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San Diego offers a variety of family-friendly attractions, so take advantage of a sightseeing pass or tour to make the most of your vacation at the best price. Experience the world-famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park with an expert guide, and check out the giant pandas. For an interactive wildlife experience, head north to the San Diego Safari Park, and take a safari tour to watch the cheetahs run. History buffs will enjoy the Maritime Museum, which showcases some of the world’s finest historic vessels; you’ll find more maritime and aircraft history at the USS Midway Museum. And those curious about California’s origins can tour Mission San Luis Rey.
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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San Diego Harbor Cruise

San Diego Harbor Cruise

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Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1 or 2 hour San Diego Harbor cruise. Sit back and relax as you take in a fully-narrated tour, offering top-notch sight lines of the San Diego skyline, a cruise under Coronado Bridge, a look at the bustling US Naval fleet and a chance to spot some of the harbor’s resident sea lions. Choose between 1 and 2 hour cruise options, offering you two trips to fit your schedule and interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise

San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise

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Take an evening cruise wining and dining aboard the ‘Spirit of San Diego,’ enjoying top-notch food and drink, plus sparkling skyline views during this San Diego dinner cruise. Dig into your included gourmet meal, accompanied by a complimentary cocktail and live on-board entertainment, as you cruise 25-miles worth of California’s beautiful coastline and gaze at the twinkling stars above. You can also upgrade your cruise to include an unlimited open bar for an additional price.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.90
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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Go on a whale-watching expedition in San Diego on this 3-hour cruise. Get the scoop from a guide who studies the migratory patterns of grey whales as you keep a lookout for whales in the water. Board a 2-story yacht that gives you 360-degree views of the ocean. Plus, you're guaranteed to see whales or you get to ride again for free.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise
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San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise

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Make the most of a Sunday with a 2-hour brunch cruise through San Diego Bay. Capture prime views of the city skyline and harbor from a luxury yacht, and round out your morning bliss with bottomless mimosas and our new brunch menu with plated entrée service includes breakfast favorites, vegetarian options, and so much more. Indoor and Outdoor seating available please call Flagship Cruises & Events with seating preference. Listen to DJ tunes as the attentive crew constantly top off your glass. Shouldn’t weekends always be like this?
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your silver, gold, or platinum day pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale Watching Cruise from Mission Bay

Whale Watching Cruise from Mission Bay

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Encounter some of Earth's most magnificent creatures on a 3-hour whale-watching cruise in San Diego. The voyage departs right from Mission Bay, so you’ll be out into the open ocean and looking for animals in just 10 short minutes. Marine biologists onboard help you spot whales and dolphins and learn about their life in the deep blue sea.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego

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Take a trip through American naval history with admission to the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. This enormous ship, known as the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, now offers a range of interactive exhibits, a self-guided audio tour and numerous restored aircraft across its 4-acre (1.6-hectare) flight deck and sections below. It’s an essential piece of San Diego’s, and America’s, military history.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
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Small Group Classic Sunset Sail in San Diego
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Small Group Classic Sunset Sail in San Diego

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Watch the sun set over San Diego during an all-inclusive small-group cruise aboard a classic sailboat. Pass landmarks such as the Maritime Museum, Coronado Bridge, and USS Midway, and look for sea lions, dolphins, and other wildlife around San Diego Harbor on the 2.5-hour cruise.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$125.00
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

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The renowned San Diego Zoo Safari Park presents more than 3,500 animals roaming in large enclosures that replicate their natural habitat. Go on a safari adventure unlike any other outside of Africa itself, with exhibits inspired by the African Serengeti and the Asian Savanna. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Safari Park. Ticket must be redeemed on travel date selected.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.00
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San Diego Seal Tour

San Diego Seal Tour

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Take in the highlights of San Diego Bay during a sightseeing tour by amphibious vehicle. Travel on both land and water like a ‘duck tour,’ starting on the streets of Seaport Village and rolling down Harbor Drive alongside San Diego Bay. Transition into the water after departing Seaport Village. Cruise past the SeaWorld and Vacation Isle, experiencing the best of maritime San Diego on this fun and informative tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

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Meet some of the world's most exotic animals with your admission ticket to the renowned San Diego Zoo, one of California's top family-friendly attractions. More than 4,000 animals representing 800 species live in this state-of-the-art zoo, including some that are rarely seen at other zoos. Admire the animals and go in-depth during daily keeper talks and guided bus tours. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo. Ticket must be redeemed on travel date selected.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Luxury Sunset Sail Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group
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Luxury Sunset Sail Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group

