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

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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers 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
    See address & details
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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
    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 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Evelia F wrote a review 15 Nov
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We had a fun time! Our tour guide was Scott, he did great and he does a good job at explaining safety precautions and what to expect when we are out on the water. The boats were sanitized and the life vests. We did this for our anniversary and it did not disappoint, we will
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Joaquin M wrote a review 1 Nov
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Good costumer service, friendly & professional staff made the tour really fun for the family and friends.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Robert D. wrote a review Oct 2020
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Our tour guide John was the greatest. His guidance was perfect and he made us feel safe and aware at all times. This was a great first time experience for my wife and I. We will be doing this again next time we are in town.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Timkelico wrote a review Oct 2020
Yucaipa, California10 contributions2 helpful votes
John did a great job as the guide and pointing out the points of interest. The only thing I would say could be done as an improvement would be adding a speaker on the driver's side, at times it was hard to here the narrative. These boats are very fast, at one point I hit a
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jarlel B wrote a review Oct 2020
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The whole experience was awesome. Would do it again in a heartbeat. The tour guide was very fun and helpful
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Date of experience: October 2020
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By: San Diego Speed Boat Adventures
JPaolino333
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We had a blast on our adventure with San Diego Speed Boat, we will definitely do it again!!!
We had fun experience with the speed boat tour, we love it!!!!!! We'll definitely do it again. John was our capta
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Pioneer00595964185
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A great time!
The boat was extremely easy to operate. We booked a 3 passenger boat (2 adults, 1 child) we all sat comfortable. Ou
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M3638JZsophieh
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Absolute perfect start to discover San Diego
Me and my husband joined San Diego firstly by boat with that great company! Our guide did such a great job with all
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Leila V
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Loved our Adventure but short tour
I first want to say we had an amazing time and I know the weather is so unpredictable. we were a party of two doub
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BertolaC
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Super fun family day!
We had a fantastic time. Those boats can move! The weather was perfect.Our guide was great too. Thanks for a great
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freynoso101
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Speed Boat Adventure
Overall enjoyed the tour. Definitely fun to go top speed and bounce through the waves. Our guide was helpful, fun,
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neilkusens
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Fantastic experience
Super COVID friendly activity. Speed boats were fine to drive, and provided plenty of thrills for our 7 year old.
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brettb913
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The boats and guide were excellent!
If you like bursts of speed between sightseeing moments, this is the excursion for you. The boats were easy to oper
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MCiceCold
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Great Fun, Great People and Great Experience...
2nd time this year i traveled from Tucson Arizona to visit San Diego, Ca... Both time did the Speed Boat Adventure
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SILVERSNAKE2014
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Awesome experience!
The Speed Boat Adventure was the highlight of our trip will definitely do this again! We had the last booking of th
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Azacarias845
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Amazing time spent
If you are thinking about renting a speed boat they are amazing definitely worth it I will be returning very soon !
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Jwerder911
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Speedboat on San Diego Bay
Overall we had a great time. The previous tour came in late so we were delayed a half hour but we did get all of ou
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Claire G
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The guide needed help
We started quite late as it was impossible for a single staff member working out of a shed to get everyone ready. T
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wsanf0rd
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crappy
I have been on the boats before and this tour guide didn't take us to the sea lions like we did before...it sucked
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djwatson52
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the wind in your hair💕🐾
We are the Pet Whisperers a dog care company. We have a service dog class that they accommodated beautifully. It wa
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  • Duration: 2h
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