Enjoy 25' Zodiac Charter in San Diego

25 ft
6 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy San Diego by boat. Charter a 25' RIB for up to 6 people. Rates as low as $175 NZD per hour.


  • Private charters up to 6 passengers - $175.00 per hour  
  • Whale and Dolphin Watching 3 hour public tour - $85 per person  
  • Harbor Tours, 2 hour public tour - $65 per person


Avoid fighting for a view on the larger/slower boats. Our boats greatly reduce the chance of sea sickness as our low profile does not rock aggressively compared to the traditional whale watching boats. Our RIBs are faster and allow you to see much more of the marine life at its best without wasting time slowly traveling from one area to another in the open ocean. Enjoy amazing views of the San Diego coastline no matter which side of the boat you are on. All of our boats are operated by experienced, licensed US Coast Guard Captains which also serve as your on board naturalist. We take up to 6 guests in our authentic Navy SEAL Team Rigid Inflatable Boats (R.I.B.s) We are proudly rated as a 5 star experience!

The Boats: U.S. Navy SEAL Deployment Rigid Inflatable Boat (R.I.B.) Custom Built for the U.S. Department of Defense, Naval Surface Warfare Division, U.S. Navy SEAL, Underwater Demolition Team

Our Boats: US Navy SEAL Team R.I.B.s
Manufacturer: Nautica & Zodiac
Capacity: 6 Passengers + Captain per boat
Power: Twin 150 hp Evinrude ETech

Whale And Dolphin Watching in San Diego CA

Our Whale and dolphin watching excursions are a great way to spend a memorable and exciting day with friends and family. Our captains are experienced naturalists that give background information on the wildlife you will be watching and all are experienced US Coast Guard licensed to keep both you and the majestic animals in the water safe and sound.

Leaving from the beautiful Sheraton Marina Hotel allows you a chance to view the downtown skyline as well as many other sites San Diego Bay has to offer. As we make our way past the Navy Submarine Base and the Point Loma Lighthouse and then onto our ocean excursion, we will get up close to the action as we see breaching whales and dolphins leap into the air for an adventure of a lifetime!

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. Soon after the Gray Whales head North, we typically begin seeing the largest animal ever known to have lived on Earth, the Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), beginning late spring.

San Diego CA Premier Boat Charters & Boat Excursions

Adventure RIB Rides offers fun and excitement for the whole family making for a memorable day on the water. Our private San Diego Bay charters and ocean excursions are a great way for everyone to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer just offshore. Whether you are looking to spot some dolphins, take in the rich naval history of San Diego, or just enjoy the sun for an afternoon, a private charter from Adventure RIB Rides will bring you along for an exciting ride on one of our authentic NAVY SEAL Team Rigid Inflatable Boats (R.I.B.s). Grab your sea legs, and join us for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime!

Since 2006, we have provided quality private and public boat charters and excursions. We are dedicated to clean, safe, affordable fun and excitement for all. We cater to all types of groups from family trips of all ages, corporate events, individuals and more for any of the trips we list plus more. Our guests can enjoy year round dolphin and whale watching, naval heritage harbor tours, and just plain fun in the sun. The best way to see San Diego is right from the water.

Our private charters are just $175.00 per hour plus tax and can accommodate up to 6 passengers. Multiple boats are available for larger groups.

Harbor, Wildlife & Naval Heritage Tours 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.
  • 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.

Adventure Picnics

Adventure on the high seas has a way of working up the appetite, so allow us 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.

Ocean Excursions

All charters are limited to 6 passengers per boat.

  • Mission Bay: Recommended Charter Time 2.5 Hours
  • La Jolla Marine Sanctuary: Recommended Charter Time: 4 Hours
  • Offshore, 9-Mile Bank: Recommend Charter Time 2.5 Hours
  • Coronado Islands, Mexico: Recommended Charter Time 3 Hours


If you are looking to answer your inner yearning to explore Earth’s last frontier, then join us on one of our unforgettable Ocean Excursions. Whether you wish to head North, South, or straight West, each of the following options offers unique adventures on the high seas.

