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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1380 Harbor Island Dr, Sheraton Marina Hotel, East Tower, San Diego, CA 92101-1007
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Liz was great. We also had a great young lady aboard she really knew her stuff was able to explain and identify what we saw. Boat was dry ,staff was great. Would go again. Saw dolphins seals and many birds. An absolute must Much better...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Michael executed an amazing experience on Sunday afternoon 11/11/19. We were blessed to see several Humpback Whales on their southward migration. We also witnessed a large pod of Pacific Calming Dolphins feeding and swimming generally in a northwesterly direction. Three hours flew by as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarah W
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sarah! Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community! It sounds like you had an amazing tour! I will send your thanks to captain Michael and let him know that he did an excellent job! This time last year we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adventure RIB Rides will provide a memory that you will not soon forget. The company is very well organized and the boat is amazing. We saw tons of wildlife including many dolphins which were only inches away from the boat. An added bonus was the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review! I'm happy to hear that you had such a good experience and I love that you were able to get so close with the wildlife! Please come back and see us again next time you are in San Diego!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great trip! The small boat was so fun and the tour was very personal with only 5 people on the boat.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jennie D
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jennie! Thank you for your review! I'm glad you had fun and got to experience the ocean and wildlife up-close! Come see us again soon! -Joann

Reviewed November 1, 2018

My wife and I had a great morning on the R.I.B. We got to see San Diego from the water, experience the marine life in the area, and had a lot of fun with a very informative captain. It was the highlight of our trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve S
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve! Thank you so much for the review! I'm thrilled to hear that our tour was the highlight of your trip in San Diego! I hope you will come out with us again next time you come visit! Thanks again! -Joann

Reviewed October 31, 2018

This experience was amazing and truly unique. Bouncing around in a Rib several miles off of the southern California coastline, seeing a variety of wildlife (no whales, but dolphins and sea lions in abundance). Whilst the wildlife, scenery and speedboat were amazing, the trip experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Harrison! Thank you for leaving us a great review! We are lucky to have such great captains and passengers on our tours! Hopefully next time you come out with us we will get to see some whales too! -Joann

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Captain Lizzie was great!! Our 1:00pm trip started late due to some late arrivals but they tagged on more time at the end of the trip so we got our full 3+ hours. Saw no whales but saw some active dolphins and sea lions (couldn’t...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us feedback about your tour! I'm glad that you had fun and happy to see that you would use us again! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to San Diego! -Joann

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

It was just wonderful. Liz, our captain, did a great job on getting us to see the magnificent dolphins. I really appreciate. What fascinating boat ride.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jürgen L
Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for writing us a review about your tour! I am glad that you had fun and got to see some dolphins up close! We hope to see you again soon! -Joann

Reviewed October 21, 2018

This was the last day of our 2 week Pacific Coast Highway trip and what a great way to end it. This was great. The boat was fun and fast. Captain Liz shared all kinds of information about the mammals, bay area and military info....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Hi Maurie! Thank you for leaving us such a great review! We really appreciate the feedback from our guests! I am thrilled that you had such a great time on our tour and were able to get up close to the maternity pod of dolphins!...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018

It was hot in the morning. Even though we didn’t see a whale, we had a nice, memorable time. It was a lot of fun to go that far out on the ocean. The captain was friendly and attentive to all the participants.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Joann B, General Manager at Adventure R.I.B. Rides, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank you so much for leaving us feedback about your experience. I am glad that you had a good time and were able to see some wildlife. I hope that on your next visit you will join us again and we will be able to...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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