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    Whale & Dolphin Watching

    Start your adventure by leaving from the beautiful Sheraton Marina Hotel aboard a safe and stable authentic Navy S.E.A.L Team Rigid Inflatable Boat (R.I.B.). You'll have a chance to see many sites as you make your way you into the bay, including the downtown skyline, the Navy Submarine Base, and Point Loma Lighthouse. Soon you'll get a chance to see a variety of sea life, which could include Gray Whales, Blue Whales, Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Pacific White-sided and Bottlenose dolphins, Long-beaked and Short-beaked Common Dolphins, and plenty of Sea Lions. Your highly experienced U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain will find the best vantage for whale watching. The Captain will also serve as onboard naturalist, relaying a wealth of information about the marine life and natural environment. You won't want to miss a chance to see these majestic creatures up close and personal as they traverse the open waters.
    Whale & Dolphin Watching

    1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego

    • See a variety of whales, dolphins, and other sea life aboard an authentic Navy S.E.A.L. boat led by an experienced U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain
    • Take in breathtaking scenery and various sites back at shore including the downtown skyline, the Navy Submarine Base, and Point Loma Lighthouse
    • Learn all about the marine life and natural environment around you from your knowledgeable Captain
    • Watch whales breaching and dolphins leaping up close and personal
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    Rum Runner Sail Tour Bar Crawl

    You have never experienced San Diego Bay bars this way. Take a sailboat with friends on this unique sailing bar crawl. First stop at a local pub and inspire you with a classic, refreshing drink with a little Captain Morgan. Next, you'll sail to two of three other bars: C- level lounge on Harbor Island (for a shot/drink to head off the spins) or, we can sail west to the "Bali Hai" for the world famous Mia Tia (for the brave at heart) or Jimmy's world famous Gastro Pub where we'll try not to get "3 sheets to the wind". You will not get in trouble on this rum run, but you may need a designated driver to take you home after enjoying all the delicious concoctions.
    Rum Runner Sail Tour Bar Crawl

    2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego

    • Experience the San Diego Bay in this unique sailing bar crawl
    • Enjoy San Diego's bars and restaurants at 2 incredible stops
    • Drinks are included
    • Great for bachelor and bachelorette parties
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    San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

    Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat on a guided and narrated tour around San Diego's Harbor. You'll navigate and captain your own speed boat for the entirety of the tour while following a trained and knowledgeable guide in a different boat. There is a two-way communication system mounted in each boat so you'll be able to hear your guide throughout the tour. This speed boat adventure is a great way see the beautiful San Diego harbor and learn about its history while speeding through water. Before you start zipping through the water you'll have a safety orientation to review the boating basics, rules of the water and hand signals. Then, you'll begin your 13-mile (20km) speed boat adventure around the San Diego Harbor. You will have once in a lifetime views of Navy ships, aircraft carriers and the Coronado Bridge. You'll also see the famous Star of India, the historic ships of the Maritime Museum, the cruise ship terminal, Seaport Village, the downtown skyline and all the wildlife who call the San Diego Harbor home. There will be several stops throughout the tour at various points of interest. If you want to change drivers you may do so at any of the brief stops. Don't miss San Diego's most exciting harbor tour!
    San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

    Cabrillo Isle Marina, San Diego

    • Navigate and captain your own speed boat through the San Diego Harbor
    • Learn the history of the region from an expert guide via two-way communication
    • Get up-close views of Navy ships, the Coronado Bridge, and other historic ships of the Maritime Museum
    • Enjoy several stops throughout the tour at various points of interest
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    Marine Wildlife Tour (4hr)

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    Looking for the best things to do in San Diego? Set sail from Harbor Island to see the best parts of the San Diego Bay in all its natural beauty. You will have the opportunity to participate in the actual sailing, if you wish, and learn something new about the open water with a focus on whale watching. If working the adventure is not your thing, everyone can still enjoy craft beer, chilled white wine, lunch and platters of cheese, salami, crackers and chocolates served by polite stewards. Each sailing cruise includes a captain, crew member, and a maximum of 6 total passengers -- a perfect support system for a truly unique nautical adventure. You'll watch as surrounding whales create blow-spouts for a spectacular splash out on the water. Whether you want to work the mast or work your jaw, this unique whale watching experience has something for everyone.
    Marine Wildlife Tour (4hr)

