TripAdvisor Reviews for Coastal Tours of San Diego (2015-18)

The representative excerpts below are from actual reviews for Coastal Tours of San Diego on TripAdvisor since the inception of the business in 2015. Out of a total of 24 reviews through December 2016, 22 gave the highest rating of 5 stars, while the only other two gave a rating of 4 stars. The full text of these reviews can be viewed on the official TripAdvisor website by clicking here.

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Great Overview of the Area

“This tour provided a great overview of the coast area around San Diego. On our first trip to the city, we only had time to see spots around the city, so it was great to expand our experience! The tour was the right balance of “stop and visit” and “drive through” of the many different locations. Morty did a great job with explaining what was around us throughout the entire day, whether we were visiting or just driving through. Highly recommended – we’ll be looking for one of the other tours they offer next time we’re in the area!”

- trainerbt1

3 Generation Family tour of Mountains and Desert – San Diego

“Morty made sure we had a great day. He arrived early and ready to take us out exploring. Along the way he made sure to connect with everyone in our group of five ranging from 9 years old to 68. We appreciated his knowledge of the area in terms of navigation, fun facts, where to stop and good places to grab a bite to eat. The apple pie in Julian, CA is the real deal! Finding the turn off for the trail head to slot canyon would have been difficult on our own. Hiking into and most importantly back out of slot canyon was a highlight everyone still talks about. Morty was attentive to our abilities and made sure we were happy with what we were doing throughout the day. It was nice to see the area beyond San Diego. The desert flowers were a bonus. Morty committed to serving us and delivered! We would do another tour with Morty in the future.”

- kansaswrigley


“Morty provided an excellent tour of San Diego coast highlights. We were in town for a short babymoon and he was professional, flexible, and accommodating to all our requests. We were able to see many sights in a convenient way without needing to rent a car or do research on places to go/ addresses for Lyft/Uber etc. Overall, Morty’s professionalism, knowledge, and friendly personality made for a great day of convenient sight seeing for us. We would highly recommend his services if you are looking for a tour that’s easy and will allow you to see quite a bit in one day!”

- carolynlyd

Honeymoon Getaway

“Morty was excellent. We traveled all over San Diego: Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Torrey Pines, LaJolla, Mission Beach, Dog Beach
…just to name a few. We stopped for lunch and it was an excellent choice. Morty knows a lot about the area and you will learn so much. If you don’t know your way around San Diego, I suggest Morty from Coastal Tours…it’s worth the money.”

- Trina S

Coastal Tour of California

“Our tour guide, Maury, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Our tour only had one other couple, so the van was very comfortable. Lots of walking and steps on this tour.”

- Lesa D

Sand and sea mountains and city

“Mort gave us a 6* tour of the many, many beaches, Torre Pines and area, watching with the parasailing, the sea lions, cormorants and seals at La Jolla…too much to detail in full. He provides just enough info and is gracious in answering questions. He even helped me in and out of the van in a way that made me feel light as a feather and not a problem at all. I was going to title this a full tilt boogie day but thought readers might think it was too busy. It was not – we were not rushed nor did we waste any time. Thank you for a marvellous day.”

- Diane A

Great tour of San Diego Coast

“Marty our tour guide was outstanding. Picked us up at hotel right on time. Saw and walked beautiful coastal sites with great commentary. Highly recommend if only in San Diego for a few days. Great value.”

- Ed B

Never would have seen this much!

“Morty was great! We never would have seen as much as we did if we hadn’t done this tour. You explore some places more than others, but it gives you a taste of several places so you can decide if you want to explore them more during your trip to San Diego. Thanks Morty!”

- Kris W

A Great Way to See Beautiful San Diego!

