There are plenty of fun things to do in San Diego this weekend, but one of the most unique ways to take in the sights of America’s Finest City is on an amphibious vehicle. These sightseeing trips put you and some friends on an adventure across the land and the sea.
San Diego Seal Tours offers locals and visitors the chance to hop on board a fun vehicle that is part car and part boat, allowing you to spend 90 minutes touring San Diego by land and by sea. The tour takes off from Seaport Village, driving down Harbor Drive along San Diego Bay. Upon arrival at Shelter Island the tour shifts gears and enters the water, taking you around Point Loma, past the Cabrillo National Monument, and on to the Point Loma Submarine Base and finally the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Along with viewing some of San Diego’s most well-known landmarks, you will get up close views of seals, sea lions, and more in their natural habitat. There no longer needs to be any wondering as to what to do in San Diego this weekend, as a Seal Tour is sure to be a highlight.
Tours start at $42 per person and leave three to five times per day depending on the time of year and the number of interested parties. Reservations are made in person at the booth in Seaport Village which opens at 10:00 AM. Arriving early to schedule the best time is recommended. The tour is narrated by your driver and returns you back to the departure point when it has concluded. Tips are appreciated at the end of the ride so remember to bring some extra cash to show the driver you appreciate his or her hard work. While driving to Shelter Island or boating around Point Loma you might even get some ideas of good hiking spots or other cheap things to do in San Diego.
Funbassadors can arrange for a tour and possibly bringing along some refreshments to share along the ride while providing some additional local insight that the driver might have missed. Funseekers get the chance to purchase a FunGig that takes them on a scenic drive through San Diego before plunging into the water and cruising past some incredible sights.