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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Moab, Utah
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had an amazing 3 1/2 hour trip on the zodiak boat. Our Captain Ray gave us the ride of our lives. He also gave us tips on the best places to eat. Got to see several whales and a humongous pod of extremely entertaining dolphins. This company really knows their stuff. Will be back next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was a highlight of our 5 day trip to San Diego, we were out for about 3 hours and we seen a lot of Dolphins and a pod which swam alongside the rib. We also seen a blue whale which was breathtaking. I haven't been out on the normal large boats whale watching but the advantage of the rib... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I wondered at first as we motored I across the water whether we would see anything but water. Suddenly a huge pod of dolphins! I'm talking Dolphins everywhere and we were in their midst. Check! Then I really doubted however in this massive expanse of water that we would actually see a whale. Well we didn't. We saw TWO! Blue... More 

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Madison, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My wife and I took the 9 a.m. cruise with Capt. Clint and 3 other people. The boat is perfect for getting up close and personal with the animals you see on the trip. Clint felt our odds of seeing a whale were good based on what they had been seeing, but he was upfront and told us they are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

This is the real way to experience wildlife in the ocean - I've been six times at different times of the year and each time has been amazing!! The boat is thrilling, you are so close to the water, the sea is clear and beautiful, guide/driver Clint is very knowledgeable and knows where to find the whales - not just... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Blue whales, Fin whales and pod of about 250 dolphins....what more can you ask for? Well, you can ask for the rigid, inflatable boat (RIB Adventure).. Max of 6 people on board plus the captain and fast...doesn't take half the trip to get to where the whales are. Highly recommended!

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I did a sailing cruise on a previous trip, and while peaceful and enjoyable it did not compare to Adventure Rib Rides, which was hands down the highlight of our trip to San Diego. We saw SEVEN whales on our trip, which was incredible. Clint was a great tour guide, and we simply had a blast out there in the... More 

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Address: 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-808-2822
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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