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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Jonathan T
"Fun way to explore the harbor!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 17, 2018 NEW
The boats are really fast, system for guide to talk to us works great, good information from guide. Get up really close and personal with the different boats and sea lions. Just wish the guide had given a bit of guidance on how to tackle oncoming waves for us beginners! (ie. 45 degrees apparently) would definitely come do this again next time.
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"Awesome Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2018 NEW
This was by far one of the best excursions I have done! The instructor was super nice and did a great job. Will definitely do this again!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Highlight of our trip!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2018 NEW
We had a great time boating all over the bay. Our guide was informative about the things we were seeing and encouraging all the boats on how well we were driving. Near the end we had some time to goof around instead of driving in a straight line. Very good instructions on how to park the boat at the end. I would do this again!
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"Awesome adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 03, 2018 NEW
Fun fast little boats. Chris was an awesome guide. My face hurt at the end from smiling so much. Highly recommend you take a ride with these guys!
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"Fantastic Tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 21, 2018 NEW
This was our second Speed Boat Adventure. Our first tour was in Boston and this one was in San Diego. This is a great way to learn about a city, see some great sites and enjoy an adrenaline rush at the same time. This company makes the whole process really easy from signing up to giving instructions on how to operate the boats. I love that we get the boat to ourselves, but still have the guidance and security of our captain leading the pack. I would definitely recommend this tour!
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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.