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San Diego's Best 3-Stop Brew Hops

Three Self-Guided Brewery Tours Pouring Amazing Craft Beers

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Whale Watching

San Diego's Year Round Whale Watching Schedule

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San Diego's 59-Mile Scenic Drive

Encompassing a good portion of the city's most outstanding attractions, taking San Diego's 59-mile scenic drive is a beautiful way to spend a day.

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Discover San Diego's 7 Natural Wonders

Put on your hiking shoes, grab the camera and explore one of the most diverse and Instagram-worthy regions in the USA.

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Secrets and Highlights of Balboa Park

Mar 24, 2021 - ongoing

Explore one of the country’s best urban cultural parks. Balboa Park has a bit of everything, including grand architecture, diverse museums, cultural institutions, and captivating gardens. You will visit spots that even locals don’t know about.

Tour Highlights

Discover the inspiring, quirky, and fascinating history of one of the nation’s largest urban cultural parks
Uncover historical and architectural treasures hiding in plain sight
Explore a botanical garden’s vibrant collection of more than 2,100 plants
Learn about the early 20th century expositions that shaped Balboa Park
Find the best spots to photograph Balboa Park’s beautiful Spanish colonial revival architecture

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Gaslamp Quarter Ghost tour

Jun 14, 2021 - ongoing

Experience the darker side of San Diego on this tour of the Gaslamp Quarter with tales of ghostly history. During this 1 hour tour, you will visit several of the Gaslamp Quarter’s most popular local hauntings while learning of sinister spirits, disease, death, espionage and murder.

With many infamous ghosts there are several notable occurrences of haunting downtown San Diego. You will hear the thrilling stories of the spirits and have an opportunity to ghost hunt on several areas along the way.

Feel the hair-raising chill as an EMF meter lights up in your hands, letting you know that an unseen presence could be just inches away from where you stand. You will be able to experiment with detecting ghosts and spirit anomalies with paranormal and ghost investigation equipment. 

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Satudays & Tuesdays - 9:00-10:00pm

Sundays - 7:00-8:00pm

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4th of July

Jul 4, 2021

The best spot in San Diego to watch the July 4th fireworks is on the bay. This Independence Day, enjoy an up-close view of the largest fireworks display in Southern California aboard the comforts of a Flagship yacht and prepare to be amazed. We have three unique cruises planned for the Fourth of July: a dinner cruise, spectator cruise and open-air Jet Boat. Come enjoy a memorable experience and unobstructed views of the spectacular fireworks show.

SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2021 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

Star Spangled Dinner Cruise:
7:00PM boarding

Fireworks spectacular spectator cruise:
8:00PM boarding

Patriotic Spectator Cruise:
8:00 PM boarding

Harbor Tours
First departure: 10:00AM,
Last departure: 5:30PM

Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride
First departure: 11:30AM, Last departure: 5:3

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Flagship 1 & 2 Hour Harbor Tours

Feb 11 - ongoing

Flagship harbor cruises are the most beautiful way to enjoy the best of San Diego. Take in the sights, sounds and stories of the bay on a relaxing cruise with a unique perspective on San Diego that you can only get from the water. Your professional guide will share entertaining facts and history that helped to shape our city's distinctive waterfront. Our luxury ships feature three levels with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, 360-degree views, and an onboard snack bar serving snacks, sodas, beer and wine.

Each of our 1-hour North Harbor and South Harbor tours provides up-close access to scenic waterfront architecture, military crafts, historical landmarks, natural sea life and spectacular photo opportunities. Can't decide? You don't have to. Choose the 2-hour combined tour for just a few dollars more and see it all!

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San Diego's Best 3-Stop Brew Hops

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Whale Watching

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San Diego's 59-Mile Scenic Drive

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Discover San Diego's 7 Natural Wonders

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What's On

Secrets and Highlights of Balboa Park

Mar 24, 2021 - ongoing
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Gaslamp Quarter Ghost tour

Jun 14, 2021 - ongoing
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4th of July

Jul 4, 2021
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Flagship 1 & 2 Hour Harbor Tours

Feb 11 - ongoing
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History & Heritage

Save 10% off any San Diego Walks Tour

San Diego Walks
Valid: Mar 24, 2021 - ongoing

We offer tours of Balboa Park, Old Town, Liberty Station and Coronado. Use code BEST10 at time of booking to save 10%    

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Kids Go Free at San Diego Whale Watch

San Diego Whale Watch
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

When you book a trip with us, prepare for the best whale watching in San Diego! Whether you are from the Southern California area or coming from any location around the world, it is well...

Boating & Sailing

$20 Fall Blue Whale Watching Cruise Special

Newport Landing Whale Watching
Valid: Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2021

Enjoy this special $20 whale watching cruise offer on any of our signature 2.5 hour whale watching cruises. Departing from beautiful Newport Beach. Also offering other types of whale watches including...

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