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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure provided by San Diego Speed Boat Adventures

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
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from R 1 149,31 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5257BOAT
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
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 - San Diego Speed Boat Adventures
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Cabrillo Isle Marina - Check in at the office located in suite 205
Inclusions
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 - San Diego Speed Boat Adventures
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off • Gratuities
Departure details
1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Cabrillo Isle Marina - Check in at the office located in suite 205
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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 travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1450 Harbor Island Dr
    1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Cabrillo Isle Marina - Check in at the office located in suite 205
    See address & details
  • 1
    San Diego Speed Boat Adventures
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See all of San Diego Bay from a whole new perspective while you are the captain of your own speedboat on this San Diego Tour.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Point Loma
    Coronado Island
    USS Midway Museum
    Maritime Museum of San Diego
    San Diego Bay Walk
    Coronado Bridge
    Cabrillo National Monument
    Star of India
  • You'll end at
    1450 Harbor Island Dr
    1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Cabrillo Isle Marina - Check in at the office located in suite 205
    See address & details
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5.0
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Laura O
1 contribution
Above and beyond!
May 2021 • Couples
We live in San Diego and thought this would be the coolest way to see our city..and we were right! We had Jon and he was so insightful, patient and hilarious! The whole time we laughed as we jumped through waves and saw beautiful San Diego! If you are down for an adventure all can enjoy- do this! We had a BLAST! Thanks Jon!
Written 1 May 2021
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RD
Santa Clarita, United States3 contributions
Awesome Tour!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Awesome time, well worth the money spent!! What a great way to tour San Diego Harbor!

Captain John did a great job as our tour Guide!

Thanks!!
Written 20 April 2021
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Victoria T
2 contributions
Lovely
Apr 2021 • Couples
Our captain John was great. We were able to chat before we all left and he made the experience enjoyable. The commentary and making sure we were all comfortable and having a good time at the halfway point was appreciated.
Written 18 April 2021
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Miriam R
Riverbank, CA1 contribution
First Time Riding EB
Apr 2021 • Couples
It was a very fun experience!
Tour Guys were awesome I do recommend for anyone to experience it!
Boats ride fast and you’ll get taste the salty water lol.
Written 15 April 2021
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Marcos G
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
First timer
Spent the weekend in San Diego and this was the best way to spend two hours site seeing and speeding through the ocean with my fiancé, the instructor was great we had so much fun. Would definitely recommend this to anyone
Written 28 March 2021
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Stephen P
1 contribution
Fantastic tour!
Mar 2021 • Friends
Tour guide Jon was great. Fun and unique tour. Even a good experience for a local if you don’t get out on the bay often.
Written 27 March 2021
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Nicole V
1 contribution
BEST GIFT for your BF
Jun 2020 • Couples
Surprised my bf with this for his bday and he had a blast! Beyond happy with my purchase and the tour guides were so cool and knowledgeable. We will be doing this again(:
Written 15 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sol
Spring Valley, NY2 contributions
Splendid tour!
Jan 2021
Our guide Caleb was great. There was 6 boats in the tour I was part of. It is a lot of fun driving the small speedboat. Caleb brought us to see seals, interesting ships, pass by the USS Midway and Maritime museum. All in all, a fun time if you enjoy boating!
Written 30 January 2021
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Brown Eyed G
1 contribution
Epic Adventure!
Jan 2021 • Family
I loved the feeling of pushing the throttle to the max and flying across the bay!! Wind and water rushing by as we took in the sights. Absolutely amazing!
Written 27 January 2021
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Mike W
9 contributions
Excellent way to see the harbor from the on-the-water perspective
Jan 2021 • Couples
It was great to get out on the water and visit the points of interest with a knowledgeable guide. I was worried that this would feel like a nose-to-tail horseback trail ride. NOT-AT-ALL. So you follow in the wake of the guide. It makes no difference except to give you the confidence that you are going in the right direction. Then, when you hit a point of interest, BAM...you get all the info you need. Reminds me of a cycle tour of other cities. Very informative and out there, active participation. Totally exceeded expectations.
Written 10 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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bgarza2021
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Speedboat Adventure
Had a blast, Very fun & exciting & easy to use. Cpt. David was very funny & the best!! Would definitely do it agai
kailablunt
kailablunt
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Amazing!!
Loved this place! This is definitely great for couples, I highly recommend. The tour is about 1hr 1/2 it was well w
zmcduffy
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Amazing way to experience the ocean!
My daughter and I were visiting from Chicago for the weekend and only knew Lake Michigan as a body of water. Lake M
ruizleslie6565
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Fun date idea or experience !!
I surprised my boyfriend with this trip & he loved it so much! Such a fun little couple idea to do if you’re ever i
valeriesonia
valeriesonia
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Amazing
Awesome tour guide and just a great experience overall, literally the first thing I’ve done since covid started. It
verissa98
verissa98
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amazing!!
i loved the speed boat tour and i will be recommending it to everyone i know! the tour guide was a nice and cool gu
GGGLEN
GGGLEN
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Great "Quickie" to add to a trip to San Diego!
We were in Carlsbad for the weekend and chose to run down to San Diego and do this little excursion. It was loads
itsjlopez93
itsjlopez93
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Speed boat adventure
Such an amazing time!! The tour guide was cool and funny. He made everything fun. Overall experience was amazing.
johanahinojosa1
johanahinojosa1
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Amazing!
It was a surprise and my bf really enjoyed it ! He isn’t a big fan of water so I was glad he enjoyed it as much as
oliviadurancontact
oliviadurancontact
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Thank you Caleb!
So fun! Caleb was so nice! Definitely will be coming back next time we are in town. Thank you so much had loads of
Lauran S
Lauran S
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disappointed
Very disappointed in this tour. this was mine & my girlfriend's 2nd time doing this tour and we were not even on
Esther S
Esther S
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Great experience
We had a good time. The guide was very pleasant. My husband and I enjoyed it very much. I recommend it!
LEGARD1945
LEGARD1945
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Fun fun fun
Had the best time ever .. instructors as very nice and took us on a tour and told all he new . Driving the speed bo
monsyrodriguez
monsyrodriguez
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100 STARS
This was the best thing I have ever done. My cousins and I would definitely do this again. THANK YOU
desi834
desi834
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Great captain, beautiful views!
I definitely recommend this tour if you’ve never been on a boat or jet ski. The only downfall was that our boat had
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