Experience the thrill of being up close to nature on a small, fast, rigid inflatable boat! We glide through the ocean on a military decommissioned boat on a wildlife safari to see whales, dolphins, sea-lions, and so much more! Our boats are low profile which allows us to get arms reach away from wildlife. On our educational, guided tours every passenger gets to enjoy 360-degree, front row views and one-on-one time to talk to the captain.
With no crowds, no hassle, and a personalized tour, there is no question why Adventure R.I.B. Rides has been given 5-star ratings by almost every explorer! With small group sizes we are able to completely personalize every tour to give each of our guests their own unique and memorable experience!
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Who we are:
At Adventure Rib Rides we specialize in fast-moving, fun boat tours on Navy Seal Rigid Inflatable Boats (R.I.B.s). We are one of the only year-round Whale & Dolphin Watching companies in San Diego! Our boats set us apart because they are low profile which creates stability so it eliminates the aggressive rocking that you experience on the bigger, slow-moving boats. Our boats are also faster than typical whale watching tours which means that we are able to cover more area allowing us to see more and get closer to the wildlife. We have a small number of passengers per boat which will ensure that the boat is never crowded and that each of the guests gets a personalized experience with 360 degree views from every seat!
Educational: Our captains are also naturalists and marine biologists who will educate you about the wildlife, the boats, and give you some history about San Diego! We have NOAA Marine Mammal Identification Guides we use to help passengers learn about and identify the potential species we can see on the tour. We also have tide charts and Boating Safety Information. We also talk about the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Entanglements, and Environmental Conservation. We may even pick up some balloons or water bottles if we find garbage in the ocean to help our marine friends!
Safe: Our tours are guided by United States Coast Guard certified captains and naturalists aboard military decommissioned Rigid Inflatable Boats (R.I.B.s). These low-profile boats are some of the safest boats on the water! Additionally, we offer each passenger a life vest and the choice of a snow suit or a military survival suit to keep them warm and dry while on the boat.
Winter excursions, between Dec 15 & April 31st, are offered daily at 8:30am, 11:30am, and 2:30pm.
Summer excursions, between May 1st & December 14th, are offered daily at 8:30, 12:00pm, & 3:30pm.
The price for public whale watching tours is $98 plus tax. per guest.
Private tours are offered on an hourly basis with a minimum of 2 hours. Private tours are $199/hr plus tax for up to 6 passengers. Please call to accommodate groups larger than 6.
Reservations are required.
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