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Embarcadero, San Diego

Embarcadero, San Diego: Our most recommended tours and activities

90-Minute San Diego SEAL Tour

1. 90-Minute San Diego SEAL Tour

Splash into San Diego’s most unique sightseeing tour. See the best of San Diego on land and in the water. Take a seat on the San Diego SEAL tour, an adventure that takes you through the most interesting sights in the city before heading out into the harbor of San Diego. Your 90-minute fully-narrated tour will wind through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing into the water for a cruise of San Diego Bay. On land, you will pass the Embarcadero and San Diego International Airport. You will learn about the importance of the military in San Diego and other San Diego icons as you travel along the scenic coast. Once you splash into the Big Bay, you will glide by Navy ships, tugboats, and fishing vessels throughout the harbor as you listen to stories of early sailors. Experience the history and ecological wonders of San Diego in the comfort and security of a virtually unsinkable Hydra-Terra. Driven by our experienced captains, these amphibious vehicles are specially designed and built to navigate on both sea and land. Each one is Coast Guard approved and meets all passenger vehicle and department of transportation requirements to ensure safety and comfort for all. Both tour bus and boat, the San Diego SEAL journeys through San Diego by land and sea. Our unique amphibious vehicles are Coast Guard approved, ensuring you a safe, one-of-a-kind experience. Relax and enjoy amazing views during the best sightseeing adventure in San Diego.

San Diego: City Lights Night Tour

2. San Diego: City Lights Night Tour

Your 90-minute night tour boards in Seaport Village and starts off by exploring the West Coast’s premier entertainment district, known as the Gaslamp Quarter, full of vibrant nightlife, bright lights, and Victorian architecture.   Then, make your way to Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., where stunning buildings, fountains, and statues glow bright at night. From Balboa Park, drive to the top of Coronado Bridge for more spectacular sights, including the lights coming in from Tijuana, Mexico, the bay, and Downtown San Diego. Then, travel to Coronado’s Ferry Landing for a 20-minute stop to take in the stunning beauty of the San Diego city skyline, visible from across the bay and a perfect photo opportunity. From Coronado, make your way back to San Diego to take in the Embarcadero’s bay-front views. You’ll see the Historic County Administration Building, Maritime Museum’s Star of India, the USS Midway Museum, and Navy aircraft carriers from across the bay. The tour ends in Seaport Village, where guests are invited to the Top of the Hyatt for 50% off a glass of wine.

San Diego: City Segway Tour with Snack and Water

3. San Diego: City Segway Tour with Snack and Water

Join us for a beautiful ride through San Diego’s picturesque city center on this 1-hour Segway tour. Start by learning to ride a new Segway® Personal Transporter, the “Bike of the Future”, and enjoy the city scenery of San Diego. This tour covers almost entirely flat ground, so this tour is ideal for Segway beginners as well. Ride through the historic Gaslamp Quarter and make your way to the city pier and the Embarcadero. Pass along Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres, and take in the impressive and unique Urban Trees art exhibit. We will guide you through one of America’s finest Cities with historical information and quirky fun facts from your guide throughout the tour. Be prepared for a great time!

San Diego: Segway Tour of the Gaslamp District

4. San Diego: Segway Tour of the Gaslamp District

Get the perfect overview of San Diego’s landmarks and history on this 2-hour Segway tour. From downtown, through the Gaslamp Quarter to the Embarcadero and waterfront, we cover the main sights of the first city in California. The Gaslamp Segway Tour is a great introduction to San Diego. The Gaslamp district is where we started our business, and gives this tour its name. Get to know the historic heart of San Diego and see what makes the Gaslamp District home to the city’s most exciting events and nightlife, but there’s more to the tour than this charming quarter. Take in the impressive San Diego The Convention Center and breathe in Pacific air at the Seaport Pier. Enjoy a beautiful San Diego skyline view, see the USS San Diego Memorial and USS Midway on the water, check out the urban tree exhibit and Inez Parker Rose Garden, and much more! Explore San Diego by Segway to experience the sights and history of the first city in California.

The San Diego Highlights Tour

5. The San Diego Highlights Tour

This tour is a combination of the very popular San Diego and La Jolla Sightseeing Tours. On this tour you will experience the most comprehensive and entertaining tour throughout America’s Finest City! Your tour begins daily at the supplier's convenient downtown location and from here you will be transported throughout the loveliest and most renowned parts of the city. The first areas you will visit include sparkling Coronado, The Hotel Del Coronado, The Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Embarcadero and the resplendent and beautiful Balboa Park. Then make a 1-hour stop for lunch in the Gaslamp Quarter. After the lunch break, continue by driving north to explore the stunning coastline of La Jolla at 1:00 PM. La Jolla is arguably the most beautiful part of the city. Many of San Diego’s most famous and wealthiest residents live here. There are many dramatic ocean views from the coastline to the mountains and the city in-between. La Jolla is a stunning place with a natural cove, mysterious caves, rugged cliffs, abundant marine life, posh shopping, and a fine dining district too. The stunning shoreline cliffs and the view from Mt. Soledad are also why this area is known as “The Jewel” of San Diego. This 3-hour afternoon portion of the tour is stunning and filled with great back stories too. See why the spectacular city beckons Californians and travelers from far abroad. Please note that the guide will not be in the vehicle the entire time and there are many stops where you will get out, walk around, and explore the sights that we are visiting. This sightseeing tour is available every day of the year, including weekends and holidays, and departs at 9:00AM from our office at 300 G Street. All details of your tour will be sent to you immediately after booking.

San Diego: Waterfront Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

6. San Diego: Waterfront Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Embark on a self-guided tour of San Diego's picturesque waterfront. Stroll past historical landmarks while listening to the audio guide installed on your own portable device. After beginning your tour across from the San Diego County Administration Building, your audio guide will lead you along the city’s well-loved waterfront in discovery of historical buildings, maritime attractions, statues, monuments, and superyachts. See one of the country's largest collections of historic sea vessels at the Maritime Museum followed by military vessels at the USS Midway Museum. Hear the heartwarming stories behind the Homecoming Statue, the Flame of Friendship, the USS San Diego Memorial, and the National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military war memorial. Pose for a selfie at the Embracing Peace statue. Learn about the historic Port Pavillion on Broadway Pier and the Battle of Leyte Gulf Memorial. At Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, you'll find out about local fishing methods. Hear about San Diego’s goal to protect its ecosystems and the San Diego Bay Wildlife Refuge. Take in the views of the bay and the city skyline along the waterfront at Ruocco Park. Walk around Seaport Village, a picturesque 14-acre shopping and dining complex. At the end of the tour, enjoy answering fun trivia questions based on the audio commentary.

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What people are saying about Embarcadero, San Diego

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 220 reviews

I took my 9 yr old grandson for his birthday. Told them ahead of time about the birthday and they had everybody sing to him. It was so great. Tour was fun and informative for all ages.

The guide was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable and conveyed all of the information about the sites as the tour went on with clarity and passion. Truly truly enjoyed the tour!

Driver and guide were top notch. Very informative comments as we toured without being too much talking. Loved it!!

Nice driver, funny and thoughtful. Fantastic views of the different parts of this great city.

Loved it. Salem had a lot of information to share with us. We got to see the dolphins.