St. Pete & Tampa Bay
Speed Boat Adventure 

Tampa, FL

Item #: WAT-TAM-0020
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Hop on board and be the captain of your very own speedboat on this unforgettable Tampa Bay adventure tour!

  • Explore Tampa Bay in an entirely new way on this high-adrenaline speed boat ride
  • Zip along the coastline and take in the stunning views of the area’s top attractions
  • Enjoy witty yet historical narration from your guide via two-way communication mounted in your boat
  • No other boat rental in St. Petersburg packs this much excitement and sightseeing into one fun-filled experience!

Tampa, FL

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Daily - 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Essential Information
  • This tour includes your own F13 mini speed boat, USCG approved life jacket and instruction covering boating basics, rules of the road, tour hand signals and a professionally trained guide leading and narrating the tour
  • Total weight on the boat may not exceed 450 pounds
  • To drive the boat alone, participants must be 18yrs old. 16 & up may drive as long as an adult is in the boat as well
  • Due to choppy waters and bouncing along the surface, this tour is not recommended for guests with neck or back problems or a recent surgery; pregnant woman should not participate
Approximately 2 hours, covering 15 miles
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
This tour is available for up to 10 participants, however only 2 people are allowed on board each individual boat.
This experience is for booked participants only.
Weather Dependent
The tour may have to be canceled or rescheduled based on heavy rains or bad weather. Please contact your tour provider with any questions about weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear what you would to the beach, depending on the temperature (swimsuit in the summer, jacket in the winter). Sun block, sunglasses and a towel for afterwards are also recommended.
Is any boating experience necessary?

No previous experience is necessary. This speed boat adventure begins with a routine safety orientation on the basics of boating and the rules of the water.

Are there any weight restrictions?

Total combined weight per boat may not exceed 450 lbs. 

Is there a minimum age to participate?

Children must be at least 5 years of age and accompanied by a parent or guardian. To drive the boat alone, participants must be at least 18 years of age. 16 & up may drive as long as an adult is accompanying them in the boat.

Is this experience wheelchair accessible?

No, unfortunately it is not wheelchair accessible.

What if I get seasick?

Normally seasickness is caused by the slow rolling motion in the ocean. Since our speedboats move along at high speeds it normally doesn’t bother people that are prone to getting seasick.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, you are permitted to either reschedule or cancel up to 72 hours prior to your booked date. Once you are within 72 hours of your booked date, all bookings for this experience are final, and no changes can be made. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule or cancel in accordance with these requirements will result in the loss of value of your experience.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 3
based on 1 reviews.
The concept of this is really good, and we did enjoy it out on the water once we picked up speed. But the experience itself was disappointing. There was only one person and he was running you through the experience like you were just a number. It was very military-like and you felt like he had already made the money so let’s get it over with. It was probably because he was the only one running a bunch of events at once and maybe he was just overworked or understaffed. But I wouldn’t bother with this one again. Even when I gave him the tip, he barely acknowledged me and moved on to the next group. But I just couldn’t leave without giving something and it might have been out of his control with only one person. I’ve been on other experiences where the guide is what made the experience. This was the not the case here.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Sherry, First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to review your experience.  Here at Virgin Experience Gifts, we strive to provide our customers with wonderful, everlasting memories.  With that being said, it is so important to us that we receive any and all feedback regarding the experiences we offer.  I am so incredibly sorry to hear that the guide did not meet your expectations and did not provide a fun, relaxed atmosphere for you and your group.  I understand that having a wonderful guide is one of the keys to a great adventure, and I can’t even imagine the disappointment you must have felt following your tour.  Despite these frustrations, I am very happy to know you enjoyed your time on the speedboat.  This truly does sound like a thrilling and fun way to explore Tampa Bay! Although we were not able to provide you with a perfect experience, I would like to assure your feedback is highly valued.  We hope your next adventure is seamless and is one that you can fondly look back on for years to come! Cheers to you, Elizabeth
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