We can try and fight it, but it’s inevitable. Summer will soon be coming to a close. Luckily, we found the perfect outdoor excursions to help you and your family bid summer adieu. Explore San Diego in a way you may not have before — by water! Flip through the slideshow to check out our picks for the best water-centric ways to see our beautiful, coastline city. But, we’re warning you — you may never want to sight-see by land again.

Harbor Tour

Hop aboard a professionally narrated harbor cruise. Your little ones will squeal for joy as they wave to the marine animals and majestic sea birds. They'll also learn a thing or two about the city they call home, and they may even see some sea lions along the way. The tour covers 13 miles passing sites like the Cabrillo National Monument, Shelter Island, and Seaport Village. Due to the popularity of these tours, it's best to make reservations ahead of time. Plus you can save $3/person by reserving your spot online.

What’s your favorite way to experience water in San Diego? Tell us in the comments!

– Aimee Della Bitta