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Tours & Charters

San Diego Tours & Charters

Don’t miss all San Diego, La Jolla, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach have to offer. Take the guesswork out of choosing which Southern California attractions to visit during your vacation and experience the best with an expert. Enjoy a variety of tours and charters helmed by a knowledgeable local guide ranging from Segway tours of downtown San Diego to hot air balloon tours of Temecula Valley wine country. Go on a tour with other travelers, surprise a loved one with an intimate private tour or reserve a charter just for your family or group.

Old Town Trolley Tours

As a top-rated tour by TripAdvisor, Old Town Trolley Tours has been offering hop-on/hop-off tours of San Diego since 1989! Enjoy a 2-hour, fully narrated sightseeing tour of San Diego and Coronado. The trolley operates in a continuous loop, making 10 stops so you can disembark along the way and visit Old Town, Seaport Village, the Gaslamp Quarter, the USS Midway Museum, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo®, shops, restaurants and more.

San Diego Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals

Visit some of downtown San Diego’s most popular areas in a one-of-a-kind way. Ride a Segway and glide by the marina, Seaport Village, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and more. Learn interesting facts from an experienced tour guide as you’re entertained along the way. Group events and private tours are available.

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Bike & Kayak Tours

With locations in La Jolla and Coronado, Bike & Kayak Tours offers guided bicycle, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and snorkel tours and rentals. Tours for groups and team building are available.

Mention Bluewater and receive 20% off. Use promo code bluewater20 to book online.

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La Jolla Kayak

La Jolla Kayak offers guided La Jolla sea cave tours, kayak tours, snorkel tours and bike tours, as well as stand-up paddleboard rentals and lessons. Watch the sun set during a kayak adventure or snorkel with leopard sharks. Gear rentals are provided.

Ask for the owner, Michael Luskum, and mention Bluewater for a special offer.

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Mission Bay Sportcenter Jet Ski Tours

Mission Bay Sportcenter is the largest public water sports facility in San Diego. What better way to have fun and explore San Diego than on a Jet Ski? Follow a knowledgeable and friendly guide on a non-stop, fast-action tour around the waters of the Pacific and San Diego Bay while driving a top-of-the-line Jet Ski. Sunset sailboat and nighttime paddleboard tours are also available.

Mention Bluewater and get 15% off. Use promo code BLUEWATER to book online.

A Timeless Day

It's not a tour, it's an experience. A curated experience for any visitors looking to have a timeless day in America's Finest City! A day full of light, a day full of life. A day along San Diego's coastline created and loved by Charlie and Joe, lifelong locals. Our favorite day, now yours. What to expect? All day transportation along the beautiful coastline. Gourmet sandwiches from the town's best bakery. Later on, tasty fish tacos followed by delicious desserts. Craft-made local libations available throughout the day, as well. All on us, our treat. You'll have access to gorgeous coastal trails and scenic, secret beaches. Swim. Relax. Explore. The day is yours. Lastly, a serene San Diego sunset. Unwind and relax. Comfortable chairs and cozy blankets to finish off a timeless day.

Speed Boat Adventures

Embark on a thrilling adventure of a lifetime on a sightseeing speed boat tour featuring a narrated cruise around San Diego Harbor. Navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entire tour while following in the wake of a knowledgeable and safety-trained guide. Put on a wireless disposable headset for a witty yet historical introduction to the area while you splash over waves in your speedboat.

Flagship Cruises & Events

For almost a century, Flagship Cruises & Events has been dedicated to providing the finest services for the best possible value. Whether you choose the 1 or 2-hour narrated harbor cruise or the 2.5-hour harbor dinner cruise, enjoy breathtaking views of the San Diego skyline. A variety of other cruises are available including seasonal whale watching tours, holiday cruises, corporate yacht charters and craft beer and cocktail cruises.

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Aboard a Hornblower cruise, an astonishing array of sights await in San Diego Bay like the breathtaking skyline, Naval Air Station and soaring Coronado Bridge. Choose from a variety of cruises like dinner, brunch, cocktail, harbor sightseeing and whale watching. You can also charter one of their ships for a wedding or other special event.