Snorkel & Scuba Adventure Packages

Nautical Themed Adventure Games

Adventure Games Include:

Nautical Theme Treasure Hunt Game
(Recommended Charter Time 2-2.5 Hours):

In this game, passengers will test their problem solving abilities, observational prowess and hands-on seamanship skills, as they follow a series of clues around the Bay that will have them solving riddles, completing tasks and answering trivia questions. This game takes passengers up close to the most interesting sites around San Diego Bay and/or Mission Bay. Custom games that travel the coastline between Mission Bay and San Diego Bay can be arranged. (This game is great for all ages.)

Hybrid Games
(Recommended Charter Time 3-4 Hours):

This is a great option if you are looking to offer your employees a chance to both socialize and relax on board a large luxury yacht and enjoy a fun, fast paced treasure hunt or eco-challenge game on a smaller R.I.B. boat. Passengers can easily and safely transfer onto and off the fast boats to enjoy an amazing adrenaline rush and intimate on-the-water experience.

Corporate Outings & Team Building Events

Whale & Dolphin Watching Excursions

We offer an intimate whale watching experience.  The R.I.B.’s low profile and high speed potential allows more time for passengers to get up-close and personal to marine life.  Your highly knowledgeable captain will also serve as your onboard naturalist.  (Year-Round: Dolphin & Wildlife Excursions): Imagine wild dolphins so close you can reach out and touch them. You will be wowed on this tour, as dolphins play within arms reach of the Adventure R.I.B. We often encounter herds of Dolphin, including the rare Risso’s Dolphin, numbering in the hundreds and even the thousands (mega-herds), often within a few miles offshore of San Diego.

Naval Heritage & Wildlife Tours of San Diego Bay

Enjoy an amazing and thrilling tour of SD Bay.  Learn about SD’s rich naval & maritime heritage.  Venture under the flight deck of the U.S.S. Midway, see the incredible collection of historic ships at the Maritime Museum and the numerous Naval ships throughout the Bay, see the lighthouses at the entrance to SD Bay, and get up close and personal to sea lions and the other abundant wildlife in and around San Diego Bay.

Adventure Games

Nautical Theme Treasure Hunt Game: Passengers will test their problem solving abilities, observational prowess and hands-on seamanship skills as they follow a series of clues to the most interesting sites around SD Bay and/or Mission Bay.  Custom games that travel the coastline between Mission Bay and SD Bay can be arranged.

Extreme Adventure Game: The dynamic, fast paced and competitive Adventure Game offers a combination of fun treasure hunt questions & physical challenges which may include: beach landing, tug-of-war, & kayak races. Eco-Challenge Game: Questions and challenges revolve around the natural world and the coastal eco-system.  Teams will compete offshore and in San Diego and/or Mission Bay and will be tested on their observational prowess and problem solving abilities as they answer the call of nature. Hybrid Games: This is a great option if you are looking for a chance to both socialize and relax on board a larger luxury yacht and enjoy a fun, fast paced game or whale watching excursion on a R.I.B. boat. Passengers can easily and safely transfer on and off the R.I.B. boat(s).

Eco-Adventures to the Coronado Islands, Mexico

The Coronado Islands never fail to evoke feelings of awe and amazement in our passengers with its rugged coastline, secluded coves, natural bridges and abundant sea life. A chain of islands located just 15 miles South of San Diego, Los Coronados are protected by the Mexican Government as a nature preserve for seals, sea lions, elephant seals (seasonal) and a myriad of different birds including several rare and endangered species.  Whales & Dolphin can also be seen near the islands throughout the year.  The Captain will act as onboard naturalist.

Adventure Picnics

Adventure on the high seas has a way of working up the appetite, so enjoy lunch on a secluded beach around San Diego or Mission Bay. Arrangements can also be made to drop you off, pick you up, or wait while you eat at any number of fabulous dining spots.

VIP Tours/Shuttle Service

Charter the R.I.B. hourly, for half a day, all day, or all week for any of our amazing excursions, which can be offered throughout the day for clients and/or employees.  Pickup and/or drop off from any bayside location around San Diego or Mission Bay can be arranged.


  • Type: RIB
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Make Model: Zodiac
  • Year: 2001
  • Rental Minimum: 2 hours
  • Length: 25 ft

Rental Requirements


1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wheel steering
  • Trailerable
  • Outboard Engine
  • Center Cockpit
  • Dual Comm-forward seating
  • Twin Engine

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