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San Diego Tours and Activities

Air Adventures

Learn to Fly Discovery Flight Learn to Fly Discovery Flight
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Have you ever wondered what all those buttons, dials and switches in a cockpit are for? Or what actually makes an aircraft fly?

How many times have you seen airplanes soaring in the sky and wished you could play in the clouds, too?

For all those who have ever dreamed of flying, or wanted to give someone else the opportunity, you've landed at the right spot.

After a pre-flight briefing during which you'll discuss the basics of what makes an airplane fly, you'll climb aboard one of the Varga VG-21s (the same aircraft used for our Top Dog Air Combat flights) for a brief cockpit orientation, and then take to the skies.

No previous experience is necessary, but you probably will be able to do the first take off yourself under the watchful eye of an experienced FAA certified pilot, of course.

Then learn how to maneuver the aircraft through turns, climbs, and glides, and fly the aircraft back to the airport. It's a great way to start someone's career or even change their life.

So if you're ready to share the skies with the likes of the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong, order the Discovery Flight and let's go fly.

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As the seal travels through the north end of the Big Bay, keep your eyes peeled for a chance encounter with a California brown pelican.

The Big Bay provides views of Point Loma, home to the Cabrillo National Monument, Naval Air Station North Island, the Point Loma Submarine Base and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The area is a popular playground for seals and sea-lions so keep your eyes out during your San Diego seal tour - make that seal tour.

Cycling Adventures

San Diego Mountain Bike Tour San Diego Mountain Bike Tour
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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Mountain biking tours cover some of San Diego's best wild areas and include a combination of dirt roads and single track.

The tours are designed for beginning mountain bikers, but will please riders of all abilities.

You will ride in local parks including Penasquitos, Mission Trails and the Rose Canyon areas.

The climate in San Diego allows you to mountain bike all year around, unless the trails are closed due to muddy conditions, which is rare.

The tour is off-road, so expect to get dirty and bounced around a bit.

Departure Point:
La Jolla Shops
2246 Avenida de la Playa
La Jolla CA 92037

Departure Times: 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

Ground Adventures

San Diego Zoo Best Value TicketSan Diego Zoo Best Value Ticket
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With literally thousands of wild animals including many on the endangered species list, its no wonder that San Diego Zoo is world famous. With more than 4,000 animals representing 800 species, San Diego Zoo is home to a diverse collection of animals, many of which are rarely seen at other zoos.

Come meet the newest addition to the panda family, and the fifth baby panda born at the San Diego Zoo! This is truly one of the most unique and most beloved species on the planet - and very few are ever seen outside their native habitat in northern China.

The San Diego Zoo is highlighting California animals from the ancient past, present and future in The Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey, the newest and most unique exhibit to date! At the Elephant Odyssey, step into the fossil dig site and explore prehistoric fossil evidence, and visit the habitats of current wildlife species including elephants, a pair of lions and a jaguar! Learn about extinction causes of the mammoth and saber-toothed tiger and stop by the Pleistocene playground to find out about conservation projects at work.

Address: 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego CA 92101

Opening Hours
1 January to 16 June - 9 am to 4 pm
17 June to 4 September - 9 am to 8 00pm
5 September to 31 December - 9 am to 4 pm

Grounds close one hour after last admission

Optional: San Diego Zoo Ticket with Transport

Sea Adventures

San Diego Whale Watching Sailboat Cruise San Diego Whale Watching Sailboat Cruise
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Get up close and personal with dolphins, sea lions, pelagic sea birds and migrating whales on this three-hour eco-friendly cruise through the waters of San Diego. With a maximum of 6 guests per cruise, you are sure to have the most personalized, intimate cruise.

Sail on either a 40 foot Catalina or a 26 foot Panga Offshore vessel as you seek out the local wildlife. Onboard, you will have a trained naturalist able to answer all your questions about the whales and the other animals you may spot. Your captain, who will be within arms reach will look for whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, and pelagic sea birds in their natural habitat.

On every cruise, you will enjoy refreshments and snacks, and you will even be provided with binoculars, sunscreen, warm weather gear and literature about the whales.