San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure: Self-Drive Guided Tour
576 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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May 31, 2024
Wonderful and thrilling experience - This experience was wonderful! My boyfriend and I highly enjoyed the guided tour. We loved the beautiful scenery and learning more about San Diego’s history. Additionally, Jeremy was a fantastic tour guide, he was informative and humorous. I would 100% recommend to everyone!
Review provided by Viator
May 25, 2024
Best outdoor activity/ Tourist attractions - The best experience I’ve had since being in San Diego. My girlfriend and I will definitely be coming back with family❤️ Maybe even purchase a speedboat down the road.DEFINITELY RECOMMEND
Review provided by Viator
May 23, 2024
Best Boat Adventure Ever! - Oh my gosh, this was a wonderful chance to see wildlife and to get a tour of the city and under the Coronado bridge. Our guide was great! He took us under the USS Midway Carrier Ship and told us all about the military and shipping history. After he gave us the tour we had time to speed around in the boat on our own.
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May 16, 2024
Birthday Surprise - My son and his girlfriend LOVED it! Great value and amazing experience for them both! Highly recommend!
Review provided by Viator
May 16, 2024
Perfect gift - I bought this as a gift for my sons birthday and he went with his girlfriend. They had a blast and took photos even though the weather could have been better for San Diego (I am out of state) Tour operator was great and communication was as well as my son had to make it later in the day. Totally worth it and highly recommend for anyone!!!!
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May 12, 2024
Family Fun and very informative. - We had a Great Time. Our guide was patient,safety minded, funny and very informative about the scenes that we saw along the tour.
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May 7, 2024
Wonderful experience! - The guide, Dave was so professional and nice. Good experience indeed! He had a real radio voice via radio, lol. Clear and smooth!
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May 3, 2024
Cool Experience - A real fun and entertaining 90 minutes on the water. Capt K was a great tour guide and offered interesting facts about the bay along our boat cruise. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to try something on the water.
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May 2, 2024
Spectacular - The Tour was Amazing. The views were spectacular. We saw California Sea Lions and the North Island Naval Station. The Super Carriers are Massive. The USS MIDWAY was incredible. The Maritime Museum is the second largest in the World. Liam was our Tour Guide and he was filled with great knowledge of the Harbor. I highly recommend Speedboat to anyone visiting San Diego. It is a must do Tour.
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May 1, 2024
Fun and informative. - David our guide was very knowledgeable. We learned lots and even got to have some "fun time" driving the boat when our tour got done early.
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up to 5 guests
July 2024