TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
USS Midway Museum - Self Guided Audio Tour
The audio tour brings Midway’s history to life and adds a personal touch to what it was like to live onboard a floating city at sea! If you wish to enjoy the Audio Tour during your visit, we recommend you bring your own wired earbuds/headphones.
Midway’s audio tour is split in three engaging sections:
- Flight Deck: Listen to Midway pilots describe what it was like to fly the more than 20 aircraft on the flight deck off of this floating airport. Also visit Admiral’s & Captain’s Country and pilot Ready Rooms!
- Hangar Deck: Hear what it was like to drop anchor, sleep in an enlisted sailors’ bunk or fly a WWII aircraft from Midway Sailors!
- Below Deck: Sick Bay, Galley, Laundry and Engine Room are just some of the spaces you can explore and listen to Midway sailors describe their daily life aboard.
- Cost: $45
- Thursday January 30
- Meet in hotel lobby at 9:45 AM
- Walking distance is 0.6 mi to North Harbor Drive
- Guests should allow 2-4 hours to experience the audio tour
The tour is self-guided, so guests may choose which locations and stops they would like to visit and listen to.
ACCESSIBILITY: The Midway is a retired aircraft carrier commissioned in 1945. Since our start as a museum, we have made many modifications to improve accessibility for guests with mobility difficulties or other challenges. We are dedicated to providing the Midway Magic to every guest.
With the addition of several elevators and access routes, Midway maximizes wheelchair accessibility to museum exhibits. ASL: The Midway offers an American Sign Language (ASL) tour and written audio tour script for guests who experience hearing impairment. The ASL Tour comes in the form of a 3.5” touchscreen device where an ASL interpreter can be seen signing tour information. It is closed-captioned. We also offer an Audio Descriptive tour that covers highlights of the ship for guests who are blind or have low vision. Guests with sighted companions can request the tour devices upon arrival. Guests visiting without a sighted companion can request a volunteer Docent guide to assist with the Audio Descriptive tour.
San Diego Sea & Land Seal Tour
Ready to see the best of San Diego on sea and land?
On your 100-minute, fully narrated SEAL Tour, wind your way through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise through the waters of San Diego Bay. Experience the history and ecological wonders of San Diego in the comfort and security of our virtually unsinkable Hydra-Terras. Here you will learn first-hand of our rich military history and cruise through the waters that are the playground of the California Sea Lion.
San Diego’s only amphibious vehicles, driven by our experienced captains, are specially designed and built to navigate on sea and land. Each one is Coast Guard approved and meets all passenger vehicle and department of transportation requirements to ensure safety and comfort for all.
Don’t miss this exciting, entertaining adventure of a lifetime to see America’s Finest City as you have never dreamed it before!
- Cost: $57
- Saturday at 9:45 AM (100 minutes)
- Meet behind the hotel at curb in seaport Village at 9:45am or 12:15 PM
ACCESSIBILITY: SEAL fleet vehicles equipped with a manual lift are available at the Seaport Village location.
Hornblower Brunch Cruise
Savor an elegant day on the Bay with our San Diego Premier Brunch Cruise. We promise delicious food, chef-prepared menus, and top-notch service. Soak in the San Diego skyline from our climate-controlled interior and open-air rooftop decks. You’ll delight in awe-inspiring sights, like the Coronado Bay Bridge, Star of India, Hotel del Coronado, and more. This is an experience that will be long treasured.
Panoramic windows throughout four unique salons allow your guests to enjoy these same views from the climate-controlled interiors. Adventure Hornblower is certified for ocean cruising and for whale and dolphin watching. The Adventure features three decks and a length of 150 feet, with a spacious outer sun deck for enjoying the San Diego weather.
- Cost: $80
- Saturday (3 hours)
- BOARDING: 10:30 AM
- CRUISE: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Meet in hotel lobby at 9:45 AM
- 1 Mile walk to Harbor Drive
- OR take an Uber to 1800 Harbor Drive and arrive at 10:15 AM
ACCESSIBILITY: Feature an accessible ramp, with large viewing windows and restrooms on main deck; access to upper and lower decks is by stairs. Inquire about assisted listening options at ticket booth. Spanish translation available.
Old Town Private Trolly Tour
Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your or or two day trolley pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
- Cost: $22
- Saturday at 9:45 AM or 12:15 PM (4 hours)
- Meet in hotel lobby Time TBD
ACCESSIBILITY: We are dedicated to providing exemplary service to all of our guests and in order for us to do so for our guests with disabilities, we request a few small accommodations which allow us to plan ahead and assure your time spent with Historic Tours of America will be safe, convenient and efficient for you and your party as well as our other guests. Please make our CAST members aware if you require accommodations. We will gladly provide a tour script guide upon request. 24-hour notice is requested by calling 619-298-8687.