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.

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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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Agoura Hills, California
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
I booked with Speed Boat Adventures for my husband’s birthday! It was so easy to reserve and our tour guide was awesome! Would definitely recommend to our family and friends!
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Salt Lake City, Utah
"It was lit!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 05, 2019 NEW
Had a great time with family. The instructions, and equipment were great, and expectations were exceeded. I'll definitely be back.
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San Diego, California
"A Beautiful Day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 04, 2019 NEW
This is a really great adventure! You get to take the wheel and charge through the harbor while taking in all the beautiful SD sights. Our guide Chris had the best attitude and provided a lot of historic information. If you are looking for some wind and beauty and you love the water like we do then I definitely suggest you check this tour out.
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Kevin Y
"Wish I could give 10 stars"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 29, 2019 NEW
The highlight of our day. This tour was exactly what we wanted, informative and entertaining narrative as we explored the bay, and between stops the thrill of racing along the waves. We've done this twice, and my wife and I both think it is a great value. The staff is energetic and friendly, safety conscious and entertaining. The entire business is the kind that you want to see successfull. Calm days are great for families and kids, but if you want a real thrill, go when its windy. The larger waves mean a thrilling ride that would put most rollercoasters to shame. Some boats are faster then others, but I'm not telling, this way I can keep them to myself when I come back! Wish I could give 10 stars
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
"Fun and Exciting Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 28, 2019 NEW
We had a blast during our Speed Boat Adventures Tour. We always felt safe but there was lots of excitement. A great way to see San Diego from a different perspective!
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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.