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Adventure R.I.B. Rides

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San Diego, CA, USA
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About Adventure R.I.B. Rides
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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Devin D wrote a review 9 Jul
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We had an AWESOME whale watching day with Michael! He is super experienced, friendly and made the entire 3 hours such a thrill. We will absolutely be back! This place is top notch and I couldn’t it recommend enough - 1000 more stars! & we saw whales!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Lorrie M wrote a review Jun 2021
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This is the company to choose for a fun and adventurous day on the water! Their boats offer a fantastic (and very safe) up close opportunity to see whales, dolphins and more. Captain Sam was INCREDIBLE! His extensive knowledge as a sea pilot, naturalist and whale spotter made our outing everything we were hoping for and more! in addition, his selection of "cruising' music" made this a super fun trip! Thanks Sam and Jordan, we had an amazing time!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Anthony k wrote a review May 2021
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Captain Rick is THE MAN! We didn't go out with a tour guide, we went out with someone who loves what they do. He leads by example so all you need to do is enjoy it. If the captain isn't worried than neither should you. The R.I.B. is amazing, you can get so close compared to a large boat. Rick was amazing at getting us right up to the marine life, while never feeling like we where intrusive or a bother to the animals at all. Truly a skill only learned through experience. I can't recommend this experience enough. I would buy a season pass if they offered it.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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nexgraphics wrote a review May 2021
Los Angeles, California28 contributions24 helpful votes
This is my second time bringing out of town guests to do this adventure and yet again an amazing trip! Sam the driver was absolutely the best! We had a 4year old with us who apparently was very scared of the jumps on the water and he was constantly slowing down and accommodating us and her needs. He always checked in to see if we were ok. He even offered a different option for us in case she continued crying. I don’t have enough words to state how amazing he made this experience for my guests. Once she saw the dolphins jumping she was fine and we are glad we stuck it out. But the level of care was unbelievable! Sam was also explaining everything and in humor. Best way to have an amazing experience and we will be back!!!!!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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oh2beacub wrote a review Apr 2021
Los Angeles, California21 contributions40 helpful votes
We had a great experience with Capt Rick. We had to book a private trip because of bringing a young child. It was great having the boat to ourselves. We were a little disappointed that we didn't get any whales, but we did get a great experience in the middle of a huge pod of dolphins. It appeared that no one on our day was having any luck with the big whales. The communication, in advance, was fantastic. Just be fully aware, this is an "extreme whale watching trip." It is a little boat, where they provide rain suits to make sure that you stay warm---though we didn't really get wet. Overall, our kids (9, 6, almost 2) had a blast, and I would recommend.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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