Sightseeing Tours


Tuesday Dinner for Early Arrivals

Let us know on the conference registration form if you would like to get together with other attendees arriving before the conference officially starts. Cost of dinner will be on your own and you will have a variety of walking distance options to choose from that will be sent in advance. The Host Y Hospitality Center will help organize dinner groups that will leave from the Marriott Marquis at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 25.

TOUR 1: Hornblower Yacht Dinner Cruise

Wednesday, April 26
6:00 – 10:15 pm
(boarding at 6:30 pm and returning to the dock by 10 pm)
Fee:  $87  (includes cruise and dinner; transportation to boarding dock on your own*)
Advance Sign-Up by January 31 
Late Fee: $ 8 if you pay balance or sign up February 1 or later.
Experience the spectacular sunset of a San Diego evening from the comfort of a spacious yacht! Sit down to a delicious three-course dinner (vegetarian options available) at your table, made on board by chefs from local, seasonal ingredients and served by award-winning stewards. Then head out to the deck for a spin on the dance floor (with a professional DJ) or stroll the decks under the stars.  Enjoy breathtaking views of San Diego’s most famous sights, including the Coronado Bay Bridge, the Star of India, the North Island Naval Air Station and the USS Midway aircraft carrier. It’s a magical San Diego experience you will never forget.  And YES, there’s free Wi-fi to post your pictures while you cruise – making everyone else jealous they didn’t sign up too!  Dress:  Dressy casual, comfortable shoes and a jacket are recommended.  

* CHANGE in Transportation Options:  The Hornblower Yacht will pick you up at Dock F in the San Diego Marriott Marquis Marina so no need for transportation - you can walk outside the headquarters hotel!

TOUR 2:  Segway Tour in Gaslamp Quarter and Embarcadero-CANCELLED due to insufficient enrollment

Saturday, April 29
7:45 am – 11:30 am

Cost:  $70 per person (includes equipment, instruction, helmet and tour guide); one-half mile walk to starting point of tour.
Glide through the heart of San Diego with a guided, 2-hour Segway tour that takes in the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods and important sites. Explore alongside your local guide for an insider’s look at the Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park, then cruise between rows of swaying palms on the MLK Promenade. Enjoy views of the San Diego Bay from the waterfront embarcadero, where the USS Midway and the Star of India windjammer are moored near the bustling Seaport Village. No previous experience is required. Dress: Casual, comfortable shoes (but no sandals or open toe shoes please)

*Meet at Marriott Marquis lobby for half-mile walk to the starting point of the tour.

TOUR 3: Kayak Tour - La Jolla Caves - SOLD OUT Waiting list in effect

Saturday, April 29
9:15 am – 1:30 pm
(approximate return time to Marriott Marquis)
Cost:  $62 (1 person kayak) or $51(per person in 2-person kayak) plus $5 wetsuit rental available at tour site; bus transportation, kayak rental, lifejacket, instruction and tour guide included

This guided tour in La Jolla is a favorite of both locals and San Diego visitors. Explore beautiful sea cliffs and caves as you glide through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve filled with marine life. Paddle to Sunny Jim’s Cave, the Arch Cave, the Clams’ Cave and other sea caves for amazing close-ups of sandstone formations. Witness sea lions, garibaldi, leopard sharks, shovelnose guitarfish (rock on, man), and even the occasional dolphin on this sought-after two hour La Jolla kayak tour.
Both single and tandem kayaks are available.  All of the equipment is provided,you will just need to bring a towel and casual clothes you don’t mind getting wet (no jeans permitted). No previous kayaking experience required but should know how to swim.