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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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
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    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.
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    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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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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Laura O wrote a review 1 May
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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
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Date of experience: May 2021
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RD wrote a review Apr 2021
Santa Clarita, United States3 contributions2 helpful votes
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!!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Victoria T wrote a review Apr 2021
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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.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Miriam R wrote a review Apr 2021
Riverbank, California1 contribution
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.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Marcos G wrote a review Mar 2021
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
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
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By: San Diego Speed Boat Adventures
trudyd763
trudyd763
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Fast fun on the water.
This is one of the best ways to tour the harbor. You get to see Downtown from a different perspective including boa
tkolpak
tkolpak
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Well worth it
Had a great time and would definitely go again. I was feeling iffy about the idea of it but I'm so glad I went
bgarza2021
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
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
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
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