San Diego Safari Park Excursion Reviews

With a focus on larger spaces not possible at the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park houses over 2600 animals in its 1,800 acres of free range enclosures.
Safari Park was great.
Safari Park was great. We were lucky that it was a slow day so no crowds. I paid the $14 to go up in the balloon for great views of the whole park. The tram ride was wonderful. Be sure to head straight there to do that first before the ... Read More
Safari Park was great. We were lucky that it was a slow day so no crowds. I paid the $14 to go up in the balloon for great views of the whole park. The tram ride was wonderful. Be sure to head straight there to do that first before the lines get long. Be aware it's a LOT of walking. The Australian section was my least favorite part, so skip that if you run out of time. Our guide on the bus enhanced our experience with lots of good info. We had plenty of time there - 3 hours which is enough for you to get worn out! Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Wonderful to see all the animals roaming together.
Wonderful to see all the animals roaming together. Yes, there are some animals caged and in enclosure. Its a larger, wide open version of San Diego Zoo. With more different aminals.
Wonderful to see all the animals roaming together. Yes, there are some animals caged and in enclosure. Its a larger, wide open version of San Diego Zoo. With more different aminals. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Hadn't been to this park since it opened.
Hadn't been to this park since it opened. Great tour bus (45 minute drive). Seeing wild animals in their natural surroundings was awesome.
Hadn't been to this park since it opened. Great tour bus (45 minute drive). Seeing wild animals in their natural surroundings was awesome. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very costly!
Very costly! At every premium viewing opportunity, the park charged an extra fee. For example, the butterfly line was extremely long...$12 p/p to go to the front of the line. The opportunity to feed the African animals was a huge ... Read More
Very costly! At every premium viewing opportunity, the park charged an extra fee. For example, the butterfly line was extremely long...$12 p/p to go to the front of the line. The opportunity to feed the African animals was a huge premium price. Zip lines, balloon rides, etc. were all a lot of extra money. The tour price with nothing added was $129 p/p. Food is extremely expensive. We adults bought kids' meals for $10 each (HORRIBLE hot dogs, with carrots and animal crackers) and decided not to buy a bottle of water for almost $5. Just really expensive overall! Beautiful park and gorgeous flowers. The butterflies were worth our hour long wait, but not worth an extra $12 p/p. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Outstanding excursion.
Outstanding excursion. If you have visited the San Diego Zoo, this is an excellent excursion to take to get the whole animal experience. Our tour guide was excellent. The park is about an hours drive to and from the port, but there is ... Read More
Outstanding excursion. If you have visited the San Diego Zoo, this is an excellent excursion to take to get the whole animal experience. Our tour guide was excellent. The park is about an hours drive to and from the port, but there is still plenty of time to take in the whole park, but we did miss a couple of shows that were going to take place after our bus had to head back to the park. Overall, this tour was first rate. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The park is okay but really needs to improve their communication.
The park is okay but really needs to improve their communication. Signage is poor and there is very little information for wheelchair users.
The park is okay but really needs to improve their communication. Signage is poor and there is very little information for wheelchair users. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises