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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

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Experience Southern California boating life on a pristine speedboat tour you get to drive yourself through the San Diego Harbor. Every detail is arranged: Get a lesson in safety and operating the boat before taking the helm and following a guide in a separate vessel. Communicate via a two-way radio while soaking up fantastic views from the water of sights like the Coronado Bridge, US Navy ships, and Seaport Village.
  • Drive a speedboat through the famous San Diego Harbor
  • Follow a guide in a separate boat and communicate via radio
  • Photo stops allow time to appreciate the harbor sights
  • Get stellar views of US Navy ships, Coronado Bridge, and city skyline
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Cabrillo Isle Marina at the time you picked at checkout, and begin with an orientation that covers operating the F13 speed boat and a lesson in safety, hand signals, and boating rules. Settle in with your party and choose who will take the wheel, and then set off on a 2-hour tour of San Diego Harbor highlights. There will be a chance to switch drivers at photo stops along the way. Follow your guide in a separate boat, communicating via a two-way radio whenever needed. Feel the sea breeze and saltwater spray as you zip through the harbor for closer views of historic and Naval ships like the Star of India and USS Midway. Get a great perspective on the Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, and the downtown San Diego skyline, and keep an eye out for sea lions and other marine life that mingle with boat traffic. If you prefer, you can depart from Coronado Island.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guided and narrated tour
  • US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
  • Safety orientation
  • Your own F13 mini speed boat
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Speed Boat Adventures
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for people with neck or back problems or a recent surgery to participate. Pregnant women should not participate
  • Bring a swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter, sandals or flip-flops, towel, sun block, sunglasses
  • The per boat weight limit of 450 lbs (205kgs)
  • You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself
  • The boats do not have a storage compartment
  • No experience or boating license required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Went out on the 2hr tour with 2 other groups. Had an absolutely fantastic time out in the speed boat, better than I could have hoped for. Capt Riley took us out and was a great guide. Boats are quicker than they loom. Plenty of opportunities for great pics and get up and
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The most fun and efficient tour of the San Diego harbor you can find. Forget the big-boat tours, this is the way to go!!
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Well, those 2 hours went way too fast! We will have to do this adventure again. So much fun, start to finish. Check in was quick and professional. Captain was friendly and put our safety first. He explained everything to expect before going to the dock. The boat is small, but
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my wife and i really enjoyed this. it was fun, mike our tour guide did a good job leading the way. we upgraded to the fastest boat which was too quick as we were catching up to everybody pretty quick having to slow down a lot. we still enjoyed and will be deffinately be coming
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Response from sdspeedboat, Front Office Manager at San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
Responded 05 Oct 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and recommending our tour. Thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your time with Captain Mike. Hope to see you both again soon!
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Was a lot of fun being out there in these little boats but unfortunately boat #3 was either having a slow engine or a timid driver. Instead of the three second delay between boats I had to wait 20 seconds and then still kept catching up to them
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