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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

Location San Diego
Departure Daily
From €67.30 per person
Departure Date

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  • Guided and narrated tour
  • Bottled water
  • US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
  • Safety orientation
  • Your own F13 mini speed boat
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat on a guided and narrated tour around San Diego's Harbor. You'll navigate and captain your own speed boat for the entirety of the tour while following a trained and knowledgeable guide in a different boat. There is a two-way communication systems mounted in each boat so you'll be able to hear your guide throughout the tour. This speed boat adventure is a great way see the beautiful San Diego harbor and learn about its history while speeding through water.

Before you start zipping through the water you'll have a safety orientation to review the boating basics, rules of the water and hand signals. Then, you'll begin your 13-mile (20km) speed boat adventure around the San Diego Harbor. You will have once in a lifetime views of Navy ships, aircraft carriers and the Coronado Bridge. You'll also see the famous Star of India, the historic ships of the Maritime Museum, the cruise ship terminal, Seaport Village, the downtown skyline and all the wildlife who call the San Diego Harbor home. There will be several stops throughout the tour at various points of interest. If you want to change drivers you may do so at any of the brief stops. Don't miss San Diego's most exciting harbor tour!

  • 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
  • Each boat can carry up to 2 adults and 1 child
  • The per boat weight limit of 500 lbs (227kgs) A small child (under 50 lbs, 22kgs) is allowed to sit in the middle
  • If you are taking the tour by yourself and if there is another single on your tour then we will pair you together. If not then you get the boat to yourself.
  • You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself
  • The boats do have a storage compartment but bags can get wet
  • No experience or boating license required

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by celock_41 , November 2016

Truly the highlight of the trip. Will do this again upon return to San Diego. The fellas there at Speed Boat Adventure are fun and professional. We even had people in the group who wouldn't stay with the rest of us because they didn't speak english, not to worry the guys didn't freak out, we just passed them up and stayed with the people who could understand what we were supposed to be doing.

Reviewed by Autumn V , July 2016

We were surprised how much fun this was! It was a fun and beautiful way to see San Diego! Don and #39;t plan on wearing normal clothes or makeup because you and #39;re going to get wet!

Reviewed by Maira G , January 2016

If you do something, do this. The tour lady explained very well. Indeed I was not paying attention. If you don't do anything get on this boat. It will be FUN, this was one the best part of my trip.

Reviewed by Karla F , September 2015

This was a blast. Will do it again!

Reviewed by T.R. W , September 2015

Excellent Fun. Really enjoyed it. Lots to see and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful and put us all at ease by giving us thorough instructions beforehand. Our eldest child, who was 16 at the time, was allowed to drive the speedboat which he thoroughly enjoyed. Our youngest son of 14 wasn't but seemed to enjoy the adventure too. Only 4 speedboats and the tour guide in total so felt very safe.

Would whole heartedly recommend this adventure for the adventurous type!

Reviewed by Lynn J , July 2015

It was a ton of fun! Highly recommend doing it!

Reviewed by YUE W , April 2015

A thrilling and exciting experience. Guide was very helpful.

Reviewed by Steven M , March 2015

This was exciting and educational. Great way to tour the harbour. Our safety was paramount. And our guide was friendly and well informed. One highlight was getting to ride under the Coronado Bridge. I would definitely do this again!

Reviewed by Ajit K , February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by Nana , December 2014

This was a fantastic adventure. We fortunately booked the last excursion of the day and there was no rush to get back for the next group. Perico was an excellent guide, informative, friendly, and patient. We first went to a dock with sea lions and seals sun bathing and where allowed to bring our boat up to the dock for some fantastic close-up photos. We then sped around the bay to go under the Coronado Bridge. Then onto the USS Midway, where we were allowed to sale next to and under the flight decks. Next onto to the Star of India and other interesting boats in the harbor. We were then allowed to race back to the starting point, all of which took almost two hours. There were four other couples in our excursion and we were able to interact with them while waiting for our instructions on boat operation and safety. All and all we would recommend this tour to anyone seeking a great time and adventure.