Speed Boat Adventure Tour in San Diego, CA

Speed Boat Adventures, Inc.1450 Harbor Island DriveSan Diego, CA 92101
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Step into the exciting San Diego Speed Boat Adventures to explore the scenic San Diego Bay from a unique perspective. Enjoy a fully guided and narrated tour aboard an F13 mini-speedboat on a 13-mile ride along the Big Bay. Visit iconic sights, including the Downtown San Diego skyline, Star of India, Coronado Bridge, navy ships, adorable seals, and more!

1 or more people

Good To Know

  • An approximately 2-hour thrilling water adventure on the San Diego Bay aboard a F13 mini-speedboat.
  • Departs from Cabrillo Isle Marina-San Diego Harbor. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure to check in and sign a waiver.
  • Cruise past Big Bay sights such as the USS Midway, a US Navy submarine, Seaport Village, San Diego Maritime Museum, and more.
  • Must be age 18 and up to drive the boat and age five and up to be a passenger.
  • Total max weight of passengers per boat is 450 lbs.
  • No experience or boating license required.
  • Bring a swimsuit(summer) or jacket(winter), towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a waterproof bag for gadgets.
  • Not recommended for guests who are pregnant, had recent surgery, or with neck or back problems.


from San Diego Speed Boat Adventure Tour
A guided and narrated San Diego tour with a twist.
Be your own captain as you tour San Diego bay driving your own speed boat! Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our speed boat adventure tour.

Fully narrated tour for 13 miles on the Big Bay. You will have a once in a lifetime view of Navy Ships, The USS Midway aircraft museum, Coronado Bridge, The famous Star of India and the historic ships of the Maritime Museum, the cruise ship terminal, Seaport Village, The downtown skyline, and all the wildlife that call San Diego Harbor home.

Tour Includes:
• Your own F13 mini speed boat
• USCG approved life jacket
• Instruction covering
• Boating basics
• Rules of the road
• Tour hand signals
• Professionally trained guide leading and narrating the tour

Speed Boat Adventure Tours: (Boats can have 1-3 people with a max weight per boat of 450 lbs) A small child (under 50 lbs) is allowed to sit in the middle. You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself.

*Please arrive 20-30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.*

Reservations are fully refundable up to 7 days before departure.

Speed Boat Adventures does not guarantee the weather.
WEATHER POLICY: San Diego enjoys some sun 360 days per year and only 8.24 inches of rain per year. Luckily, most of the rain and high winds are readily predictable. When we expect poor conditions we cancel the trip and refund or reschedule. On average 3 days a year are cancelled in this manner. Occasionally a trip will be affected by unexpected clouds or inclement weather. We assume no responsibility for nor do we have any control of the weather in the area. We endeavor to be well studied and to make well informed go/no-go decisions but no refunds will be given should the resulting conditions become unfavorable.

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Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Speed Boat Adventure Tour

Are there weight requirements?

Yes. The total weight of passengers must not exceed 450 lbs per boat. A small child (under 50 lbs) is allowed to sit in the middle.

Are there age requirements?

You must be 18 years or older to drive the speedboat and ages five years and up to be a passenger.

Any health restrictions?

Part of the fun at Speed Boat Adventure Tours is that you'll ride the boat in the open water. Although generally the water is calm, it can get rough at times. Because of this, pregnant guests are not permitted on the boat. The tour is not recommended for guests with neck or back problems or recent surgery.

How fast are the speedboats?

The speedboats can go as fast as 20 to 25 knots.

What if I have never driven a boat?

No problem! Our boats are very simple to operate, and you will receive basic instructions on boat driving before your tour. If you can safely drive a car, you can most likely drive the speedboats.

What should I bring?

Bring a swimsuit in the summer or jacket in the winter, a towel, sunblock, sunglasses, a waterproof bag for your gadgets, and sandals or flip-flops.

Can we switch drivers?

Absolutely! There will be several times during the tour. You can switch drivers halfway through.

Do I need a special license for driving a speedboat?

No, you do not need a special license to drive the speedboats.

Do the tour guides ride on the guests' boat?

No, the tour will ride in another speedboat, which you'll follow while driving your own speedboat. You'll communicate via a radio communication system.