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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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One of the best ways to see whales

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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Las Vegas
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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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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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