Open Thursdays-Mondays. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Silver Passes only. Please read about our tour opening dates & safety information.
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SEAL Tour: Reservations are required. Guests must check in with our sales rep at the ticket booth 30 minutes prior to departure. Late check-in may result in forfeited reserved seat. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time.
Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day.
Old Town Trolley Tours: As you explore the scenic coastal landscape, you’ll learn why San Diego is called “America’s Finest City.” Since 1989, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. SEAL Tour: Splash into San Diego’s most unique sightseeing adventure! Both tour bus and boat, the San Diego SEAL Tour journeys through San Diego by land AND sea. Our unique “Hydra-Terra” amphibious vehicles are Coast Guard approved, ensuring you a safe, one of a kind experience.
SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY: In order to provide our guests with the safest and most comfortable sightseeing experience, Old Town Trolley Tours has implemented a number of new safety measures such as limiting seating to allow riders to maintain social distancing, face coverings required for all guests and an increased focus on disinfecting and sanitation.
As you explore the scenic coastal landscape, you’ll learn why San Diego is called “America’s Finest City.” Since 1989, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Our friendly conductors narrate the San Diego tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. It will be our pleasure to guide you through the birthplace of California on one of our orange and green trolleys.
Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city. Because we showcase the best of San Diego and Coronado, you can avoid costly parking and city driving. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any time. With frequent pickups at all our stops, this helps you avoid walking long distances.
Ready to see the best of San Diego on sea and land?
Your 90-minute, fully narrated SEAL Tour departs from Seaport Village. Wind your way through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise through the waters of San Diego Bay. Experience the history and ecological wonders of San Diego in the comfort and security or our virtually unsinkable Hydra-Terras. Here you will learn first-hand of our rich military history and cruise through the waters that are the playground of the California Sea Lion.
Our amphibious vehicles, driven by our experienced captains, are specially designed and built to navigate on 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.
Don’t miss this exciting, entertaining adventure of a lifetime to see America’s Finest City as you have never dreamed it before!
Free admission to Maritime Museum**/Star of India
The world-renown Maritime Museum of San Diego was founded in 1948 by a group of local historians and maritime experts. Here, visitors from around the globe come to walk the decks of the magnificent Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship. The Maritime Museum of San Diego is devoted to exposing all ages to Maritime history and offers both permanent and temporary exhibits throughout the year. The museum is also known for restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels and has what is considered to be one of the finest collections of historic ships. Included in the collection are the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley, the 1904 steam yacht Medea, the 1914 Pilot and the Californian, which is a replica of a mid 19th century revenue cutter.
Free admission to the following museums**:
PLEASE NOTE: Most museums remain closed or have restricted open days and times due to Covid-19.
Swift or Pilot Boat Bay Tour
Enjoy a 75-minute narrated tour aboard Swift Boat PCF816. Feel the history and power of the twin 12 cylinder Detroit Diesels as you take a behind-the-scenes tour of San Diego Bay’s military history. Tour route heads under Coronado Bay Bridge, Naval Base San Diego, and then Naval Amphibious Base.
The safety and well-being of our guests and team members remain our highest priority.
Old Town Trolley Tours is taking enhanced safety and health measures for the benefit of our guests. Inherent risks to COVID-19 exist in any place where people are gathered. By using our services, you voluntarily assume all risks rising out of or resulting from exposure to COVID-19 or any other communicable illness.
In accordance to the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 64) and 42 Code of Federal Regulations 70.2, 71.31(b). 71.32, all guests and personnel must wear a mask while waiting at a boarding location in addition to wearing a mask while on tour. For additional information on the regulation or how to wear a mask, please see the links below.
Hop on and off at any of our 11 convenient stops.
Stop A - Old Town 4010 Twiggs St.
Stop C - Embarcadero 1004 N. Harbor Drive
Stop D - Seaport Village Approx. 500 Kettner Blvd.
Stop G - Gaslamp Quarter 4th and Island Ave.
Stop J - Coronado - McPs 1107 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA
Tours start again February 19-21, 2021: Friday – Sunday.
Starting February 25, 2021: Tours will run Thursdays – Mondays.
Temporarily closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Now – April 1, November 8 – December 31:
9:30am – 5pm
April 2 – June 17, August 23 – November 7:
9am – 6pm
June 18 – August 22:
9am – 7pm
Download trolley schedule.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Special Event Dates
(Events may cause delays, closed streets & tour stops)
Memorial Weekend, Rock-N-Roll Marathon, Independence Day, Comic Con, AFC Half Marathon, Labor Day Weekend, December Nights.
Tours offered February 19-21, 2021: Friday – Sunday.
Starting February 25, 2021: Tours will be offered Thursdays – Mondays.
Temporarily closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Offered year round.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Schedule subject to change due to weather and low tide conditions or city events.
SEAL Tour is approximately 90-minutes long; 30 minutes on land and 60 minutes on San Diego Bay.
Points of Departure:
1. Seaport Village at Approx. 500 Kettner Boulevard
There is pay parking available at Seaport Village and we can validate your parking for $4 for the first 3 hours or part thereof; $3 every 30 minutes thereafter or part thereof. Validation with a minimum $10 purchase from any Seaport Village establishment.
Non-validated self parking: $8 per hour or part thereof.
At Star of India Wharf
1492 North Harbor Drive
619-234-9153 (for general information)
Hours of Operation:
10am to 4pm.
Access is limited to the outside areas.
*Some ships/museums close for special events/maintenance.
1914 San Diego Harbor Pilot Boat
Operates daily at 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm.
Boarding starts 15 minutes prior to departure.
Advance reservations required.
Tall Ship Tours
Operates Sundays only at 11:30am through November 15.
Advance reservations required.