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2 hour self-drive Speed Boat Adventure

San Diego, United States

Experience hosted by Chris & Friends

2 hours
Includes transport, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

After making your own way to the Cabrillo Isle Marina in San Diego Harbor, your guide welcomes you to your speed boat adventure. Start off with a safety briefing taught by your professional guide, followed by a lesson on hand signals and boating rules. You’ll navigate and your own F13 speed boat for the entirety of the tour, following the lead of your guide who sets the pace in a different boat. Your boat is equipped with a two-way communication system that allows you to hear your guide throughout the tour. If you want to change drivers you may do so at any of the brief stops. Set out on your 13-mile (20-km) spin around San Diego Harbor, which includes several stops for photo ops and a closer look at points of interest throughout the harbor.
Other things to note
You're not expected to get too wet on this tour. It's usually just a spray to your face or shoulders.
After making your own way to the Cabrillo Isle Marina in San Diego Harbor, your guide welcomes you to your speed boat adventure. Start off with a safety briefing taught by your professional guide, followed by a lesson on hand signals and boating rules. You’ll navigate and your own F13 speed boat for the entirety of the tour, following the lead of your guide who sets the pace in a different boat. Your boat is equipped with a two-way communication…

Chris & Friends's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Transport
    Your own F13 mini speed boat
  • Equipment
    US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
From £66
/ person
Mon, 19 Apr
£66 per person
09:00 - 11:00
Join 2 other guests
£66 per person
Mon, 19 Apr
£66 per person
11:00 - 13:00
£66 per person
Mon, 19 Apr
£66 per person
13:00 - 15:00
£66 per person

Meet your host, Chris & Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 86 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi my name is Chris! I love being on the water and want others to experience San Diego on the water. I want to show tourists a new & unique way to experience San Diego. Not from the land, but from the water. I'll show you the way and narrate while you drive your own speedboat! No boating experience is required. I'll teach you everything you need to know about how to operate the boat.

I'm also permitted by the US Coast Guard to operate speedboat tours on the San Diego Bay. I've obtained a 100 ton Masters License.
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Where you'll be

Enjoy close views from your vantage point on the water of US Navy ships and aircraft carriers such as the USS Midway. Zip over to see the famous vessel the Star of India, one of several historic ships berthed at the San Diego Maritime Museum. You'll also pass the Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, and have excellent views of the downtown skyline and possibly the sea lions that live in these waters.
Jason
April 2021
If you ever come to San Diego, you must do this experience. Never thought I’d ever operate a speed boat in my life but I’m glad I got to do it here first. The host was very friendly and very helpful throughout the entire experience. Will definitely do this again!
If you ever come to San Diego, you must do this experience. Never thought I’d ever operate a speed boat in my life but I’m glad I got to do it here first. The host was very friendl…
Amen
April 2021
This was a really fun and exciting experience. If you love thrill and amazing views, then this is a must do adventure whether your visiting San Diego or live here. Totally worth it. I would recommend this to anyone
Michael
April 2021
Amazing experience even for someone that has lived here for years. I would highly suggest to anyone that want to experience SD from a completely different vantage point!
Misbah
April 2021
I took my parents and my sister on this speed boat ride and it was so much fun! At first we were a little scared that it would be too much for my parents (they are both in their late 50s) but they had a great time! The water is beautiful and our instructor was clear with instructions and made sure to let stragglers catch up when on the water. Overall we loved this experience and I will recommend any San Diego visitors to come on this tour!
I took my parents and my sister on this speed boat ride and it was so much fun! At first we were a little scared that it would be too much for my parents (they are both in their la…
Alefiyah
April 2021
We had an amazing time celebrating my birthday here! We brought our parents, and they enjoyed the thrill/views as well. I'd highly recommend it - super fun!
Fathi
April 2021
Hubby and I had a great time. instructions were clear and he kept checking in with all of us. The email said they offer $5 parking validation on Monday-Thursday tours so I would make sure to bring that up with the instructor otherwise we paid $12 for 2 hours parking in the Cabrillo
Hubby and I had a great time. instructions were clear and he kept checking in with all of us. The email said they offer $5 parking validation on Monday-Thursday tours so I would ma…

Choose from available dates

10 available
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  • Mon, 19 Apr
    09:00 - 11:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £66 per person
  • Mon, 19 Apr
    11:00 - 13:00
    £66 per person
  • Mon, 19 Apr
    13:00 - 15:00
    £66 per person
  • Mon, 19 Apr
    15:00 - 17:00
    £66 per person
  • Tue, 20 Apr
    09:00 - 11:00
    £66 per person
  • Tue, 20 Apr
    11:00 - 13:00
    £66 per person
  • Tue, 20 Apr
    13:00 - 15:00
    £66 per person
  • Tue, 20 Apr
    15:00 - 17:00
    £66 per person

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunglasses

Sunscreen