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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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End of season treat!

The whale watching season is coming to a close in San Diego but our Captain Clint found three whales for us! A cow/calf pair and a Fin! We also saw many dolphins and sea lions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Redding, California
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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The whale watching season is coming to a close in San Diego but our Captain Clint found three whales for us! A cow/calf pair and a Fin! We also saw many dolphins and sea lions. Thanks for a great morning adventure! Oh, those RIB's are very cool!

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited San Diego during spring break for a second time and went to RIB Rides for another perfect morning. Clint is a very informative captain providing tidbits of ocean trivia. During our 3 hour outing we had a mega-pod of common dolphins, two gray whales and lots of seals and sea lions show up to join in our fun.... More 

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Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is our 3rd trip with these guys. We took the afternoon trip and had Alex, an Alaskan Fisherman as our captain. It was a very choppy sea which made the ride interesting but we all felt very safe. We tried to find the blue and grey whales that had been seen in the morning but to no avail. We... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Oh what a fun! The ride itself is good value; so fast, bumpy, breathtaking, pure fun!! Captain John found two grey whales for us, one male and and one female, right in the middle of a wooing. So he rightly kept sufficient distance. The male whale tried his very best to impress his chosen one and jumped several times high... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had gone whale watching on a larger boat a few years ago, but this was much better. We saw a few whales close to the beach - two times breaching, and another one further out. Dolphins swimming around the boat and seals and sea lions. Could not have been better.We highly recommend it. The address is a bit confusing:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had the best time, Clint our Captain was Great, pointing out Navy training with seals and dolphins on our way out of the Bay. Seeing a Submarine coming in from the Sea, and finding Many Whales and Dolphins to watch. Great Day!! We even stayed out a little longer just to catch a Whale Tail! Thanks to R.I.B. we... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I took an afternoon tour during spring break - with a full boat. The staff were friendly and immediately put us at ease. I wasn't sure what to expect - we had never been on a whale tour, only a dolphin tour on the East Coast. We sat in the rear seats. We encountered a pod of... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Found your company on this website, looking for something fun to do with my girls while on a short trip to San Diego. Read the reviews from other customers, and decided to give it a try. I've been on other whale watching cruises before, and my expectations were low, just because it's always been a BUST. But I would have... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

When I planned a trip top California for my daughter and myself, my friend suggested that I do a whale watching your. After looking in the l.a. area I was not impressed by the reviews. When I switched to San Diego I was most impressed by the number of high rated reviews Adventure R.I.B. rides received. So I decided to... More 

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R B, Owner at Adventure Rib Rides, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you were able to come out and have such a fun time. We love hearing what our customers think. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Clint our 'captain' was friendly and really informative. He took us to various places to see whales, dolphins and seals - and we saw all of them! The waters were choppy but this made the ride more fun and we were on the water for quite a while. Would recommend this trip.

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