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Adventure R.I.B. Rides

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1380 Harbor Island Drive, Sheraton Marina Hotel, East Tower, San Diego, CA 92101-1007
+1 619-808-2822
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Beautiful and fun day!

Adventure R.I.B. Rides was so fun! We saw two different types of dolphins (common dolphins and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darsha A
Terrible experience/{Past Reviews are inaccurate

I have traveled and lived in various countries: from camping out in the Sahara desert in western... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Adventure R.I.B. Rides was so fun! We saw two different types of dolphins (common dolphins and pacific white-sided dolphins), sea lions, a mola mola (sunfish) and a humpback whale! Christine was our captain and she was awesome! She told us all about them and obviously...More

Thank Darsha A
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have traveled and lived in various countries: from camping out in the Sahara desert in western Africa, working in a South American country with the constant threat of kidnappings to surviving 12 hour bus rides in the Middle East with occasional pit stops where...More

Thank missmina2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Christine was our captain. She did a wonderful job. You can tell she loves her job. We got to see huge pods of common dolphins. On the way in she was contacted their was a whale close by. She asked if we minded getting in...More

Thank 616sherryj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a trip to San Diego at the last minute specifically to see a whale since we missed them on our trip to Hawaii earlier in the year, and were not disappointed! After seeing lots of dolphins and sea lions, we saw a blue...More

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five individuals shared plenty of room to move around and get comfortable. The captain did a great job adjusting the speed of the boat for us until we got used to it - my family had a great time and I recommend for all. With...More

Thank hnunnink
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We not only got to see the cutest dolphins and seals, but you also get a really beautiful tour of the coast. The team there was very knowledgeable and fun! They are all very friendly and so nice. I would definitely recommend!! Your family...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the big whales decided not to be found, we saw white striped dolphins and a beautiful view of the bay

Thank Ursula Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful trip today even though we didn’t get to see a whale! We did see dolphins which was fun! Our captain worked very hard and in coordination with other whale watching companies to find us a whale. He is very knowledgeable! The...More

Thank lgushue
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The RIB ride is THE way to explore the ocean around San Diego. With only 6 guests in a boat you get a more personalized experience. We were very comfortable with Captain Clint who was very professional and capable. Zipping along in the RIB is...More

Thank katrinalee14
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I was at the Sheraton at a conference and looking for something to do on my own as I had a few hours to myself before I left for NY. I decided to go whale watching knowing that there are no guarantees that you will...More

Thank rosrodri15
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Amy S
19 March 2017|
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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
18 January 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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hwbags
31 August 2016|
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Hey there! I do not quite understand the question!
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