San Diego

San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride

San Diego, USA
San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride
  • 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Zoom around the waters of San Diego Bay on a jet boat ride that provides speed, splashes, and spins. As you race through the scenic waterway, your captain points out landmarks including the USS Midway, Coronado Island, Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, and the city skyline. Hang on as your captain takes your boat into power slides, 360-degree spins and other thrilling maneuvers—a high-octane twist on sightseeing in San Diego.
  • Jet boat ride on San Diego Bay
  • Travel under the Coronado Bridge and along the San Diego waterfront
  • Enjoy views of the downtown skyline and waterfront attractions like the USS Midway
  • Hold on tight as an experienced captain spins your boat around
  • Choose from a variety of morning and afternoon departure times
  • Downtown location makes it easy to fit this tour into your day

What's Included

  • 30-minute jet boat ride
  • Waterfront sights such as: San Diego Skyline, U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier, Star of India and the iconic ships of the Maritime Museum, North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado Bridge
  • Use of plastic ponchos and ziplock bags
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase, approximately US $15 each)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 990 N Harbor Dr
    990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92132, USA

    Flagship ticketbooth

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the San Diego waterfront to meet your jet boat for your adrenaline-fueled ride. At check-in, you are provided with a waterproof poncho and plastic bag that helps to keep your clothing and any valuables dry.

Named the Patriot, and painted with vibrant American flag imagery, your jet boat boasts 1,400-horsepower engines for a turbo-charged ride. Hold tight as your expert captain puts the high-powered ocean-going vessel into gear. Zip past the USS Midway, under the iconic Coronado Bridge and around San Diego Bay, reaching speeds of up to 40 nautical mph (64 kph). A pumping soundtrack of high-energy music plays as your boat tears through the waters of the bay. Scream with delight as your captain executes tricky maneuvers such as 360-degree spins and power slides.

During your tour, admire San Diego’s city skyline and waterfront attractions like Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, and Coronado Island, and then return to the departure point. Before leaving, check out the souvenir photos and purchase any that you like.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Height requirement: Passengers must be 48 inches taller
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passengers may get wet and are advised not to carry valuables while on the boat
  • Passengers will be exposed to forces, speeds and other features that may cause distress or injury to persons with preexisting health conditions; for your safety do not ride if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, motion sickness, heart, neck or back problems, recent surgery or any other medical condition that might be aggravated by the forces of the boat
  • Wheelchair accessible; if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own helper
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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A must if ever visiting San Diego, the entire experience was great. Energy of the crew was on point.


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Its like a rollercoaster ride in the waters.
Leodegario_O, Oct 2023
What a way to celebrate my son's 16th bday. He loves this new fun experience. Scary as it seems, but they made sure we are safe, but not with the water splash tho.
I took my husband on this...
Terry_A, Oct 2023
I took my husband on this jet ride for his birthday and we both had a great time. I loved seeing the big smile on his face. The staff were vey professional and it was well worth the money. We would go again and recommend it to friends.
Super fun!
Ricardo_M, Sep 2023
Super fun! It's a must if you are in San Diego. Relieves stress. It is pretty safe, you will get a little wet, but it is well worth it!
Dont miss out!!!
Lori_E, Sep 2023
Thats an intense yet awesome ride. You feel like you are floating above the water... tgenbBAM whips around ....
Susan_S, Sep 2023
This was our second time taking the Patriot Boat. The first trip 2 years ago was thrilling; lots of turns and maneuvers. This time we went fast but it was not as thrilling. Lacked the surprise maneuvers.
Great experience
Joseph_V, Aug 2023
All around fun experience! We will definitely return with more family and friends to share the experience with
Great time
Isabel_O, Aug 2023
The ride is so fun and unique. I thoroughly enjoyed being out on the bay and experiencing the sunshine and water.
First time rider, now I...
Rafael_A, Aug 2023
First time rider, now I am a great fan. Came out with the family for a bday celebration with the Jet boat ride as the main event and didn’t disappoint us at all.
A lot of fun recommended
Elvis_A, Aug 2023
U gon get wet fs fs. Hella windy make sure ur girls lashes on tight. It was so windy I couldn’t even keep my eyes open but it was cool when they were open.
Great way to spend a sunny day & cool off
Salvador_V, Aug 2023
Make sure u get there early parking is always difficult but definitely worth it. The family has been wanting to go for years, finally went & we will definitely be coming back
Jet boat ride
Shauna_M, Aug 2023
This popped up on things to do. While it was OK we thought it would have more zigs and zags and speed. The sites were nice to look but we did that on a regular tour. Crew was super nice, just didn't think it was worth the money.
Too short!
Teresa_S, Aug 2023
Definitely fun! But take seriously the medical conditions. My neck was hurting a bit afterwards. Still fun as he!! Driver was incredible. Made everyone in slower boats jealous!
Being on the water for...
Reginald_H, Aug 2023
Being on the water for the first time in my life! I've overcome the fear of being in the middle of the ocean!
Mary_S, Jul 2023
I was nervous to get on with my 7 year old and our family of 5 but it was AMAZING! We all enjoyed ourself to the max. The people are so nice. Please remember to take cash to give gratitude to the Amazing staff!!!
Just Do It
Brian_M, Jul 2023
Excellent crew. Boat ride was a blast! Great way to see a lot if the Bay in a short amount of time. Would go again I!
A must do
dx99hnnqcn, Jul 2023
Very exhilarating and you will get wet even with the ponchos supplied they supply worth every penny.
Great fun
Michael_S, Jul 2023
Great experience, could have done more turns, excellent customer service, felt very safe on the boat, the ponchos are helpful
Fun in the sun
Sonya_G, Jul 2023
Speed, water and weather!!!!Awesome crew and my picture. Luv it can’t wait to go again. Beautiful day for a water day. Wet wet wet the back seats are the best. Thank you
Do it!
Millie_Z, Jul 2023
It was fun! Very safe, nothing to fear. Enjoyed it very much, I would recommend it. You won't regret it.
Worth the Money!
Krissie_K, Jul 2023
So much fun. The music, the water, the views, the captain and staff were all amazing! My kids (14, and 9), and I had an absolute blast on this boat.
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