- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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.
- 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
1. 1450 Harbor Island Dr
2. Coronado Island
Returns to original departure point
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Stop At: Speed Boat Adventures, San Diego, California
See all of San Diego Bay from a whole new perspective while you are the captain of your own speedboat on this San Diego Tour.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Point Loma, San Diego, California
Head to Point Loma to check out the world famous San Diego Bait Barge. Here you will see all the Sea Lions playing up close
Pass By: Coronado Island, Coronado, California
See Coronado Naval Base and Coronado Island from the water!
Pass By: USS Midway Museum, San Diego, California
See the USS Midway from the water. You will actually drive your boat underneath the bow of the USS Midway to see this impressive ship from a new perspective.
Pass By: Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego, California
Get up close to all the ships of the San Diego maritime Museum and hear live narration about each ship.
Pass By: San Diego Bay Walk, San Diego, California
See all of San Diego Bay from a new perspective in your very own Speedboat.
Pass By: Coronado Bridge, San Diego, California
See the bridge
Pass By: Star of India
See the oldest sailing ship that still actively sails.
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We visit San Diego often and this is definitely one of the most unique experiences we've had there.
Our guide Carl was amazing and was so good at his job witch my experience the best it could be. I totally recommend this excursion!!!
Fun fun fun. Karl made the experience easy and relaxed. Getting to see the sights from the water is a great way to see SD. We got so close to the seals you could smell them! : Both carriers were in port, which was a treat to see up close. Our boat turned out a little slow compared to the others and Karl gave us his...right in the middle of the harbor! We would do it again for sure.
Truly the highlight of the trip. Will do this again upon return to San Diego. The fellas there at Speed Boat Adventure are fun and professional. We even had people in the group who wouldn't stay with the rest of us because they didn't speak english, not to worry the guys didn't freak out, we just passed them up and stayed with the people who could understand what we were supposed to be doing.
We were surprised how much fun this was! It was a fun and beautiful way to see San Diego! Don't plan on wearing normal clothes or makeup because you're going to get wet!
If you do something, do this. The tour lady explained very well. Indeed I was not paying attention. If you don't do anything get on this boat. It will be FUN, this was one the best part of my trip.
Excellent Fun. Really enjoyed it. Lots to see and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful and put us all at ease by giving us thorough instructions beforehand. Our eldest child, who was 16 at the time, was allowed to drive the speedboat which he thoroughly enjoyed. Our youngest son of 14 wasn't but seemed to enjoy the adventure too. Only 4 speedboats and the tour guide in total so felt very safe.
Would whole heartedly recommend this adventure for the adventurous type!
Our Speed Boat Adventure was amazing! The tour guide provided an excellent combination of sight seeing and high speed adventure.
This was exciting and educational. Great way to tour the harbour. Our safety was paramount. And our guide was friendly and well informed. One highlight was getting to ride under the Coronado Bridge. I would definitely do this again!
This was a fantastic adventure. We fortunately booked the last excursion of the day and there was no rush to get back for the next group. Perico was an excellent guide, informative, friendly, and patient. We first went to a dock with sea lions and seals sun bathing and where allowed to bring our boat up to the dock for some fantastic close-up photos. We then sped around the bay to go under the Coronado Bridge. Then onto the USS Midway, where we were allowed to sale next to and under the flight decks. Next onto to the Star of India and other interesting boats in the harbor. We were then allowed to race back to the starting point, all of which took almost two hours. There were four other couples in our excursion and we were able to interact with them while waiting for our instructions on boat operation and safety. All and all we would recommend this tour to anyone seeking a great time and adventure.
It was fantastically hosted, exciting and informative. Great staff and great value for money.
We had a Blast! We live in San Diego and had never done this before. We will do this again. Our out of town company was thrilled with this experience. The tour guides make you feel welcome and safe. Most of all they want you to have fun, and boy did we. Thanks guys for a Great Day!
My wife and I had a great time. Celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. Memorable exciting experience!!! Thanks to the staff
I took my boyfriend for the mini speed boat ride to celebrate his birthday :) ....we both enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was super friendly and they explain everything so well...It was out first time here and I loved it ...I definitely reccommend everybody to try this mini speed boat ride...
We were only with one other couple and with our tour guides and we've had a great time. It was a beautiful afternoon, the weather was great en the tour guide was very friendly. We saw the sealions from nearby and a lot of other cool things. The big waves were awesome, we were flying over the waves with our boats. We could swich driver any time we want. Nice way to spent your afternoon in San Diego