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2 hour self-drive Speed Boat Adventure

San Diego, United States

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Experience hosted by Chris & Friends

2 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

After making your own way to the Cabrillo Isle Marina in San Diego Harbor, your guide welcomes you to your speed boat adventure. Start off with a safety briefing taught by your professional guide, followed by a lesson on hand signals and boating rules. You’ll navigate and your own F13 speed boat for the entirety of the tour, following the lead of your guide who sets the pace in a different boat. Your boat is equipped with a two-way communication system that allows you to hear your guide throughout the tour. If you want to change drivers you may do so at any of the brief stops. Set out on your 13-mile (20-km) spin around San Diego Harbor, which includes several stops for photo ops and a closer look at points of interest throughout the harbor.
Other things to note
You're not expected to get too wet on this tour. It's usually just a spray to your face or shoulders.
After making your own way to the Cabrillo Isle Marina in San Diego Harbor, your guide welcomes you to your speed boat adventure. Start off with a safety briefing taught by your professional guide, followed by a lesson on hand signals and boating rules. You’ll navigate and your own F13 speed boat for the entirety of the tour, following the lead of your guide who sets the pace in a different boat. Your boat is equipped with a two-way communication…

Chris & Friends's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Transportation
    Your own F13 mini speed boat
  • Equipment
    US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
From $80
/ person
Mon, Mar 8
$90 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$90 per person
Mon, Mar 8
$90 per person
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$90 per person
Mon, Mar 8
$90 per person
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$90 per person

Meet your host, Chris & Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 65 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi my name is Chris! I love being on the water and want others to experience San Diego on the water. I want to show tourists a new & unique way to experience San Diego. Not from the land, but from the water. I'll show you the way and narrate while you drive your own speedboat! No boating experience is required. I'll teach you everything you need to know about how to operate the boat.

I'm also permitted by the US Coast Guard to operate speedboat tours on the San Diego Bay. I've obtained a 100 ton Masters License.
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Where you'll be

Enjoy close views from your vantage point on the water of US Navy ships and aircraft carriers such as the USS Midway. Zip over to see the famous vessel the Star of India, one of several historic ships berthed at the San Diego Maritime Museum. You'll also pass the Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, and have excellent views of the downtown skyline and possibly the sea lions that live in these waters.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 65 reviews.

Ray
March 2021
Was a very amazing experience 10/10!!! Tour guide was very good on explaining how the speed boat operated and pointing out some sights on the bay!
Ashley
February 2021
Definitely a MUST. Guide was super nice and funny, gives you a quick safety guide before anything but keeps it simple and gets right to the boats. Everything was quick and organized. Once you get out of the habor you get the full tour. Sooo fun ! He talks to you through his walkie which is connected to each boats speaker for instructions when your out. It is a little scary not being able to talk back to him if you need help or get a little left behind because we obviously didn’t know the route BUT he was pretty consistent with checking that everyone was behind. If you get a little behind he will drive back to help. Everyone should definitely do this if you have the chance ! ALSO wear warm clothes ! I was freezzzzzing especially when you get a little wet plus the wind ... COLD. but still an amazing experience:)
Definitely a MUST. Guide was super nice and funny, gives you a quick safety guide before anything but keeps it simple and gets right to the boats. Everything was quick and organize…
Norman
February 2021
Captain John was very friendly, helpful & professional. He went above & beyond to make sure the trip was fun, which it absolutely was
Mike
February 2021
Worth every penny! Like a go kart on water, decently fast boats, and your instructor Scott is a hilarious navy vet just out there having a good time. Great date especially. My gf loved it too
Jamie
February 2021
Scott and Jerry (trainee) were amazing guides. Both very nice, funny and full of knowledge! I felt safe and taken care of the whole time. This is an amazing experience, if you have the chance, do it! Three words, baby sea lion . 😍
Bethany
February 2021
Fun time! Very cool to be up close to the Midway and other boats. Just wish it was not overcast the day I went.

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  • Mon, Mar 8
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $90 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $90 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $90 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $90 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $90 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $90 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $90 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $90 per person

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunglasses

Sunscreen