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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

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Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat on a guided and narrated tour around San Diego's Harbor. You’ll navigate and captain your own speed boat for the entirety of the tour while following a trained and knowledgeable guide in a different boat. There is a two-way communication systems mounted in each boat so you'll be able to hear your guide throughout the tour. This speed boat adventure is a great way see the beautiful San Diego harbor and learn about its history while speeding through water.
  • Drive a speedboat through the famous San Diego Harbor
  • Follow a guide in a separate boat and communicate via radio
  • Photo stops allow time to appreciate the harbor sights
  • Get stellar views of US Navy ships, Coronado Bridge, and city skyline
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Cabrillo Isle Marina at the time you picked at checkout, and begin with an orientation that covers operating the F13 speed boat and a lesson in safety, hand signals, and boating rules. Settle in with your party and choose who will take the wheel, and then set off on a 2-hour tour of San Diego Harbor highlights. There will be a chance to switch drivers at photo stops along the way. Follow your guide in a separate boat, communicating via a two-way radio whenever needed. Feel the sea breeze and saltwater spray as you zip through the harbor for closer views of historic and Naval ships like the Star of India and USS Midway. Get a great perspective on the Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, and the downtown San Diego skyline, and keep an eye out for sea lions and other marine life that mingle with boat traffic. If you prefer, you can depart from Coronado Island.
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Departure Point
1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guided and narrated tour
  • US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
  • Safety orientation
  • Your own F13 mini speed boat
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Speed Boat Adventures
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for people with neck or back problems or a recent surgery to participate. Pregnant women should not participate
  • Bring a swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter, sandals or flip-flops, towel, sun block, sunglasses
  • The per boat weight limit of 450 lbs (205kgs)
  • You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself
  • The boats do not have a storage compartment
  • No experience or boating license required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my wife and i really enjoyed this. it was fun, mike our tour guide did a good job leading the way. we upgraded to the fastest boat which was too quick as we were catching up to everybody pretty quick having to slow down a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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sdspeedboat, Front Office Manager at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and recommending our tour. Thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your time with Captain Mike. Hope to see you both again soon!

Reviewed 31 July 2019

Was a lot of fun being out there in these little boats but unfortunately boat #3 was either having a slow engine or a timid driver. Instead of the three second delay between boats I had to wait 20 seconds and then still kept catching...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 26 July 2019

This was a great activity for the whole family. Scott the tour guide was awesome. The entire staff was very helpful and accommodating. We will definitely book this again when we get back to San Diego.

Date of experience: July 2019
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sdspeedboat, Front Office Manager at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2019

Hi Mark, We're so glad the whole family had some fun and that you had such a great experience with our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 18 July 2019

My wife and I, who rarely get the opportunity to have adult fun due to our work schedule and kids, absolutely loved the experience. Our tour guide, aka Mother Goose, was awesome and not a "helicopter tour guide" meaning, he let us just have fun!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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sdspeedboat, Front Office Manager at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

We love that we got to be a part of your fun and that you had such an amazing time. Not to mention that you found our "Mother Goose" to be so accommodating. Thanks so much for coming out, We're excited to have some fun...More

Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

We went on a speed boat adventure tour with Cpt Scott. He gave perfect instructions and we had a great time! Great stories and saw awesome stuff.

Date of experience: July 2019
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sdspeedboat, Front Office Manager at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2019

We're glad you had a great time with Captain Scott. We think the bay is pretty awesome to explore too. Come see us again soon!

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Carlos P
28 June 2019|
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Response from Richard D | Reviewed this property |
I would guess at least 16, but perhaps 18. It was much fun!
24 December 2018|
Response from dyl1 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January, about 23c , no you don't get wet, bit of spray.
15 August 2018|
Response from dyl1 | Reviewed this property |
I went midday, so relatively hot.
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