Enjoy a Zodiac Pro 21' in Mission Bay!

16 reviews
17 bookings
3 hours minimum

RIBs are a lot of fun to operate offering a great sense of adventure! If you are looking for a private charter to go whale watching, snorkeling, scuba diving, or just enjoy a sunny day at Mission Bay or San Diego bay our Zodiac Rib boat is an excellent option. Our 21ft Zodiac Pro is powered by a 90 Hp Yamaha outboard rendering it a fast, safe, and stable vessel carrying up to eight passengers comfortably (while officially rated for 13 passengers) Please make sure to read our FAQs below. If you have any further questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send your message. Please be as descriptive as possible in order to customize the experience for you.  Top 3 Benefits of our Zodiac RIB (Rigid inflatable hull) 1. Cuts through the water easily making the ride much smoother and less bumpy, providing excellent stability for passengers - even in rough conditions. 2. RIBs generally are easily maneuvered, responding to changes in motion and direction very quickly compared to other types of boats. 3. RIBs are light rendering them the most fuel-efficient vessels Is there anything else we'd need to know? • The boat comes with six lifejackets, 12yrs and under must wear them at all times as per coastguard regulations. • The boat comes with Garmin GPS, binoculars, marine VHF radio, first aid kit, flares, anchor w/chain, fire extinguisher, lifejackets, and a cooler. • Although voluntary. Tips are a great way of showing your appreciation to our hardworking crew. Pricing, tours, and packages.  • Bareboat Charter: $115/hr (min 3hrs) - Multiple discounts available from 3 hrs and up. • Whale Watching Tour (3 hrs): $499.00 (Up to six people) * • Blue Shark Diving All Day Expedition (8hrs): $399.00 per person (Please enquire) • Prices shown don't include platform booking fees. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer. Looking forward to having you onboard!!

Captain is optional.
You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
8 guests
Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs


Wildlife filmmaker with over a decade collaborating with National Geographic, BBC, and multiple other broadcasters, specializing in ocean-based content. I truly love the San Diego waters and when not being used on my natural history productions I'm happy to offer my 21' Zodiac RIB boat 'HOA-KAI' (Hawaiian for Ocean Friend) so you can experience the wonderful marine wildlife of the San Diego coastline.

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16 reviews

5.0 out of 5!

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  1. RB

    Boat is in great condition, everything’s new and working. No issues with communication, pick up etc. great value for money!

  2. JW

    Manaolo was awesome. Flexible, informative and super nice! The boat was everything we thought it would be and more. Had a wonderful time with a few friends and will cherish the memory. Thank you!!

  3. MW

    Wonderful, professional, friendly owner, a pleasure to work with. Great boat, excellent condition, all the necessary accessories (GPS, radio, seating, cooler). Perfect marina location, free parking. Exceeded our expectations.

  4. DP

    I can't express how amazing of an experience we had renting through Manolo. I'll be recommending it to anyone looking to get out on the water here in San Diego (and beyond). Great communication, accommodations, and a truly tailored experience. Make sure to let Manolo know what you'd like to accomplish out on the ocean and I'm confident you'll achieve those goals. On top of all this they limit and offset the carbon footprint from your outing. Thanks Manolo!

  5. CM

    Awesome time! I couldn't imagine a better boating experience. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun and professional experience!

Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Bluetooth
  • Wheel steering
  • Outboard Engine
  • Center Cockpit
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 7 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

San Diego coastline has a lot offer year-round. depending on the time of the year you can see Blue whales, humpbacks, gray whales, dolphins, sunfish, and even Orcas! Customized for natural history productions our 21ft Zodiac Pro 15 Man powered by a 90 Hp Yamaha outboard is a fast, safe, and stable vessel carrying up to six passengers comfortably. We are happy to have you on board!   *We encourage commercial whale watching, eco-tours, and scuba diving operations to charter our vessel - either bareboat or captained. Please inquire about custom pricing and details. RIBs are a lot of fun offering a great sense of adventure! Boarding / disembarkation Instructions:   *We recommend bringing waterproof windbreakers and an additional warm layer (Even in the summer) as offshore weather conditions may vary. *We encourage passengers to bring reusable water bottles and snacks. *Our Rib is delivered with a full tank of fuel. After the rental, we will refuel and you will be charged at a rate of $5.00 per gallon.  *Depending on navigation time, distance, and sea conditions this additional cost can typically range from $40.00 to $100.00 USD.  *The boat comes with six lifejackets. We encourage you to wear them. 12yrs  and under must wear them at all times as per coastguard regulations. *Our Captain honoraries are included in the rental price. *Tips are not expected. However, it's a great way of showing appreciation to our Captain. Just as reference standard tipping is from total per passenger.  *We hope you enjoy a great time in the ocean! FAQ'S 1 - Where do we embark? We typically meet at our Marina in Mission Bay. Boarding instructions will be sent after your booking confirmation. Free parking is available!  2 - Does the rental price include fuel? Negative. The boat is delivered with a full tank (48Gal) you'll need to refuel after the rental. We can also refuel it for a $25.00 convenience fee (+gas reimbursement).  3 - What's the fuel cost? Fuel costs range  $30.00/ $80.00 USD (Depending on use) 4 - Is the boat pet-friendly? Yes! bring along your boat dogs and parrots, we love the furriest family members.  5 - Do you have any Boards/Tubes? Yes! We have a wake surfboard and a Tube. Please enquire to have them ready for you.   6 - Are we allowed to go to the open ocean? Maybe. We can discuss this on a case-by-case basis, it depends on your experience handling boats, knowledge of local waters, and weather forecast.    7 - Do you offer any discounted rates for multiple hours? Sure, please enquire about discounted rates when looking to book more than 3 hours.  8 - Do you offer custom rates for long-term research and/or film projects? Of course! please enquire to discuss customized rates. 9 - Do you allow offshore fishing? Negative. There are better vessels tailored for offshore fishing on the platform, shop around! - Spearfishing and coastal fishing allowed- 10 - Are we allowed to Drink? Yes, as long as you are not operating/captaining the boat. If everyone in your party plans to drink you can always hire a captain.  10 - What's the cost of hiring a captain to operate the boat? Captain honoraries are $35/hr and are paid directly to our captain in Cash, Venmo, or Paypal.   

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