    1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego

    • Sail on a beautiful sail boat through the San Diego Bay for a whale watching experience
    • Learn and participate in the sailing by gaining insight on techniques
    • Sip on craft beer or chilled wine as you enjoy the finer things
    • Escape the day with a picturesque view of the ocean and complimentary lunch
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    Seal Tour

    Is it a boat? Is it a bus? No - it's San Diego's original amphibious water and land adventure! Commonly known as a duck tour, the San Diego Seal Tour is a fun and unique way to explore the city from the streets and the sea. This 90-minute fully-narrated journey departs from Seaport Village located on Harbor Drive at the Embarcadero. As you travel along the beautiful Big Bay by land, you will hear stories of early sailors as well as the history of the 14-mile long working bay and learn about the importance of the military in San Diego. Splash down into the San Diego Bay off Shelter Island to begin the water-tour segment of the journey. As the seal travels through the north end of the Big Bay, enjoy great 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 area is a popular playground for sea-lions and the tours namesake animal, seals, so keep your eyes peeled!

    This 90-minute fully-narrated journey departs from Seaport Village located on Harbor Drive at the Embarcadero. As you travel along the beautiful Big Bay by land, you will hear stories of early sailors as well as the history of the 14-mile long working bay. You also will learn about the importance of the military in San Diego. Pass by San Diego International Airport, dedicated to aviator Charles Lindbergh, just one of the many people you will hear about on your San Diego Seal Tour.

    Then, you will splash down into the San Diego Bay off Shelter Island, where you begin the 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 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 area is a popular playground for seals and sea-lions so keep your eyes out during your San Diego duck tour - make that seal tour!

    Return to land where you will return to your starting point via Harbor Drive, passing the Maritime Museum and Cruise Ship Terminal along the way.

    *Please Note: Tour route is subject to change without notice due to weather or traffic conditions.

    Seal Tour

    Seaport Village, San Diego

    • Explore the city of San Diego from the streets to the seas in an amphibious water and land vehicle
    • Snap beautiful photos of the San Diego skyline from a watery vantage point
    • Enjoy fascinating guided narration from your knowledgeable tour guide
    • Keep your eyes peeled for potential sea-lion, seal, and brown pelican sightings
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    Bay Kayak Tour & Seaplane Whale Watching (20 Mins)

    You love being on the water. But you also love eagle-eye views. So when time comes to decide on an adventure, which will you pick? Why choose when you can have BOTH? Forget tricky choices and experience the outdoors from the air and the sea. There's no better way to see the gorgeous San Diego bay than from kayak and seaplane. You'll get plenty of time on the water to paddle and explore the stunning waters from close proximity.
    Bay Kayak Tour & Seaplane Whale Watching (20 Mins)

    3717 John J Montgomery Dr, San Diego

    • Learn kayaking tips before a 45 minute paddle through the San Diego Bay
    • Enjoy a remarkable seaplane ride where you'll see whales, dolphins, and other sea animals below!
    • See the beautiful Bay from the ocean, and from the air!
    • Spice up any date or special day with this amazing dual adventure
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    Ocean Safari

    Are safaris not your thing because you're more of marine-life kind of person? Well, good news, folks. SD Expeditions presents: The Ocean Safari! Venture offshore with your knowledgeable guides who will give you a deeper understanding of any pelagic creatures you may encounter. There will be the possibilities for increased animal activity and up close encounters with various marine animals such as mola molas, whales, dolphins, bait balls and kelp paddies. Sit back and enjoy the comfort of an intimate charter boat! If you'd like, you may jump in the water or get into a kayak to explore a little on your own. If you're ready to do something different, come out with the SD Expeditions team and see how truly special the ocean is. You'll have a whale of a time!
    Ocean Safari

    2148 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla

    • Sit back in your charter boat and enjoy the fascinating marine life surrounding you
    • Explore the area and get some exercise in a kayak
    • Cool off by jumping in the water and enjoying a nice swim
    • Get the chance to encounter mola molas, whales, dolphins, bait balls and kelp paddies
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    Speed Boat Adventure Tour - Harbor Island

