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Adventure R.I.B. Rides

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1380 Harbor Island Dr, Sheraton Marina Hotel, East Tower, San Diego, CA 92101-1007
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Great experience

I’d like to say it was amazing to see a blue whale and ride with the dolphins in the boat ! Really... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John H
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Great value

We had never tried whale watching before, especially from a small boat. This was fun. Clint was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RD T
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Experience the thrill of whale watching up close on a fun, fast, 6 passenger RIB boat! Here at Adventure RIB Rides, we seat 6 people per boat so you are never fighting for that seat leaning over the rail like many larger boats. We are the only YEAR ROUND whale watching company! Our ocean excursion on the Authentic NAVY SEAL R.I.B. (Rigid Inflatable Boat) provides an adventure to remember as we race through the ocean finding all types of marine wildlife there is to be seen with captains whom are extremely experienced and passionate about marine life and the history of Sunny San Diego. Our boats are all authentic Navy Seal Team R.I.B.s purchased from Navy Seal Team 1 here in San Diego. Explore the marine life on some of San Diego's historic boats with us! For videos that explain more about the experience, check us out on Facebook!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1380 Harbor Island Dr, Sheraton Marina Hotel, East Tower, San Diego, CA 92101-1007
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’d like to say it was amazing to see a blue whale and ride with the dolphins in the boat ! Really fun all together !

Thank John H
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi John! Thank you for your review! Please come back and see us again soon! -Joann

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never tried whale watching before, especially from a small boat. This was fun. Clint was a great guide and took us up close to lots of different marine species. Just as our time was about to run out, we spotted three different blue...More

Thank RD T
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us feedback about your experience! I am glad that you had fun and were able to find some whales! Great point on bringing warm clothes! We are the only company that provides suits to help keep you warm so you can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I went on the tour and it was one of the best experiences of our entire trip to San Diego. Our Capitan had so much experience we felt very safe on the little boat and she was very friendly. We enjoyed her...More

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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Amanda for this review! I am glad that you and your son had a great time and I hope that you will come back and do it again soon! Thanks again! -Joann

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I went whale watching on Sunday morning of Memorial Day weekend. This adventure was amazing! The directions that were given were clear and easy to follow, the website explained a lot about our upcoming trip. When we arrived the young lady at...More

Thank Alyson W
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alyson! Thank you so much for leaving us such a great review! It sounds like you had an awesome experience with us and I hope that you will come back and do it again! We may share this great review on our social media...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family booked a trip because we wanted a more personal whale watching trip. The boat only took six people out. It was well worth it! After going 13 miles out into the Pacific, we encountered two blue whales, a fin whale and several pods...More

Thank mirandarose2013
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Miranda! Thank you for joining us on a tour and for leaving us a review! I know that teenagers are hard to impress so I'm glad that we could provide you both with a memorable experience! Please give us a call next time you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this adventure... Other reviews are spot on for Adventure RIB rides... Office staff was very friendly and helpful and so was the captain. The overalls they have keep you comfortable on the trip -- both myself and my daughter were in long pants and...More

Thank amellen944
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving feedback about your experience! I am glad that you had fun and I appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Hopefully we will see you on your next trip to San Diego! -Joann

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly HIGHLY recommend Adventure R.I.B. Whale and Dolphin Watching. The R.I.B. was much, MUCH better than going out on a larger boat with LOTS of people, very personal. Cpt. Clint was FANTASTIC!! He has vast knowledge of the local marine life and surrounding areas. Thoroughly...More

Thank Leslie W
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Leslie! Thank you so much for leaving us such a thorough, thoughtful, and energetic review! It was an absolute pleasure having you out on our tour and I'm am so happy that we were able to find so many animals and make your dreams...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this adventure with my adult daughter while on a mother/ daughter trip. Staff was wonderful and professional. Captain Jeff was kind and knowledgeable! We saw sea lions, several dolphin feeding and playing, and 3 blue whales! 2 adults and 1 young one. Even from...More

Thank Dari W
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dari! Thank you for coming out with us and for leaving us a review! That sounds like an awesome tour! I'm glad you and your daughter had fun and I hope that you will come back and do it again! Thanks again! -Joann

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not hesitate to book with them. It was spectacular. Staff is wonderful and Captain Liz was fantastic! We saw dolphins and baby dolphins, blue whales and a calf, and sea lions. I have never seen so many dolphins at one time - there had...More

Thank pook821
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! Thank you for such an awesome review! I'm happy that we could provide you with such a great time and we hope to see you again on your next visit to San Diego! Thanks again! -Joann

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it. Liz, our captain was so much fun and informative. Saw dolphins, including a baby, a whale and see lions and pups. Highly recommend.

Thank Cynthia R
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cynthia, Thank you for leaving us a review! I am glad you had fun and were able to see so much wildlife! Please come back and see us again! -Joann

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Amy S
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Joann B | Property representative |
Hello! The Whale and Dolphin Watching Tours last 3 hours. The first Tour is 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and the second Tour is from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please let me know if you have any more questions! Adventure R.I.B... More
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Sara M
January 17, 2017|
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Hey there Sara, We can seat up to 6 passengers on the public whale watching; however, we are in the process of getting certified to hold 10-12 passengers! (Won't happen for about another month, though) Hope this... More
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