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Be the Captain - Speed Boat Adventures San Diego
Be your own captain as you tour San Diego Harbor driving your own speed boat! Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our speed boat adventure tour.
A guided and narrated San Diego Harbor tour with a twist.
Special Online Price For San Diego Harbor's Best Tour!
  • San Diego’s Most Exciting Tour
  • Drive your own speed boat
  • No experience necessary
  • Best views of San Diego Bay
  • Call for group rates
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Drive Your Own Speed Boat

Take the wheel and become the captain of your very own speed boat with this one of a kind never to be forgotten adventure tour.

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour®. A guided and narrated San Diego Harbor Tour with a twist. You are able to navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entirety of the tour while following our trained and knowledgeable guides to experience the best of both worlds – the THRILL of driving your own speedboat, and the safety of having a skilled guide introduce you to the beauty of San Diego Harbor. The witty yet historical narration is done through two-way communication systems mounted in each boat..

* Price Per Person based on double occupancy Plus San Diego Port Fees and Fuel Surcharge

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Drive your own speed boat

Driving our 13 foot mini speed boats is exhilarating as well as easy and suitable for first time boaters.


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Yes, there is a per boat weight limit of 500 lbs. A small child (under 50 lbs) is allowed to sit in the middle.
You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself.

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Part of the fun at Speed Boat Adventure Tours is that, at times, we will be riding in open water. Although usually calm, the harbor can be choppy at times.*We do not recommend guest with neck or back problems or a recent surgery to participate. Pregnant women should not participate.*

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1. Wear what you would to the beach depending on the temperature (swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter )
2. Sandals or flip-flops
3. A towel
4. Sun block
5. Sunglasses*

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Absolutely! We will stop several times during the tour and you can switch drivers if you like

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No problem! Our boats are very simply to operate and we will make sure you are fully comfortable with the operation before we leave the dock.


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  • My wife and I had a great day away from the kids enjoying a day in the sun. If you want a fun day in San Diego Harbor I highly suggest checking out San Diego Speed Boat Adventures. - Lin
  • This was great fun, there were a group of us and we paired up in 4 boats and the guide took us out around the harbor. -Andrew
  • Very fun tour. Everyone gets to drive their own mini-speed boat. My boyfriend drove the whole way because he's a speed demon and driving fast is a big part of the thrill. -Raffy
  • Great time out on the water in the bay. It was totally worth the price, which wasn't that bad. You drive your own mini speed boat while following other boats and a guide. - Ivy
  • You learn about the San Diego Bay while your driving. It was very interesting! The tour was organized and fun! I would highly recommend it.- Jen
  • I was so glad I did the tour it took about two hours. Once we were out on the habor we saw subs, seals and the city from a different point of view it was great. - JP
  • The young men in charge are wonderful teachers and the boats are fast! We actually drove our own speed boat up to the end of Point Loma. - Nancy
  • This is a fantastic way to see the landmarks from the water and get a little San Diego history along the way. Bring your camera -Trip Advisor
  • Highly recommend ~ Best thing to do in San Diego. It is my favorite gift to family and friends. I've taken the tour three times for three different birthdays with friends and family - Trip Advisor
  • “Views you can't get on any other tour!” Best thing we did on our vacation! - Amy
  • Awesome Tour of San Diego Bay! Staff is extremely friendly and the boats were a blast! - Trip Advisor
  • One of the Best Things we did during our San Diego vacation! - Chris
  • Out of all the attractions we visited in San Diego this was our childrens favorite thing to do. - Debora
  • We were in San Diego on a cruise and this was the best shore excursion we did during the entire cruise! - Barnet Family

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