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Hornblower Cruises & Events

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970 N Harbor Drive and, 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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San Diego Dinner Cruises,Champagne Brunch, Blue Whale watching. Sightseeing by boat on Harbor Cruises on San Diego Bay or Gray Whale Watching Cruises (seasonally). Summer Cocktail Cruises, Blue Whale Watching in summer, Fireworks dinner cruises and Lobster Dinner Cruises! Private yacht charters, holiday parties and Destination wedding receptions for two or groups under 1200. Special discounts are posted online. Birthday offer: Buy 3 dinner tickets or brunch and get 1 FREE! Use code BDY. Family friendly with discounts for children, seniors, military and groups. Hornblower has a fleet of yachts to provide an amazing celebration such as company holiday parties, New Year's Eve celebrations, Wine pairing dinners, unique meetings on the water, School dances, concert venues, promotion spaces and all provide 360 degree views with catering on San Diego Bay. Hornblower has been serving California for over 36 years.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
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“dinner cruise” (97 reviews)
“north bay” (57 reviews)
“hour tour” (92 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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970 N Harbor Drive and, 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the 1 hour cruise, it was a fun trip up the harbor! The captain was entertaining and full of fun facts about everything; Coronado island and bridge, the many naval ships that were currently docked, downtown Sand Diego, etc, etc. I found the chairs...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took this cruise as part of the Go San Diego package. The package was purchased through Costco on line. The package cost was similar to price of admission to the zoo that was included. We toured the north bay (1 hour) and it was...More

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HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jack - We appreciate your review! We are glad that you enjoyed the cruise and that you felt safe on board. We would love to welcome you back soon!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I and 2 friends of ours went on a Hornblower cruise of the San Diego Bay today, and had a great time. The weather was a little cold and breezy, but the information we received and the sites we saw were very...More

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HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate your amazing review! Captain Jose is truly something else and we are incredibly honored to have him on our team. Thank you for being a loyal sailor of ours - we can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

$42. Can be a lot for this adventure. You can find some great discounts on Groupon. And you are asking Mother Nature to produce a whale sighting. Go with the attitude of “I’m going for a nice boat ride” and you won’t be disappointed if...More

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

Hi Janet - thanks for the review! We completely love your positive mindset :) We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise despite not being able to see as many whale sightings as we'd hope. It sounds like you were given a whale...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Our company held a three-day long event at the Hotel del Coronado for our top clients from around the southern states, and one of the highlights of our time spent in the area was the dinner cruise on the High Spirits, one of the Hornblower...More

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HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

We truly appreciate your review! We are happy that your event on board the High Spirits was successful. It is always great to hear that we are able to provide that amazing experience for our guests. We look forward to hosting you on board again...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Was really looking forward to a west coast whale watch since they are all rough back in new england. Well i really wished they would have cancelled the trip that day. Once we were out of the bay it was 6ft waves and pretty rough,...More

Thank Courtney F
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HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hello Courtney, we appreciate your feedback. We are truly sorry to hear that you had this experience during the cruise. In order for us to get the best sightings of whales, we must sail out into the open ocean and try our best to maneuver...More

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cgomezhmo
30 March 2018|
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Response from HornblowerSupport | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry! The boat capacity depends on the vessel in use, cruise type and the sail date. Some days are busier than others. Our vessels are never filled to capacity though because we want our guests to feel... More
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lseym0
11 December 2017|
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Response from Rebecca M | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
These cruises only sail within the harbor so you do not need to worry about too much movement on board due to the waves. It also depends on how prone you are to seasickness. To enjoy the experience, it is recommended to... More
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Response from Rebecca M | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hornblower has a range of tours from $25 for a one hour tour to $81 for our 3 hour dinner cruise. Get online to see our cocktail cruises too!
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