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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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Wow! We not only got to see the cutest dolphins and seals, but you also get a really beautiful tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Enjoyable ride

Although the big whales decided not to be found, we saw white striped dolphins and a beautiful view... read more

Reviewed 3 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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A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 3 days 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 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adventures R.I.B rides was well worth the price for this whale viewing adventure. Amazing! The excitement of the staff JoAnn and the Captain Christina when we located and got to observe the whales,dolphins and sea lions was so sincere that it truly made you realize...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trip today we saw a large pod of dolphins, sea lions, a sun fish and to cap it off a humpback on the way home. Nice boat and captain too

Thank Andrewmoore5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get personal with the ocean, this is the trip for you! Raft run right on the water so anything you see is up close and breathtaking! Captain was informative and knowledgeable. Saw a huge pod of common dolphins - swimming all...More

Thank diablosmischief
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time. This was our second trip with R.I.B. Rides. During both trips we were able to see wildlife, Navy ships, historical ships and learn a little history along the way. Our first trip we saw flying fish, mako sharks, sea lions, a...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

No whales/porpoise , but plenty of scenery, including sea lions, terns, and cool boats. Be mindful that they occasionally don't see whales or porpoise, still a great ride.

Thank Brett D
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Amy S
19 March 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
18 January 2017|
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Response from Joann B | Property representative |
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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