Speed Boat Adventure Tour in San Diego, CA

1450 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101
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Featuring fully narrated tours for each 13-mile ride along the Big Bay, San Diego Speed Boat Adventures offers a unique experience to see San Diego’s beautiful sights, including Coronado Bridge, the downtown skyline, Seaport Village and other top attractions. Tours include access to a personal F13 mini speed boat, boating basic training, a professionally trained guide and narrator, and more.

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from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Best views of the San Diego Bay.
  • High-speed boat adventure with YOU behind the wheel.
  • Fully narrated tour.
  • Max 1-3 people per boat.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Must be 18 years to drive.
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a towel.


from San Diego Speed Boat Adventure Tour
A guided and narrated San Diego tour with a twist.
Be your own captain as you tour San Diego bay driving your own speed boat! Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our speed boat adventure tour.

Fully narrated tour for 13 miles on the Big Bay. You will have a once in a lifetime view of Navy Ships, The USS Midway aircraft museum, Coronado Bridge, The famous Star of India and the historic ships of the Maritime Museum, the cruise ship terminal, Seaport Village, The downtown skyline, and all the wildlife that call San Diego Harbor home.

Tour Includes:
• Your own F13 mini speed boat
• USCG approved life jacket
• Instruction covering
• Boating basics
• Rules of the road
• Tour hand signals
• Professionally trained guide leading and narrating the tour

Speed Boat Adventure Tours: (Boats can have 1-3 people with a max weight per boat of 450 lbs) A small child (under 50 lbs) is allowed to sit in the middle. You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself.

*Please arrive 20-30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.*

Reservations are fully refundable up to 7 days before departure.

Speed Boat Adventures does not guarantee the weather
WEATHER POLICY: San Diego enjoys some sun 360 days per year and only 8.24 inches of rain per year. Luckily, most of the rain and high winds are readily predictable. When we expect poor conditions we cancel the trip and refund or reschedule. On average 3 days a year are cancelled in this manner. Occasionally a trip will be affected by unexpected clouds or inclement weather. We assume no responsibility for nor do we have any control of the weather in the area. We endeavor to be well studied and to make well informed go/no-go decisions but no refunds will be given should the resulting conditions become unfavorable.

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"Outdated boats"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
This place used to be my favorite place to get a speedboat. I visited last summer and my boat broke down. They gave me free vouchers for next time. I visited this last weekend to give it a shot and it was the same instructor. I think his name is Jason? We got kelp stuck to the motor and he didn’t even notice that we were left behind. He took off with the rest of the group and we were able to finally get the kelp off we had to speed and catch up to the group. I probably won’t be returning anymore after being a customer for 4-5 years. They need updated boats and a better instructor.
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San Diego, California
"Awesome tour of the Bay!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2018 NEW
Our guide, Chris, was awesome and recognized everyone's experience level and provided. Mixed tour of guided and self driven. Highly recommended.
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Sai V
Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Great Tour And Great Experience."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 08, 2018 NEW
The guide was terrific and made us feel safe. the experience was terrific they took us close to seals and had many other locations and view which could not be viewed by road.
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Marysville, California
"Sherry L."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2018 NEW
We had a fantastic time and would recommend this to anyone who likes to have fun. Our tour guide was great! Go try this out! We will be back.
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"Great bang for your buck!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2018 NEW
My 17 year old nephew was heading back home and I wanted to do something memorable and affordable with him. This was a ton of fun for both of us. After visiting a few landmarks, my nephew took the wheel at the switch and hasn't stopped talking about it. These boats are surprisingly fast and can jump wakes (if you choose) w/o killing the keester. Our guide, Chris (in his own boat), was the icing on the cake. Great guy with the fun So Cal personality. I'll definitely go back.
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Speed Boat Adventure Tour

Are there any restrictions or weight requirements?
Yes, there is a per boat weight limit of 500 lbs. A small child (under 50 lbs) is allowed to sit in the middle.  You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself.

Any health restrictions?
Part of the fun at Speed Boat Adventure Tours is that, at times, we will be riding in open water. Although usually calm, the harbor can be choppy at times.*We do not recommend guest with neck or back problems or a recent surgery to participate. Pregnant women should not participate.*

What should I bring to wear?
- Wear what you would to the beach depending on the temperature (swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter )

- Sandals or flip-flops
- A towel
- Sun block
- Sunglasses

Can we switch drivers?
Absolutely! We will stop several times during the tour and you can switch drivers if you like.

What if I have never driven a boat?
No problem! Our boats are very simply to operate and we will make sure you are fully comfortable with the operation before we leave the dock.