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Set sail at one of the best times of day—sunset—during this San Diego Bay cruise. Board a comfortable sailing yacht and cruise along San Diego's coastline, taking in views of the scenic waterfront, military vessels, and historical landmarks. Catch sight of marine life and enjoy spectacular photo ops. Gorgeous sunset views and Wine makes this tour a great choice for couples or travelers celebrating a special occasion.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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San Diego Scenic Tour

San Diego Scenic Tour

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In just four hours, experience the scenic highlights of San Diego and its neighboring areas. Watch sea lions and pelicans on the beaches of La Jolla and capture fantastic views from the top of Mt Soledad. Soak up the Old World elegance of the mansions and Hotel Del on Coronado Island, and find peace in the urban oasis of Balboa Park. Wind through downtown and Old Town San Diego, learning about the city’s history along the way. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour limited to just 14 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past

Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past

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Explore the best eats in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego on a walking tour with an expert guide who shares the inside scoop on the district's hopping restaurant and bar scene. Sample delicious dishes at several eateries, sip drinks, and learn about the history of the district as you discover its latest incarnation as a top nightlife destination. Colorful stories shared by your guide make the history of San Diego come to life on this 2.5-hour tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventure in San Diego

Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventure in San Diego

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Get the best chance of seeing whales and dolphins on a private boat tour. Your party will have the run of the boat, including an enclosed cabin, an observation tower, and a restroom. Your experienced USCG-certified captain knows the best places to spot wildlife and will provide engaging commentary on the local marine ecosystem.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour

Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour

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Hear spine-tingling stories about San Diego’s history and infamous residents during a ghost tour led by an entertaining guide. Visit five locations with supernatural tales behind their facades, and learn why San Diego is known as one of the most haunted cities in the west. You’ll join a small group that is limited to 14 people, traveling by bus and on foot.
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  • 1 hour 55 minutes
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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

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Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat during this tour of San Diego Harbor. Learn the basics of boating from your expert guide before following your guide's boat around the harbor, cruising past highlights such as the USS Midway, a US Navy submarine, Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, the historic ship Star of India and San Diego Maritime Museum. Learn from your guide about these landmarks via the onboard two-way communications system and stop for photo ops on this exciting tour.
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  • 2 hours
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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

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Explore Tijuana, Mexico, without getting lost on this day trip from San Diego, a great choice for first-time visitors. Visit cultural attractions, sample authentic Mexican street food at a sidewalk taco stand, and do some shopping and sightseeing. Opt to walk or take public transportation and experience the city like a local. Your guide can suggest stops and adapt the itinerary to fit the needs of the group.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

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View more than 4,000 animals roaming in large enclosures on a 2-day visit to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This admission ticket allows you to spend two days at the Zoo, or split your time between the Zoo and the Safari Park. At the zoo, see the diverse collection of animals, many of which are not present at other zoos in the United States. The Safari Park is inspired by the Serengeti Plains in Africa and the Asian plains and is home to lions, tigers, zebras, which you can see from the a 32-acre (13-hectare) safari trail. Access to all shows and exhibits, as well as use of all the in-park transportation, are included. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Behind-the-Scenes at Petco Park Tour

Behind-the-Scenes at Petco Park Tour

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Explore America's #1 Ballpark on one of our daily guided tours. Experience the ballpark as only players and staff do. Led by a tour guide, this historical, behind-the-scenes tour allows guests to experience the ballpark while learning about the history of Petco Park and the San Diego Padres. Visit: Visitor's Clubhouse Major League Dugout Press Box Private Luxury Suite Coronado Club Gallagher Chairman's Club Home Plate Club Historic Western Metal Supply Co. Building The Breitbard Hall of Fame Padres Hall of Fame presented by Sony Special tours from 12/26-12-28: Petco Park is the new home for the SDCCU Holiday Bowl! Go behind the scenes as we turn into a football stadium for the first time in Petco Park history! Holiday Bowl Stadium Tours will be available starting Sunday, December 26th through game day on Tuesday December 28th. *All tour stops are subject to change depending upon Petco Park schedule and area availability.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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San Diego Premier Brunch Cruise
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San Diego Premier Brunch Cruise

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Go sightseeing on the waters of San Diego Bay during a 2-hour brunch cruise that provides a delicious seated brunch accompanied by complimentary champagne. After enjoying a lavish plated brunch dish, stay at your private table or head outside to the open air for sunshine and sightseeing.
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  • 2 hours
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Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego

Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego

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Get your fiesta started in San Diego on a food and walking tour through historic Old Town. Visit some of the district's finest Mexican restaurants to sample tasty dishes, tequila cocktails, and hear mariachi music. Learn about the history of California and the Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans and gold rush prospectors that influenced Old Town's growth. You even hear some ghostly tales at Whaley House and an old cemetery. Get insider tips from your guide about authentic Mexican cuisine and other great places to visit on this fun tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Flight Experience in San Diego
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Flight Experience in San Diego

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Find out what it’s like to be a fighter pilot during a high-intensity flight over San Diego. Learn basic flight maneuvering skills as you speed, twist, and turn through the sky, and enjoy aerial views of the mountains, desert, and San Diego skyline. Upgrade to include dynamic low level flying, aerobatic maneuvers, and more time in the sky; or suit up and learn to fly the plane yourself.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
"The captain and the crew informed us what to be looking for and where to start watching. The captain and crew were awesome."..."
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
"Good narration from Max & views of the harbor/city. Only constructive criticism I would give is to improve the speakers of the narration system so it's easier to hear through the vessel."..."
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San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise
"We went for the new year and it was a first time experience for us both and we had a lot of fun. Will definitely go again!!!"..."
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
"Friendly, helpful crew. Great time! Loved watching the dolphins race along side. Exciting to look for “blow spray” from whales and their flukes as they dove deep. Impressive!"..."
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San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise
"Great service. Staff was very attentive. Food was decent. More time on the boat would have been great."..."
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
"Me and my friend was Tere were couple of nights and took one hour flagships one hour cruise and all day hop on and hop off trolley! Highly recommend, loved the service of the staff and all. Covered the whole island in two days!"..."
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Whale Watching Cruise from Mission Bay
"Went with friends and family for a bachelorette party. The boat was full of home schooled children who were a bit chaotic, but brought up the energy and excitement of seeing the whales. We were lucky and had great sightings! Friendly -and professional naturalist and boat staff."..."
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
"Great visit. The staff are awesome, the ship is amazing. I'm 6'2" and feel bad for the guys who were on this ship who were taller. Watch your head. They do a great job keeping this piece of history alive. All worth the time and money."..."
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Small Group Classic Sunset Sail in San Diego
"Friendly, intimate setting. Informative when asked questions. Beautiful scenery....close up views on the shore."..."
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
"We loved safari park. The small group tour to Africa and Asia and the close-up views of the giraffes and rhinos were the highlight of our trip. The staff at the park were helpful and friendly."..."
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San Diego Seal Tour
"Tour in Sea watching sea lions and everything in there. Great to watch Mexico from waters. Awesome experience. Must take if you are in San Diego."..."
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San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
"I had an amazing time at the zoo yesterday! The bus tour was great to get a lay of the land before starting on foot. They also had great transportation to hop on if you got tired or in my case a little turned around."..."
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Luxury Sunset Sail Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group
"Captain Kyle was great! The sail was amazing and he was very professional and made our trip super enjoyable. The other couple with us was also great, so we lucked out with this company!! The entire experience was so worth it!"..."
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San Diego Scenic Tour
"Linda was a very entertaining and knowledgeable guide. And Juan was an excellent driver. Really enjoyed the experience."..."
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Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past
"We had a great time and Stefan was amazing. He showed us a lot more than we expected. A lot of hidden gems that he knows about."..."
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Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventure in San Diego
"It was an amazing experience! The coordinator worked with us when we mixed up our times. She was so understanding and the experience was amazing!"..."
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Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour
"Very entertaining evening full of laughs and a few spooks! Our guide kept us engaged throughout the tour and was very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited. Well worth the price! Thank you for the great experience!"..."
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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
"the whole experience was excellent. boats can go really fast, but felt safe thought. The guide was very helpful and gave all of the instruction and advice that was required."..."
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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego
"I was very happy that the tour was not cancelled, even though I was the only one signed up for it. It was a great way to get my first taste (pun intended...great tacos & tequila) of Mexico."..."
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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
"The San Diego Zoo was the best zoo trip I have ever experienced! The only downside was we didn’t get to see the Penguins.."..."
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Behind-the-Scenes at Petco Park Tour
"Bought this as a Christmas gift. Everyone loved it. It’s a nice way to spend some family time. Great for all ages."..."
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San Diego Premier Brunch Cruise
"The whole experience was wonderful. Friendly staff, good food and plenty of champagne. Not to mention beautiful weather."..."
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Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego
"This tour is a must. Angela was a great tour guide, lots of energy, and very knowledgeable about San Diego. The food was excellent and I was stuffed!"..."
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Flight Experience in San Diego
"Best experience ever !! Pilot was very knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable and safe . Definitely will do again when I’m back on vacation."..."

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