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St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure provided by Speed Boat Adventures

St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure

St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure
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About
Drive your own speedboat across Tampa Bay on this sightseeing tour, for which no previous experience is necessary. After a safety orientation, you’ll get aboard a F-13 mini speedboat and follow a guide from another vessel that’s equipped with a two-way communication system to ensure your safety and security. Plus, while cruising around, you’ll be able to explore the coastline and look out for dolphins.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Experience the rush of driving a speedboat with guidance of an expert
  • No prior speedboat experience is required
  • Learn the basics of boating before heading out on the water
  • Book in advance and choose one of several time slots available throughout the day
What to expect
  • Before getting behind the helm, you’ll receive a standard safety orientation that covers boating basics and the rules of the water. You’ll then hop aboard a F-13 mini speedboat to explore the waters of Tampa Bay, from Fort DeSoto to Egmont Key and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. While following a guide who will be in a separate boat, you’ll learn about the Florida coastline and get to view islands, national wildlife refuges, and the historic Fort De Soto Park, which covers five islands on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Plus, you’ll be able to make stops at various points of interest during the tour, as well as spot dolphins, manatees, tortoises, sea birds, and more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Experience the rush of driving a speedboat with guidance of an expert
  • No prior speedboat experience is required
  • Learn the basics of boating before heading out on the water
  • Book in advance and choose one of several time slots available throughout the day
What to expect
  • Before getting behind the helm, you’ll receive a standard safety orientation that covers boating basics and the rules of the water. You’ll then hop aboard a F-13 mini speedboat to explore the waters of Tampa Bay, from Fort DeSoto to Egmont Key and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. While following a guide who will be in a separate boat, you’ll learn about the Florida coastline and get to view islands, national wildlife refuges, and the historic Fort De Soto Park, which covers five islands on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Plus, you’ll be able to make stops at various points of interest during the tour, as well as spot dolphins, manatees, tortoises, sea birds, and more.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5257SPBOAT
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Your own F13 mini speedboat
  • United States Coast Guard-approved lifejacket
  • Professionally trained guide leading and narrating the tour
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 1901 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, USA Walk to the left side of the Pass a Grille Marina building and out onto the dock.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for people with neck or back problems or a recent surgery to participate. Pregnant women should not participate.
  • Bring a swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter, sandals or flip-flops, towel, sun block, sunglasses
  • The per-boat weight limit is 425 lbs (192kgs).
  • You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself
  • The boats do not have a storage compartment; bags can get wet
  • No experience or boating license required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Your own F13 mini speedboat
  • United States Coast Guard-approved lifejacket
  • Professionally trained guide leading and narrating the tour
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 1901 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, USA Walk to the left side of the Pass a Grille Marina building and out onto the dock.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for people with neck or back problems or a recent surgery to participate. Pregnant women should not participate.
  • Bring a swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter, sandals or flip-flops, towel, sun block, sunglasses
  • The per-boat weight limit is 425 lbs (192kgs).
  • You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself
  • The boats do not have a storage compartment; bags can get wet
  • No experience or boating license required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1901 Pass a Grille Way
    1901 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, USA
    Walk to the left side of the Pass a Grille Marina building and out onto the dock.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Tampa Speed Boat Adventures
  • 1
    Tampa
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Tampa Bay
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    Pass by
    Fort De Soto Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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ATB Traveler
4 contributions
Great fun on the Bay and the Gulf
Great fun driving mini speed boats on Tamp bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Dustin was a great guide and the boats were easy to drive
Written October 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GregInOhio
Mason, OH5 contributions
If you’re only expecting fast- this is the one for you!
I should have realized from the title of the company that this was clearly just a high speed experience. We were the only boat behind the guide who led us by a JetSki. We thought he was going to narrate the whole thing but he hardly said a thing. In fact we thought our CB was broken because we never heard him talk while we were going through he area with nice homes. He checked in once then took off full throttle for probably 45 minutes. As the driver my husband had fun but as the passenger I was holding on to the single handle on the dash. Exhilarating yes but a disappointment if you want to spot any dolphins or manatee (per the description).

I understand that tips are important to the guides. But he clearly suggested 20% and more if possible… we felt strange not tipping 20+% as we were the only ones and it was clearly suggested.

