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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 1 week ago

This really was an extraordinary adventure! The boat ride itself was such a cool experience on its own. We saw two blue whales, a mother and a calf! On top of that, we saw dolphins that were feeding, along with many sea lions and birds....More

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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us such an awesome review! I am so glad to hear that you were able to find a mom and a baby blue whale on your tour! I do hope that you have the chance to come out and do it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Liz was outstanding, very knowledgeable, personable, and fun. She shared a ton of information about the history and biology of the area, even made some excellent restaurant and bar recommendations. Overall an educational, excellent trip.More

1  Thank Greg D
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Greg! Thank you for leaving us a review about your tour! I am glad to hear that you had a good time, and I will pass along your kind words to Liz! I hope to see you again on your next visit! Thanks again!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time on the ocean for me and my pre-teen boys, and the experience was outstanding. The captain was friendly and competent, the ocean ride itself was fun even in the choppy waters, and the small size of the group (six people...More

1  Thank Explorer623803
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us feedback about your tour! I am glad that you and your kids had a good time finding wildlife with us! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to San Diego! Thanks again, Joann

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on whale watching trip on 31 August 2018. No whales seen. Got impression that our captain Jeff, though very nice, knew it in advance! He entertained us with: Look, how beautiful ocean is! Or How gorgeous waves are! After 2,5 hours of jumping...More

Thank vict0ria2017
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us feedback about your experience. I am glad to hear that you were able to spend time with some dolphins and sea lions on your tour! We do usually see blue whales pretty consistently throughout the entire summer. August is actually...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I had an awesome time. Guide knew everything about the area and pointed out points of interest.

1  Thank Chrissmith839
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris! Thank you so much for leaving us a review! It was a pleasure having the two of you on our tour and I hope that we will see you again soon! -Joann

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can swing it, this is the way to whale and dolphin watch! No long lines. No peering through a bunch of grumpy or excited people. Just a few people in a small boat getting to see things that you will remember for a...More

Thank GJAlberta
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for coming on our tour and leaving such a great review! Not being on a crowded boat makes a world of difference. The dolphins sound amazing! We're so glad you guys had a good time and we really hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to go whale watching when we first arrived in San Diego. Making the booking and paying on the Sunday to go on the trip on Monday. Received a phone call Sunday night to say we wouldn’t be able to go on the Monday...More

Thank Angus201
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello sir, Thank you for leaving us feedback about your tour. All feedback, both positive and negative, helps us to improve as a company. I am glad that you were able to find an abundance of wildlife on your tour! I spoke with your captain...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone on many different whale watching tours in the San Diego area. This company is by far the best. We didn’t see any whales but the boat is small and only 6 people per trip keeps it intimate and you can get very...More

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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for taking our tour with us again and leaving a stellar review! We truly appreciate your business and would love to have you out again. Captain Liz certainly does know her stuff and loves sharing her passion for the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a wonderful morning, fabulous experience and can’t recommend it enough. We took the early boat out at 9.00am. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a trip for the faint hearted, we were going at speed over the water which made for a bumpy...More

Thank ergonzo
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for taking our tour and leaving a great review! We're so glad you had a great experience on your RIB ride and we hope you come out with us again! No one gets closer to the wildlife than us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a trip on 8/16 with Captain Christine. She was fabulous! We didn't see any of the big whales, but we did find three pods of dolphins, including a very acrobatic and playful large second pod. We also saw some flying fish, which...More

Thank SRohde
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi There! Thank you for taking our tour and leaving a great review! We're so glad captain Christine could show you some of the spectacular wildlife we have in San Diego. And that's awesome you guys saw a hammerhead out there! Captain Christine would be...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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Cathy Z
June 23, 2018|
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Hi Cathy! You're more than welcome to bring your binoculars! But they're definitely not required to have a great trip. And a small bag can fit under your seat. We can't wait to have you out here with us!
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