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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure provided by San Diego Speed Boat Adventures

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
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Experience Southern California boating life on a pristine speedboat tour you get to drive yourself through the San Diego Harbor. Every detail is arranged: Get a lesson in safety and operating the boat before taking the helm and following a guide in a separate vessel. Communicate via a two-way radio while soaking up fantastic views from the water of sights like the Coronado Bridge, US Navy ships, and Seaport Village.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5257BOAT
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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 - San Diego Speed Boat Adventures
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Cabrillo Isle Marina - Check in at the office located in suite 205
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 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 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 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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 - San Diego Speed Boat Adventures
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Cabrillo Isle Marina - Check in at the office located in suite 205
Duration
2h
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 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 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 10 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
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1450 Harbor Island Dr
    1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Cabrillo Isle Marina - Check in at the office located in suite 205
    See address & details
  • 1
    San Diego Speed Boat Adventures
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    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.
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    Pass by
    Point Loma
    Coronado Island
    USS Midway Museum
    Maritime Museum of San Diego
    San Diego Bay Walk
    Coronado Bridge
    Cabrillo National Monument
    Star of India
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Marilou C
1 contribution
A must do for anyone!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Captain Dave was fun, friendly, and informative from the time we walked up til we left the dock at the end of the adventure. Would absolutely recommend this speedboat adventure. It’s unlike anything I’ve experienced - and I’ve done a lot! So much fun. Will do it again!
Written 6 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brittany H
2 contributions
Speed Boat Tour lives up to Expectations!
Jul 2021 • Couples
The tour was great!! The tour guides were amazing! Tour wasn’t too long or too short! Great date activity if you looking for something different to do! Only downside was on the weekends there are more bigger boats on the water so was a little challenging trying to maneuver through the Harbor! But all in all 5/5 STARS!! Definitely would book again!!
Written 18 July 2021
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Mel B
Devore Heights, CA11 contributions
Worth the money and so much fun!
Jul 2021
This was an awesome way to spend one of our afternoons in San Diego! The only bummer was that it didn't last longer!

PROS: It was truly a BLAST!

1. From beginning to end it was a wonderful time. Daniel and Christian took us all around the Harbor and we jetted through open water, full throttle, and saw the Midway, seal habitat and numerous spots of interest along the way.

2. Daniel was a great guide--funny, engaging and just a nice guy. Christian was nice too.

3. UPGRADE! If you are already spending the money, upgrade to the faster boat. You will zoom past the others and it is so much fun!

CONS

1. Not really any cons. However, if you or your second rider are very overweight, please get a faster boat so you don't hold up rest of the boating group. I realize the operator can't require that, but just from a fun standpoint, get a boat that can handle a larger sized person (or persons). I mean no disrespect as I easily carry an extra 25 pounds! Just an honest observation as one party in a basic boat caused about a 30 minute lag for the rest of us. Not a big deal and would HIGHLY recommend this tour, but something people might like to know before they book.

2. Meeting spot is a little tricky to find--a larger sign on the frontage road could mitigate this issue.

This was really great fun and something I will recommend to all my friends when they visit SD.

Thank you!
Written 17 July 2021
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Alex W
State College, PA3 contributions
Fun time, funny guide
Had a nice time out on the speedboat with my girlfriend, that old battle axe. Guide was funny and helpful. The boats were not especially fast but it was fun and saw some cool spots
Written 15 July 2021
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Big Lake
Maumelle, AR3 contributions
Fun !
Boat guide David was awesome! He took us out let us to the pedal to the metal and have fun. He gave us quick and brief instruction for out on the water and everything went as smooth as possible. Would recommend to any person wanting water adventure !
Written 6 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

