Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg Speed Boat Tour in St. Petersburg, FL

Speed Boat Adventures, Inc.1901 Pass a Grille WaySt. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Offering a unique guided and narrated tour of the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay areas, the Speed Boat Adventure Tour lets guests be the captains of their very own speed boats, allowing them to navigate themselves under the guidance of professionally trained guides. The tours include hilarious educational narration, as well as up-close views of dolphins, manatees, sea birds and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our St. Pete Beach Travel Experts
  • Experience the thrill of captaining your own speedboat.
  • See dolphins, manatees and birds.
  • Must be 18 years or older to drive a boat.
  • Per boat weight limit of 500 lbs.
  • Drivers can switch during tour.


from Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure Tour
One of the best things to do when in Tampa or St. Petersburg Beach!

Take the wheel and become the captain of your very own speed boat with this one of a kind never to be forgotten adventure tour.

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour. A guided and narrated tour of the St. Petersburg waterways and Tampa Bay…with a twist. You are able to navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entirety of the tour while following our trained guides to experience the best of both worlds – the THRILL of driving your own speedboat, and the safety of having a skilled guide introduce you to the beauty of Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg waterways. The witty yet historical narration is done through a radio communication system mounted in each boat. Spot dolphin, manatee, sea birds, and more!

Reservations are fully refundable up to 7 days prior to departure.
Speed Boat Adventures does not guarantee the weather

WEATHER POLICY: 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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Louisville, Kentucky
"So much fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 14, 2019 NEW
This was our third ride on Speed Boat Adventures and I cannot recommend it enough! So much fun and I cannot imagine not doing this each time we are in St Pete. We LOVE Speed Boat Adventures and the crew is amazing!!!
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 13, 2019 NEW
all around great experience. from beginning to end. staff is wonderful. parking close the beach. love the experience
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Tampa, Florida
"Such a great time!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 12, 2019 NEW
My husband and I can't say enough great things about this tour. Our guide was super knowledgable about the area and everyone on the team was really nice. We would highly recommend doing this. It was something different and adventurous and the boats really have great pickup. We also saw a few dolphins along the way. It was just perfect. :D
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Terrence S
Lookout mountain, United States
"speed boat adventures"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 11, 2019 NEW
this was a very fun activity.....its not for small children tho......u are in a 2 seater fast "mini speed boat ( my term)......the person who gave out all the instruction was very knowledgeable. they have a lead guide and the day we went there was my boat and one other 2 seater........the only reason this got a 4 and not a 5 was the instructer talked about hand signals the guide would give us and also communicate on the radio .....i am very aware of hand signals....i only saw one signal the whole hour and a voice on the radio a couple of times ( in an hour)( also the only site seeing part was his pointing out the don cesar and the skyway bridge.....but for me that was enuf) .......we enjoyed our trip but the other boat was slow and got very far behind.and the guide did not seen too concerned also at the end of the tour we tipped but the other couple diid not and i swear the guide kept asking for tips about 4 times.......mildly annoying......i think one tipping suggestion during the preliminary instruction and one at the end would be sufficient.......and he was not a good guide ....but do NOT let this stop u....it a fun exhilarating activity.....and maybe the boats will be of similar speed and the guide will be giving more instructions/signal ( or just a different guide.).....note the water can get choppy out there and a bit rough so beware ....if u mite be prone to sea sicknesss im not sure what one can do.....its not like a carnival ride where u go round in a circle .....a half hour out.....a half hour back.....just pointing out things u mite wanna be aware of but not giving u a reason not to enjoy it. i would do it again
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"Fun on the Bay"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 10, 2019 NEW
Wife and two teenage grandkids did the extended doubles trip (swapping drivers 1/2 way). Exhilarating and fun for all (especially those with no boat experience; easy to control/drive). In boat radio contact and good pre trip instructions kept all safe. Bit hard to find (located at a dock behind a large warehouse building on the water), but next to a good restaurant. Wear sunscreen and bring water as it is burning on the bay despite the "apparent wind". Did it our last morning before we flew out and it was a great way to end our Florida experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg 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 to bring/wear?
1. Wear what you would to the beach depending on the temperature (swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter )
2. Sandals or flip-flops
3. A towel
4. Sun block
5. 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 simple to operate and we will make sure you are fully comfortable with the operation before we leave the dock.  

What if I am by myself?
If we have another single on your tour then we will pair you together and you can make a new friend (or love connection). If not then you get the boat to yourself.