Private Coastal Tour of San Diego
See all the incredible sights located in the iconic San Diego Harbor with the Private Coastal Tour of San Diego.
Your tour begins with a stop at Cabrillo National Monument which offers some of the harbors most amazing views. This museum is also home to many artifacts from when Cabrillo landed in the area all the way back in 1542. Next, you'll climb a small hill to the very first lighthouse to be built in San Diego which includes a lighthouse museum. After that, you'll drive down to Sunset Cliffs and view the water, as well as quaint Newport Ave as you head into both Pacific Beach and Mission Bay. You'll stroll through the area behind the famous Catamaran Hotel before you head to the boardwalk by the ocean. Here, you'll view the old Crystal Pier before heading to the northern beach town called Encinitas. You'll stop for lunch in the towns gardens surrounded by peaceful plants and koi ponds as well as a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. From there you'll view surfing spots before heading down scenic Highway 101 where you'll pas many towns. Finally, you'll head your way down to La Holla Shores where you'll watch Kayaks launch out to sea before walking down to Seal Beach where you'll be treated to a unique form of entertainment as the seals frolic and play on the beach.
This tour requires reservations. All entrance fees and National Park fees are included in the price. Food, drinks and lunch are not included in the price but stops will be made allowing customers to purchase these items at their personal cost. A professional guide is included on this tour. A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear comfortable footwear.
Tour some of the amazing coastal locations outside of San Diego, California with the Private Coastal Tour of San Diego.
The coastal tour begins at Cabrillo National Monument which has the best views of San Diego Harbor. The museum displays the artifacts from when Cabrillo landed in 1542. Up the hill to the first lighthouse in San Diego and the lighthouse museum. Steep drive down to the water and Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach. Past the bars and restaurants on Newport Ave into Mission Bay and Pacific Beach. Take a quiet stroll along the bay behind the Catamaran Hotel before crossing over to the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk on the ocean. Check out the old wooden Crystal Pier before heading to our furthermost northern beach town of Encinitas. A stop for lunch and then over to the beautiful tranquil gardens, Koi ponds and exquisite bluff views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A short ride over to one of the best surfing spots in North County called Swami's. We descend the long spiral stairs down to the tidepools on the beach. Back in the van to cruise along Highway 101 through Cardiff, San Elijo, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carmel Valley and up the grade into Torrey Pines.
At our next stop we watch the Hang Gliders and Parasailors soar off the cliffs at Torrey Pines Glider Port. Winding our way down to La Jolla Shores to watch the kayaks launch on their journey to the sea caves. Entering La Jolla Cove we are on top of the sea caves and walk down to Seal Beach where everyone can watch the seals playing in there native habitat. Back up to Prospect Street through downtown to La Jolla Blvd and on our way back to the hotel through Bird Rock and Pacific Beach.
For a completely different feel, opt to head east to the rural countryside and the old gold mining town of Julian, (a Unesco Heritage Sight) located at the junction of 3 different mountain ranges. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and breathe in the country air. After lunch and famous home grown apple pie and ice cream the tour will start the 2400 foot descent down to the desert floor and arrive at Anza Borrego State Park visitor's center. The largest desert state park in the nation. Catch the setting sun on our return to downtown.
Pickup & Return:
Pickup and drop from your hotel.
Departure Times: 9:30am
- Entrance fees
- National Park fees
Does not include:
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved