Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg Speed Boat Tour in St. Petersburg, FL

Speed Boat Adventures, Inc.200 Madonna BlvdSt. Petersburg, FL 33715
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Offering a unique guided and narrated tour of the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay areas, the Speed Boat Adventure Tour lets guests be the captains of their very own speed boats, allowing them to navigate themselves under the guidance of professionally trained guides. The tours include hilarious educational narration, as well as up-close views of dolphins, manatees, sea birds and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our St. Petersburg Travel Experts
  • Experience the thrill of captaining your own speedboat.
  • See dolphins, manatees and birds.
  • Must be 18 years or older to drive a boat.
  • Per boat weight limit of 500 lbs.
  • Drivers can switch during tour.


from Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure Tour
One of the best things to do when in Tampa or St. Petersburg Beach!

Take the wheel and become the captain of your very own speed boat with this one of a kind never to be forgotten adventure tour.

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour. A guided and narrated tour of the St. Petersburg waterways and Tampa Bay…with a twist. You are able to navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entirety of the tour while following our trained 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 Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg waterways. The witty yet historical narration is done through a radio communication system mounted in each boat. Spot dolphin, manatee, sea birds, and more!

Reservations are fully refundable up to 7 days prior to departure.
Speed Boat Adventures does not guarantee the weather

WEATHER POLICY: Occasionally a trip will be affected by unexpected clouds or inclement weather. We assume no responsibility for nor do we have any control of the weather in the area. We endeavor to be well studied and to make well informed go/no-go decisions but no refunds will be given should the resulting conditions become unfavorable.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
"Good Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2019 NEW
This was a fun tour. The speed boats are fast and the tour guide was very helpful and fun. Good scenery to see along the way and cool ride. Well worthy tour.
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Kirksville, Missouri
"Great fun on the Bay"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2019 NEW
Our guide was great and everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was fun to drive and ride in and the views of the beaches, the water and the skyline were incredible! We thought the tour was a great value and would highly recommend it to others!
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Cooper City, Florida
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2019 NEW
Our party consisted of 3 kids (ages 9, 12, and 14), my husband and I, and my 70 year old father. Three of us fit in each of two mini speed boats and we had the time of our lives riding through the intercoastal and out into the ocean. It was so much fun and a thrilling time for all of us! Don’t let the “mini” fool you... these boats are called speedboats for a reason and aren’t for kids to drive. I was really amazed how fast they went. It may have been between 30-35 mph at top speed, but it felt more like 50-60! If you love jet-skiing at high speeds, but don’t want to get very wet, especially when the water temperature dips, try these out! Our experience riding these were the highlight of our trip to the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater area and we all can’t wait to do it again the next time we are in this area! We had seen the 2-person “mini powerboats” near the Tampa Convention Center but those aren’t as big or as fast as these. In fact, those now look like the kid version of these to us and they don’t go as fast. We sure felt lucky that we found out about these mini speedboats through an online search and that Carey was able to accommodate our group on the same day we called, which was our last day in town too! Definitely book as early as possible though once you know your date and time preferences as there aren’t many boats. We were the last group that made it for the last outing time of the day and we’re so glad we had this awesome experience to end our trip on. Overall, this is a great watersports activity for the whole family! (Part of our touring group also included a 3-4 year old and he had a blast!)
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William L
Brighton, Michigan
"Private tour "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2019 NEW
Friend took me for a lengthy tour of the inland waterways. Exceptional way to get a history lesson of the architecture and history of the waterfront homes and structures. Was very impressed on how his boat was stored and how they got it into the water with a fork lift.
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"Best day ever!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2019
We really enjoyed the speed boat ride. Easy to handle boat, exhilarating ride out to the gulf. Highly recommended. We will be back. Jack and Denise
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg Speed Boat Adventure Tour

Are there any restrictions or weight requirements?
Yes, there is a per boat weight limit of 500 lbs. A small child (under 50 lbs) is allowed to sit in the middle. You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself.

Any health restrictions?
Part of the fun at Speed Boat Adventure Tours is that, at times, we will be riding in open water. Although usually calm, the harbor can be choppy at times.*We do not recommend guest with neck or back problems or a recent surgery to participate. Pregnant women should not participate.*

What to bring/wear?
1. Wear what you would to the beach depending on the temperature (swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter )
2. Sandals or flip-flops
3. A towel
4. Sun block
5. Sunglasses

Can we switch drivers?
Absolutely! We will stop several times during the tour and you can switch drivers if you like.

What if I have never driven a boat?
No problem! Our boats are very simple to operate and we will make sure you are fully comfortable with the operation before we leave the dock.  

What if I am by myself?
If we have another single on your tour then we will pair you together and you can make a new friend (or love connection). If not then you get the boat to yourself.