Speed Boat Adventure Tour in San Diego, CA

Speed Boat Adventures, Inc.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.

Good To Know

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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Los Angeles, California
"Fun time on the water."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2020 NEW
We booked this adventure along with the gocar adventure online. Try to get to the isle 30 minutes before as there is no parking unless you are lucky enough to find limited street parking. You will have to park in the parking lot across from the Sheraton entrance. The lowest parking option is 24 hours and it was $10.00. When we left, I left my ticket by the machine so someone else could use it. Someone from the company will call you to give you the parking and meeting information, but we just got the message a bit too late. We arrived several minutes late because of the parking. Everyone is given a floatation device and the instructions by Neal were very clear and simple. It is a lead-follow situation, and they have communication device so the leader can communicate to any boat. The instructions are very clear to lean forward when you accelerate until the bow settles down and if one does not do that, as we did in the beginning, you would not get the speed capable of the boats. We went by the sailing ships and the sun, by the USS Midway, fortunate enough to go by the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the Abraham Lincoln on Coronado Island. Just look around you as there are many boats, especially on a warm and beautiful day as we had on our trip. But with these boats, there are many more wakes to deal with and since we had the afternoon reservation, the water was a bit more choppy leading to an understandably bumpy ride. There were a couple of times where we were jolted back into our seats. The leader is well aware of the group and will not leave anyone behind. You can wear whatever you wish but there is a chance you will get wet. Not soaking, just drops of water in your seat or on your shoes. Just make sure to wear sunglasses or something to cover your eyes because salt water spray in ones eyes does sting a bit. Despite our many trips to San Diego, this was something new and enjoyable. Thank you.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
"Third time and still great"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 31, 2020 NEW
I have been on the Speedboat Adventure tour three times and it is still the highlight of my trip. The tour, commentary, and fun were outstanding. It is comparably priced to other activities in the San Diego area and I think it is a good value. I would definitely recommend it.
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"Lots of fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 28, 2020 NEW
Would have enjoyed it more, had we been more organized & left on time! Took 30 min. to put on gear & get in boats! Covid excuses! Sit for 30 min. in hot sun This shorten our trip!! BUT, as always it was a Great Ride, this is my 3rd time. Its always late start, but like 15 min. But lots of FUN, Once you get started.
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Chris C
north las vegas, United States
"San Diego Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2020 NEW
Speedboat Adventure was one of the highlights of our trip. The staff was very informative and amazing, and the overall experience, I would recommend to anyone. Whether your adults with or without kids. A great time for everyone, and very reasonably priced.
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Spring Valley, New York
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2020 NEW
The tour guide was so nice and friendly and gave us an amazing time! The boats are really fast and it was a real thrill!!!
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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.