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2 hour self-drive Speed Boat Adventure

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 18 reviews.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.
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…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    Your own F13 mini speed boat
  • Equipment
    US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
From $80
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 4 other guests
$80 per person
$80 per person
Sat, Oct 24
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$80 per person
$80 per person
Sat, Oct 24
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person

Meet your host, Chris & Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 18 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 4.94 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Keri
March 2020
Had a blast on the boat tour. Great experience for beginner boat lovers like myself- was like driving a really fast go cart on the water (as long as you're mindful of the rules of the boat road course). Fun for solo travels and/or families. Would do again if I am ever hosting friends in town!
Had a blast on the boat tour. Great experience for beginner boat lovers like myself- was like driving a really fast go cart on the water (as long as you're mindful of the rules of…
Vincent
February 2020
This was a rad experience!! I would definitely do it again. Anyone who wants to have a fun time on the water should come here. Our host was pretty cool and laid back.
Kelli
February 2020
I absolutely loved it! We were over weight and I had to ride in the coach boat but it was still really fun.
Mikayla
January 2020
My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience!! Our first time in San Diego and not only did we get to really see what the water-life was about, but we also learned a great deal of knowledge on the trip. Very surreal. I would definitely do it again. Thank you for the awesome time!
My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience!! Our first time in San Diego and not only did we get to really see what the water-life was about, but we also learned a great deal of…
Baleigh
January 2020
This was such a fun tour! We got to drive our own speed boat and there was enough time in the tour for both of us to drive! You go to some pretty neat sites! Our group was fairly small with only 2 other boats plus the host. Chris was very knowledgeable on the sites and was very helpful when instructing us how to drive the boats.
This was such a fun tour! We got to drive our own speed boat and there was enough time in the tour for both of us to drive! You go to some pretty neat sites! Our group was fairly s…
Steve
October 2019
WOW - I thoroughly loved this Speed Boat tour! The combination of information and history, being on the water, putting the throttle all the way down, and being hosted by really great guys is fantastic. I would do this again next time i'm in SD just because its so cool!
WOW - I thoroughly loved this Speed Boat tour! The combination of information and history, being on the water, putting the throttle all the way down, and being hosted by really gr…

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  • Sat, Oct 24
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 4 other guests
    $80 per person
  • Sat, Oct 24
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $80 per person
  • Sat, Oct 24
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Sat, Oct 24
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $80 per person
  • Sun, Oct 25
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $80 per person
  • Sun, Oct 25
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Sun, Oct 25
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Sun, Oct 25
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $80 per person

Activity advisory

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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.

More tips

You're not expected to get too wet on this tour. It's usually just a spray to your face or shoulders.

What to bring

Sunglasses

Sunscreen