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

Since 2006, Adventure R.I.B Rides has been San Diego’s premiere whale and dolphin watching Charter Company. 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). The speed of our R.I.B.s give you a fast, fun ride and allows you to get to the wildlife quicker. This gives you the opportunity to experience much more while out on the water as compared to the slow 100 plus passenger big boats. The low profile of our R.I.B.s allows you to get up close and personal with a variety of aquatic animals as well as limit the possibility of sea sickness which typically happens on the taller boats as they slowly rock in the waves.

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.