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San Diego Speed Boat Adventures

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Address: 1450 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-294-5852
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Description: Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour. A...
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.
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Fast, Fun and Fabulous

We had a a blast with San Diego Speed Boat Adventures. From start to finish, the process was smooth, friendly and efficient. Our registration was quick, followed by a thorough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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La Jolla, CA
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La Jolla, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had a a blast with San Diego Speed Boat Adventures. From start to finish, the process was smooth, friendly and efficient. Our registration was quick, followed by a thorough but not boring safety orientation. From there, we boarded 2-person speed boats and off we went. We toured all parts of the San Diego Harbor, including the harbor seal dock,... More 

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Weston, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I used groupon for this...so worthy for the price I paid..! Im novice and had a great experience. Only issue is everybody including guide rides fast and you have to catch up with them..so in the process you ride fast and if a ship passby while you ride fast..things get scary because of lot of waves in water..... my advice... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Recently, I treated my just-turned-40-year-old daughter to a speed boat adventure on San Diego Bay. I had done this once before, several years ago, and when my daughter said she wanted to spend an "adventuresome day" in San Diego, the speed boat adventure came to mind. From a marina on Harbor Island, you get to drive your own two-seat 30-hp... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

gave us enough room to drive a little crazy on our own while being guided on a slow tour, if a few slow people, then everyone slow...but still, enjoyed the guide and the tour and the day.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was an absolute blast! My wife and I loved this tour. Seeing the seals and driving around the waterfront is fun, but blasting around the bay at full speed is almost too cool to describe.

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Seahouses, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Myself and my 5 year old daughter had a great time on this trip around San Diego bay. As soon as we got out of the no wake zone and got up to full speed she never stopped smiling and cheering. Zak was a great guide and explained everything really well. Highly recommended.

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Fun times being the captain of your own boat ! It was fun seeing downtown bay area from water angle while learning a ton of history. Our tour ended up being 2 hours instead of 1 1/2 which was a great bonus ! Inches away from a lot of sunbathing sea lions and naval ships was pretty cool. A tour... More 

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boston
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took our friends for an experience. They were both first timers. Didn't appreciate that there was only one staff that came with a group of ten. Our friends didn't get much help when they got stuck in the middle of the bay. Their boat engine died and tour guide never came to rescue. No contact thru radio. Luckily my... More 

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Pasadena, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I stayed the weekend in San Diego for our anniversary. On Sunday we decided to do the Boat Tour before driving back home to Los Angeles. I owned two speed boats in my time but haven't been in one in the last 10 years. I was thinking to myself; how fun could this really be?" Well it... More 

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Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 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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