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Shelter Island Tours

Shelter Island
Situated just west of downtown, Shelter Island is connected to the mainland by a thin sliver of land — but feels like worlds away. Ships and yachts bobbing in the colorful marina characterize the quaint seaside village, known also for its serene parks, buzzing food scene, and outdoor events. Toward the end of the island sits the historic Yokohama Friendship Bell, given as a gift by San Diego’s sister city of Yokohama, Japan. 

Many nautical adventures launch from here, attracting sailors, sea-loving explorers, and marine animal lovers. Travelers flock to Shelter Island for sea cruises, featuring dolphin watching, sea lion scouting, and yacht gazing. Stay awhile and relax at one of the island’s many hotels or resorts, or bask in the sunshine during summer Concerts By The Bay.

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Shelter Island is located near downtown San Diego in California, at Shelter Island Drive. There is no cost to explore the neighborhood.
Address: Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California 92106, USA
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5 Tours and Activities to Experience Shelter Island

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.67
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$107.67
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.67
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Sail Stars and Stripes America's Cup Racing Yacht in San Diego

Sail Stars and Stripes America's Cup Racing Yacht in San Diego

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Cruise around San Diego bay aboard an authentic 1992 America’s Cup racing yacht and travel at twice the speed of the average sailboat. The Stars and Stripes USA-11 is one of the fastest and best known America’s Cup racing yachts. It was designed and built to be raced in San Diego, and has been restored to pristine condition. Take a turn at the helm and join in grinding the winches to raise and trim the sails.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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Pedal Kayak Fitness Tour in San Diego Bay

Pedal Kayak Fitness Tour in San Diego Bay

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Did you used to kayak but you can’t now because of back or shoulder issues? Do you want a great cardio and core strength workout for your legs out on the water? Do you desire a new and innovative cardio routine? Try this 75 min Pedal Fitness Kayak Tour with a Personal Trainer in San Diego Bay Tuesday evenings at 5.00-6.15pm. Plan to arrive at 4:45 to allow time for parking etc. We launch at 5!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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