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  • San Diego: Whale Watching Tours

    1. San Diego: Whale Watching Tours

    Marvel at the amazing views of San Diego Bay as you look out for sightings of marine wildlife including dolphins, sea lions, gray whales, and more. Your tour will be led by ocean experts as you get a deeper understanding of the ocean ecosystem and the sea creatures that live in it. Discover the San Diego coast on a two-story whale watching yacht, featuring 360-degree views from the main level and upper sundeck, multiple restrooms, and free guest WiFi. You will follow the whale migration path to bring you up close for the best sighting spots, which change every day. Early in the season, whales swim closer to the coast, so the maximum distance is about 3-5 miles. On their return trip, northbound whales swim further out, up to 9-12 miles off the coast. Make sure to wear layers as it can get pretty cool on the bay and don't forget to wear your sunscreen and hat while on this excursion. Bri...

    It was pretty cool got a little sea sick but we got to see whales dolphins and sea lions will go back soon!

  • San Diego: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 55+ Attractions

    2. San Diego: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 55+ Attractions

    Activities, attractions, and tours included on the Go San Diego All-Inclusive pass: THEME PARKS & ZOOS• San Diego Zoo • SeaWorld San Diego• San Diego Zoo Safari Park• Belmont Park• Knott's Berry Farm• LEGOLAND California OUTDOORS• San Diego Speedboat Adventures• La Jolla: 90-min Tandem Kayak Rental• La Jolla: Full-Day Snorkel Adventure• La Jolla: All-Day Bike Rental• La Jolla: Surfboard Rental• La Jolla: Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rental• San Diego Harbor: 2-hr SUP• San Diego Harbor: 2-hr Kayak Rental• San Diego Harbor: 1-hr Pedal Boat Rental• Coronado: 90-min Tandem Kayak Rental• Coronado: SUP Board Rental• Coronado: Full-Day Bike Rental• San Diego Pier Fishing TOURS & CRUISES• 1-hr San Diego Harbor cruise by Hornblower Cruises• Whale Watching by Hornblower Cruises• Whale Watch & Dolphin Tour - Beautiful Newport Beach• San Diego Hiking Tour• San Diego Beach Tour• San Diego City Tour• Ca...

    this card allows entry into so many attractions and the trolley bus. well worth the money, we had zoo, safari, sea world, Midway and unlimited use of trolley buses. not enough time to do everything in 3 days

  • San Diego: Day Sail Aboard a Classic Yacht

    3. San Diego: Day Sail Aboard a Classic Yacht

    Immerse yourself in the lap of luxury as you set sail on a Liberty sailboat from the Sunset Resort Marina, and take a golden opportunity to spot stunning wildlife such as sea lions and dolphins. Take a journey back to the early twentieth century on board this handsome boat, modeled on a 1914 'Friendship Sloop'. Get hands-on as you try out steering the boat yourself during the 2.5 hour tour! Admire the San Diego skyline shimmering away on the horizon, as you cruise alongside grand ships like the USS Midway and the USS Carl Vinson. Sit back and absorb the views while enjoying complimentary snacks and drinks, and get your camera ready to snap the twinkling lights of San Diego, from the Maritime Museum to the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

    Super relaxing sail with Captain Phillip. His sailboat is beautiful and his knowledge of sailing is immense. You do not want to miss this tour of the Bay. I will do this again and hope others see this review and decide to go. It was better than a spa day if you can imagine that! Lovely trip

  • San Diego: Sunset Sailing Aboard a Classic Yacht

    4. San Diego: Sunset Sailing Aboard a Classic Yacht

    Climb aboard for an all-inclusive small-group cruise to remember. Enjoy an intimate experience as you pass local landmarks, look for sea life, and perhaps try your hand at navigating the boat yourself. Embark on the vintage yacht Liberty for a premium sailing experience. Admire a vessel which is flawlessly maintained with high standards of pride and craftsmanship. Fall in love with her mirror-finish wood accents, beautiful cozy cabin and clean facilities. Immerse yourself in a 2.5 hour nautical experience with inclusive drinks and snacks. Play some music and relax on cushioned seats as you sail the scenic waters of San Diego Bay. Feel free to steer the boat and feel the power of the wind in the sails. Marvel at historic landmarks like the USS Midway aircraft carrier, Maritime Bridge, Coronado Bridge, and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. See local wildlife like sea lions, dolphins, and sea b...

  • Los Angeles Sightseeing Flex Pass

    5. Los Angeles Sightseeing Flex Pass

    The Los Angeles Sightseeing Flex Pass has over 25 destinations, museums, and tours to choose from, including some of the most popular attractions all over Hollywood. With the option to select 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 redemptions, you can enjoy the attractions that interest you most, with no fixed start date. With the Sightseeing Pass, take advantage of full admission to attractions, saving you up to 50% of total visitation costs all over La La Land. Really see the city where the silver screen comes to life with over 20 themed bus, boat, and walking tours: Take a hop-on/hop-off bus tour for 24 hours all over LA; enjoy a 2-hour nighttime Hollywood bus tour; snap a pic outside the houses of the rich and the famous on a celebrity homes tour; or hike up to the iconic Hollywood sign from Griffith Park. Sail down a glass-bottom slide over the expansive city on a OUE Skyscape and Skyslide; compare cele...

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What people are saying about San Diego

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 35 reviews

A wonderful afternoon with a fascinating captain. We had a lovely sail on San Diego Bay in a classic sailboat and along the way learned the history of the vessel and Captain Phillip's painstaking hand restoration of the boat. He's happy to share his wealth of knowledge about sailing and sailboats in this intimate setting of six guests or fewer. My wife loved riding the waves from the foredeck and tried her hand at steering the boat was Phillip made it ready to return to the dock. No better way to get the feel of sailing on San Diego Bay.

Super relaxing sail with Captain Phillip. His sailboat is beautiful and his knowledge of sailing is immense. You do not want to miss this tour of the Bay. I will do this again and hope others see this review and decide to go. It was better than a spa day if you can imagine that! Lovely trip

Captain Philip gave us an amazing experience. We celebrated our birthday on the boat and had an amazing time. We will definitely be back again!

It was pretty cool got a little sea sick but we got to see whales dolphins and sea lions will go back soon!

Capt Phil was fun, humorous and very informative. He is a very good sailor. So much fun.