Eco Tours

Discover a wild side of San Diego you’ve never seen before! Ocean Connectors Eco Tours are personalized one-of-a-kind experiences providing a day of outdoor fun in beautiful San Diego. Tours are conducted in partnership with local businesses and are led by certified guides who are experts in marine science, recreation, and conservation, and include all equipment, admission fees, and transportation. A delicious lunch can be added from our partners at Pier 32 Waterfront Grill (click here to see menu). Most of our tours are recommended for ages 6 and up and can be customized to suit the needs and abilities of your group. Eco Tours are perfect for birthday parties, holidays, employee team-building days, and any special occasion! Gift certificates are also available.

Best of all, a portion of Eco Tour proceeds 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 to make these same types of wonderful outdoor experiences possible for local schoolchildren.

Click here to see our 2019 tour schedule! You can also request your own tour date through the inquiry form below.

Ocean Connectors Eco Tours are sponsored by the Port of San Diego’s Tidelands Activation Program, designed to bring our dynamic waterfront alive with events that engage the community and inspire visitors to enjoy San Diego Bay, and are made possible through the support of our amazing community partners.

We were recently featured in San Diego Family Magazine and San Diego Reader!

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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 two-hour 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.

$50.00 Adult

$30.00 Child

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Did you know that the Heermann’s gull is the only North American gull that nests south of the United States and migrates north during the winter? Many species of migratory birds depend on our coastal bays, estuaries, and wetlands for survival.


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

$55.00 Adult

$35.00 Child

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Did you know that between December and April, about 20,000 gray whales migrate along the coast of San Diego? Get an up-close view of this incredible journey, plus sea lions, dolphins, and more, with San Diego’s most experienced crew.


Includes a three-hour guided whale watching tour departing from downtown San Diego. Guests use binoculars to observe wildlife aboard Flagship’s Marietta. Experts share facts about marine life, local landmarks, and history.

$62.00 Adult

$36.00 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 submitting 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.

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