San Diego SEAL Tours at Embarcadero

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Guests must check in with our Sales Rep at the ticket booth 30 minutes prior to departure.
Per the CDC, face masks are required on transportation services.
It's a boat! It's a bus! It's San Diego's original amphibious Sea and Land Adventure! Don't miss this exciting, entertaining adventure of a lifetime to see America's Finest City as you have never seen it before!


  • 90-minute fully-narrated SEAL tour
  • San Diego's only amphibious sightseeing 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
SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY: In order to provide our guests with the safest and most comfortable sightseeing experience, Old Town Trolley Tours has implemented a number of new safety measures such as face coverings are required for all guests ages 3 and up and an increased focus on disinfecting and sanitation.

Make a Splash on the SEAL! Experience San Diego as it was meant to be sea and land! 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 Harbor Drive located at Broadway Pier. 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, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Navy's marine mammal training center.

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, the Cruise Ship Terminal and the USS Midway Museum.

The San Diego SEAL tour fleet consists of 5 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.

Tour is not wheel-chair accessible from Embarcadero. See SEAL tour from Seaport Village.

Be prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime thrill!

Operating Times

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Reservation now confirmed for date and time with e-Ticket purchase. Guests must check in with our Sales Rep at the ticket booth 30 minutes prior to departure. FIRST TO CHECK IN- FIRST TO BOARD! Guests are advised to arrive 1 hour early before departure time during busy season. Late check-in may result in forfeited reserved seat. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
Special events, weather and low-tide conditions may cause delays, detours or cancellations.
Special Events: Rock & Roll Marathon-June 3; Comic-Con Convention-July 18-21; July 4th celebrations; AFC Marathon-August 19; Balboa Park December night-December 7 & 8.

Reservation Notes

Reservations are required. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time by calling 619-298-8687.


90 minutes

Booth Location

Ticket booth located at Embarcadero- 1004 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Nearest Intersection

Harbor Drive and Broadway Pier


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Age Requirements

Child Ticket: 4-12 yrs of age | Children under 4 must have ticket.


The Hometown Pass program is not valid for tickets purchased from Guests who call 855-629-8777 with their valid Hometown Pass ID number may purchase tickets with our phone representatives. Tour route is subject to change without notice due to weather or traffic conditions. Guests are required to sign a Coast Guard manifest at the ticket depot before tour departure. Handicap Accessible from Seaport Village departure only. Please use the restroom prior to departure -NO restrooms on board.