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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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Great time!!

My husband and I did this yesterday. I had an amazing time. The boat was very small but the guide assured us right away that it can handle up to 30 ft swells. The water was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Minot, North Dakota
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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I did this yesterday. I had an amazing time. The boat was very small but the guide assured us right away that it can handle up to 30 ft swells. The water was rough but I never felt unsafe. The suits they have to wear are no fashion statement, but I stayed very warm and dry. Our... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If animals in captivity make you feel uneasy- then do go for the Adventure Rib Rides. Its safe, well-guided, comfortable and a great way to see real marine life in the sea. read about them on their internet site! http://www.adventureribrides.com/

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were completely satisfied that we chose this trip versus one of the large ships! Our guide John, used the boat's speed and maneuverability to get us the best views. It was a cloudy and bit chilly day but they provide you with warm coveralls so it was quite comfortable. Would highly recommend this one over the large boats!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I went out on Valentine's Day. Ocean calm, weather warm, and a small boat (six passengers and the captain) with lots of speed. Can't beat it. The boat ride itself was great fun. We have been whale watching off San Diego before, but always on the big boats. Going out with Adventure RIB Rides is a completely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our guide was very nice and informative. We got to the whales immediately after getting into the ocean. Dan Diego is full of whales right now!. The boat is fast and small but really safe. Bumpy but that is to be expected on any inflatable. The start location is at the Sheraton docks. Easy to get to.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I can't decide what I enjoyed more, the whale/dolphin watching or zooming along on a retired Navy Seal Rigid Inflatable Boat. Had a great time! Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great trip. Clint was an awesome guide. We saw 3 whales and a pod of about 200 common dolphins swimming with and around the boat. Only 6 people per boat so very personal.

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I liked the idea of a small , fast boat that could get to a sighting fast ,plus cover a lot of water. Problem : I called and left a message several weeks back and received no call back. The day before we left for San Diego I called and sent an E Mail still no response. There can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was our 3rd time going out and it has been a blast every time. And the first time out we didn't even see any whales. We did however see a ton of dolphins. The last 2 times we have seen several whales and it is a real treat to see them from so low in the water. The boats... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My fiance and I had an amazing time on the Adventure Rib Rides on Sunday, December 28th. Rather than be stuck on a large boat with a ton of people, we opted for a slightly more expensive tour that was limited to 6 people and the captain. What a great choice we made! The boat isn't crowded; you're free to... More 

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