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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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1380 Harbor Island Dr, Sheraton Marina Hotel, East Tower, San Diego, CA 92101-1007
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've done whale watching in San Diego on the big boat tour buses and on a catamaran in Hawaii, so I figured being at water level in a RIB would be interesting at least. We didn't see any whales on my excursion, but it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SprayHawk
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our fifth whale watching experience with Adventure R.I.B. Rides and even though it was raining for half the trip, we still had a wonderful time! The best part of the whole thing is the fact that you are in a small, rigid inflatable...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 505debrac
Reviewed 1 week ago

2019-Jan - off the coast of San Diego / Coronado Island - multiple whale sightings - difference dolphin sightings boat small enough to get close without disrupting the wildlife - 6 people + 2 crew definitely recommend

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank portalfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire experience was great! JoAnne (one of the owners) was so good at communicating with me and being flexible when we had to reschedule. Our captain Christine was super knowledgeable and easy to work with and made sure to keep everyone involved and interested....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank kassidycook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, The Whale Watching with Adventure RIB rides was a really fun experience! We saw 4 whales, a pack of dolphins, a group of seals, and a lot of other interesting wildlife. To me, the highlight of the trip was actually the Captain, Liz,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MattDeCelles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Years ago we went whale watching in New England and watched a baby and mother play by the side of our very large boat filled with lots of people. I thought that was remarkable ... but this experience with R.I.B. Rides is on a whole...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OleanderCt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was so worth the money! There were only 6 of us on the craft and we saw 3 grey whales at once! PLUS tons of dolphin! I have already referred one person to them & I would recommend it to everyone! No sea sickness,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 272meredithh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Adventure RIB whale watching after a recommendation from a coworker and I am so happy we did this! I did not know you could see whales in San Diego in January - but you can and we did! We also saw a pod...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sam M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time going out with R.I.B. Because I enjoyed the first one so much. The staff and boat captain are friendly and knowledgeable and being close to the water in the inflatable boat gives a different perspective than being on a larger...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank teacherofbiology
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 4 (2 teenagers) couldn't get enough. Whales, Sea lions, birds, geographical landmarks, "racing" the dolphins, submarines... the list goes on. Speeding along in a RIB boat makes the trip much more personal. The kids even drove the boat a little. The warm...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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12 December 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
15 July 2018|
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.
24 June 2018|
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