Water activity

San Diego: Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride

Water activity

San Diego: Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride

From US$ 35 per person

Come aboard the Patriot Jet Boat for an entertaining, turbo-charged tour of San Diego's most scenic waterfront spots. Get ready for speed, screams, and splashes!

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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Enjoy high-speed spins, tricks, and turns
  • Experience spectacular San Diego views
  • Discover the beauty of San Diego Bay on an open-air jet boat
Full description
Embark on a thrilling adventure on the San Diego bay as you zip and zoom past military ships, along the downtown skyline, and under the iconic Coronado Bridge. With rock music pumping, feel the wind and the refreshing spray of the San Diego bay as the Patriot carves 360-degree turns and reaches speeds upwards of 50 miles per hour. There's no experience like it. Enjoy gorgeous views on a 30-minute tour on an open-air jet boat. No two Patriot trips are the same, but this is not just a random joy ride through the bay. You will be taken past San Diego's most beautiful waterfront sights including: USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado Bridge, Star of India and the iconic ships of the Maritime Museum, as well as the San Diego skyline. You may get wet, but ponchos are provided.
  • 30-minute tour on an open-air jet boat
  • Ponchos are provided
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 3 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with heart problems
    • People with vertigo
    • People prone to seasickness
    • People with high blood pressure
    • People with recent surgeries
    • People with motion sickness

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    Meeting point

    990 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA Please check in at the Flagship ticket booth prior to departure.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • Participants must be 48 inches (122 cm) or taller to ride. All minors must be accompanied by an adult
    • If prone to seasickness, consider medication in advance
    • Only guests in good health should ride
    • Secure your belongings, the tour is not responsible for lost items
    • You may get wet (ponchos are provided)
    • All guests must be able to transfer in and out of the boat by themselves or with the assistance of a member of their party
    • For your safety, do not ride if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, heart, neck, or back problems, have had recent surgery, are prone to motion sickness or any other medical condition that might be aggravated by the speed and forces of the boat
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 124 reviews

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    Great experience, and well worth the price. You do get wet and they prepare you in advance by supplying you with ponchos to wear. It was 30 minutes of high speed gliding across the water (at times in zig-zag fashion) as well as quick 360 spins at top speed (although they inform you over loudspeaker beforehand). An exhilarating ride nonetheless and one I will most definitely do again. It is most enjoyable in a group setting with friends or family

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    March 31, 2023

    I am a 78 year old woman who still rides my horse and likes (within my risk tolerance) an adventure. I was looking for an event to celebrate a friends birthday along with a third girlfriend. I still have a smile on my face a week later after the Patriot Jet Boat Ride. My girlfriends and I laughed and screamed, felt like we were children at our first Disneyland experience with all E Ticket rides. My husbands 80th birthday is coming up and to celebrate, we are taking 17 family members on the Jet Boat Ride. It didn't occur to me that health could be a concern but Jet Boat Ride team are professionals, they are all about safety and they clearly spell out health reasons you should choose another boating option to give you an educated choice. I can't recommend this experience enough. I LOVED it.....

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    March 31, 2023

    we enjoyed the activity (it should be 5*), but this site is no good. 1) the ticket does not state that we need to check in at ticket window which delayed us, therefore our family did not get to sit together because we got on board as the last group. 2) the price just as regular, same as you buy on site. Other place i checked later as cheap as $15 and the family in front of us $56 for 4 people

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    March 31, 2023

    Product ID: 208788