No, it is a tour and you have a leader and a guy at the end. If you prefer to go fast, you go in front and at certain spots, you'll wait til the rest catch up and believe me, they do let you go fast enough. You go for a nice scenic ride, they point out things of interest, you go around the anchored ship, very cool! Actually, my husband enjoyed it so much, he signed up again for the last run of the day. You can also switch drivers, 2 people go at once, I know its a bit pricey, but well worth it!