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San Diego Speed Boat Adventures

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Address: 1450 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-294-5852
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Overall, the experience was good. I would recommend this activity to anyone looking to have an exciting experience on the water. It did get a bit tedious at times with 7 boats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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El Dorado Hills, California

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El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Overall, the experience was good. I would recommend this activity to anyone looking to have an exciting experience on the water. It did get a bit tedious at times with 7 boats at once out on the tour. Someone always seemed to be in need of assistance, and the guide was frequently unable to provide much of the "guided tour"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a private tour with Kelly who was very good at pointing thing of interest out. These little boats skim over the water fairly quickly but there's enough time on the trip to see the seals, the aircraft carriers, the Navy dolphin training facility and the maritime museum. I'd definitely do this trip again. As they say 'the smaller... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a great way to add excitement to our day trip to San Diego. After walking around, kids (and parents), needed something a little more exciting and this was the best thing to do! The employees were very friendly, from my initial booking to the end of the trip, they were very accommodating. My husband and daughter went on one... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I booked this for me and three other friends for our summer trip to San Diego. I was dying to try this out and am SO happy we did - it was completely worth the time and money. I forget who our tour guide was and I feel terrible for that because he was so wonderful! Kind, funny, and informative.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It's not every day to get to drive your own speed boat! We went in a group of 8 (two per boat) and were toured around San Diego waters by instructor via radio. Our instructor was quiet helpful and also very knowledgeable about San Diego's history and sites. If you like an adrenaline rush, water or just finding out interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Awesome adventure! Safe for the family it was a weekday not so crowded . E ticket for those who remember :) the speed boats pack a little power for their size , easy to handle in the ocean Full Throttle was probably the most fun and excitement for my son and daughter some really good footage from my sons go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was my first time in a speed boat and felt a little nervous at first but our instructor, John, was very patient, funny and helped us relax into an adrenalin state. I had the best of time out in the San Diego marina with Contiki going full throttle on these boats - shame the time went so quickly (lesson... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Cant beat the price! The views were amazing out on the water! Your own personal boat to drive at your own speed fast or slow, with informative information at your finger tips. I highly recommend this! We booked double boat our little one fit perfectly in the middle! The sea lions and USS Midway we some high points, channeling under... More 

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cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Did this last year with my wife and had so much fun that I took my 8 year daughter this year on our yearly trip to SD. It was just as fun as the first time I did this. Kelly was our guide and she was very thorough in explaining everything to us. I just wish she smiled once. We,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We booked 2 two person boats and had a wonderful time touring the harbor and coast line! The kids loved watching the sea lions and we all enjoyed speeding over the waves! We had a great time! Would highly recommend!

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