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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Last weekend we were on board...We saw dozens of dolphins, 2 fin whales and a blue whale! The ride itself on such speed boat is another adventure itself! We were glad to be on a boat with four people and everyone could enjoy the view...

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My daughter and I went to California for the first time ever, this past week. We enjoyed everything we did and saw in LA, but my absolute highlight was the whale/dolphin watching we did with RIB Adventures in San Diego!!! I chose RIB Adventures over the other bigger boat tours based on all of the positive reviews. I am so... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had such a great time! Our guide Anthony was wonderful. We came across hundreds of dolphins and saw several fin whales. It was a blast and we'll never forget it! I'm sure my daughters and I will be talking about this trip for years. Thanks so much for the awesome time!

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

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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Address: 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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