5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

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  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat on a guided and narrated tour around San Diego's Harbor. You’ll navigate and captain your own speed boat for the entirety of the tour while following a trained and knowledgeable guide in a different boat. There is a two-way communication systems mounted in each boat so you'll be able to hear your guide throughout the tour. This speed boat adventure is a great way see the beautiful San Diego harbor and learn about its history while speeding through water.


  • San Diego Harbor speed boat adventure
  • Navigate and captain your own speed boat
  • Get up-close views of Navy ships, aircraft carriers the Coronado Bridge and more!

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What You Can Expect

Best San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

Before you start zipping through the water you’ll have a safety orientation to review the boating basics, rules of the water and hand signals. Then, you’ll begin your 13-mile (20km) speed boat adventure around the San Diego Harbor. You will have once in a lifetime views of Navy ships, aircraft carriers and the Coronado Bridge. You’ll also see the famous Star of India, the historic ships of the Maritime Museum, the cruise ship terminal, Seaport Village, the downtown skyline and all the wildlife who call the San Diego Harbor home. There will be several stops throughout the tour at various points of interest. If you want to change drivers you may do so at any of the brief stops. Don’t miss San Diego's most exciting harbor tour!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was a ton of fun! Highly recommend doing it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our Speed Boat Adventure was amazing! The tour guide provided an excellent combination of sight seeing and high speed adventure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A thrilling and exciting experience. Guide was very helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was exciting and educational. Great way to tour the harbour. Our safety was paramount. And our guide was friendly and well informed. One highlight was getting to ride under the Coronado Bridge. I would definitely do this again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was a fantastic adventure. We fortunately booked the last excursion of the day and there was no rush to get back for the next group. Perico was an excellent guide, informative, friendly, and patient. We first went to a dock with sea lions and seals sun bathing and where allowed to bring our boat up to the dock for some fantastic close-up photos. We then sped around the bay to go under the Coronado Bridge. Then onto the USS Midway, where we were allowed to sale next to and under the flight decks. Next onto to the Star of India and other interesting boats in the harbor. We were then allowed to race back to the starting point, all of which took almost two hours. There were four other couples in our excursion and we were able to interact with them while waiting for our instructions on boat operation and safety. All and all we would recommend this tour to anyone seeking a great time and adventure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

It was fantastically hosted, exciting and informative. Great staff and great value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We had a Blast! We live in San Diego and had never done this before. We will do this again. Our out of town company was thrilled with this experience. The tour guides make you feel welcome and safe. Most of all they want you to have fun, and boy did we. Thanks guys for a Great Day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

My wife and I had a great time. Celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. Memorable exciting experience!!! Thanks to the staff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

I took my boyfriend for the mini speed boat ride to celebrate his birthday :) ....we both enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was super friendly and they explain everything so well...It was out first time here and I loved it ...I definitely reccommend everybody to try this mini speed boat ride...

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