San Diego may be the home of the US Navy SEALs, AND lots of super-cute California sea Lions,, but it’s also home to a different kind of seal…Experience “America’s Finest City” via San Diego’s most exciting vehicle- a SEAL amphibious tour vessel that lets you see the best of the city, both on land and at sea! You might even see the other two kinds of seals, if you’re lucky! Old Town Trolley’s “Hydra-Terra” vehicles are both tour buses and cruise ships and an exciting ride through San Diego and its harbor will send you home with a new appreciation for this Southern California city’s rich history and significance as a naval headquarters.
After boarding your tour-craft, you will be joined by a highly-trained narrator and “Seal Captain” will take the helm for the duration of your amphibious voyage. Departing from San Diego’s Seaport Village, you will head to Harbor Drive where the action begins. You will see many of the significant ships that line its harbor, including the Star of India, which is the prize piece of the Tall Ship collection at the San Diego Maritime Museum. The Star of India is the longest-running functional tall ship in the world, and has survived many conflicts since its birth in a shipyard on the United Kingdom’s Isle of Man. Also noteworthy is the Embarcadero, a stunning marina park surrounded by San Diego Harbor on three sides, and housing various tributes to military heroes, including the USS San Diego Memorial.
Once in the water, you will splash past the historic harbor’s many sights and sounds, including those of the multiple frigates, cargo ships and aircraft carriers that call San Diego their home port. You’ll also hear rich and captivating stories of the area’s first sailors and explorers, and even pass by a favorite basking place for some of San Diego’s funniest-looking residents, its sea-lions!
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get two different perspectives of San Diego when you visit. Your local guide will ensure that your trip is just as informative as it is fun, and you’ll leave the city with amphibious memories from the home of seals…three different kinds!