Eco Tours

Ocean Connectors Eco Tours are personalized one-of-a-kind experiences providing a day of outdoor fun in beautiful San Diego. Eco Tours are perfect for birthday parties and any special occasion! Tours are led by certified guides who are experts in marine science, recreation, and conservation, and include all equipment, admission fees, and transportation within central and south San Diego County (transportation offered on first-come, first-serve basis). A delicious lunch can be added from our partners at Pier 32 Waterfront Grill (click here to see menu). Tours are recommended for ages 6 and up and can be customized to suit the needs and abilities of your group. You’ll discover a wild side of San Diego you’ve never seen before!

Best of all, a portion of Eco Tours supports the Ocean Connectors mission to educate, inspire, and connect underserved youth with the ocean. That means when you take an Eco Tour, you’re helping make these wonderful experiences possible for local schoolchildren.

Click here to see our 2018 tour schedule!

Ocean Connectors Eco Tours are sponsored by the Port of San Diego’s Tidelands Activation Program and are made possible through the support of our community partners.

Recently featured in San Diego Family Magazine AND San Diego Reader!

ecotour_turtles Eco Tours

Did you know that San Diego provides foraging habitat for the Eastern Pacific green sea turtle? This small feeding population consists of about 60 individuals, and they migrate to islands off the coast of Mexico to lay their eggs.


Includes a guided kayaking tour inside the South San Diego Bay. Kayakers use waterproof binoculars and field guides to observe wildlife as they paddle through the Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve with local experts leading the way.

$35.00 Adult

$25.00 Child

ecotours_birds Eco Tours

Did you know that many species of waterfowl depend on coastal bays and wetlands for survival? The Heermann’s Gull is the only North American gull that nests south of the United States and migrates north during the winter.


Includes a guided bird watching tour around the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Guests use binoculars, telescopes, and field guides as they bike along the Bayshore Bikeway. Wildlife experts point out key local sights and bird species.

$35.00 Adult

$25.00 Child

ecotours_whales Eco Tours

Did you know that in San Diego you can spot dolphins, gray whales, humpbacks, fin whales, and even blue whales? Whales migrate thousands of miles between their feeding grounds and calving areas across the Pacific Ocean.


Includes a guided whale watching tour departing from downtown San Diego. Guests use binoculars to observe wildlife aboard Flagship’s Marietta. Experts from Scripps Institution of Oceanography share marine life facts and maritime history.

$45.00 Adult

$32.00 Child

Ready to sea San Diego?

Complete the form below and we will get back to you within 48 hours to answer any questions and complete your reservation. Tides and weather can impact our activities, so please provide 3 dates to help us plan the perfect day for you. If you’re ready to complete your reservation, click here to book now! By completing the inquiry form below or booking your tour, you will be automatically added to the Ocean Connectors e-newsletter list. You have the option to unsubscribe at any time.

Fill out my online form.

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)