I would not do this again. I was disappointed and had a headache afterwards but if you’re a speed demon you’ll probably like it
Written October 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark M
2 contributions
Very exciting
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great guy fun ride love going off the wakes behind the bigger boats. Boats were much faster than expected
Written October 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nova_Bravo
4 contributions
Unique Way to Explore St Pete by Water
Sep 2021 • Couples
My Boating Boo and I had an amazing time cruising the waterways around St Pete with our Guide Dustin leading the way! The mini speedboats boats are the perfect size to get around the little inlets and channels in the area, and the motor power is enough to have some fun on open water. The boats are easy to drive and handle well. Dustin took into account our wanting to see some of the houses on the water, and islands out in the bay and the Gulf. We saw some gorgeous deserted beaches and manatees as well. We had so much fun! We'll definitely be booking similar trips to explore the area by boat!
Written September 28, 2021
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Mike Baum
2 contributions
Great Birthday Choice if you Like Experiences!
Sep 2021 • Couples
The best part of the trip was the guidance we received while still being able to let loose and have fun testing the waters. Captain Derek provided some great educational moments throughout that made it more enjoyable. He did a good job of maintaining the safety amongst other boat traffic and it was just the right amount time all together! It was a total blast!
Written September 14, 2021
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Mansi V
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
Highlight of our trip
Sep 2021 • Couples
We did a chartered boat tour with Speed Boat Adventures and truly enjoyed the experience. The views of St. Pete beach & Tampa Bay area were stunning. Capt Derek was very informative throughout the ride and also gave us some really good recommendations for food and stay in the area. Would highly recommend their services!!
Written September 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Greg Yarmesch
St. Petersburg, FL2 contributions
Absolutely awesome experience!
Aug 2021
Absolutely awesome experience! If you’re looking for a stress-free day out on the water, look no further! We rented a pontoon boat for the day and were blown away at the outstanding experience. Derek and Dustin were very kind, considerate, knowledgeable and helpful. They made us feel like their most valued customer, yet it was our fist time there. The marina is convenient and has a place to buy ice, drinks and last-minute items. There’s also a convenient store right across the street. The pontoon boat was perfect. It had plenty of comfortable space for a large group, it was very clean, looked nearly new, was easy to drive and had a canopy to provide some much-needed shade from the sun. The beaches and waters of Pass-a-Grille, Tierra Verde, Shell Key and Ft. Desoto are stunning. The sand is white and the water is clear blue-green. It was like a mini-Caribbean vacation rolled-up into 8 fun and peaceful hours.

We highly recommend Speed Boat Adventures/Endless Summer Boat Rentals and will definitely be back again and again. We wish you the same wonderful experience that we had.

Thank you Derek and Dustin!
Written August 21, 2021
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Neal S
1 contribution
Fun ride nice views
Good tour guide. Boats are in good shape and fun to drive. A bit too long with no wake but otherwise exactly as expected and a nice tour and view of the St Pete bay
Written August 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

engrace2021
Houston, TX13 contributions
Boating at it's finest
Aug 2021 • Family
This activity is soooo much fun. It feels great being on the water. Love picking up speed, viewing the sites, and driving the boat. No experience required. Dustin gave great instructions on what we needed to do and we followed like little ducklings following their momma. We do this every time we come to this area. Will be back for sure. It's a must do; you won't be disappointed.
Written August 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pamela Y
1 contribution
Wonderful Day
Aug 2021 • Family
Decided to do a stay cation, and traveled to St Pete. Had an amazing time with the family today, and the reservation was hassle free. Staff was friendly, and very helpful. I would recommend to anyone want to get out on the water.
Written August 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Speed Boat Adventures
larryt5352021
larryt5352021
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Excellent experience
This was one of my favorite excursions I have done. You can’t ask for anything better than being able to take a boa
ldellaventura
ldellaventura
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Great Experience
Absolutely loved it! You get to see great views and have a lot of fun in the boat. Would do it again when I come ba
1737ysk
1737ysk
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A must by Clearwater beach
Very friendly service my 2nd time there my family had a lot of fun I recommend it for everyone thanks
brian92021
brian92021
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Fun time with my teenage son!
My son and I really enjoyed this! The boat was fun, the time on the water was just right, and the cost was reasona
fernandogP3383IR
fernandogP3383IR
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Very nice.
Very good activity. Exhilirating but safe. The boats are easy to drive and they can do a very decent speed. You alw
Mzwtampa
Mzwtampa
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Fun on the water
I am a local and decided to take my girlfriend out for something fun to do on the water. What a great time, we wer
V1044KAbryant
V1044KAbryant
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A must do water experience
This is a must do activity if you really want to enjoy the water in a unique way. The instructor was fun and patien
MyHeartIsInOrlando
MyHeartIsInOrlando
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Excellent Adventure Once AGAIN!!!
This was our fourth time with Speedboat Adventures & it’s always so much fun! Dustin is a great guide with a ton of
HMann143
HMann143
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Couples fun
My husband & I were looking for something to do in the water that was fun. We both thought the tour guide was great
mlkbj05
mlkbj05
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Fun, but not very guided
My wife and I had a great time on the boat. They're fast and turn tight. It was also a beautiful area to ride throu
carolrivera120
carolrivera120
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Fun adventure
Instructor explained how to use the speed boat well and was very helpful getting in and out of the boat. We had so
disappointed162021
disappointed162021
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bait & switch
We were originally scheduled to rent the boats for a 3:00 departure time. The weather was foggy, so we were contac
Jessbrads
Jessbrads
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Worth every penny
Guide and staff were courteous. The experience was great. Incredible views. A lot of fun. I’d suggest this to an
lkowals4
lkowals4
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Speedboat Tour
Dustin was a great tour guide! Saw one dolphin. Most of the trip was spent going very slow with not much excitement
dfrostykc5
dfrostykc5
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Best time on the bay
Dustin was a fun & informative guide. The time flew by as we saw dolphins & enjoyed a thrilling ride.
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