San Diego SEAL Tour at Seaport Village in San Diego, CA

Historic Tours of America825 West Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101
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Travel on both land and sea aboard an amphibious vehicle on this exciting San Diego SEAL Tour. Travel through scenic Seaport Village and along San Diego Bay before splashing into the cool waters of the Pacific for a cruise on the open-air boat on wheels. Guided by your seasoned captain, this family-friendly tour is fully narrated, fun and informative.

up to 1.7 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • The name SEAL is a tribute to the Navy Seals.
  • 100-minute, fully narrated tour.
  • Bring a light jacket.
  • Parking fee applies.
  • Cruises both land and sea.
  • Splash into San Diego Bay.
  • Fun, friendly and entertaining captains.


from San Diego SEAL Tour at Seaport Village
Make a Splash on the SEAL! Experience San Diego as it was meant to be experienced... by land and sea. The new Hydra-terra amphibious vehicle provides you with the unique ability to see America's Finest City on San Diego's only amphibious sightseeing tour.

This 100-minute fully-narrated journey departs from Seaport Village. As you travel along the beautiful Big Bay by land, you will learn about the early fishing industry, the people, and 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, 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 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 five (5) amphibious vehicles manufactured specifically for the tourism industry. These vessels are 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.

San Diego SEAL Tour at Seaport Village Reviews

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colleen niegel
Orland, CA
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"Family Fun"
March 2015
Our 4 year old grandson was so excited to go on "boat truck"! We all had a great time! The Captain did an excellent job driving and our narrator was fantastic...we learned so much about San Diego and Point Loma'a humble beginnings as well as more details about the military hub in the area.
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Jing Chen
Omaha, NE
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"Highly recommended"
January 2015
I have taken the seal tour twice and it is a lot of fun. I would highly recommend tourist take the tour. One tour guide offered really good introduction to the city while the second one is just so so.
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego SEAL Tour at Seaport Village

Is it fun for kids?

Definitely! Kids love the unique and entertaining San Diego tour.

How long is the tour?

The San Diego tour is 100 minutes, with approximately 40 minutes on land and 60 minutes on the water.

Will I get wet?

No. However, a few drops of water could splash up from a wake.

Will I get seasick?

No. However, if you are highly susceptible to motion sickness, you may want to take something for your comfort. The vehicle has a weighted, flat bottom, allowing a much smoother ride.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Seaport Village only can handle wheelchairs and scooters with a manual lift available at the boarding location. Please get in touch with San Diego Seal Tours directly for accessible available tour times.

What clothes should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a jacket because it can get cool on the land portion, as the vehicle is open-air.

Is there parking?

Yes, Parking is available at Seaport Village. Validated Parking: $3 for the first 2 hours or part thereof; $2 every 30 minutes after that or part thereof—validation with a minimum $10 purchase from any Seaport Village establishment. Non-validated Parking: $8 per hour or part thereof.

Is there a place for my child’s stroller?

Yes. There is a lock to keep your strollers safe at our ticket booth while you are on the San Diego harbor tour. San Diego Seal Tours is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Where can babies or toddlers ride on the SEAL?

Babies and toddlers can either ride in their car seat or sit on the parent or guardian’s lap. Depending upon the age, a child could sit in their seat.