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Shelter Island: 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.

San Diego Bay: Eco-Pedal Boat Rental

2. San Diego Bay: Eco-Pedal Boat Rental

See amazing views of downtown San Diego and spend some time on the water with an hour-long eco-pedal boat rental in San Diego Bay. Pedal by yourself or bring others to join in on the fun. Explore America’s Cup Harbor, Harbor Island, and Liberty station from the water and keep your eyes peeled for sea lions and local birds. Bring your cooler and enjoy drinks and lunch with magnificent city views.

San Diego: Driving Day Tour with GoCar Luxury

3. San Diego: Driving Day Tour with GoCar Luxury

See every inch of wonderful San Diego in a unique and fun way by going on the all day Everything Tour with GoCar. Let the car be your guide with onspot GPS and story telling features. See the historic Old Town, Point Loma Ecological Preserve, Ocean Beach, and so much more. Witness history at the Gaslamp Quarter, window shop at the iconic Horton Plaza, and stroll through the aromatic rose garden of Balboa Park. Find the natural beauty of the Point Loma Ecological Preserve. Wade in tide pools and see sea anemones, crabs, lobster, fish, and the occasional lucky octopus. Walk along Ocean Beach and through San Diego's famous Maritime Museum. Take in the vibe of Old Town and see how San Diego has changed over the centuries.

San Diego: Luxury GPS Self-Guided Tour by Vandherall

4. San Diego: Luxury GPS Self-Guided Tour by Vandherall

Make your way through San Diego as you travel in a brand new Vandherall luxury car. Get a flair for western and Mexican culture as you travel through Little Italy. Discover how deeply embedded the US Navy is into San Diego as you see the Naval Attack Submarine base, visit Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma Lighthouse, and more on this GPS-guided trip. Starting in Old Town, you'll make your way into Point Loma towards Liberty Station which used to be the Naval Training Center of San Diego, now repurposed into a mixed-use development. Next, go to Shelter Island to receive a great view of the Attack Submarine base. Make your way to Cabrillo National Monument and the Point Loma ecological preserve to see the old lighthouse that stood watch on the rocky shores and lit up the dangerous waterways for many sailors and fishermen. Stop to look at the tide pools, where all sorts of aquatic creatures make their home. As you finish your tour you'll pass the romantic Sunset Cliffs and into the eccentric Ocean Beach community, where there are plenty of privately owned shops.

San Diego: Point Loma Electric GoCar Rental Tour

5. San Diego: Point Loma Electric GoCar Rental Tour

Explore the world-famous Point Loma, San Diego in the world’s first storytelling car. Your GoCar will direct you to Little Italy in San Diego’s Old Town where you will see the unexpected melting pot of Mexican and Western culture. You will be riding in a GoCar, the world’s first storytelling car that will give you valuable narration throughout the tour automatically based on your GPS location. Pass by Liberty Station, home of the Navel Training Center that closed in 1997.

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What people are saying about Shelter Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 178 reviews

I took my 9 yr old grandson for his birthday. Told them ahead of time about the birthday and they had everybody sing to him. It was so great. Tour was fun and informative for all ages.

The guide was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable and conveyed all of the information about the sites as the tour went on with clarity and passion. Truly truly enjoyed the tour!

Driver and guide were top notch. Very informative comments as we toured without being too much talking. Loved it!!

The staff were so welcoming and friendly, were very clear on information which allowed us to have a great time!!

Loved it. Salem had a lot of information to share with us. We got to see the dolphins.