Best Local Tour Guides in San Diego

Why These Local Tour Guides?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Diego Local Tour Guides on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Altitude Helicopters

Altitude Helicopters is a family owned business in San Diego featuring a team of "extremely experienced helicopter pilots and technicians." The company was founded in 1994 in Italy and has since expanded to the US. A selection of city tours is available, including deluxe, prestige, and VIP tours ranging in price per person. The company also features a flight school for pilots-in-training and international students.

San Diego, CA 92154


Brewery Tours

Brewery Tours is owned and operated by Breanna Frazier, who holds a degree in business administration and marketing from Loyola Marymount University. The company offers brewery tours in the San Diego area, featuring a fleet of Mercedes-Benz passenger vans and a team of talented drivers. Both private and public tours are available, with private tours priced at different points per hour depending on the tour, and four-hour public tours priced at a flat rate per person.

San Diego, CA 92106


Brewery Tours of San Diego

Brewery Tours of San Diego was founded in 2007 by a husband and wife team and offers public and private brewery tours. Public tours are available seven days per week in the afternoons and evenings. Private tours are also available and priced according to number of guests and number of desired stops. Private tour pricing includes round-trip transportation, a guided tour of one brewery, beer tasting at each brewery, bottled water, one meal, a souvenir glass, plus taxes and gratuities.

San Diego, CA 92107



Scavengers is a San Diego company combining the city's "infamous" craft beer scene and world-renowned coastline into a "beer and barbecue adventure" tour. The company features a fleet of open-air vintage Swiss Safari vehicles where customers can sip on ice-cold beers as they travel from brewery to brewery. All tours can be customized based on clients' desired locations. Groups of over six people are subject to a 25% deposit at the time of booking.

Carlsbad, CA 92008



TourGuideTim offers bus and walking tours in the city of San Diego. The company is made up of a team of passionate tour guides with an in-depth knowledge of the area. Both public and private tours are available. Public bus tours accommodate up to 20 guests and typically take customers to coastal communities where "the locals live, work, and play." The company also offers specialty tours, including geology, bird, garden, military, and adventure tours.

San Diego, CA 92126


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