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St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the thrill of driving a speedboat across the crystal blue waters of Tampa Bay on this sightseeing tour. Hop on board an F-13 mini speedboat and get ready for adventure. Follow a trained guide in a separate boat with a two-way communication system installed to talk back and forth. Check out the beautiful Florida coast and look for pods of dolphins and other wildlife swimming below or gliding down and around from above.
  • St Petersburg speedboat adventure
  • Captain your own speedboat on a guided and narrated tour
  • Zoom through Tampa Bay
  • Pass by national wildlife refuges and the historic Fort De Soto Park
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Your own F13 mini speedboat
United States Coast Guard-approved lifejacket
Professionally trained guide leading and narrating the tour
Hotel pickup and drop off
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.

This activity will end right where it started.
This Tampa Bay speedboat adventure begins with a routine safety orientation on the basics of boating and the rules of the water. There’s no previous experience necessary, so just listen and learn. It will be easy, though, like driving a go-kart on the water.

With that out of the way, it’s time to have some fun in what’s known as the Tampa Triangle, which runs from Fort DeSoto to Egmont Key and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

Hop in an F-13 mini speedboat and put that throttle down — carefully, of course. The guide will provide an introduction to the beautiful Florida coastline while traveling past islands, national wildlife refuges and the historic St. Pete's beach, which covers over 1,000 acres (405 hectares) on five interconnected islands, or keys. Make several stops along the way at various points of interest.

Check out the stunning Florida coastline and look for pods of dolphins, manatees, gopher tortoises, sea birds and other wildlife swimming below or gliding down and around from above. Watch out for a 15-foot (4.5 meters) hammerhead shark the locals call Old Hitler. He has a mouth full of hooks because nobody can catch him.

Switch up the drivers during the stops, and continue your thrilling adventure!
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Tampa Speed Boat Adventures
Explore St. Petersburg with Speed Boat Adventures!
Stop At:  
Tampa
Tampa Bay
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Fort De Soto Park
Pass by national wildlife refuges and the historic Fort De Soto Park
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Speed Boat Adventures, Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by St Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure.

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star-5
Great day of fun and...
Samantha_G
, Jul 2022
Great day of fun and learning about the area from a different view . The boat was awesome and the guide was really nice and chill
star-5
Fun!
Amanda_C
, Jun 2022
Very fun! Friendly staff and boats are easy to operate. Definitely worth the money and would book again.
star-5
One of the best days we've had on the water
Jay_M
, Apr 2022
Great guide, and so much fun blasting around Tampa Bay. We wanted to go back out again!! My lady and I are from the area, but love to do the tourist thing once in awhile. Definitely do this again!!
star-4
Great experience
Ann_S
, Apr 2022
We had a good tour guide . At first it took a while for our other boaters time to increase speed . We had to go around them . And then it was amazing following our guide . Some would like to take their time . But we wanted to experience some speed and be able to see the Gulf . I highly recommend . Thought the price was Fair
star-5
Recommendation to others!!!
John_S
, Mar 2022
Fun way to experience the water and see St. Pete in a unique way. Guide was very nice and would recommend this for everyone to have a great time!!!
star-5
Fun and Exciting
PatrickF_M
, Dec 2021
Justin was our guide. The event was superfun and actually had speed boat experience. This was not “going through the motions” it was really fun and exciting.
star-4
Fun on the Water
Anne_M
, Dec 2021
Fun way to get out on the water and see some of the Tampa Bay sights. Instructions were clear for first timers and we did get to go fast. Not sure we went by Fort De Soto Park, which I had wanted to see, but other than that it was fun.
star-5
A Great Experience
Gerry_P
, Sep 2021
Everything was wonderful, the whole tour was great. And Derek is a great tour guide and is very knowledgeable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Meh
Scott_A
, Sep 2021
Wasn’t really narrated. The guide said a couple of things. Driving the boat was fun to do once but probably not something I would do again.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Not recommended
Jada_J
, May 2021
We didnt get to ride for the 90 minutes promised. Our time was cut short and we NEVER GOT TO GO FAST IN THE BOAT. Was not the experience I was looking for and I feel I wasted my money
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome
Alyssa_M
, Dec 2020
Jumping the waves and feeling The ocean water hit me and my boyfriend for the speed boating experience feel.
star-5
Speed boat Adventure
Ashley_W
, Aug 2020
Husband and I had a wonderful, eventful time. Highly recommend it! Loads of fun! Dustin was incredible! He was working all by himself & made sure we were taken care of! He made the entire experience worth while! Thank you Dustin! 🙂
star-5
Everything was great!
Steve_D
, Jul 2020
Great activity.....especially for the price. Really great view of the Gulf including historic spots.
star-5
Fun speedboating
ED_K
, Mar 2020
The staff was super friendly we had a great time. The scenery from the open waters was awesome. Definitely see us going back.
star-5
Awesome
DYLAN_M
, Feb 2020
Speed boat adventure was a fun activity and Our tour guide was great. It was a longer ride then I had expected which was exciting and there was so much to see!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
So happy to hear you loved the experience! Thanks for leaving a review.
star-5
Loved it
Darius_R
, Nov 2019
He gave simple instructions for first drivers of the boat and it was super fun and safe... loved it. I absolutely would recommend this place to anyone
star-5
Delightful Tour
brulin96
, Jul 2019
Highly recommend this tour....The owner is the guide and made the trip pleasant....My 18 year old son drove a boat for the first time and the instructor made him feel right at home
star-5
Excellent tour!
Niki_G
, Aug 2018
This tour was very fun. I would do it several times over! We spent a girls weekend and this was the best option. We had a blast!
star-4
It's cool to drive your own boat...
Laureen S
, Aug 2017
It's cool to drive your own boat, but the small size means a mighty rough ride on some of the choppier sections of the bay. Also, the radio communications were nearly impossible to hear. Otherwise, it's a fun excursion and a great way to see the sights from the water.
star-5
We did the Speedboat Tour in mid...
Paul_M
, Jan 2017
We did the Speedboat Tour in mid December. We were lucky as we were the only booking so we had Caption Scott to ourselves. It was a fantastic few hours. We were a little anxious as we don't normally do water sports of the high adrenaline order ! We had a safety meeting them meandered out of the harbor past numerous yachts... As we left the harbor we spotted a group of dolphins, what a start. But once we got outside and put the throttle down WOW !! We felt extremely safe with Captain Scott never more than a 100 yards in front of us, who came back to us at times to fill us in on interesting facts about the bay and some of the mansions and owners in the area. A great morning out !
1 traveler found this review helpful

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