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Old Town Trolley Tour San Diego Platinum Pass

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Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any time. Our fleet of orange and green trolleys travel frequently throughout San Diego and over the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bridge to Coronado on a continuous 25-mile loop visiting 12 neighborhoods with 12 destination stops.
Adults $124.00 $55.80 $68.20
Children (4-12) $64.00 $36.00 $28.00
Children Under 4 FREE FREE

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.

Your Old Town Trolley Tour San Diego Platinum Pass Includes:

  • Old Town Trolley Tours are operating on a regular schedule. Please note: Some museums offered on the free potion of the pass may be closed. The Maritime Museum is closed until further notice.
  • 2 days* of free unlimited re-boarding
  • Hop on & off at 12 Old Town Trolley stops
  • Free shuttle service from select hotels
  • Free discount coupons
  • Free admission to the Maritime Museum**/Star of India - $20 value
  • Free admission** to 10 museums - $20 value
  • 50% off Swift or Pilot Boat bay tour - $10 value
  • 50% off Tall Ship Tours (reservations required)
  • Only hop-on and off tour over the bridge to Coronado
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • FREE map brochure with day planner
  • Kids Free in October. One Free Child per Adult.
  • Discover the nearest and most convenient stop with our Exclusive Old Town Trolley mAPP

San Diego 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. 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.

Included with your Pass:

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**:

  • Old Town Sheriff’s Museum – Stop A
  • Casa De Aguirre – Stop A
  • Mormon Battalion Historic Site – Stop A
  • Old Town Railroad Depot – Stop A
  • AFRICAN-LATIN MUSEUM Casa Del Rey Moro – Stop A
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum – Stop G
  • Coronado Historical Museum – Stop J
  • Veterans Museum at Balboa Park – Stop K
  • Timken Museum of Art – Stop K
  • San Diego Firehouse Museum – Stop L

50% OFF Admission to the Following:

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.

Tall Ship Tour

Join the crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship. Passengers will be invited to haul a line, man the helm and watch the crew as they scamper up and down the rigging to set and furl the sails. Listen as the Californian’s crew relates the history of sailing and exploration in San Diego, tales of whaling and sea otter trade, local sea battles, the art of ship’s gunnery, life at sea and more.

*Trolley pass must be used on consecutive days. **Maritime Museum and 10 additional museums are valid for two consecutive days from date of purchase. Pass is non-transferable. Other restrictions may apply. Extra days or free portion of the Pass have no cash value and are not refundable and non-transferable.Some museums offer free admission. Others are free due to the partnership with Old Town Trolley Tours. Your tour ticket is proof of purchase for admission to these museums.

Old Town Trolley Stops in San Diego

Hop on and off at any of our 12 convenient stops.

  • A
    Old Town Market
  • B
    Maritime Museum
  • C
    Embarcadero Marina
  • D
    Seaport Village
  • E
    Marriott Marquis and Marina
  • F
    Horton Plaza Park
  • G
    Gaslamp Quarter
  • H
    East Convention Center – Petco Park and Hilton Bayfront
  • I
    Barrio Logan
  • J
    Hotel del Coronado
  • K
    Balboa Park
  • L
    Little Italy

Booth Locations

Stop A - Old Town 4010 Twiggs St.

Stop C - Embarcadero 1004 N. Harbor Drive

Stop D - Seaport Village Approx. 500 Kettner Blvd.

Stop F - Horton Plaza Broadway Circle at Horton Plaza

Stop G - Gaslamp Quarter 4th and Island Ave.

Stop J - Coronado - McPs 1107 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA


Old Town Trolley Tours


January 1 – February 27, November 2 – December 31:

9:00am – 5:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 3:00pm from Old Town)

February 28 – June 11, July 4, August 17 – November 1:

9:00am – 6:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 4:00pm from Old Town)

June 12 – July 3, July 5 – August 16:

9:00am – 7:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 5:00pm from Old Town)

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.

Maritime Museum/Star of India

At Star of India Wharf
1492 North Harbor Drive

619-234-9153 (for general information)

Hours of Operation:
June 1 – September*: 9am – 9pm.
Fall hours starting after Labor Day weekend: 9:00am – 8:00pm.

*Some ships/museums close for special events/maintenance.

Swift or Pilot Boat Bay Tour

1914 San Diego Harbor Pilot Boat
45-minute experience
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.

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