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San Diego Speed Boat Adventures

1450 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619-294-5852
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Ranked #30 of 239 Activities in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New Orleans
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This tour requires you to assess what is right for you. I love boats but it wasn't right for me & my daughter. We were terrified. The tour guide we had was cocky & rude. He has issues with women drivers & men who don't obey instructions (understandable that one). We didn't get the bottle of water at check-in as... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I too was a bit skeptical but had a great time. My nephew and I took the 11am tour on July 16. The tour guide was very informative. I initially viewed the attraction on the GO SAN DIEGO CARD website. This site did not do justice to the experience I had so I suggest visiting the actual site to understand... More

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cleveland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I did this on July 8th, 2014. We did the 11am tour and there were only two other people in our group. Small group made for a better time. I have to admit that I was a little skeptical on doing this and thought it might be boring. I could have never been more wrong. The rush... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My son and I took the tour on July 01 and oh man did we love it! Alex was totally cool, funny, and all around great guy. We gunned our boat to the max and it was the 1st time my son was so deep into the ocean. We loved it so much, we were gonna cancel our San Diego... More

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Dallas, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a blast riding around the San Diego bay. The tour guide was great - extremely friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. He let us do whatever we want for the most part (as long as we were fairly close to the group). The stops we went to were awesome - sea lion viewing, USS Midway, Maritime Museum, Coronado. We literally... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great way to get out on the water and see the harbour. Friendly staff good sights. It was fun to see the marine life and go past all the ships.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I'd still give this another shot if I found myself in San Diego...very cool idea. We went out at 9 am on a Monday morning. We had instructor all to ourselves...started out and our boat stalled in water. Tour guide came over and had us switch boats with him. He was unable to get boat working so we pretty much... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My family and I did the Speed Boat Adventures on June 12, 2014. My wife and son were in one boat, and a little nervous. My daughter and I were in a second boat. We had a great time seeing San Diego from a different perspective. The boats were easy to use and lots of fun. When we finished my... More

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phoenix
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Went on this adventure this morning. It was absolutely amazing - you speed around San Diego bay and get up close to aircraft carriers, San Diego maritime museum ships, sealions and birds and even get to go past where the navy keeps their dolphins that are being trained. You go up to 30 mph which really seem fast in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I've done many activities in San Diego and this is my first experience with San Diego Speed Boat Adventures. My dad saw the boats out on San Diego bay and decided it would be fun to take my 2 children, ages 5 and 7. And what a great time it was!! It was the perfect amount of time, about an... More

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