The most thrilling high-speed tour on the San Diego Bay!
Experience Thrill Power and Excitement
Feel the wind on your face as you rip through the waves listening to rock music!
The adrenaline adventure of a lifetime!
Rip across the San Diego Bay
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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.
  • 30 minute tour on open-air jet boat
  • High-speed spins, tricks, and turns 
  • Spectacular San Diego views 

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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 129 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!

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30 Minute Thrill Ride
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Runs Daily From Memorial Day - Labor Day
Saturdays & Sundays Year Round
Departure Times
Nov. 3. - May 19 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
May 26 - Sep 3  11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 
Sep. 8 - Oct. 28 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30
Boards 15 minutes prior to departure
Please click "Select a Date" above to check on date availability
Times are subject to change, all cruises are weather permitting

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.
  • 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.
  • Due to the nature of this thrill ride, service animals are not permitted on board for the safety of our passengers and the animals.
  • 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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