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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
Thu, Jan 21
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person
Thu, Jan 21
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person
Thu, Jan 21
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person

Meet your host, Chris & Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 54 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 4.91 out of 5 from 54 reviews.

Luis
January 2021
Great experience! Clear instructions by the tour guide and really easy to navigate the speed boat. We definitely consider doing that the tour again!
Sowon
January 2021
We had a lot of fun speed boating in the beautiful marina! The host was also extremely accommodating about our dog who also accompanied us and showed genuine care about his and our safety! Would definitely recommend for some speedy fun and cool sights!
We had a lot of fun speed boating in the beautiful marina! The host was also extremely accommodating about our dog who also accompanied us and showed genuine care about his and our…
Anwen
January 2021
The speed boat adventure was incredible! We were pleasantly surprised by all of the things that we saw on the tour, and driving our own speed boat was a thrill.
Trent
January 2021
It was a great experience and I appreciate Chris for making it happen! Unfortunately the trip got cut short due to another guest in the group that didn’t enjoy it as much.
Grant
January 2021
Super fun!!!!! great experience to get hands on, if you like the ocean and going fast in a boat I definitely recommend this so worth it.
Mariah
December 2020
One of the most unique experiences that I have had. We enjoyed being out in the water! I came with my boyfriend and he loved it , definitely worth booking!

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  • Thu, Jan 21
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Thu, Jan 21
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Thu, Jan 21
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $80 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Sat, Jan 23
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $80 per person

Activity advisory

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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