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    Coronado Kayak Tour

    Hop in and paddle away as you take in the sights of Coronado and beyond with a kayak tour sure to please. Take your choice of a 1, 2, or 3 seat kayak as you set out for a 2 hour adventure on the San Diego Bay that will start out at Coronado Ferry Landing. You'll make your way to such stunning and popular locations as Petco Park, the USS Midway, Naval Station North Island, the Embarcadero, the Silver Strand, the Convention Center, Coronado Bridge, and Glorietta Bay. Blending the best of both San Diego and Coronado, this tour will give you a comprehensive understanding of why the area is so beloved by tourists and locals alike. Have a question? Just ask your knowledgeable guide as you take your time navigating through the waters and enjoy a fresh take on touring.
    Coronado Kayak Tour

    1201 1st Street #215, Coronado

    • Kayak along the San Diego Bay as you take in the stunning sight of Coronado
    • Paddle your way past locations like the Embarcadero, USS Midway, Coronado Bridge, and Glorietta Bay
    • Learn all about the area from your knowledgeable tour guide
    • Take an active approach to touring as you engage with the area in a new way
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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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    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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