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Adventure R.I.B. Rides

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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...more
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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 yesterday via mobile

We loved every moment of our 3 hour experience....easy to find dock, super friendly staff, given a warm full coat to wear if needed on the boat, Liz (our captain) took us on a fantastic adventure...saw 12 Gray whales (a mom & her calf swam...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed yesterday

This was an outstanding experience! My husband and I are rookies when it comes to adventure tours but couldn't resist the chance to feel like real Navy Seals on board! We sat up front and enjoyed the 3 hour tour. Saw 12 whales, many dolphins...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maria M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the speed of the RIB so we could find those whales and get their quickly. We did see gray whales and tracked them for awhile. The guide also the ship pilot did a great job pointing out submarines and other Naval "stuff" before...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank matea10
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Colorado native, mountain lover, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I booked a trip with Adventure R.I.B. Rides. Would I see whales? I hoped so. Would I see playful dolphins? Man, I really hoped so. Would I feel safe ripping across the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BolderSwedish
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aww oh my gosh what a beautifully written compliment! "If you’re visiting San Diego, you owe it to yourself to book a trip with the Adventure R.I.B. Rides crew. The smile lines on your face might last forever ... But so will the memories." This...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 3rd time on Adventure RIB Rides. This time we had Captain Ray. He was a lot of fun and obviously enjoys what he does. We did see 3 gray whales and some dolphins. Another great time. Will be back again next year.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stuart E
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stuart, Thank you for leaving us a review and for coming out with us again! I love that we have such loyal guests who come back time and time again! I'm glad to hear that you had another great experience with us and I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience! My boyfriend and I were able to see two different dolphin pods right next to the boat! We also saw two California gray whales in the distance and a few sea lions on the buoys. Our guide, Christine was very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christina G
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Christina, Thank you for leaving us feedback about your tour! It sounds like you had an excellent trip with Captain Christine. All of our captains are great and we are lucky to have them! Thank you for mentioning the small number of passengers and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out for the 3 hour afternoon adventure with a wonderful Captain, Christine. From the moment we arrived the company made sure we were cared for and ready to go. Warm thermal coveralls were provided for us, and as soon as we sped out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SusanB4838
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. Such a thoughtful and well spoken way to describe your experience! I will let Captain Christine know what a great job she did. I am glad that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked on line. Check in was quick and friendly. Capt. Ray was very nice and we had a great trip on the water. Although we did not spot any whales or dolphins, it was still a good time. I would certainly book again with them.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Glenn S
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Glenn, Thank you for leaving us feedback about your tour. I am glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and I hope that next time you come visit we can find you some whales and dolphins! -Joann

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Headed out on the water with Captain Ray and some of our friends. We were visiting from Canada. Wind was up a little and it was chilly. Ray told us up front we may not see any wildlife. Unfortunately he was correct. But it was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MartinStoon
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Martin! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am glad that you and your friends and family had a good time! I hope that next time we will also be able to see some more wildlife additional to the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found Adventure R.I.B. Rides through Tripadvisor and reached out to them. Joann was both incredibly responsive and accommodating for our party. We booked a private tour for 8 people. When we arrived, we signed our waivers, received our jacket suits (to keep you warm...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Danae_H
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Danae, Thank you so much for leaving us a review about your experience! I'm glad that you had a good time and were able to find some wildlife. I will let Captain Mike know that you appreciate him! We are lucky to have such...More

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Q9997YUmelissab
December 11, 2018|
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Response from Joann B | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We do typically stay close enough that you are able to see the land, but occasionally we will go further out if we need to. During the winter and spring months we are looking for Grey Whales... More
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lhuxford
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Joann B | Property representative |
Hi There! In September we have a chance of spotting Blue whales and numerous species of dolphin. The chances spotting a whale vary from day to day, but the Blues will be in the area until November.
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pdiaz1
June 24, 2018|
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Response from Joann B | Property representative |
Hello! July is a great time to see Blue whales, we've been sighting a lot of cow and calf sets recently. Also we could see Humpback whales, Fin whales and Minke whales. These waters are also home to different species of... More
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