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Adventure Rib Rides

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Address: 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-808-2822
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Description: San Diego's only year round Whale & Dolphin Watching boat charter company...
San Diego's only year round Whale & Dolphin Watching boat charter company. Within the last week, passengers have enjoyed sightings of Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, Gray Whales and Minke Whales plus lots of dolphin offshore San Diego. We will continue to see Humpback and Fin Whales throughout the Spring, and then can begin to see Blue Whales as early as May. So, join us today for the adventure of a lifetime on board a fun, fast RIB boat. Excursions are limited to 6 passengers, making for an intimate on-the-water experience. Our knowledgeable captain will serve as your on board naturalist and guide.Adventure Rib Rides also offers any of our excursions as a private charter including: -Whale & Dolphin Watching -Eco Tour to the Coronado Islands, Mexico -Wildlife and Naval Heritage Tour of San Diego Bay -Coastal Excursions to Mission Bay -Coastal Excursions to La Jolla -Adventure Picnics -Nautical Theme Treasure Hunt -Pirate Treasure Hunt -Land and Sea Adventure Game -Custom Excursions also available
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Adventure R.I.B. Rides was highly recommended by the Hotel del Coronado, and I can see why. My husband, daughter and 5 year-old grandson and I went on an adventure of a lifetime... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Leawood, Kansas

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Adventure R.I.B. Rides was highly recommended by the Hotel del Coronado, and I can see why. My husband, daughter and 5 year-old grandson and I went on an adventure of a lifetime. Ray, our captain, was funny, knowledgeable and made sure we got our money's worth. We saw several blue whales up close and personal and pods of dolphins...even some... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Headed out in the am of Aug 7th. Boated past the navy dolphin training facility to see sea lions lounging on a buoy. Caught something of a glimpse of a hammerhead further out - then nothing for a half hour or so. About 12mi offshore saw a pod of 8 to 10 pilot whales. We got a very good view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great Captain fantastic day out one I will never forget. Whilst the nearby ship was bouncing around we were riding smooth in the RIB un affected by the waves & able to go four times the speed making quick time to any whale opportunities Thanks Rib Rides

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I took my 9 yr old niece out with Capt. Ray. She had never been in a boat, much less out on the ocean. We saw a huge pod of common dolphins & a blue whale about 80 ft long who spouted 8 times, swam some, & then sounded before diving. She was thrilled, & we both had a great... More 

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I found it a little expensive but we still decided to give it a try. I was doubtful coz i have tried such tours before and never saw anything. For the 1st 1/2 an hour we did not see anything and my doubt was turning into reality. However our captain ( cannot remember his name) promised us a good evening... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Took a whale watching trip with Adventure RIB Rides on August 1st with my teenage daughter and all I can say is WOW! We saw 5 blue whales, 3 pods of common dolphins, sea lions and some small groups of bottled nosed dolphins. Not only did we see them, but with the small boat, we were super close to the... More 

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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This morning we took the 9am trip with Clint. We saw a massive pod of dolphins. Which Clint managed to get up close to. This was an amazing experience to see the Dolphins. This was only outdone by several sightings of a blue whale including the majestic tale fin as it went back into the water. Thank you Clint, our... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I hesitated over the price, but man, was it worth every penny! We saw blue whales, a hammerhead shark, sea lions, and tons of dolphins. We got into a pod of dolphins probably 500 strong. The speed of the boat means you get to see so much more than the larger boats that there is no comparison. Our guide was... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This tour was truly Amazing we had the best time, you don't really appreciate these amazing animals tell you see them up close and personal, an adventure we all won't forget!!!!

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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Experienced whale watchers know that it takes patience and a good eye to get the most from any whale watching excursion. Finding one whale in a vast ocean is a challenge, but certainly one these guys are up for. The small boat and limited number of passengers makes for a very personalized experience and the least invasive kind of viewing.... More 

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