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San Diego Shore Excursion Guide

Cruise lines offer a number of shore excursions for sale when visiting San Diego. For your convenience, we have provided a sample listing below of the shore excursions typically sold by cruise lines that visit San Diego. You may wish to check out 3rd party shore excursions in San Diego to get a wider variety of options to choose from.

San Diego and La Jolla Highlights

This coach tour takes you through San Diego's historic downtown, and you'll cross that 2 mile bridge to Coronado Island, where the famous Del Coronado Hotel (circa 1889) is located. Featured in a number of films incluging the 1958 Wilder comedy, SOME LIKE IT HOT, this elegant hotel and its beach area is a definite must see. You'll visit La Jolla for boutique shopping, then pass through Balboa Park en route back. You can opt to shop downtown or head back to the ship at the end of your tour.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay around $50 for this 4 hour coach tour.
 
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as easy in terms of physical exercise. For San Diego tours, you may want to check out the Hop On/Hop Off Bus tours available through online 3rd party vendors for around $33 per adult. The Hop On/Hop Off Bus give you more flexibility on your tours, as you pick those places you'd like to check out further. The price is nice, too.

San Diego Harbor and USS Midway Tour

You'll have a 2 hour boat tour of the bay area, where you'll have opportunity to view highlights including the Cabrillo National Monument, the Naval Submarine Base, and North Island Naval Air Station. Your tour of the USS Midway will include seeing the mess deck, the berthing, the hangar deck, the flight deck, and the displays!
 
Price: Adults expect to pay around $42 for this 4.5 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as moderately physically taxing. The admission to the USS Midway alone is $40, so it appears that cruise line prices for this tour are extremely good.

Old Town Trolley Tours

Expect to see city lights including the USS Midway, Seaport Village, the Convention Center, Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp Quarters, Coronado Island (and the Del Coronado Hotel), the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, and the Old Town State Historic Park,
 
Price: Adults expect to pay around $40 through the cruise lines for this 2.5 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: This tour is rated easy in terms of physical exercise. Cruise line prices are OK, but the terminal IS downtown, and you can book your own trolley tickets for about $31 at http://www.trolleytours.com/san-diego/rates-and-reservations.asp

Sea World Adventure Park

This excursion basically provides you round trip transportation and admission to the Sea World Park, where yo then select the exhibits ans shows you want to see.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $95 to $150 through the cruise lines for around 6 hours.
 
Booking Advice: This excursion is rated as easy in terms of physical exertion. If you like doing things on your own with a few friends, you may want to investigate car rental for San Diego. It just isn't too hard to get around this city in a car. The tickets to Sea World start at $62, so it's possible to save money if 4 people split up the car rental expense.

San Diego Zoo

This world famous zoo houses animals in habitats that are as natural as possible. Just enjoy the day at the zoo with your friends!
 
Price: Adults expect to pay up to $50 for this 6 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: This excursion is rated as moderately physically taxing because of the walking involved. Cruise line prices include transportation (about 9 USD per person) and a fair, but up to 4 intrepid explorers could share cost on a car rental and book tickets for the zoo. Zoo tickets for the day run about 41 USD per adult, and you can purchase them at http://www.sandiegozoo.org/tickets/zootickets.html

Third Party Shore Excursions in San Diego

Below are links to third-party shore excursion vendors in San Diego. These links will launch in a new browser window and are external sites. We bear no responsibility for the content or services offered at these sites.
3rd party shore excursions often have advantages over shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Third party shore excursions can be less costly and feature smaller groups than shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Often, the vendors you buy from directly are the same vendors used by the cruise lines themselves.
 
The benefit of buying shore excursions from the cruise line is that the vendors and pre-screened for safety and reliablity. While cruise lines shore excursions can be more expensive than buying direct from a local vendor, there is certainly peace of mind that the cruise line will be using a reliable, safe and trusted vendor. If you experience a problem with the vendor on a cruise line-sold shore excursion, the shore excursion managers onboard the cruise ship will likely be an invaluable resource to help settle disputes.

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