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St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure provided by Speed Boat Adventures

St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure

St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure
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Tour snapshot
Experience the rush of driving a speedboat with guidance of an expert
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Drive your own speedboat across Tampa Bay on this sightseeing tour, for which no previous experience is necessary. After a safety orientation, you’ll get aboard a F-13 mini speedboat and follow a guide from another vessel that’s equipped with a two-way communication system to ensure your safety and security. Plus, while cruising around, you’ll be able to explore the coastline and look out for dolphins.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • No prior speedboat experience is required
  • Learn the basics of boating before heading out on the water
  • Book in advance and choose one of several time slots available throughout the day
What to expect
Before getting behind the helm, you’ll receive a standard safety orientation that covers boating basics and the rules of the water. You’ll then hop aboard a F-13 mini speedboat to explore the waters of Tampa Bay, from Fort DeSoto to Egmont Key and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. While following a guide who will be in a separate boat, you’ll learn about the Florida coastline and get to view islands, national wildlife refuges, and the historic Fort De Soto Park, which covers five islands on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Plus, you’ll be able to make stops at various points of interest during the tour, as well as spot dolphins, manatees, tortoises, sea birds, and more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • No prior speedboat experience is required
  • Learn the basics of boating before heading out on the water
  • Book in advance and choose one of several time slots available throughout the day
What to expect
Before getting behind the helm, you’ll receive a standard safety orientation that covers boating basics and the rules of the water. You’ll then hop aboard a F-13 mini speedboat to explore the waters of Tampa Bay, from Fort DeSoto to Egmont Key and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. While following a guide who will be in a separate boat, you’ll learn about the Florida coastline and get to view islands, national wildlife refuges, and the historic Fort De Soto Park, which covers five islands on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Plus, you’ll be able to make stops at various points of interest during the tour, as well as spot dolphins, manatees, tortoises, sea birds, and more.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5257SPBOAT
Important information
Inclusions
  • Your own F13 mini speedboat
  • United States Coast Guard-approved lifejacket
  • Professionally trained guide leading and narrating the tour
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 1901 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, USA Walk to the left side of the Pass a Grille Marina building and out onto the dock.
Additional information
  • 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 is 425 lbs (192kgs).
  • You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself
  • The boats do not have a storage compartment; bags can get wet
  • No experience or boating license required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Your own F13 mini speedboat
  • United States Coast Guard-approved lifejacket
  • Professionally trained guide leading and narrating the tour
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
  • 1901 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, USA Walk to the left side of the Pass a Grille Marina building and out onto the dock.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 is 425 lbs (192kgs).
  • You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself
  • The boats do not have a storage compartment; bags can get wet
  • No experience or boating license required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1901 Pass a Grille Way
    1901 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, USA
    Walk to the left side of the Pass a Grille Marina building and out onto the dock.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Tampa Speed Boat Adventures
  • 1
    Tampa
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Tampa Bay
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    Pass by
    Fort De Soto Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jason M
Parker, CO3 contributions
Sep 2020
This was a thrilling 20 mile ride around Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg. It was fun to be in the driver seat and follow a lead boat. It was thrilling, but felt safe with good instruction provided prior to the trip and the guide made sure that he didn't get too far ahead of us. It was great fun; I would definitely do it again. The company made sure that we would have the best experience by adjusting our booking to when conditions are optimal. The weekends get busy around the bay and intercoastal with increased boat traffic. May try to book on a weekday next time.
Written 23 September 2020
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Vonnie P
4 contributions
My son (11 years old) and I had a great time! Our tour guide was very friendly and answered all my questions before leaving the dock. I have never driven a boat before and it was very simple so if you're inexperienced, don't worry. The tour is led by a guide via a jet ski and the speedboats follow behind and follow course. Our tour consisted of two other speedboats, so three including ours. If you are considering this tour adventure, please don't be afraid to go fast!! If you go slow and don't go full throttle (as instructed), others have to slow down...it is a SPEEDboat tour. Will definitely do it again.
Written 29 April 2022
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Mike Baum
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The best part of the trip was the guidance we received while still being able to let loose and have fun testing the waters. Captain Derek provided some great educational moments throughout that made it more enjoyable. He did a good job of maintaining the safety amongst other boat traffic and it was just the right amount time all together! It was a total blast!
Written 14 September 2021
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Aryan
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
Dec 2021
The speed boat itself was fun but our guide was bad. The information said no prior experience was needed. But the guide had a very bad attitude was very impatient when our boat had some troubles. Moreover, the information said we would learn about the Florida coastline and make stops at various points. However, the guide only narrated once and did not stop at any spot. We had to keep catching him during the tour.
Another bad thing was that we gave him $10 as a tip after the tour, but he said we must give at least 20% gratuity which is $30. And still said we should give more than that because we had some troubles when driving. We finally gave him $30 as he asked but we felt very uncomfortable and disappointed. Will never come back.
Written 1 January 2022
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Tina W
Albany, New York, United States21 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
This was my second time doing this adventure. Very different experience from my first time with Captain Tony. Much longer idle times this time...almost 45 minutes in the canal at low idle speeds before we got to the area where we could open it up to full throttle. That was awesome and just as I remembered it. After about 25 minutes at full throttle, it was time to head back to the dock...and more low idle speeds becaise of the no wake zones.

During the full throttle time we did slow down to view many dolphin sightings. Many of these sightings were fairly close to the boat. Pretty cool.

