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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

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San Diego, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat during this tour of San Diego Harbor. Learn the basics of boating from your expert guide before following your guide's boat around the harbor, cruising past highlights such as the USS Midway, a US Navy submarine, Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, the historic ship Star of India and San Diego Maritime Museum. Learn from your guide about these landmarks via the onboard two-way communications system and stop for photo ops on this exciting tour.
  • Self-drive speed boat tour on San Diego Harbor
  • Navigate and captain your own speed boat
  • Get close to US Navy ships, the Coronado Bridge and a submarine and more
  • Learn from your knowledgeable guide how to handle your speed boat and hear fun facts about the sights
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Guided and narrated tour
US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
Safety orientation
Your own F13 mini speed boat
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities

Departure Point

1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After making your own way to the Cabrillo Isle Marina in San Diego Harbor, your guide welcomes you to your speed boat adventure.

Start off with a safety briefing taught by your professional guide, followed by a lesson on hand signals and boating rules. You’ll navigate and your own F13 speed boat for the entirety of the tour, following the lead of your guide who sets the pace in a different boat. Your boat is equipped with a two-way communication systems that allows you to hear your guide throughout the tour. If you want to change drivers you may do so at any of the brief stops.

Set out on your roughly 13-mile (20-km) spin around San Diego Harbor, which includes several stops for photo ops and a closer look at points of interest throughout the harbor. Enjoy close views from your vantage point on the water of US Navy ships and aircraft carriers such as the USS Midway, home to a museum that offers insights into the history of this famous vessel. Zip over to see the famous vessel the Star of India, one of several historic ships berthed at the San Diego Maritime Museum. You'll also pass the Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, and have excellent views of the downtown skyline and possibly the sea lions that live in these waters.

Choose from four departure times in the morning and afternoon for your tour of San Diego Harbor. You can also opt to depart from Coronado Island.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
San Diego Speed Boat Adventures
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 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Point Loma
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
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Coronado Island
See Coronado Naval Base and Coronado Island from the water!
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USS Midway Museum
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.
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Maritime Museum of San Diego
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
See all of San Diego Bay from a new perspective in your very own Speedboat.
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Coronado Bridge
See the bridge
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Cabrillo National Monument
Pass by Cabrillo National Monument
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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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Speed Boat Adventures, Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure.

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Amazing and exciting
Michael_G
, Feb 2021
This speed boat adventure was amazing. Captain John was outstanding and very amusing. I would highly recommend this trip for any getaway. Plenty of fun and excitement the entire tour.
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Fun
Yve
, Feb 2021
I loved everything about our experience. It was worth the price, the instructor was really helpful and we will definitely do it again. We went crazy when the instructor told us that the boat can't flip.
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Epic Adventure
Jennifer_H
, Jan 2021
The experience was amazing. Captain John did a great job keeping us safe and entertained. A must for anyone who loves being out in the water!
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Great fun and lots of laughter on the bay!
Ruben_T
, Jan 2021
Wow!! We are from Utah and had to get out of the snow! We had a blast! Way better than a regular harbor cruise! Our guide Kaleb was fun and informative (hope you got the tip I left at the office)! Going to bring me kids back to do this! Great value!
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Great
Paul_L
, Oct 2020
It was a lot of fun. I don't usually care about this but the tour was actually informative as well..
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A Must Do
Brett_W
, Oct 2020
So much fun and an awesome tour guide. Would definitely recommend. Not only high speed boat but educational lesson of the San Diego Bay. Totally worth the adventure.
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Great Fun
Don_T
, Oct 2020
Great, Funny tour guide. I loved it definitely worth it and would do again. Cruising around the bay in nice weather.
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Such fun
Ellen_F
, Sep 2020
Had a great time navigating the waters on the speed boat adventure. Scott was a fabulous fun leader who guided us no matter what our experience level. Hopefully, they'll consider adding a longer version of the tour.
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Not your average boat tour
Nicole_W
, Sep 2020
We had a wonderful time on the water! Our guide Scott was an absolute blast! Such a great experience and something “different” than the typical boat tour which was exactly what we wanted.
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Amazing scenery!
Frank_B
, Sep 2020
It was amazing! We would recommend this to anyone. We really enjoyed being up and close to the ships and having the opportunity to see some of the Navy ships return and depart.
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