San Diego's Premier Year-Round Whale & Dolphin Watching Tours

Experience something remarkable! With Adventure RIB Rides, you are never fighting for a good seat on one of the most exciting boat rides of your life. On your whale watching excursion, you and your company will see marine life like never before. Since 2006, Adventure R.I.B Rides has been San Diego’s Premiere Whale and Dolphin Watching Charter Company Open Year Round. We are proudly rated as a 5 star experience!

We offer 3 hour Whale Watching excursions with just 6 passengers per boat. However, we do have multiple boats to accommodate larger parties!

Your ticket includes:
– 3 Hour Whale Watching Excursion
– The best seat in the house on a Ocean Adventure including dolphins, sea lions, birds, and of course WHALES!
– The experience of being on a NAVY SEAL R.I.B.
– A fast and exciting boat ride on your way out to open waters.
– Along the way you will see the NAVY Dolphin Training Facility, Bait Barge (Where the sea lions sunbathe with the variety of birds San Diego has to offer), a beautiful view of the San Diego Bay, and the ever so secret view of the nuclear submarine base, and the extraordinary views of the Point Loma Lighthouse.


Open year-round, we take up to six guests per boat to experience the marine wildlife on one of our authentic Navy SEAL Team Rigid Inflatable Boats (R.I.B.s). What is a R.I.B. you may ask?
Our R.I.B.s (Rigid Inflatable Boat) are all Authentic NAVY SEAL boats used by SEAL Team 1 here in Coronado, San Diego. The low profile of these boats offer a fun and safe experience of a lifetime while also exploring what marine life San Diego has to offer.

These boats also make it much less likely for passengers to experience motion sickness juxtapose to the larger boats where you sway more aggressively due to the height of these ships.

Whether you are looking for whales, dolphins, sea lions or other marine wildlife, our boat charters are an exciting trip out on the water. The scenery of the California coast only gets better while watching whales crest and dolphins jump nearby. All our charters are captained by experienced, licensed US Coast Guard Captains to ensure a safe, fun trip for the whole family.

All our excursions depart from the Sheraton Marina Hotel at 1380 Harbor Island Drive conveniently located across the street from the San Diego International Airport.

For your convenience, you can reserve our public whale and dolphin watching excursions on our automated reservation system or contact Adventure R.I.B. Rides by phone or email to discuss or reserve any of our public or private trips shown under our Tours/Charters tab above.


Since we strive to give our guests the best experience possible we may need to reschedule a trip from time to time due to unpleasant off shore weather conditions or vessel maintenance.

If you are traveling to San Diego it is recommended to reserve an excursion at the beginning of your visit rather than at the end allowing you a more flexible schedule in case a trip is rescheduled to a later date.