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Point Loma Tours

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Point Loma
Point Loma sits on a hilly peninsula west of Downtown San Diego, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. This seaside community is best known for its tide pools, historical landmarks, and sweeping views of the bay and the San Diego skyline. With plenty to do and see, it’s no wonder it’s one of the city’s most photographed spots.

The Basics
Point Loma is brimming with activities for the whole family. Visit the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument, explore Southern California’s best protected and easily accessible tide pool areas, and hike to scenic overlooks for whale watching and California sunsets. Point Loma can be visited independently or as part of a San Diego sightseeing tour—by both land and sea. Travelers who want to avoid the stress of renting a car or navigating public transit can opt for a tour that includes transportation.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Point Loma is a must-visit for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Remember to bring sun protection and plenty of water, as there’s little shade in the park.
  • Arrive early if you want to beat the crowds and avoid traffic.
 
How to Get There
There are several ways to reach Point Loma, the westernmost point of San Diego. Ride the Route 84 bus or hop on the Coaster commuter train from Downtown San Diego. Or, if you’re driving, take Highway 8 to Nimitz Boulevard and take a right on Catalina Boulevard.

When to Get There
Point Loma can be visited year-round. It's busiest in summer; during this time, plan to arrive early in the morning to beat the crowds and avoid traffic. Other times of the year are less crowded. If you want to explore the tide pools, plan to visit during low tide.

Historical Significance
While many come to enjoy the hiking trails, tide pools, and gorgeous views, Point Loma is also a great place to learn about San Diego’s history. It’s where the first European settlers in California landed, thus earning it the title "where California began." The state’s history can be traced back to this very spot. Cabrillo National Monument tells the story of the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to set foot in California.
Address: Point Loma, San Diego, CA, USA
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14 Tours and Activities to Experience Point Loma

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San Diego Seal Tour

San Diego Seal Tour

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Take in the highlights of San Diego Bay during a sightseeing tour by amphibious vehicle. Travel on both land and water like a ‘duck tour,’ starting on the streets of Seaport Village and rolling down Harbor Drive alongside San Diego Bay. Transition into the water after departing Seaport Village. Cruise past the SeaWorld and Vacation Isle, experiencing the best of maritime San Diego on this fun and informative tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

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Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat during this tour of San Diego Harbor. Learn the basics of boating from your expert guide before following your guide's boat around the harbor, cruising past highlights such as the USS Midway, a US Navy submarine, Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, the historic ship Star of India and San Diego Maritime Museum. Learn from your guide about these landmarks via the onboard two-way communications system and stop for photo ops on this exciting tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion

Small-Group San Diego Afternoon Sailing Excursion

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Enjoy a sailing adventure on a Catalina-style sailboat with just six people for a comfortable, semi-private experience (or, find five friends and fill up the whole boat). Sail in San Diego Harbor during the day. Sit back and relax to enjoy the water views while enjoying complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group San Diego Sunset Sailing Excursion

Small-Group San Diego Sunset Sailing Excursion

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Sail into the setting sun aboard a Catalina style sailboat during this intimate cruise with a small group. Feel like you have the ship all to yourself on this trip that’s limited to just 12 total guests, watching as the last rays of the sun drop into the glistening waves. Enjoy the included beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks during the ride, as well as jackets and wind gear in case you get cold. You can even plug in your own music to add to the fun. Departure times vary throughout the year. Guest must contact Sail San Diego after purchase for the exact departure time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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GoCar Talking GoCar 3Hr Tour: Point Loma Adventure

GoCar Talking GoCar 3Hr Tour: Point Loma Adventure

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Drive a GoCar around San Diego's Point Loma area on this self-paced tour. No need for a tour bus or a taxi; you and your party aboard a touring car will follow a GPS route designed to show you the highlights. Depart Old Town and head for Liberty Station, the Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma ecological preserve, Sunset Cliffs, and the Ocean Beach neighborhood.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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GPS Talking GoCar: Best Value - All Day for the Price of 5 Hours

