The most thrilling high-speed tour on the San Diego Bay!
Feel the wind on your face as you rip through the waves listening to rock music!
Passengers may get wet
The ride about to begin.
The adrenaline adventure of a lifetime!

Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride

Get ready for speed, screams and splashes! That's right, you will get wet during this turbo-charged thrill ride across San Diego Bay.
Highlights: 
  • 30 minute high-speed tour on open-air jet boat
  • Spins, tricks, and turns performed by your skilled captain
  • Spectacular San Diego views and photo opportunities
  • Runs daily in the summer + weekends year round

Thrill, Power, Excitement!

The Patriot Jet Boat is the newest and most thrilling tour San Diego has to offer!

Come aboard the Patriot Jet Boat for an unforgettable San Diego experience. Zip and zoom around the bay on an entertaining tour of the waterfront's most scenic spots—past military ships, along the downtown skyline, and under the iconic Coronado Bridge. The 70-foot Patriot comfortably seats 139 and offers fantastic views in every direction. With rock music pumping, your highly skilled captain will narrate and navigate while executing 360-degree turns and reaching speeds upwards of 50 mph. Propelled by two 1,400 horsepower jet engines, it's the adrenaline adventure of a lifetime!

Feel the wind, the motion and the refreshing spray, and experience the beauty of San Diego from a whole new perspective. There's nothing like it!

Available Cruises Adult Child (4-12)* Book Now
30 Minute Thrill Ride $27.00 $22.00 Select a Date

Departure Times

Summer Winter
Memorial Day through Labor Day September 8th - May 24th
  • 12:30 PM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 2:30 PM
Boards 30 minutes prior to departure
Times are subject to change, all cruises are weather permitting
Looking to go Whale Watching aboard the Patriot? Find out more!

Before You Depart

All guests, including those with disabilities or use a wheelchair, must be able to transfer into and out of the Patriot by themselves or with the assistance of a member in their party.
  • Must be 4 years old and 40" (100 cm) or taller to ride. An adult must accompany children aged 4 through 12.
  • Only guests in good health should ride the Patriot. 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 Patriot.
  • You might get wet. You might get soaked. On a hot day, it feels fantastic. But dress accordingly. Ponchos are provided.
  • Secure your loose items. We accept no responsibility for anything that gets wet or blows away--we do not turn around to chase Padres caps, sunglasses or toupees snatched by the wind.
  • Passengers must be ready to board 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Cruises may be cancelled in the event of bad weather. The good news: this is San Diego weather we are talking about, so this does not happen very often
  • For more, visit our FAQ.

Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Route

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:

  • The 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
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