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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.
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.
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: Some museums have not reopened yet.
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.
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
Download trolley schedule.
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.
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.