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Celebrate Labor Day in San Diego with The Seals

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

San Diego Labor Day Seals Tour with USS Midway

San Diego Labor Day Seals Tour with USS Midway

The Seals team has researched San Diego Labor Day 2012 Events and come to the conclusion that the best way for you to experience America’s Finest City is to combine the Festival of Sail and a San Diego Seal Tour.  We recommend taking the Seal Tour in the morning so you can see many of the different sites that San Diego has to offer, breaking for lunch at the Seaport Village, and then walking over to the Festival of Sail at the North Embarcadero Marina Park. If you are really adventurous, you can purchase an additional ticket for the Tall Ships Cannon Battle starting at 2:30pm. The Seaport Village and Seal Tour departure point are basically in the same spot and the Festival of Sail is only 1 mile away. Check out the details on both San Diego Tourist Attractions.

San Diego Seal Tour

See the best of San Diego from land and sea on this 90 minute narrated adventure. You’ll see San Diego from the harbor as well as cruise by some of the coolest sites like the U.S.S Midway, Lindbergh Field, Shelter Island, and the Star of India. The Seal Tour is fun for the entire family and has received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence several years in a row including 2012. Click this link to learn more about famous San Diego Attractions and the Seal Tour.

Festival of Sail and Cannon Battle

Check out the largest tall ship festival on the west coast with the annual Festival of the Sail presented by the Port of San Diego and the Maritime Museum. This San Diego Labor Day tradition offers limited tickets for the Cannon Battle, but it is sure to be a magnificent experience. You’ll board the tall ships and sail into the harbor for a historic cannon battle. If you don’t want to participate in the Cannon Battle, there are plenty of other arts, crafts, food vendors, and historic sites to see during the festival. Whatever your plans, we hope to see you enjoying the holiday in beautiful San Diego!

You never know what you will find in the San Diego Bay!

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Our San Diego harbor tours are pretty adventurous.  On most days we see our good friends the California Sea Lions basking in the sun, the occasional air craft carrier (or two!) but its not often that encounter the most elusive member of the US Navy, the submarine.

At the entrance to San Diego Bay is the Nuclear Powered Submarine Base.  As you can see by the photos, this one is being parked by two C-tractors, or tug boats.  We can’t tell you the name of the sub, because, the Navy doesn’t want you to know who they are.  What we can tell you is that it is a Los Angeles class nuclear powered attack submarine. San Diego is home to several submarines including the the USS Hampton, USS Jefferson City, USS Asheville, USS Topeka, USS Helena, USS Salt Lake City, USS San Francisco, USS Portsmouth and USS Albuquerque.  Los Angeles class subs are the backbone of the United States submarine fleet.  They are 362 feet long, home to a crew of 133 and can travel up to speeds of 35 knots.  They are often found in Tom Clancy novels, including The Hunt for Red October.

We suspect there was something special about this particular sub due to the added security in the form of a Naval security boat and Coast Guard security boat.p5230004p5230007

From a First Mate’s Perspective

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

One of the great things about my job doing San Diego tours out on San Diego Bay is that I get to see some really great marine life that is unexpected and very rare.  Sometimes it is a group of wild dolphins swimming through the bay who just happen to surface along side our boat, the “San Diego SEAL”!  (more…)

A great way to “sea” San Diego…on land & in the water!

Monday, September 15th, 2008
Seal sleeping in the San Diego Bay.

Sea lion sleeping in the San Diego Bay.

Remember the James Bond movie where Bond drives a Lotus right into the bay and as it sinks down under the water it transforms into a submarine? That was one of my favorite scenes from any Bond Movie–and I got to experience something equally as thrilling the last time I went to San Diego. The San Diego Seals Tour is a tour of the local sights and attractions but it’s unlike any other sightseeing tour I have ever taken. The Tour Bus, after driving around on the city streets, drives straight into the bay! (more…)