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Private Full-Day Tour of the San Diego Coast provided by Coastal Tours of San Diego

Private Full-Day Tour of the San Diego Coast

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Overview
Soak up San Diego's famous beach culture on this private, full-day tour. Drive along the north county coast with a personal guide, stopping at famous surf spots and sandy stretches of Ocean Beach, Encinitas, Del Mar, and La Jolla. It's a great way to squeeze the best of the San Diego coast into one day, and you can relax and enjoy the coastal views while a driver handles the road.
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Cabrillo National Monument
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Ocean Beach
  • 2
    Mission Bay Park
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Pacific Beach
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 4
    Encinitas 101
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Pass by Cardiff State Beach
    Pass by Solana Beach Farmers Market
    Pass by Del Mar Race Track
  • 5
    Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 6
    La Jolla Shores Park
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    La Jolla Cove
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Spend a full day beach-hopping in north San Diego County
  • Visit Pacific Beach, Encinitas, Del Mar, La Jolla and more with a private guide
  • Skip the stress of driving and focus on the coastal views
  • Stop to dine, shop, walk on the beach, and explore local culture
What to Expect
After pickup at your San Diego hotel, head north to Point Loma and the Cabrillo National Monument for amazing cliff top views. Get a sea-level perspective at Sunset Cliff Park, check out the relaxed, off-beat vibe of Ocean Beach, and stroll past funky shops and dreamy vacation homes along the Pacific Beach boardwalk and Mission Bay. Hit the road again and take advantage of your driver’s expertise to beat the traffic en route to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, where you can watch beach volleyball and grab lunch at one of many restaurants (own expense). Visit the meditation gardens and watch surfers at Swamis, stroll through the upscale Victoria town of Del Mar, and see parasailers launching from the cliffs at Torrey Pines. Your guide saves the best for last, wrapping up with a stop at the famous La Jolla sea caves before dropping you back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
7h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • National Park fees
  • Live commentary on board
  • All activities
  • Entry/Admission - Cabrillo National Monument
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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AliBug wrote a review Nov 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina1,090 contribution138 helpful votes
This was a fantastic tour! Morty picked us in the morning at our hotel and drove us to the most beautiful coasts/beaches we've seen until the late afternoon. He was extremely informative. We had the opportunity to hop on and off to take in the gorgeous sites. Morty even
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from MortyB5, Owner at Private Full-Day Tour of the San Diego Coast
Responded 23 Feb 2019
Thanks for the really nice review. It's always great to hear that customers are having a good time on the tour. I'm really happy that you had a great day. Best Rgds/Morty
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Nobuko F wrote a review Sep 2018
Yao, Japan194 contributions5 helpful votes
This place is acessible only by car. When you come down to the beach from the parking lots, there are many stones but you go to the south on the beach, there is a sand beach and you can see criffs as you see on the photo. The beach is beautiful.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Robert Vaughan wrote a review Jun 2018
Marietta, Georgia, United States129 contributions112 helpful votes
The coastal tour is an excellt tour of the Pacific coast from Cabrillo National Monument which I visited first and go up as far north as Encinitas. You will stop at various beachs to walk around and view the sites. You will see the various water sports that people do in the
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Coastal Tours o... S, Owner at Private Full-Day Tour of the San Diego Coast
Responded 30 Sep 2018
Hi Robert, Thanks for taking the time to write a very detailed review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour and felt that you got your money's worth even though you bought a second ticket. I do use a van for larger groups. It was a pleasure spending the day with you and showing you around San Diego. All the best to you, Rgds/Morty
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Sheri S wrote a review Jun 2018
Green Bay, Wisconsin70 contributions31 helpful votes
Morty loves his job! Safe, not rushed, full of sites, a good mix of walking and riding. Our day started with a very prompt (early) pickup at our hotel. The van is open air (meaning no side windows), no worries, Morty has lovely thick blankets in case it's a bit cool.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Coastal Tours o... S, Owner at Private Full-Day Tour of the San Diego Coast
Responded 30 Sep 2018
Sheri, Thank you very much for this wonderful review. It's really nice to hear that you are doing a good job and people are appreciating your work. It sounds like you enjoyed the ride in my van with the cartoon characters on the side. I'm glad that you enjoyed the sites and had a good time. Best Rgds/Morty
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Lillianne G wrote a review May 2018
41 contributions6 helpful votes
This tour was amazing! The views, the environment and the friendly guide. Definitely a must do activity!
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from Coastal Tours o... S, Owner at Private Full-Day Tour of the San Diego Coast
Responded 30 Sep 2018
Hi Lillianne, Thanks for the nice review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Best Rgds/Morty
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K9422YCkarenp
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Not sure it could have been any better!
What a wonderful way to spend out last day in San Diego. Morty gave us the best 7-hour tour possible. We enjoyed
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497diannay
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Full Day Coastal Tour
My husband and I had a great time on the Full Day Tour of the San Diego Coast. We're from New York and aren't super
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Islandgal
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Great day with beautiful views
My mom and I made our first trip to San Diego in mid-October and booked this tour so that we could enjoy some of th
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pattym886
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Full Day Coastal Tour
I chose this tour because the maximum number of guests is seven (7) and this is in an open air van. Each passenger
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Gunes a
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Fantastic experience, amazing scenery!
We loved our trip with Morty. The scenery was amazing and we enjoyed stopping for apple pie in quaint Julian, which
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eacalhoun
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Not to be Missed
Definitely worth booking this trip to see many sites while visiting San Diego!! We booked in advance and lucked ou
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psiderman
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Private full day coastal tour of San Diego
We booked a private tour with Morty, for our family of 4, including two teenagers. Fantastic experience and a wond
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DakeeSherpaSalomon
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San Diego Costal Tour
Me and Akshat had so much fun, Our Tour guide was super knowledgeable and fun person. I would choose the same servi
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Floridaaa321
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Fun!
Would go again, stopped at many locations and local spots I never would of known about! Would go again!
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Carla W
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Full Day Tour of San Diego Coast
The tour today was super and Morty could not have been a better tour guide. Morty suggested a restaurant Puesto at
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Norquist2
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Great coastal tour around San Diego & surrounding cities
This is a great tour! My husband & I were in San Diego for 4 days & had done a variety of “touristy” things but als
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jaymiegoes
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Are there more stars I could give?
As a first timer to San Diego and as a wife who plans all of our trips, all of the activities, all of the travel ar
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John M
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Vacation 2019
Morty picked us up from the hotel had a very informative and entertaining tour in his custom van which is specially
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juliefarmergunn
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Fantastic rumpus tour for a good price.
We just got back from our beach tour. Fabulous experience. It was my husband and I on a private tour with our guid
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gwdbywhitney
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Fun Day!
Wonderful tour! This was a great way to see the coastal area around San Diego without having to rent a car and worr
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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