San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure: Self-Drive Guided Tour
563 Ratings
San Diego
Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat on a guided tour of San Diego Harbor. Learn about the city's history while speeding through the water!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • San Diego Speed Boat Adventures - 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.
  • Point Loma - Head to Point Loma to check out the world famous San Diego Bait Barge. Here you will see all the Sea Lions playing up close
  • Coronado Island - See Coronado Naval Base and Coronado Island from the water!
  • USS Midway Museum - See the USS Midway from the water. You will actually drive your boat underneath the bow of the USS Midway to see this impressive ship from a new perspective.
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego - Get up close to all the ships of the San Diego maritime Museum and hear live narration about each ship.
  • San Diego Bay Walk - See all of San Diego Bay from a new perspective in your very own Speedboat.
  • Coronado Bridge - See the bridge
  • Cabrillo National Monument - Pass by Cabrillo National Monument
  • Star of India - See the oldest sailing ship that still actively sails.
What's Included
  • Your own F13 mini speed boat
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges included
  • Guided and narrated tour
  • US Coast Guard-approved life jacket provided
  • Comprehensive safety orientation
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Feel the exhilaration of piloting your own speed boat during a guided, narrated journey around the harbor of San Diego. You’ll be at the helm of your own speed boat for the entire expedition, trailing behind a trained and well-informed guide in a separate boat. Every boat has a two-way communication system installed, so you’ll be able to listen to your guide throughout the trip. This speed boat escapade is a wonderful opportunity to observe the stunning harbor of San Diego and get acquainted with its past while zipping across the water.

  • 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 425 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
1450 Harbor Island Dr
Harbor Island Drive
Cabrillo Isle Marina - Check in at the office located in suite 205
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Apr 2, 2024
Great hands-on vslue! - Great way to see San Diego! Joanie, our guide did a great job and took all of the guesswork out of where to go. We went single file in small boars with 50 hp outboards and just followed the leader. Very comfortable and exciting to be on the bay in your own boat.
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Apr 2, 2024
Great Fun - Great fun. Friendly Host. Loved it all! Saw lots of sea lions and birdlife as well as the chance to go fast on the boats. Seamed very safe yet had the thrill of speed!
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Mar 31, 2024
Great experience, highly recommend it! - Exactly what is was looking for! A small, but very fast speedboat rental and a tour guide to show us around the San Diego Harbor and bay. Great tour. This adventure is really a must-do for any visiting San Diego. Most fun I had all vacation besides SeaWorld! Thanks Keoni, you were the best guide possible!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 27, 2024
A good time - Liam made the experience a great one! We were the only boat in our group so Liam really went out of his way to make the ride a great one. Definitely recommend to those considering
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Mar 19, 2024
Best fun for the whole family! - Kids 9 and 12 had a blast! We were up really close with the sea lions, got super close and underneath the USS Midway. Totally awesome. The beautiful skyline and super fun speed boat experience makes it worth every penny. Our tour guide Captain David is great. Very friendly and funny. This tour is both educational and fun. Definitely recommend.
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Mar 13, 2024
This was a tour like no other. It was exciting driving the boats while exploring some iconic spots on the bay. - This was an adrenaline pumping ride across the bay. It was an awesome way to check out some iconic spots around the bay. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
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Mar 10, 2024
Speed boat fun in the harbor! - A GREAT excursion. Provided a fantastic and unique point of view for the tour attractions. Guide, Liam, was THE best!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 23, 2024
Speed Boat San Diego - It was an amazing experience. David was a great captain and the views were unbelievable. I would do it again. Highly recommend!
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Jan 29, 2024
AMAZING x1000000000000% must go & have fun - This SpeedBoat experience was amazing went with my boyfriend and friends it was beautiful with the view! Our Instructor was really funny and friendly 😂
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Apr 2, 2024
Boat tour - K was a fun captain. We got to see some sites in a different way. And the boats were a lot of fun. It was an amazing time!
Review provided by Viator
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up to 5 guests
May 2024