    Grab your boating shoes and captain's hat, and take to the high seas (well, the San Diego Bay) as you helm your very own speed boat! Experience the thrill of zooming around the bay in an adventure tour like none other. During the tour, you'll pilot your own boat, following behind a seasoned tour guide who will introduce you to the beauty of one of the nation's most famous harbors through a two-way communication system mounted on your boat. You can explore the waters alone or bring along up to 3 passengers total, making for a personal and gratifying adventure. Ahoy!
    Speed Boat Adventure Tour - Harbor Island

    1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego

    • Pilot your own 13 foot mini speed boat while exploring the beautiful San Diego harbor
    • Race over the waves as the fresh air of the harbor blows through your hair
    • Receive personalized instructions and insights into the harbor area thanks to a tour guide connected to you via a two-way communication system mounted in the boat
    • Enjoy a unique, high-speed experience that you'll remember forever
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    Seaplane Whale Watching & Aerial Tour (10 Mins)

    View La Jolla's picturesque coastline and the majestic cliffs rising above Black's Beach as you soar over the Glider Port at the Torrey Pines Golf Course. On this flight you'll be seeking out the great Blue Whale - the largest mammal on planet Earth. Adult Blue Whales can grow to more than 100' long and weigh over 150 tons. December to April each winter they take part in their annual migration just off the coast of San Diego travelling south from Alaska, past San Diego, on the way to give birth to their new calves in the warm bays and lagoons of Baja California. The new whale babies along with their moms and dads head back north mid winter and early spring to spend the summer months feeding in Alaska. While in flight, it is common to see pods of playful dolphins, slap-happy seals, or barking sea lions. With the right conditions (clear water and small surf) you could see dozens of young leopard sharks in the waters near the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Enjoy this aerial tour and catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures.
    Seaplane Whale Watching & Aerial Tour (10 Mins)

    3717 John J Montgomery Dr, San Diego

    • Soar through the sky in a seaplane and try to spot the Blue Whale during its migration
    • Spot a variety of other wildlife including pods of dolphins, seals, leopard sharks, and sea lions
    • Get a birds eye view of San Diego including Torrey Pines Golf Course, Glider Port, Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, Belmont Park, Mission Bay, Point Loma, Naval Base, and more
    • Capture amazing photos from above that you can share with your family and friends
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    Bay Kayak Tour & Seaplane Whale Watching - 30 Minutes

    Start with a quick kayak lesson to learn how to paddle, steer, and maneuver your boat. Then take a beautiful kayak tour across the San Diego Bay. From there you will meet your seaplane and takeoff! View La Jolla's picturesque coastline and the majestic cliffs rising above Black's Beach as you soar over the Glider Port at the Torrey Pines Golf Course. On this flight you'll be seeking out the great Blue Whale - the largest mammal on the planet Earth. Adult Blue Whales can grow to more than 100' long and weigh over 150 tons. December to April each winter they take part in their annual migration just off the coast of San Diego travelling south from Alaska, past San Diego, on the way to give birth to their new calves in the warm bays and lagoons of Baja California. The new whale babies along with their moms and dads head back north mid winter and early spring to spend the summer months feeding in Alaska. While in flight, it is common to see pods of playful dolphins, slap-happy seals, or barking sea lions. With the right conditions (clear water and small surf) you could see dozens of young leopard sharks in the waters near the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. After your seaplane flight, you'll have additional time in the kayak until you find your way back to the beach. Enjoy this kayak and aerial tour and catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures.
    Bay Kayak Tour & Seaplane Whale Watching - 30 Minutes

    3717 John J Montgomery Dr, San Diego

    • Kayak San Diego Bay before soaring high above it in a seaplane as try to spot the Blue Whale during its migration
    • Spot a variety of other wildlife including pods of dolphins, seals, leopard sharks, and sea lions
    • Get a birds eye view of San Diego including Torrey Pines Golf Course, Glider Port, Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, Belmont Park, Mission Bay, Point Loma, Naval Base, and more
    • Capture amazing photos from above that you can share with your family and friends
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