Hornblower Cruises & Events is the premier San Diego harbor and whale watching cruise ship line in San Diego. You will not find a better venue for sightseeing, Sunday brunch or dinner, and dancing than on a Hornblower Cruise. This recommendation is based on personal experience.
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Hornblower Cruises and Events is a nationwide cruise ship line with locations in San Francisco, Marina Del Rey, Newport Beach as well as New York Harbor and even Niagra Falls. So you know it’s gotta be good. But the main reason why it is so highly recommended is that this cruise line is still owned and operated by its original founder. The man with the passion to create a memorable experience of enjoying breathtaking views of a city from the bay. In the process of building his company, he added a fleet of vintage and new ships with impressive dining venues for both dinner or brunch to a full on wedding and reception venue. So without hesitation, the SAN DIEGAN | SanDiegan.com highly recommends a Hornblower dinner, brunch, whale & dolphin watching or a harbor cruise.
For over thirty years here in San Diego, Hornblower Cruises & Events (4) has been offering a memorable experience, which has been enjoyed by tens of thousands of people. So put a cruise on your “must do list” for fun things to do.
Harbor Cruises Offers a Dinner Cruise on San Diego Bay
Expect spectacular bay breezes aboard their dinner cruises and champagne brunch cruises as you view the city from San Diego’s magnificent natural harbor. Savor, indulge and unwind on a Hornblower Cruise, where you can enjoy the finest in gourmet cuisine, surrounded by spectacular bay views on one of Hornblower’s magnificent yachts. An added bonus is you can also enjoy the Hornblower for a private yacht charter for a corporate event, a wedding, wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. The Hornblower is a perfect venue for any occasion.
This romantic cruise leaves from the Embarcadero at sunset and includes a photograph, which is an optional purchase, but well worth the small fee, awesome city and bay views, delicious cuisine, dancing, and strolling about the multi-deck yacht. This venue absolutely can’t be surpassed for all of the reasons mentioned above. Credit cards: AE, DISC, MC, VISA
Their professional staff will personalize arrangements and tailor any event to suit your needs. They cater to groups of any size, ranging from 2 to 1,200. Whether it’s a romantic evening for two, a birthday celebration, a wedding ceremony or a corporate party, they are sure to promise you an unforgettable experience.
Hornblower offers the best sights and sounds of the magnificent San Diego Bay. Cruises depart daily from the Embarcadero in Downtown San Diego. They depart at 1800 North Harbor Dr, which is just across the eye-catching San Diego County Administration Building. Call for reservations. For private charters call (619-686-8715).
Harbor Cruises Offers Brunch Cruise on San Diego Bay
Hornblower Cruises & Events offer an exciting dining experience, where the celebration begins the moment you come aboard. Your brunch cruise starts with a glass of chilled champagne on deck, where you can then relax as their gracious crew transports you to a world of relaxation & pleasure. Perfect for a weekend brunch cruise or a dinner cruise on the San Diego Bay. Book your dining cruise.
Harbor Cruises Daily Sightseeing Cruises onan Diego Bay
Hornblower is famous for their one & two-hour harbor cruises. You can relax in comfort on their sun deck, while their crew takes you on a memorable harbor cruise, which is complete with a narration of the rich history, local points of interest and facts about San Diego landmarks. Book your cruise.
Wedding, Party or Events to Remember
With seven different yachts in a variety of sizes, there’s no such thing as a typical Hornblower private yacht charter. Whatever the occasion; client entertaining, holiday party, team building or wedding on a Horn-blower cruise you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable California coastal experience. Their award-winning crew and executive chef will ensure a memorable event! Learn more about their weddings.
Hornblower also offers year-round special event cruises for every occasion. If you’re looking for a fun and different way to celebrate, then discover why Hornblower is the coolest way on the bay. They also offer great happy hour cruises during the week, which make for a perfect adventure right after work. Book your special event.
The Hornblower also offers a two-story ballroom venue called The Abbey On Fifth Avenue for weddings and special events. So the venues offered by Hornblower Cruises and Events are undoubtedly superior.Book your special event.
Whale & Dolphin Cruises Offered Year Around
Hornblower Cruises and Events in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum offer an incredible Blue Whale and Dolphin cruise. You’ll board at the Embarcadero at 1800 N. Harbor Dr. in downtown San Diego (619-686-8715) [hornblower.com]. With its many years of experience, they offer the best venue for an exciting whale and dolphin watching excursion off the coast of San Diego. It’s offered daily throughout the year.
Offered are a Blue whale and Grey whale and dolphin watching year round with departures at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily. Tours are three-and-a-half hours long and include a video and whale exhibits featuring fossils. Cost is ($43) weekdays and ($48) weekends for adults; seniors and military receive ($2) off; and ($21) weekdays and ($24) weekends for children 4–17. Children under 3 are admitted free. Blue whale watching is every day December through April from 8:45 a.m.–1 p.m ($65) for adults on Sat. and Sun. and ($55) on Mon. and Fri.
Definitely recommended is an expedition on a Hornblower Yacht to see the amazing California Gray Whales and Blue Whales. This 31/2 hour Whale Watching cruise is an educational experience. It’s offered December through April. This is the time of the year when whales trek south from the artic and pass within a few miles off the coast of San Diego. Without a doubt, this is the most exhilarating up-close whale watching experience you will ever see. Book your cruise.
You’ll get a free trip check redeemable for a FREE return whale excursion if for some reason you don’t see a whale on your day. Plus, be sure to use their coupon in the SAN DIEGAN or online at SanDiegan.com for $5 off whale watching, cocktail cruises, brunch and dinner cruises or harbor cruises!
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Banquets & Weddings at Hornblower Cruises & Events
1800 North Harbor Dr.
Hornblower offers an unforgettable experience for banquets, wedding, parties, proms, galas, celebrations and events.
Happy Hour at Hornblower Cruises & Events
Enjoy the Sights and Sips Happy Hour cruise on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.