Embarcadero, San Diego

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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.

The Gaslamp Segway Tour of San Diego

2. The Gaslamp Segway Tour of San Diego

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.

San Diego: Waterfront Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

3. 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 160 reviews

We had a beautiful day to enjoy our SEAL Harbor Tour - the sun was shining, the water was calm and the temperatures were perfect! My husband and I enjoyed hearing about the city and how much of the bay was dredged and islands built. When our "car" turned into a "boat" on the bay it was really fun- Seeing San Diego and the surrounding areas from the water, learning about the different activities that were happening around us and even seeing a young porpoise being trained by her Navy handler all made for a very pleasurable experience. I would definitely recommend this tour to people of all ages, those who live locally as well as those visiting the area!

Very nice experience, I loved when we drove into the water just got a little scared when we were going through all the waves. The sea lions did stink but that was to be expected. The experience was nice, but on land it was a bit cold with all the cold air driving, but overall I would definitely recommend it to others.

Our grandson had a fabulous time! And we learned so much about San Diego. Our guide was awesome

Cowboy and Adam were an awesome duo. We were well taken care of. So fun!! Thank you!!

The crew was very knowledgeable and had lots of corny jobs