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Adventure R.I.B. Rides

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Address: 1380 Harbor Island Drive, Sheraton Marina Hotel, East Tower, San Diego, CA 92101-1007
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+1 619-808-2822
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Want a fast & fun whale watching experience, without the crowds, and...

Want a fast & fun whale watching experience, without the crowds, and with a much less likely chance of getting motion sickness? 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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Best was to go whale watching!!!

This was my second trip with Adventure R.I.B. Rides and I absolutely love it. Best way to experience whale watching got to see sea lion, dolphins and gray whales. Both trips had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amy G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second trip with Adventure R.I.B. Rides and I absolutely love it. Best way to experience whale watching got to see sea lion, dolphins and gray whales. Both trips had Captain Clint hands down one of the best ones he's very knowledgeable and always makes the trip fun. Definitely will be booking another trip time I go to... More 

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Cornwall, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been on a number of wildlife cruises and this was not one of the better ones. We fully understand that it is completely luck of the draw as to what you see. In our case it was seals, common dolphin and grey whales. Tour started well with lots of info on sights as we left the harbour. However... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Very fun, fast boat, the guide/captain was very friendly and informative. Great atmosphere, the retired seal boat makes the cruising from siting a lot more enjoyable than being on the giant boat, great time and highly recommend

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Kevin was an excellent captain and the customer service provided by Paige was wonderful. Highly recommend

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Round Rock, Texas
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We booked this for our spring break vacation and was awarded. As it says on the web page this type of boat has a great advantage over the larger boats. We went out on the AM run. Found Gray whales mating with some flashes of "pink Floyd". We spent 45+ Minutes with the group. The only boats that made it... More 

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Olive Hill, Kentucky
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Enjoyed the tour very much - we were right on the water, but the boat was very stable and never was seasick. Got to see pods of dolphins and an aircraft carrier up close. All in all I enjoyed it very much - recommended!

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Highly recommend Adventure R.I.B ride. Clint was our captain. He was great. We have been on whale watching trips on the giant charter boats with 20, 30 or more people on board. This is beyond compare. You can look anywhere, unobstructed view. If lucky enough to find dolphins, as we were, you can look right over edge of boat at... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I did the research on whale watching and opted for the smaller boat. What a great adventure! We knew we were not at a peak migration time so didn't expect to see a lot of whales. We saw a pod of dolphins, sea lions and one gray. The ride out to sea was worth the price of admission! Captain Brooks... More 

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Alameda, California
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

I was looking for a gift for my goddaughter who lives in San Diego. I contacted Adventure R.I.B.Rides via email regarding gift certificates. Their response was prompt and provided all the information for me to give a wonderful gift of whale watching for two.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

You will never regret doing this ride on a navy seal boat coz you will be up close to seals, birds, and dolphins! Unfortunately we didn't see a whale coz it was foggy but the dolphins were racing with our boat!omg so amazing!

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