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Adventure R.I.B. Rides

#8 of 158 Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Diego Features Animals
1380 Harbor Island Drive, Sheraton Marina Hotel, East Tower, San Diego, CA 92101-1007
+1 619-808-2822
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Blue Whales

Saw two Blue Whales on the amazing trip. Along with some dolphins and seals. Highly recommended... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brian K
via mobile
The ONLY way to do whales

The boat is fast and furious...and intimate. "Low to the ground" so-to-speak (but water of course... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mr_MrsPickyPicky
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New York City
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Want a fast & fun whale watching experience, without the crowds, and with a much less likely chance of getting motion sickness? Here at Adventure RIB Rides, we seat 6 people per boat so you are never fighting for that seat leaning over the rail like many larger boats. We are the only YEAR ROUND whale watching company! Our ocean excursion on the Authentic NAVY SEAL R.I.B. (Rigid Inflatable Boat) provides an adventure to remember as we race through the ocean finding all types of marine wildlife there is to be seen with captains whom are extremely experienced and passionate about marine life and the history of Sunny San Diego. Our boats are all authentic Navy Seal Team R.I.B.s purchased from Navy Seal Team 1 here in San Diego. Explore the marine life on some of San Diego's historic boats with us! For videos that explain more about the experience, check us out on Facebook!
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1380 Harbor Island Drive, Sheraton Marina Hotel, East Tower, San Diego, CA 92101-1007
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+1 619-808-2822

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Saw two Blue Whales on the amazing trip. Along with some dolphins and seals. Highly recommended trip.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The boat is fast and furious...and intimate. "Low to the ground" so-to-speak (but water of course). The bigger boats have certain advantages, but mostly you're feeling like you're on a carnival Cruise line...whereas in these boats, you spot a whale and get right in there....More

Thank Mr_MrsPickyPicky
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 12 in two small boats on a three-hour trip. We saw no whales, no dolphins, only a couple of seals sunning themselves on a lifebuoy. So the trip turned into three hours of slapping up and down on a rough...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I need to start this out by saying that nothing in life is guaranteed. And although my son swears that he saw whales briefly rise and disappear back into the water, I was not lucky (or apparently quick enough) to spot them. With all that...More

Thank LEC68
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this last minute on a whim when we decided we really wanted to go out on the water and the traditional whale watching cruises seemed a bit slow-paced and boring. This was really fun being so close to the water and going at...More

1  Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was apprehensive about this experience, as I'm not a fan of boats or the sea, but it was fantastic! Our captain, Ray, was knowledgeable and experienced, and instantly made us feel safe and comfortable. The boat ride itself was exhilarating and exciting... and then...More

1  Thank Jwebs68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ride, nice boat, super captain! Very-very fast, very-very funny! Lots of sealions, lots of dolphins! Definitely worth the trip ;) Hope to repeat it again to see whales!

1  Thank Avtosport.ru
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first whale watching experience, this is the company to use for that perfect family vacation highlight. It allows you to get up and close to ocean life. We saw sea lions and thousands of dolphins on this trip. We had a chance...More

1  Thank RochaVacays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Captain (Clint) was excellent and we had a great afternoon. Seeing a mega pod of common nose dolphins was the highlight of our trip. Great time for all and we will be back! 🐬🐳👍🏻

Thank TammyA0815
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The R.I.B. ride is exhilarating. No doubt. If you go so much further in the sea you are bound to see some marine life like sea lions, dolphins etc. However the core experience is built around whale sightings and this is the basis of the...More

2  Thank Dub E
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

As one of our valued guests, I am so sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your tour. The basis of our company is to provide a fun, exhilarating ocean adventure on a fast R.I.B. boat with only a limited number of...More

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Amy S
19 March 2017|
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Response from Joann B | Property representative |
Hello! The Whale and Dolphin Watching Tours last 3 hours. The first Tour is 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and the second Tour is from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please let me know if you have any more questions! Adventure R.I.B... More
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Sara M
18 January 2017|
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Response from Joann B | Property representative |
Hey there Sara, We can seat up to 6 passengers on the public whale watching; however, we are in the process of getting certified to hold 10-12 passengers! (Won't happen for about another month, though) Hope this... More
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hwbags
31 August 2016|
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Hey there! I do not quite understand the question!
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