GPS Talking GoCar: Best Value - All Day for the Price of 5 Hours

The all day Everything Tour is fun for the whole family, and lets you see nearly everything San Diego has to offer. From the historic Gaslamp Quarter where the fun is always happening and the iconic Horton Plaza where the shopping is just as fun as navigating the mall. You will see the beautiful rose garden of Balboa Park and the natural Beauty of the Point Loma Ecological preserve where you can wade through the tide pools looking at sea anemones, crabs, lobster, fish and the occasional octopus. You can walk around Ocean Beach and San Diego’s famous Maritime Museum, experience the always beautiful Balboa park where a Family photo is a must, and stroll through Old Town San Diego and see how San Diego has changed over the centuries from the small Mission and Mexican community it was to the Most Beautiful City in America. *If booking more than 2 people please submit separate orders!
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

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Electric Scooter & Speedboat Combo where you get to explore the bay in your very own speedboat then explore San Diego in your very own GPS guided storytelling scooter. This combo land sea adventure makes for the perfect day in San Diego. Both tours do not need to be taken on the same day.  Just book the day and time of the speedboat portion you want online and call the number above to book your scooter tour. After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a confirmation.
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  • 4 hours
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GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure

GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure

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Discover San Diego independently by mini speedboat and mini car with 2- to 4-hour rental. Hit the town (and water) solo or with a friend. Whether you’re on land or in the water you have the freedom to explore at your leisure. Recorded commentary and GPS guidance inside the car enable you to explore the city stress-free. The sightseeing route takes you past Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter, and more.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.98
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

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See San Diego’s sights by land and water on a 1.5-hour seal tour independent shore excursion, and explore this picturesque port of call in an amphibious vehicle. Listen to stories that bring San Diego’s history to life as you travel along the water’s edge, then steer straight into San Diego Bay. Take in sweeping views of SeaWorld, watch for the seals and sea lions that play, eat and bask at Quivira Basin and return to your ship along the scenic Harbor Drive.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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6 Pack 1/2 Day Local Sport Fishing. Catch Bass, Halibut, Yellowtail, Rockfish

6 Pack 1/2 Day Local Sport Fishing. Catch Bass, Halibut, Yellowtail, Rockfish

There are a lot of options to go fishing in San Diego. Of course, a lot of people opt to spend less than $50 and go on an open party boat with about 40 other anglers. We are the opposite of that scenario. We offer PRIVATE charters that consist of only the people in your party and nobody else. You will have plenty of elbow room, and you will not have to compete with 30 other people for the attention of the Captain, Crew, or fish. It is worth the extra money to join us on a six-pack private charter. Capt Ling will give you one on one attention, and if you are a beginner, he will help you learn the basics of fishing. If you hook the big one, he will be right behind you to give you a helping hand to land the fish. Once you book a private charter with us, you will never settle for shared public open party boats again. Come and see the difference. See you on the water.
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  • 6 hours
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San Diego Private Whale Watching and Sailing Experience for 6

San Diego Private Whale Watching and Sailing Experience for 6

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Increase your chances of spotting humpback whales during a wildlife-watching cruise that departs from San Diego. Designed with nature lovers in mind, this cruise uses specialist technology to locate the whales and therefore maximize your opportunity to see the marine mammals. Plus, you’re likely to see dolphins and sea lions too.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$599.00
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Exclusive: San Diego Harbor Speed Boat, Electric Scooter and USS Midway Tour

Exclusive: San Diego Harbor Speed Boat, Electric Scooter and USS Midway Tour

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Explore the wildlife, skyline, and maritime legacy of the San Diego Harbor by land and by sea on this Viator Exclusive tour. Take the wheel of a speed boat during a cruise through the ship-studded bay before hopping on a bike for a closer look at shoreline attractions like Broadway Pier and the San Diego Air Station. Finish with a guided tour of the USS ‘Midway’ aircraft carrier, featuring an interactive glimpse into both US Navy and Air Force operations.
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  • 5 hours
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Kayak Fishing Guided Tour in San Diego Bay

Kayak Fishing Guided Tour in San Diego Bay

WHAT YOU’LL DO Start your fishing journey on Shelter Island, a well-known area of San Diego where some of the best seafood restaurants and fishing landings are located. Our crew will explain the basic operation and safety tips and you will be ready to take off. Your tour guide, Mike Cooper, is a San Diego local and experienced kayak angler. He is dedicated to your amazing day and epic fishing experience with Eco Boat Rentals! His time on the water and knowledge of fishing the bay will be an advantage during your kayak tour. We practice 100% catch & release. Explore the best fishing spots and enjoy amazing sightseeing in San Diego Bay at the same time.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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