Patriot Jet Boat Ride in San Diego, CA

Flagship Cruises & Events990 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92110
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Offered by Flagship Cruises & Events, the Patriot Jet Boat Ride lets guests enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride with 360-degree turns, sharp spins and ultra-fast speeds. Each 30-minute ride offers complete entertainment as waves crash, music plays and winds roar over San Diego Bay. Passengers will love experiencing the speed of two turbo-charged engines with more than 1,400 horsepower each.

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from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Spins, tricks, and turns performed by skilled captain.
  • Spectacular San Diego views and photo opportunities.
  • 30-minute thrill ride.
  • Cruise San Diego Bay at high-speeds.
  • 30-minute thrill ride.
  • Holds 139 passengers total.
  • Children must be 4 years or older.
  • Passengers may get wet.


from Patriot Jet Boat Ride by Flagship
The Patriot is the newest and most thrilling tour San Diego has to offer!
Climb aboard and hold on for this exciting 30-minute thrill ride on San Diego Bay. You will be thoroughly entertained as the waves splash, the music plays, and the wind roars on this tour of a lifetime! It's a blast on the bay while cruising on the Patriot.

It departs from 990 N. Harbor Dr. next to the U.S.S. Midway, home of Flagship Cruises & Events. With two turbo-charged engines over 1,400 hp each, passengers will zip past the Coronado Bridge and zoom around San Diego Bay. The Patriot will provide thrilling 360-degree turns and spinning on a dime creating an exciting raw power tour of a lifetime!

Tripster Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Jacquelyn Lacera
Corona, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great speed boat!"
August 2019 NEW
My family and I had a wonderful time on that speed boat… it was a blast getting drenched and the acrobatics were fun
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Tip: You may get wet so don’t complain if you do :-) you may get wet so don’t complain if you do :-) I felt Safe the entire time :-)

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Tripster Customer
chandler, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"never disappoints"
September 2018
This is our 3rd time riding the patriot! I have a 5, 8 and 13 YO and they all enjoy it each time! Hands in the air, singing to the music, screaming, laughing! This is an amazing time! For adults and kids!
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Tip: Swallow your pride and wear the pancho! Hold on and have fun!

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Corinne Ingle
Hendersonville, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A Blast!"
August 2016
It was a lot of fun, exhilarating, I will do it again if I return to San Diego in the future.
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Tip: It's going to be fun, and you're going to get wet!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Canyon Lake, Texas
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2019 NEW
We did the two hour harbor cruise which ended up being sailing one half of the bay and then going back to the dock to let people off and board others. Then back out for the other half of the harbor cruise. Honestly, a one hour cruise was sufficient. We enjoyed the half where all the Navy ships were docked. As you board your photo is taken. At the end of the cruise you have the opportunity to buy a print for $20. All along the cruise a crew member gives great information about everything. Be sure to tip him at the end! The ship has a lower deck with big windows and tables. The upper deck has a few small tables and comfy seats and wooden boards along the boat sides for seating. There is a beverage/snack counter on each level. The snacks were packaged muffins, cookies, various chips and candy. Believe they were all $2.50. Nothing that enticed me. A small glass of diet Coke was $2.59. we were able to get free cups of water. The ship had a nice bathroom. All in all, it was a beautiful day cruising along the harbor.
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Gloucester, Virginia
"Very Infomative"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2019 NEW
Nice view from the top deck, we booked the two hour tour we went North then came back within the hour not exactly sure what was going on the narrative announced they would be dropping of and picking up passengers for the tour going south (the next hour) I guess they do that all day because as we got off it was going north again. So if you get on and are heading back after and hour dont worry, the narrator which I cannot remember his name was excellent very knowledgeable of the area, the ships and the area. Truly wish I could remember his name reminded me of a old salt sailor. We did see some Sea Lions on the North trip which I would guess is the norm they were located near the live bait area. If you only have a short visit and you want to see a lot of the Harbor I would definitely recommend the tour.
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Willard, Utah
"A breath of fresh air"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2019 NEW
I was going back and forth debating what brunch cruise me and my husband should take. I am so pleased that I choose Flagship Cruises. We had a beautiful table next to the window and seated with three amazing couples. It was so delightful to get to know them and their backgrounds. Honestly, the cruise might have been a little boring if we had not been seated with others. There were endless Mimosa and champagne. Caviar was good, the brunch was great and lots of variety. I didn't get pictures of the food because I was filming live on FB. But what a beautiful ship! The only thing I have to complain about was we paid for our picture but never received it, but that was the only thing. It was a little hectic and we were the last ones off the ship, so our server might have just overlooked it. Anyways, I would recommend the brunch cruise, yes it's a little bit of money but for food and a cruise, it's worth every penny! Oh, and the service was amazing.
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Caroline L
Los Angeles, California
"Patriot Jet Boat is a Blast! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019
Tips before ride: purchase on Groupon for a discount, bring a small towel, and get in pre-boarding line early (30 minutes before). We got an excellent deal through Groupon and decided this looked like a lot of fun. It also seemed pretty unique since this is the first time we had seen a boat of this caliber hold so many people. Unfortunately we were almost at the end of the line to board which meant we got the seats which I presume get the most water. If you don’t want to get soaked, the closer you are to the front the better chance of not being drenched. They do hand out recyclable ponchos but it’s likely the water is going to find a way in. Upon the first turn, we had what looked like a small tidal wave come into the boat. We were soaked and our eyes were burning from the salt water. It was pretty funny. The music that plays is hardly audible because the engine is so loud but you will quickly forget about the music as you struggle to keep your poncho in place. It’s a truly one of a kind experience and we were so glad we did it. The staff was very kind and helpful.
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Susan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Ferry from San Diego Harbor to Coronado was great."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019
At only $5 each way, The boat was lovely and clean. We went right by the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum and it is even more imposing from the water. The ride to Coronado was short, scenic and lots of fun. Highly recommended.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Patriot Jet Boat Ride by Flagship

How many passengers can ride on the boat?
This is a 139 passenger boat.

Is this ride only for people in good health?
Yes, they should be in good health as it features speeds and other intense features that may cause distress or injury. We suggest you do not ride if your are pregnant, have high blood pressure, prone to motion sickness, have heart, neck or back problems or have had recent surgery.

Is the boat wheelchair accessible?
All guests, including those with disabilities or use a wheelchair, must be able to transfer into and out of the Patriot by themselves or with the assistance of a member in their party.

If my child is under 4 years, can they still go?
No, they must be 4 years and 40" (100 cm) or taller. An adult must accompany children aged 4 through 12.

Will I get wet?
Passengers may get wet and are advised not to carry valuables while riding the boat. Flagship Cruises & Events accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to property.

Do they operate in inclement weather?
It depends; cruises may be canceled due to weather conditions.