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Address: 200 Madonna Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33715
Phone Number: +1 727-744-3218
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Description: Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour...
Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour! On this guided and narrated tour with a twist, you are the captain of your own speedboat. Follow 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 the Florida coast. Located in serene Tampa Bay, this 2 hour tour will take you by beautiful National Wildlife Refuges and pass by the historic Fort De Soto Park. You may see pods of bottle nose dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, sting rays, and numerous varieties of local birds. No boating experience necessary! Book a tour today to guarantee an unforgettable experience for the whole family!
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Amazing, fun trip! Great staff!

We arrived and we're promptly greeted by the companies friendly owner. We happened to get a private tour too! Our captain was extremely patient and nice and really made it a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Meghan M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived and we're promptly greeted by the companies friendly owner. We happened to get a private tour too! Our captain was extremely patient and nice and really made it a great experience. I have experience with speed boats but never driven one but felt totally safe driving and being a passenger. My boyfriend had experience driving boats but also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ok, it's not nice to say this, but this was boring! You're in a boat that does maximum 30 following 4 other boats doing straight lines in another boats wake. That makes it a pretty flat ride! Boring! The were zero animals on show either: I know they can't guarantee that of course, but maybe shouldn't advertise that suggestively with... More 

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clboone, Manager at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this review

Hi NavyGuy, Thank you for your feedback. Must say that I am a bit surprised by your impression of the tour! For 99% of our guests, the thrill of driving a boat and experiencing the beauty of the Gulf Coast of Florida is a unique and memorable experience, one that most have never done before! It's specifically designed for those... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fast, bouncy ride in the Gulf! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute and felt safe the whole time. A great time had by the whole family - 24 years to 75 years old. Would definitely recommend and will bring back future visitors :-)

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was a wonderful way to drive a fun little speedboat in a group of boats under the supervision of a trained guide. It was a new way to experience some of what St. Petersburg has to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Owner Chris, and Captain Scott take good care of their guests. They are both hugely experienced and know what they're doing so you're in good hands. It's an exciting experience when you're told to go 'full throttle' - just listen carefully and follow both of the guys' instructions. It's also a lovely experience slowly cruising the inter-coastal. If you're not... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was hesitate on doing this boat adventure...but so glad I did. It was really fun and the guys who run this are so friendly and helpful. You won't regret it. What a great way to see some of Florida and have fun doing so. Highly recommend. Thanks guys, another adventure off my bucket list.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

There's no better way to spend your time in St. Pete's than by taking this awesome adventure! My husband and I were looking for something fun to do one afternoon, and this more than exceeded our expectations. Captain Scott was an awesome guide and provided us a lot of great info on the areas that we toured. We were lucky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

These guys go far far beyond expectation to provide a good experience for everyone involved. Had an amazing time and lots of it to speed around At full throttle, which was consistently encouraged. A bargain at twice the price and would definitely go again. Massive thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My husband, parents, and I decided to do this to celebrate my 30th birthday while on vacation in Florida and I am so glad we did. Chris and Captain Scott made us all feel very comfortable with the experience since none of us have much (if any) boating experience. The tour itself was really fun and exciting. Captain Scott made... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We are new to St. Pete and wanted to get out and enjoy some of the local activities. This was a blast!!!! Captain Scott was so personable and easygoing. Loved the fact that they take safety seriously but really got us moving fast, it was so much fun!!!! We will be back again and again!!!

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