“My wife and I had the pleasure of taking a private tour with Morty. He picked us up in a Toyota Prius at our hotel and we preceded to spend the entire day visiting almost every neighborhood of San Diego! From the seals of La Jolla, to little Italy, to Balboa Park, Coronado Island and more, Morty offered a wealth of knowledge in an extremely friendly and conversational style. Stopping frequently to see the sights, have lunch and just enjoy the day I consider Morty a truly professional tour guide! We were so impressed with Morty that we went on a second day tour a few days later of the mountains and desert! Stopping at small shops, hiking in Slot Canyon in the desert and getting stuck in a snow storm on our return Morty made the day a wonderful experience! We couldn’t recommend him more highly!”

- WRLoper

Great day

“We spent the day touring the San Diego coast with Morty in his open air bus. Morty is a fabulous host and guide! His itinerary was excellent, he’s very knowledgeable,friendly, and was so patient answering questions. Every stop throughout the day was interesting, beautiful and fun. This is my second trip with Coastal Tours of San Diego and I can’t wait for my next exploration with Morty. Loved the trip, loved San Diego.”

- Janice

Fun day trip!

“My husband & I were fortunate to get a private tour hosted by Morty. He picked us up in a Toyota Prius which was comfortable & had plenty of leg room. He was very knowledgeable about the area, friendly, and conversive. It was an unusual weather day in that there was snow in Julian & even on the mountain tops in the desert. Some roads were closed but Morty was adaptable & our tour never skipped a beat! We had a great time! On this sunny cool day, we went from the coast through the snowy mountain towns, and hiked through a desert canyon -my husbands favorite part of the trip! My favorite part were the stops Morty made to visit the little stores along the way & eat pastry & caramel pecan apple pie! Overall, this was an enjoyable trip we would never have done on our own. Be sure to wear good walking/hiking shoes to traverse the desert rocks & bring a camera to capture the amazing diversity of this tour.”

- ILoveVacationTimes

Great Day Tour

“We had a fantastic tour of San Diego on a cool and blustery day. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Mort Berger is very knowledgeable about the area. We went all around San Diego and up the coast to Encinitas. He stopped at numerous places: beaches and Hotel Coronado. Great way to get an overview of the area. Highly recommend this.”

- proudrose

What an Amazing Day!

“This full day coastal tour was the highlight of our stay and I highly recommend that all newcomers take this tour to experience the expansive beauty of coastal San Diego County. My husband and I visited San Diego for my birthday and took this tour on our first full day there. Morty was a wonderful tour guide who was super friendly and knowledgeable about the area. He picked us up at our hotel, allowed us to explore the sites at our own pace, took us to a yummy and fresh fish restaurant for lunch, and he also suggested places to visit/things to do that were not on the tour. It was obvious that he very carefully and deliberately selected each location on the tour in order to create a memorable experience. Morty took us to some of the most beautiful places I have ever seen – with breath-taking views of the glittering ocean and bay, lush foliage, and rocky coastline. And there was so much to see! Point Loma, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Encinitas, and more. I could never have seen so much in one day on my own. My favorite parts of the day were seeing a pod of dolphins swimming by Crystal Pier, the Swami Meditation gardens (such beauty!), and getting closer than I ever thought possible to the seals and sea lions at La Jolla Cove. We took hundreds of pictures throughout the day. I could go on, but honestly, words really cannot describe the richness of this experience. If you are new to San Diego, take this tour as soon as you can!”

- Jennifer G

I Highly Recommend This Tour!

“This was a fantastic tour! Morty picked us in the morning at our hotel and drove us to the most beautiful coasts/beaches we’ve seen until the late afternoon. He was extremely informative. We had the opportunity to hop on and off to take in the gorgeous sites. Morty even acted as a photographer taking photos of us at the various locations. We traveled in an open air bus that was wonderful on the day we visited, but dress in layers as it can get chilly at times. We also took a break for lunch in the middle of the tour which was most enjoyable. This is a great way to soak in a lot of San Diego, especially areas you may not necessarily consider, but thankful that you saw. Thanks, Morty, for a fantastic time and great memories.”

- AliBug