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Sail San Diego

With more than 28 years out on the water surrounding San Diego harbor and thousands of satisfied clients, the Sail San Diego crew works diligently to ensure each sail boating excursion is an exceptional experience. Enjoy a variety of 2-to-8-hour inclusive sail tours including sightseeing, sunset, fishing, whale watching and more. Sailing lessons and private charters are also available.

Mention Bluewater and get $5 off each guest.

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San Diego Sailing Tours

Step aboard a classic sailing yacht for a 2 or 3-hour tour of the bay with the spectacular San Diego skyline as a back drop. Choose from sightseeing, whale watching and sunset tours. Private and group charters are also available.

Mention Bluewater and receive $10 off any pair of tickets or $40 off a private sailing yacht reservation.

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Legacy Whale Watch Tours

The Legacy is a modern 80-foot tour boat with view windows throughout both decks and features outside seating on the bow and upper deck. The most popular wildlife seen are whales, dolphins, sea lions and birds. California Gray Whales are usually seen migrating from November/December through April. Tours depart from Mission Bay and cruise into the ocean along San Diego's scenic coastline.

Guests of Bluewater are eligible for a 50% price reduction.

San Diego SEAL Tours

Experience Southern California by land and sea! Step aboard a “boat with wheels” for a 90-minute, fully narrated SEAL Tour departing from Seaport Village or the Embarcadero. Journey through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise through the waters of Mission Bay. Experience San Diego’s history and ecological wonders in the comfort and security of a Hydra-Terra vehicle. Learn first-hand the area’s rich military history and cruise through the water playground of sea lions.

A Grape Escape Hot Air Balloon Adventure

Escape to the skies on a romantic sunrise hot air balloon ride over beautiful Temecula Valley wine country. Experience peace and serenity while drifting over vineyards as the sun rises over the mountains. Take flight with birds and view wildlife, lakes, citrus groves, wineries and estate homes. Certified commercial pilots navigate a 60-to-75-minute ride while identifying points of interest. Each flight includes champagne and a continental breakfast.

California Dreamin’ Hot Air Balloons

There’s no better way to experience the beauty of Temecula Valley wine country than from a hot air balloon. Experience the thrill of a sunrise hot air balloon flight and take in views of acres of vineyards, wineries, olive trees, citrus groves and mountain ranges. Included with each flight is a light European-style champagne breakfast in the rose garden at Vindemia Winery. California Dreamin’ pilots are FAA certified and well-experienced. Private rides for special occasions and Del Mar sunset hot air balloon flights with views of the Pacific Ocean, Coronado Islands and Mexico are also available.

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Baja Winery Tours

Go for an unforgettable, inclusive day trip (about 1.5 hours from San Diego) to the wine country of Baja California, Mexico including Valle de Guadalupe, Tijuana, Ensenada and Puerto Nuevo. Valle de Guadalupe is Mexico’s premier wine-growing region. Sip wine in Valle de Guadalupe, taste craft beers in Tijuana and Ensenada, and indulge in lobster in Puerto Nuevo. The Valle de Guadalupe wine tour includes a guide, private transportation, wine tasting at three top wineries and lunch.

Mention Bluewater and receive a 15% discount.

Bite San Diego

Bite your way through your choice of six diverse San Diego neighborhoods as you hear about their culture, roots and why the city is becoming the next food mecca for locals and world travelers alike. Follow the flavor on a guided walking tour of North Park, Liberty Station, downtown San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla or Encinitas. Each tour includes five or more stops with a sample at each location. Tours are offered for up to 15 guests, and private tours are available for a more intimate experience.

Rotor Zen Helicopter Tours

Depart from the San Diego International Airport for a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour of the San Diego area. Hover high above to see some of the area’s famous sights like SeaWorld® San Diego, the San Diego Zoo®, Mission Bay, downtown San Diego, USS Midway, La Jolla Shores, Mount Soledad, Coronado, the Pacific Ocean and much more.

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San Diego Prestige Yacht Charters

A yacht charter is a unique way to celebrate a special occasion, host an unforgettable corporate event or throw the ultimate party. Choose from a multitude of ships – from smaller 46-ft yachts perfect for relaxing to truly stately 143-ft yachts sure to impress.

Guests of Bluewater are eligible for a 20% price reduction.

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