About Our Half Day Sailing Yachts
We feature several different types of sailing
charters and boat tours. Our Sea Lion / Dolphin boat tours leave at 11am and again at 4pm
every day. This is a spectacular sightseeing tour and one the whole family will
Our sailing boat tours and boat charters allow you to enjoy
breathtaking views of downtown while relaxing on your own private yacht. Take a sailing lesson and
explore the naval base, aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines, not to mention an incredible
abundance of sea life including Sea Lions, Dolphins and Whales.
You can’t come to San Diego and NOT see the seals and sea
Still not sure what the difference is?
Here is the easiest explanation: If they have large flippers, bark loudly, you
can see their ear flaps and they are brown, they are sea lions. If they have small flippers,
you can’t see their ear flaps, and they wriggle on their bellies when on land, it is a
So BIG ears, flippers, and voice means sea lion (the word is
bigger so use that to remember). Small means small flippers, small or no ear flaps, small to the
ground since they wriggle on their belly equals seal – which is the smaller word.
Now when you go to San Diego to see the Seals or Sea Lions you
will know which is which and will be able to impress your fellow visitors!
There are a couple of options for seeing the seals and sea lions in the San Diego
area. The best decision you want to make is to see them on close up from a boat. You can get
up close and personal with the seals without disturbing them from several of our boat
I guarantee you will stand there for longer then you think just
watching them lay there, then quickly wiggle out of the way as the water comes closer, or fight
over an open spot. It was also really cool to watch the seals swim up out of the ocean and on to
the bait barge only a couple of feet away from us on the boat. We even got to see some
It's basically impossible not to see at least a dozen seals or sea
lions when you visit San Diego on this tour, plus the views are pretty amazing too!
If you are looking for an opportunity to get out on the water when you are in
San Diego, Pacifica Sailing Charters is hands down the best tour available. On this tour, you
get on to a boat, head out towards the submarine base, and start your sightseeing tour of the
bay. Everyone will enjoy the excitement of sailing around downtown San Diego and then right up
to where the seals and sea lions live.
The tour guide teaches you all about the area and throws in some
family friendly humor s you sail around downtown San Diego. The boat captain knows of a great place
to take you where there are almost always seals and sea lions.
It does take time to get there. While you sail, enjoy incredible
sights of downtown, the navy ships, and the submarine base located right next to where the seals
and sea lions live.
The tour guide talks about all of the buildings and the history of
the area. It was really fascinating and cool to hear. Everyone
is also on the lookout for dolphins.
Once you reach the area where seals and sea lions normally hang out, the
boat will sail within inches away to the platform where they are all sun
If you aren’t on that side of the boat, never fear, because the
boat will turn around so both sides get an awesome shot of the seals just hanging out.
It is a cool experience getting to see them while you were on a
boat in the water and able to get super close to them! Plus you will learn a lot about San
Sailing with Pacifica Sailing Charters will make it a memorable
trip and one your family will definitely remember.
Cruises: 11:00am and again at
Departs: Marina Cortez (Harbor
Cancellation policy: 24-hour notice needed for any
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