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Sacramento Historic River Cruise

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Ready to take in a little Sacramento history from the comfort of a Hornblower yacht? In this delightful one-hour Sacramento river cruise, we’ll sail past Old Sacramento's famous historical sites, including the Delta King, the I Street Bridge, the Tower Bridge, and the Air Force Docks.
  • Float down the Sacramento River during this historic river cruise 
  • Hear stories about the city’s history from the indoor or outdoor areas
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot in Old Town Sacramento 
  • Choose from two cruise times to fit your busy schedule
What to Expect
This Sacramento historic river cruise meets at the L Street Dock in Old Town Sacramento. Board a yacht and get ready for a relaxing cruise down the Sacramento River.
You can choose to sit outside or inside, whichever you prefer. Take in the sights as you listen to historical facts about California’s capital city. Hear about the Gold Rush, the Pony Express, and other key events that were part of Sacramento’s past.
Cruise under Tower Bridge, see the Delta King steamboat, and catch sight of McClellan Air Force Base.
Your Sacramento River cruise ends back at the L Street Dock.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I thought this would be a good way to kill an hour on a hot summer day. And it was. The hour ride was through a fairly dull landscape. The narration was informative. Crew was friendly.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an hour long cruise. Very fun and informative! We met great people on this cruise. The Captain was fantastic and very funny. The boat is right in Old Town! This cruise is a must if you are in Sacramento!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Marilyn R
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Events & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you enjoyed your experience, Marilyn! See you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The jolly ole Captain gave a hilarious educational tour. He's great as a captain and stand up comedy!!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank R. W
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Events & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We're happy that you had loads of fun on board. See you back real soon!

Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

We did this cruise for my sister's birthday. On a hot summer day it's a great way to get out of the sun and learn something about the role of the Sacramento River and its impact on the growth of California. Our captain had just...More

4  Thank HangtownCindy
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Events & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sailing with us & belated happy birthday to your sister!

Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

This historic Hornblower Cruise is awesome and I'd recommend it to anyone who has never been to Sacto.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Taheen L
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Events & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

Thank you for recommending us, Taheen!

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20 February 2019|
Response from Milpitas1 |
Hello there. We have a group of 15 from the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. Can the cruise fit 15? Can we bring our own box lunches on board?
19 February 2019|
Response from Susie W | Reviewed this property |
yes there are.
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