URSULA HAND
41 contributions
Worth your time and money!
Jun 2021
They were very mindful of safety and explained everything very well, but still let us have fun without micromanaging things to where the fun was sucked out! I was a mom with her two teenagers in the three seater with the good horsepower boat. I felt safe and cared for, but also felt like I could have some fun with the boat. It was nice to get up close to the wildlife. Very cool to be on the water that close to a famous battle ship. This was a really fun time with my kids. We own a boat, so this should speak volumes. Thanks for a great time!
Written 23 June 2021
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Frank
Salt Lake City, UT1 contribution
Lower your expectations and you will have fun.
Boats are old and the boat we were given was hard to steer. Oh well, I guess I’ll chalk it up to experience. The guide was very nice and friendly which made the less thank 1.5 hour tour, nice.
Written 18 June 2021
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Suzanne W
25 contributions
Absolutely amazing!
I can’t say enough good things about this experience. Captain Dave was the perfect combination of safety conscious and dedicated to everyone having a good time. The tour was a little more than an hour and was really a good length—although my family and I would have enjoyed if longer. A quick comment: our son was just one day shy of his 18th birthday and so could not pilot his own speedboat. However he was able to steer with me in a speedboat for 2 people. We received a partial refund because of the age requirement. This is in no way a criticism, just a warning so other families with teens can plan accordingly. I would definitely schedule a tour the next time we are in San Diego.
Written 4 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stacia
2 contributions
If you love the water you have to book this tour!
May 2021
We booked a last minute speedboat adventure in San Diego & had to pay for the upgraded boat since all the others were rented. Let me tell you absolutely worth it!! Our boat was the fastest (said 50hp & others were 30hp) and our tour guide Captain Dave was a pleasure to lead us all through the bay. Unfortunately our radio was not hooked up properly so we missed the 1st 30 minutes of tour details & him describing what we were seeing - but we sped up next to him & he fixed it right away for us out on the water. And just so happens I met the owner Chris through a friend and he comped our goPro & gave us both free t-shirts! If you like being on the water & seeing all the sites from a different view (plus fooling around on a speed boat in open water) I would 100% book this tour! It lasted about 2 hours & I have phenomenal pictures of the San Diego downtown skyline & all the amazing places we saw. Keep up the great work guys & thanks again Chris for hooking us up!
Written 4 June 2021
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Visitor
1 contribution
great, nice experience
May 2021
great, nice experience. lasted a little over an hour and provided life vests. Well worth the money and family friendly experience for out-of-towners.
Written 24 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: San Diego Speed Boat Adventures
MorenoIb97
MorenoIb97
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So Cool!!
This was the best idea I have seen on Tik Tok. Everything from checking in, to clear instructions from our guide, t
Janet B
Janet B
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Love it! So much fun.
This is highlight of our trip! It was so much fun! We got the upgrade one because the regular one are booked,So Why
ellob0901
ellob0901
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Fun but could use improvement
Fun but didn’t have kid’s size life jackets though the website advertises that kids as young as 5 can go on their b
jhernandez777jh
jhernandez777jh
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Funnnnnn!!!
It was awesome! Make sure you take some sunglasses and put on sunscreen! But overall it was a total adventure!
Fakevacation
Fakevacation
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Not worth the price
The boats are really small - we had reserved a triple - which was the same size as the doubles and singles! My hus
jaz88villa
jaz88villa
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Awesome experience!!
This was more than expected! My husband booked a speed boat adventure for us and had such an amazing time! David wa
RoartheExplorer777
RoartheExplorer777
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Absolutely Amazing Day of Fulfilling a Bucket List Item!!
Tour Guide was amazing, the trip itself was very informative and you got to speed with any possible speeding infrac
deanna200
deanna200
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Amazingly fun!
Me and my husband came last week as a last minute thing and had a blast! It was honestly the funnest part of the wh
lay02lay
lay02lay
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Amazing!!
Came here once with my family and we had a good time, I tried it out again with my best friend as a surprise and i
myazrealtortim
myazrealtortim
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Was A BLAST
My wife got this adventure for us for our 25 wedding anniversary and it was one of the best gifts I've ever receive
DanSiego
DanSiego
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Well worth it
Daughter loved being so close to the sea lions…I liked driving under USS midway aircraft carrier…I would def spend
eliyahu l
eliyahu l
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Captain Chris is awesome!!
This trip was overall awesome!!! Highly recommended!! Captain Chris was an amazing guide!! And boats were in great
H_skyTr0tt3r
H_skyTr0tt3r
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Fun but only if your boat is newer or maintained
Boat is dated or not maintained possibly due to Covid. My boat along with another could not reach maximum speed. Ma
jbuongi
jbuongi
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Great Time!
Had a great time cruising the harbor and seeing the sights! Capt Dave gave a brief but detailed safety brief with i
Mcherin
Mcherin
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Super fun!
Our guide Daniel was super up beat and friendly which made the tour very fun. We saw sea lions, cruised under the M
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