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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 #27 of 245 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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Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were in town for meetings with an afternoon off. I chose this for the combined adventure and sightseeing. It was a good choice. Very kind and pleasant guide. Good instruction. Saw the Navy training dolphins, a large group of seals, Navy ships, the USS Midway, the skyline, the marina, the bridge, and the cruise ship area. You have to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I have my own boat so didn't figure this would be that exiting. I was wrong. The guide did an excellent job and overall good customer service. We used groupon discount with no problem. The boats are easy to use even for a novice and you go as fast as is comfortable with a small boat. It does get pretty... More

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Portland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This was so much fun. We had done the mini speed boat tour in the Dominican Republic previously so we knew what was in store .... Fun!!! Our guide, Alex, was great. Very knowledgable about the highlights of our tour - the USS Midway aircraft carrier that we got close enough to touch, the sea lions ( almost close enough... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Such a great experience. Went with my mom and I had never driven a boat. Turns out I was not great. But my instructor Alex was great stayed with me until I got the hang of it and even felt comfortable. He even made it funny so I didn't feel like such an idiot. Would definitely go back.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I had a great time cruising on our sightseeing adventure. Alex our tour guide did a fabulous job showing us the sites and providing commentary. Alex was very good at explaining the ins and outs of the tour while giving us the freedom just to enjoy the ride. If you looking at doing a tour from a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a great adventure and well worht the money. It is a good mixture between a well organised trip and being a little scary as you bounce across the harbour "on plane" The guide we had wasnt at all rude or cocky but told it how it is. It is unnerving hitting full throttle and having the boat rear... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My first trip was a couple of years ago with a friend. This time I was traveling with the family and they loved it like I knew they would. We had 3 out of the 6 boats. A couple of them had a little engine issues at the end that were quickly resolved but overall good fun. You leave the... More

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New Orleans
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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