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Adventure Rib Rides

1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619-808-2822
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Ranked #14 of 219 activities in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: San Diego's only year round Whale & Dolphin Watching boat charter company. Within the last week, passengers have enjoyed sightings of Humpback Whales,... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Saw a grey whale, humpback whales and dolphins. It was amazing. Steve - our guide - was great. The experience itself was worth every penny and something I'll remember forever

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Oakhurst, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Awesome experience...no whales but surrounded by huge pod of dolphins....as many as 600. It was unbelievable and a joy to watch. Thanks RIB rides

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This trip was worth every penny. Clint was our guide and took us to see whales, see lions, dolphin and some kind of ocean sunfish we can't remember the name of. The boats they use our fantastic. We were able to get around faster than some of the larger boats. Thanks so much for a wonderful time.

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Washington D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

A friend, my husband and I went on this whale watching tour with Brock as our guide. It was incredible! We managed to find several whales as well as a large pod of dolphins. I would highly reccomend this to anyone, with the exception of those who may not be physically stable, such as elderly. The boat is really fast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

This is by far the most exciting way to take a whale watching excursion!! Captain Ray is very knowledgable and helpful. On our trip we rescued a Sailboat which was full of other tourists! Should have joined us on R.I.B. We saw dolphins, sea lions, and whales!!! Most definitely the best time!!!!!

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Pickerington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

On a short notice we tried this outfitter. What a great choice! My wife was not too sure what to expect as it was here first whale watch but WOW is not quite enough. Our skipper, after a careful briefing as we set out of the harbor, we set off and within 10 minutes we had sea lions all around.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We chose the RIB tour as the boat is small and very fast, allowing for a more intimate experience and the opportunity to go a great distance from shore. Our guide Clint was knowledgeable and patiently answered all of our questions about what we were seeing. During our trip we saw seals, had a pod of over 1000 dolphins swimming... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Visited San Diego for the long President's weekend. We are from Dallas. Went on this whale watching adventure with my husband and two daughters (8 and 6 yrs old). We all absolutely loved it! We originally planned on going on the Hornblower cruise, but got a last minute recommendation from a friend telling us about Adventure RIB rides. When I... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My wife and I went out with Adventure Rib Rides on 2/19/14. We were told this is near the end of the whale migration but we found two whales early into our trip and followed them the entire time. We got great photos and we maneuvered around so the sun was at our backs so we could get the best... More

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Being our first time whale watching, we didn't really know what to expect. Clint, our captain, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Communicating with other boats in the area, we were able to move quickly to where the whales were surfacing. We saw four whales and a playful pod of dolphins and sea lions. The small, fast boat was able to... More

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