When we got back to the dock, we questioned our guide about the long idle time and were told there were several factors that go into selecting any particular way out...one of the reasons mentioned was driver ability. My sisters and I wonder if the long idle time route was based on an assumption about our driving ability based on our age?
Written 4 June 2021
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Theresawhitlock
Valrico, FL19 contributions
This was our third time doing this excursion. The first two times were spot on and phenomenal. Don’t know why this time was different. I did ask our tour guide why there was so much idle time and he explained that there was a lot of factors that went into the decision of the path that they decide to take at the time. Which Included wind speeds and the abilities of the driver. Which in the end told me that he decided to take a path that was a little more subdued. Which I thought was a real bummer. I was a little bit taken aback by that as we were older than your average driver but we are more than capable! The whole tour was about an hour and 45 minutes and I will say we spent probably an hour and 15 minutes in idle time.Which we definitely were not expecting and put a little bit of a damper on things. The 30 minutes that we spent actually doing the speedboat part of the tour was great. So it was fun but it sure could’ve been better!
Written 4 June 2021
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Crystal A
St. Pete Beach, FL1 contribution
Jan 2020
My wife and I went on the guided tour of the bay area yesterday and can not wait to go again! The speedboats are spacious enough that you have comfort room and really glide across the water super fast! I manage a hotel on the beach and have to be honest, this is now on my list of top 5 things to do on the beach hands down! The tour guide was knowledgeable of the history and guided us on the most amazing tour of the waterways. Along the way we saw 17 (YES 17!!!) dolphins along with other marine life. At one point of the tour we were signed to stop and ended up right in the middle of a pod of dolphins! It was something we will always remember! If you are reading reviews trying to decide if you should go on this adventure...take the advice of not only beach hotel manager but also a local and book it! I guarantee you that you will not be disappointed! On my next adventure...I am booking the later tour in hopes to catch the sunset!
Written 14 January 2020
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Nova_Bravo
4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
My Boating Boo and I had an amazing time cruising the waterways around St Pete with our Guide Dustin leading the way! The mini speedboats boats are the perfect size to get around the little inlets and channels in the area, and the motor power is enough to have some fun on open water. The boats are easy to drive and handle well. Dustin took into account our wanting to see some of the houses on the water, and islands out in the bay and the Gulf. We saw some gorgeous deserted beaches and manatees as well. We had so much fun! We'll definitely be booking similar trips to explore the area by boat!
Written 28 September 2021
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Abhishek N
Boston, MA2 contributions
Mar 2021
We visited St Petes recently and booked this adventure since we had never driven a speed boat before.

I found it fairly easy to get accustomed to driving the speed boat really quickly.

During the course of the tour, we also encountered dolphins up close, so that was great.

And who doesn't like speed especially when you are in control of the throttle and the wheel.

Highly recommended.
Written 6 March 2021
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steve 86
Sarasota, FL84 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
It’s a ok boating experience, the boats are old and faded, very uncomfortable, a lot of riding in circles to kill some time. They want you to tip them 20% which is $30, kind of steep in my opinion. 3 trips makes $270 a day.
Written 10 March 2021
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455amys
455amys
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Don’t book if you want a tour. DO book if you want to drive fast!
I read previous reviews, I knew it wouldn’t be a tour. That was fine. But the man running the show, geez, over work
Mick2865
Mick2865
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SCAMMER AND RACIST
We were thrown out because we are German and don't speak perfect English. I still get over 200 dollars from you sca
t0ddk1
t0ddk1
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Fun speedboat excursion
Had a lot of fun riding around Tampa Bay in the speedboat.... would recommend to anybody to loves water adventures
mrsbigbri35
mrsbigbri35
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Good
Good trip, thought there would be more of a “tour” than just riding out on the water. Good fun. We were on spring b
2017mdy
2017mdy
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Speed Boat Adventures
It was a great time and a fun ride. They let us rebook same day after a rainy morning. Would recommend!
Trudy-Ann C
Trudy-Ann C
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It's an Experience so Go For It
Booked for my birthday weekend. Loads of fun and great experience! If you enjoy trying new things then I highly rec
dbaguet303
dbaguet303
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So much fun!
Best excursion me and my husband did on our honeymoon! The sites were beautiful and we did not get wet!
juraterfan2021
juraterfan2021
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A must do in Tampa!
Me and my wife had so much fun driving our speed boat, the direction provided by the staffs were clear and we picke
debsterurbanek
debsterurbanek
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Great ride!
Fast and furious was this speed boat ride! Quite long and thrilling. Not for kids just big kids! We enjoyed being o
LliamRN
LliamRN
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Pricey (with the tip), but worth it
If you love the ocean and the idea of cruising said ocean in a zippy, fun boat while capturing all the beautiful si
larryt5352021
larryt5352021
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Excellent experience
This was one of my favorite excursions I have done. You can’t ask for anything better than being able to take a boa
ldellaventura
ldellaventura
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Great Experience
Absolutely loved it! You get to see great views and have a lot of fun in the boat. Would do it again when I come ba
1737ysk
1737ysk
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A must by Clearwater beach
Very friendly service my 2nd time there my family had a lot of fun I recommend it for everyone thanks
brian92021
brian92021
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Fun time with my teenage son!
My son and I really enjoyed this! The boat was fun, the time on the water was just right, and the cost was reasona
fernandogP3383IR
fernandogP3383IR
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Very nice.
Very good activity. Exhilirating but safe. The boats are easy to drive and they can do a very decent speed. You alw
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