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San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride

San Diego, United States
  • 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Zoom around the waters of San Diego Bay on a jet boat ride that provides speed, splashes, and spins. As you race through the scenic waterway, your captain points out landmarks including the USS Midway, Coronado Island, Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, and the city skyline. Hang on as your captain takes your boat into power slides, 360-degree spins and other thrilling maneuvers—a high-octane twist on sightseeing in San Diego.
  • Jet boat ride on San Diego Bay
  • Travel under the Coronado Bridge and along the San Diego waterfront
  • Enjoy views of the downtown skyline and waterfront attractions like the USS Midway
  • Hold on tight as an experienced captain spins your boat around
  • Choose from a variety of morning and afternoon departure times
  • Downtown location makes it easy to fit this tour into your day

What's Included

  • 30-minute jet boat ride
  • Waterfront sights such as: San Diego Skyline, U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier, Star of India and the iconic ships of the Maritime Museum, North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado Bridge
  • Use of plastic ponchos and ziplock bags
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase, approximately US $15 each)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 990 N Harbor Dr
    990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    Flagship ticketbooth

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the San Diego waterfront to meet your jet boat for your adrenaline-fueled ride. At check-in, you are provided with a waterproof poncho and plastic bag that helps to keep your clothing and any valuables dry.

Named the Patriot, and painted with vibrant American flag imagery, your jet boat boasts 1,400-horsepower engines for a turbo-charged ride. Hold tight as your expert captain puts the high-powered ocean-going vessel into gear. Zip past the USS Midway, under the iconic Coronado Bridge and around San Diego Bay, reaching speeds of up to 40 nautical mph (64 kph). A pumping soundtrack of high-energy music plays as your boat tears through the waters of the bay. Scream with delight as your captain executes tricky maneuvers such as 360-degree spins and power slides.

During your tour, admire San Diego’s city skyline and waterfront attractions like Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, and Coronado Island, and then return to the departure point. Before leaving, check out the souvenir photos and purchase any that you like.

San Diego Bay

Enjoy breathtaking view of the beautiful San Diego Bay including downtown San Diego, Midway ship, Coronado Island, Coronado military base, Coronado bridge, cruise ship terminal and many more!

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Coronado Bridge (Pass By)

Your captain will point out landmarks including the USS Midway, Coronado Island, Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, and the city skyline.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Height requirement: Passengers must be 48 inches taller
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passengers may get wet and are advised not to carry valuables while on the boat
  • Passengers will be exposed to forces, speeds and other features that may cause distress or injury to persons with preexisting health conditions; for your safety do not ride if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, motion sickness, heart, neck or back problems, recent surgery or any other medical condition that might be aggravated by the forces of the boat
  • Wheelchair accessible; if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own helper
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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Traveler Tips

It was a very fun experience… very exciting, you will get soaked… and ladies hold on to your fake eyelashes they will fall off lol
We had an amazing time and highly recommend this tour!
226 reviews
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We booked over 4 keeps...
Zeidy_J, Aug 2022
We booked over 4 keeps ago for this experience. When we arrive they told us even has been cancelled until next year. We did not receive any notification of cancellation. However keep getting text to enjoy the experience and to fill out a survey
It was cool but wanted more
kyle_D, May 2022
It was fun, however it was not a full 30 min as they claim and they only did one 360 at the very end and there should have been more of that.
I loved the speed and...
Eugene_W, Oct 2021
I loved the speed and hook slide turns and stops! Sit up front to get the best experience with the turns and bouncing.
Ray_C, Oct 2021
I wish it was an hour instead of 30 mins but wow it’s so fun!!! What a rush you will love it!! I had a blast!
Do you like roller coasters? You'll love this!
John_M, Oct 2021
Constant excitement, you won't be bored. I will do it again with other friends. Constant high speed, very safe. It's like being on a great roller coaster ride for 30 minutes straight.
So fun!
Justin_K, Sep 2021
I really will come back to ride Jet boat again with my parents. It was so fun!! And we were late but they switched to the time. So we did not miss this this amazing experience. Thank you!
Fun in the sun!
Brenda_L, Sep 2021
Exciting & fun! The boat ride was a whole vibe with good music. I took my 12 year old daughter and she had a blast! We had a ton of fun Whish it would have been longer (30 min ride ) I could have done that all day long! Definitely a must do!
The drifts and the waves...
Shikhar_T, Sep 2021
The drifts and the waves just awesome! Webt around the bay with great speeds water splashing all over us. Full value for money
Soooo sick!!!!!
Miguel_G, Sep 2021
So rad! A trip under the bridge, around the naval fleet, and Petco park, doing 360s and hauling ass. A beautiful view of the city and Mt.Miguel. I can't wait to do it again.
Benjamin_H, Sep 2021
It was fun, will do again. Will tell others about it too. You should mention that it will get you wet in the advertisement, because we almost didn't do it as a result of the wife not wanting to get wet. She was not prepared to get wet, but ultimately decided to go and had fun.
Absolutely Awesome
Paula_M, Sep 2021
This was our first time to San Diego and we decided on the patriot and it was definitely worth it! The captain and crew were great. The ride was absolutely awesome! The speed and the 360 turns were amazing. Definitely something we will do again before we leave. Prepare to get soaked from the waves Pancho or not
Amazing and so much fun 🤩
Angelo_C, Sep 2021
Great music and high speeds with an enjoyable fast boat ride. The crew was very big on safety to ensure a safe experience, they also provide picture souvenirs for purchase at the end of ride.
Patriot Jet Boat ROCKS!!!!!
Angela_W, Sep 2021
It was wonderful and AMAZING experience for my family, the weather was beautiful, the crew was AMAZING and you guys ROCKS!!!!
Best boat ride ever
Awanya_R, Sep 2021
The 360 spins and the splash down was the best. My husband loved it so much he went 3 times, my son went twice and each time more of group wanted to go.
Fun getting soaked!
Eileen_H, Sep 2021
Fantastic time! Lots of twists and turns and fun getting soaked!! Bring an extra hood… not easy to keep the plastic ponchos on!
If you're still thinking about it, just go!!
Pearl_L, Sep 2021
We had SO much fun!! 30 mins was perfect about of time. Easy purchase, check-in and boarding. Definitely going to come again!!
Have been on this boat a...
Hannah_W, Sep 2021
Have been on this boat a few times and the staff is amazing, love the music! Perfect for all ages if you love being on the water!
Fast and fun!
Lori_A, Aug 2021
My husband and I loved this! The ride was fast and the music was good, and the driver did a great job.
An Exhilarating Way to See and Wear San Diego Bay!!!
Rebecca_P, Aug 2021
Highly recommend this!!! I was a little apprehensive when we arrived and heard that seatbelts were necessary, but my husband encouraged me to put my fears aside. I am so glad I did because the experience was so much FUN. The music really adds to the fun and be warned, you will get soaked even with a poncho.
Awesome ride!!!
ADELA_R, Aug 2021
It was a nice and awesome ride. The staff was great and we had a blast. We will defenetly due it again and recommend it. Thank you


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