Be your own captain as you tour Tampa Bay driving your own speed boat! Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our speed boat adventure tour.
A guided and narrated Tampa Bay tour with a twist.
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  • Tampa’s Most Exciting Tour
  • Drive your own speed boat
  • No experience necessary
  • Best views of Tampa Bay
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St. Pete Beach & Tampa Bay Tour

One of the best things to do when in Tampa or St. Pete 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 get to drive, navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entirety of the tour while following our trained guides and 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 the St Petersburg waterways and Tampa Bay. The witty yet historical narration is done through a radio communication system mounted in each boat. Spot dolphin, sea turtles, manatee, sea birds, and more. Fun for the whole family!

*Price Per Person based on double occupancy plus marina fee, fuel surcharge, and Florida Sales Tax


The Boats

Tampa Harbor Tour Boat

Drive your own speed boat

Driving our 13 foot mini speed boats is exhilarating as well as easy and suitable for first time boaters.


  • Your boat is very safe, stable, and comfortable.
  • Our boats are equipped with all the necessary coast guard approved safety equipment.
  • Each boat can carry up to 3 persons (max 475 lbs.) and is powered by a super-quiet, eco friendly 30 horsepower outboard motor.
  • Easy to drive! You will be sitting in a comfortable cushioned seat. You steer the wheel just like a car, and have a throttle on your side with 3 positions (forward, neutral, reverse) You can cruise slow or as fast as a jetski.
  • Our boats do have a storage compartment but bags can get wet so beware.


Yes, there is a weight limit per boat of approximately 475 lbs. Typically up to two adults and a small child to sit in the middle.
You must be 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself.
Part of the fun at Speed Boat Adventure Tours is that, at times, we will be riding in open water. Although usually calm, the bay 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.*
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*
Absolutely! We will stop several times during the tour and you can switch drivers if you like
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?
No problem! Our boats are very simply to operate and we will make sure you are fully comfortable with the operation before we leave the dock.
  • This is the BEST thing to do in Tampa! We got to drive our own speed boat and even got the chance to do some dolphin watching. Do this attraction if you are anywhere near St. Pete Beach! - Jill
  • My husband, daughter, and I loved the time we spent on our speed boat tour! Chris and Captiain Scott explained everything to us before we boarded. We felt very safe and got to go FAST too! - Shelia
  • This is so much better than a jet ski rental or parasailing. We had a great time and saw many sights including beautiful homes, dolphins, and even a hammerhead shark! - Bryan
  • Our experience was great from start to finish. We were thinking of a boat rental but we'd never driven a boat before. This was the best of both worlds...thank you Captain Tony! - Wendy
  • My 13yr old granddaughter said this speed boat tour looked like something fun to do. We got to drive fast and make lots of turns. She said I "rocked" driving the boat. What more can one ask for! - Mike
  • This was a great 2 hour "tour" and well worth the money. We went more for the speedboats than the tour and it was a perfect day on the water. - Holly
  • Speed Boat Adventure Tour in St Petersburg, FL. What a great attraction. We went out with a guide in two speed boats. We followed and stopped to spot dolphin, manatees and take in the sights. - Ed
  • I have never driven a speed boat before so I was a little nervous to "punch it" full throttle, but once I did, there was no feeling more invigorating! A must do vacation adventure. - Carla