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Page 1 includes Welcome to San Diego -- Trolleys -- Gaslamp Quarter -- Old Town

Page 2 includes Around Town -- Midway Museum -- San Diego Zoo & Balboa Park

Page 3 includes Harbor Cruise

HARBOR CRUISE

 

The Spirit of San Diego was our Harbor Cruise Ship

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We signed on for the two hour cruise - January 2012

 

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This is the scene we saw first after leaving the dock - January 2012

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The Coronado Bridge makes a striking landmark in the harbor - January 2012

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Notice the plane landing in the background.
Even though the airport is right there, it looks like the plane is
landing in the middle of the city - January 2012

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There were lots of sailboats in the harbor. You can see the skyline
of San Diego and the convention center's unique outline in the distance - January 2012

 

You don't realize how breathtaking the city view is until you are away from it. Looking out over the water
makes it even nicer- January 2012
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Another view with the Coronado bridge in the background - January 2012

 

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The seals are sunbathing and relaxing in the harbor while the SEAL Tour travels slowly by. This unique tour goes on both land and sea in the amphibious vehicles.
The tours are 1 1/2 hours long and are completely narrated. The tours leave from Seaport Village and at the Star of India at the Maritime Museum.
You can enjoy the tour safely and comfortably while seeing all the sights of San Diego Harbor and nearby areas. - January 2012


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This area is restricted by the U.S. Navy. There is a submarine yard, dry dock and repair facilties here. The area is fenced off and patrolled - as seen in the picture below. There is also a sea lion and dolphin training area in this part of the harbor. These animals are used in the military for a variety of tasks and are partially trained here in San Diego. harbor cruise
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Patrol boat - January 2012


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Navy Dry Dock - January 2012


North Island Naval Air Station.
Located on the north end of the Coronado peninsula on the bay
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The concrete piers are left over from WWII when the ships would dock here
It is home to several aircraft carriers of the Navy.


There are several types of helicopters based here

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The harbor side of the San Diego Convention Center can be seen as we head back into port at the halfway
point of our 2 hours tour - January 2012
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Another restricted area on the other side of the harbor - January 2012
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More city view of San Diego - January 2012

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This is where these big ships are overhauled - January 2012
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A Coast Guard ship - January 2012

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The Mercy, a hospital ship, is huge - January 2012


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Our tour ended around 5 pm just as the sun was setting over Coronado Island. It made a pretty picture. - January 2012

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Almost back to the dock - January 2012

 

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This page was created on 6 February 2012 and was last updated on 17 July 2012 at 8:00 pm
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