Water activity

San Diego: Drive Your Own Speed Boat 2-Hour Tour

4.7 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: Speed Boat Adventures

San Diego: Drive Your Own Speed Boat 2-Hour Tour

Activity provider: Speed Boat Adventures
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From US$ 94.82 per person

Likely to sell out

Be the captain of your own speed boat on a thrilling 2-hour tour in San Diego. Speed around San Diego Harbor while hearing witty and informative narration from your guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat
  • Enjoy the sights of San Diego Harbor
  • Listen to a witty live commentary through the boat’s 2-way communications system
  • See the sea lions, and the skyline of Downtown San Diego
Full description
Ideal for those with a free spirit and sense of adventure, but who don't want to miss out on a guided tour, this 2-hour excursion combines the best of both worlds. You will be the captain of your own speed boat, all the while following a trained, knowledgeable guide as they keep you informed via the 2-way communication system that’s mounted in each boat. Hear the guide’s witty, yet historical narration as you cruise the harbor, seeing such luminous sights as the Russian submarine at San Diego Maritime Museum, the USS Midway and the skyline of downtown San Diego. Exhilarating and spontaneous, with laugh-out-loud moments, the thrill of driving your own boat, as well as the safety of having a skilled guide introduce you to the highlights makes for a perfect combination. Even the sea lions will give you a cheer!
  • Your own mini speed boat
  • US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
  • Instruction and safety briefing
  • Professionally-trained guide
  • Live narration
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Meeting point

Please meet your tour guide by the Blue Amazon lockers located on the left side of the Marina office 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. A paid parking lot is available. The local partner provides a $5 parking validation from Monday to Thursday.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Signed waiver

Know before you go

  • The minimum age to drive a speedboat is 18 years old
  • If you require more than one boat, please make separate bookings for each boat
  • The weight limit is 450 lbs per boat.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 68 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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It was great being able to drive a speedboat and the guide was very helpful. I recommend not going alone as the boat tipped to the side I was on, also, not good for people that have never ridden in a speedboat before. It really scared me to be jumping above the water and slamming hard down. I guess that is normal, but wish I hadn't been driving my first time. The guide was very helpful giving me tips and had lots of patience with me. Great if you have someone with you :)

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August 16, 2020

Fantastic fun! Boat was in great condition - guide was courteous, knowledgable, friendly and funny. The view of San Diego from the water vantage point was wonderful. You felt like you were alone on the water with just the sound of wind going by, but being safely guided by the guide. My wife and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

November 9, 2019

This is a super fun way to check out the bay. You get to drive your own mini speedboat. They go plenty fast. We were grinning from ear to ear. I took my finance, but I saw another couple that also brought a small child. The boat has a speaker in it and the tour guide takes you to spots and explains the history. Great value, great fun with an Adrenalin rush for the day.

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September 30, 2019

Product ID: 8031