San Diego Bay Cruises
3645 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 928-2441

Adventure RIB Rides

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Packages & Prices
Maximum 6 Guests per boat

The charters featured below are a standard sampling of packages to give you an idea as to what is available.  Adventure RIB Rides’ coordinators and captains are very flexible and can customize a package for your event or occasion based on your needs.  Custom excursions are available and remote pick up and drop off can be arranged.  Adventure RIB Rides charters can carry up to 6 passengers, or up to 12 passengers between two boats.

3 Hour Dolphin & Whale Watching Excursions

You will board the Adventure Rigid Inflatable Boats at the Harbor Island Sheraton Hotel & Marina and be whisked away on an exciting adventure off the coast of San Diego where a variety of dolphins and whales migrate and greet our passengers for the show of a lifetime!

Adults         $85
Children     $70  (Under 12)

 

2 Hour Harbor Tours

You will board the Adventure RIB Ride at the Harbor Island Sheraton Hotel & Marina and be taken out to San Diego Harbor to see all the sights and points of interest including sea lions, Coronado Bridge, the Midway aircraft carrier, etc.

Adults         $65
Children     $50  (UNDER 12)

 

Custom Private Charters

You can board the Adventure RIB at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina and be taken to a variety of public restaurant docks around San Diego Bay, or a number of locations all around San Diego’s miles and miles of beaches… the choice is yours! 

$175 per hour (2 hr. minimum)

 

Due to the adventurous nature of our charters, we do not recommend them for pregnant women, persons with back, neck, or heart problems, or children under 5 years of age.

Click here to request Adventure RIB Rides

Prices do not include marina dock fees and San Diego Port District taxes. Prices and packages are subject to change from published rates.  Each charter may be different and your special requests are welcome. Gratuities are not included in the package pricing but are cheerfully accepted.

Adventure RIB Rides of San Diego

Ready for an adventure? Then, Adventure RIB Rides of San Diego is ready to take you there!

San Diego’s Premier Dolphin and Whale Watching Adventure Company

Experience a fun, fast, and thrilling ride on board an authentic Navy SEAL Rigid Inflatable Boat (R.I.B.).  The low profile of the Adventure R.I.B.

provides an intimate on-the-water experience, allowing you to get up close and personal to the marine environment and historical sights in and around San Diego Bay. We guarantee you will have a great time and get off the R.I.B. feeling exhilarated!

Choose from one of our charter packages on the right or create your own custom excursion. All charters are captained by one of our highly qualified U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains, who will act as on board guide and naturalist.

Dolphin and Whale Watching Excursions

San Diego is well known for its Gray Whale watching as these magnificent animals pass by San Diego on their annual migration to the warmer waters of the Baja Peninsula, Mexico and then again on their return North to their summer feeding grounds.  Join San Diego’s only year round whale and dolphin watching boat charter company and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on board a fun, fast RIB boat.  The R.I.B offers an intimate on-the-water experience and its low profile allows you to get up close and personal with the marine life.

breaching humpback whale

Whale Watching aboard San Diego’s exciting Adventure RIB Rides is an unforgettable experience.

Adventure Rib Rides‘ highly experienced U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain will draw on his vast knowledge and experience to find the best vantage for whale watching. The Captain will also serve as on board naturalist, relaying a wealth of information about the marine life and natural environment.

For dolphin lovers, we encounter large herds of dolphin at times numbering in the hundreds throughout the year.  Pacific White-sided and Bottlenose dolphin are frequently seen offshore, feeding on an abundance of bait fish. The extremely playful dolphins come right up to the R.I.B., and love to ride our bow wave and stern wake.

California Sea Lions sun bathing

California Sea Lions basking in the San Diego Sun in San Diego Bay.

Wildlife & Naval Heritage Tour of San Diego Bay

Enjoy a fast, fun and unforgettable tour of San Diego Bay and learn about the area’s rich naval and maritime heritage from our knowledgeable U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. You will see all the great naval and historical sights that San Diego has to offer from the Navy SEAL Amphibious Base at Coronado Island to the old and new Point Loma Lighthouses at the entrance to San Diego Bay.

  • See the Submarine Base along with much of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet.

    RIB Boat leaving Sheraton Marina

    Going on an exciting, fast paced adventure, or taking the family out on a unique picnic, Adventure RIB Rides is the way to go!

  • See the Old & New Point Loma Lighthouses
  • Ride the waves past Pt. Loma into the Pacific Ocean
  • Catch a glimpse of some of the remaining coastal defense systems put in place along Pt. Loma during WWII.
  • Experience the U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier from the water as you cruise underneath the Flight Deck of this historic behemoth.
  • Get up close to Sea Lions
  • Cruise along the Embarcadero and view the incredible collection of historic ships at the San Diego Maritime Museum
  • Watch the Navy’s trained dolphins at work
  • Venture under the magnificent Coronado Bridge to the Naval Amphibious Base, where the Navy SEALS train

There are few places where you can see so many amazing sights in such a short period of time. San Diego Bay is the U.S. Navy’s biggest West Coast port and is the homeport to three active nuclear aircraft carriers. This exciting and informative tour is great for all ages.

San Diego Ocean Excursions

Ocean Excursion to the Marine Sanctuary at La Jolla:

This excursion takes you farther North along the coast to the La Jolla, San Diego’s jewel on the sea. La Jolla is famous for its spectacular rocky coastline and there is no better vantage to appreciate its beauty than from the ocean. This is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Southern California, and is dotted with coves and sea caves. Along the way, you will see:

  • Cruise along the beautiful and popular 2 mile stretch of Mission Beach and see the wooden roller coaster at Belmont Park.
  • Pass by the Crystal Pier and the beach community of Pacific Beach
  • Enjoy the rocky beaches of Wind and Sea and Bird Rock
  • Wind your way through kelp forests and look for harbor seals who make their home along the world famous La Jolla Coastline.
  • See the sea caves near La Jolla shores
  • See the beautiful houses along the La Jolla coast

Whale Tale off the coast of San DiegoOcean Excursion to 9-Mile Bank:

On this trip, you will head West into the open ocean to reach 9 Mile Bank, which as the name implies, is an underwater plateau located about nine miles from the entrance to San Diego Bay. A popular fishing destination, this enormous bank attracts not only many different varieties of fish, but also various species of dolphins and whales year round.

Adventure Picnics

Adventure on the high seas has a way of working up the appetite, so allow Adventure R.I.B. Rides to provide lunch on board the R.I.B. or on a secluded beach for a completely unique experience. Choose from one of our Adventure Picnics below or create your own custom excursion. Arrangements can also be made to drop you off, pick you up, or wait while you eat, at any one of the fabulous dining spots located around San Diego or Mission Bay.

family getting ready for an Adventure RIB Rides adventure

Adventure RIB Rides is fun for the whole family.

Adventure RIB Rides has a lot to offer adventurers and can design an exciting day of adventure beyond what is covered on this page.  All you have to do is ask… and show up!  Booking a charter with Adventure RIB Rides is easy.  Simply click on the button on the right side of the page and request a charter.  A representative of the Adventure RIB Rides will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your adventure. 

Here are just a few samples of adventures and occasions you can charter Adventure RIB Rides for:

  • San Diego Bay Cruising
  • Dolphin & Whale Watching
  • Dock & Dine Cruise
  • Anniversaries
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Wildlife Seafari
  • Client Entertaining
  • Nautical Themed Games
  • Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
  • Birthdays
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Film & TV Production
  • Photography Shot Location
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Adventure Picnics
  • Ocean Excursions
  • Bayside Events
dolphin next to RIB boat Rigid Inflatable Boat in ocean pod of dolphins