the ticket depot before tour departure. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
This tour is wheelchair accessible if you contact the GoBe crew 24 hours in advance to ensure your vehicle. Amount of walking is at your personal discretion.
Bus Tour, Boat Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children 3 years of age and younger participate for a fee of $1.00 per child, to be paid directly to the tour provider at the time tour begins.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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