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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Charlottetown, Canada
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2020 NEW
Had an awesome time, great guide, perfect thing to do to get out on the water and see some cool sights!
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Truro, Massachusetts
"Friendly, Fun and Memorable"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2020 NEW
One if Not The Best Things To Do in St Petersburg or anywhere...!!! Easy to Drive, Beautiful Sightseeing and Very Informative by Clement.. thank you from Shawn and Laura Cape Cod Mass Exhilarating,Fast and So Much Fun Derek easy to work with and professional
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Crystal A
St. Pete Beach, Florida
"An AMAZING time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2020 NEW
My wife and I went on the guided tour of the bay area yesterday and can not wait to go again! The speedboats are spacious enough that you have comfort room and really glide across the water super fast! I manage a hotel on the beach and have to be honest, this is now on my list of top 5 things to do on the beach hands down! The tour guide was knowledgeable of the history and guided us on the most amazing tour of the waterways. Along the way we saw 17 (YES 17!!!) dolphins along with other marine life. At one point of the tour we were signed to stop and ended up right in the middle of a pod of dolphins! It was something we will always remember! If you are reading reviews trying to decide if you should go on this adventure...take the advice of not only beach hotel manager but also a local and book it! I guarantee you that you will not be disappointed! On my next adventure...I am booking the later tour in hopes to catch the sunset!
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Woodstock, Georgia
"Great ride!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2020 NEW
I have taken the boat tour twice and both times it was a blast! The tour is definitely long enough, you get a nice long ride for your money. The guides are extremely friendly and make the trip a lot of fun. The guides definitely know where to go to see the wild dolphins close up!! I will be back again.
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Westfield, Indiana
"Great time."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2019 NEW
Such fun. We had an amazing time. Will definitely do again when I have friends and family visit. A must do.
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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.