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Hornblower Cruises & Events

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2431 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4759
+1 949-650-2412
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Orange, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was fabulous.i like it better than a restaurant because we could get up, move around, talk to each and walk outside whenever we wanted to. The brunch was awesome! Lacked nothing except calories!!! Our waitress was Amy and she was great. Made us all feel like we were the only ones there! Thank you Amy!! Well be back!

Thank Sue N
Redding, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Close to airport. Lots of fun. Very affordable. Good for all ages comfortable for grandparents to show them where they are. You can do these tours more than once. Always new houses people and critters to see.

Thank carynrhoads
Chino, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We surprised our friend with a champagne brunch on the Wild Goose which was formerly owned by John Wayne. Hornblower Cruises did a wonderful job of maintaining a lot of the original ship while adding a top deck dining area. Everything was better than we expected. The cruise holds 90 guests, but we only had 60 on this trip. The... More 

Thank DMarchesi
Palm Desert, California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We made a return visit to "John Wayne's" Wild Goose yacht with it's superb buffet lunch. We had taken the same cruise last summer and raved about it. We wondered if we really remembered accurately how good it was -- and were not disappointed. The cruise is comfortable with various locations to sit and enjoy the views. The buffet is... More 

Thank Ang2012
Rosarito, Mexico
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This past Sunday I attended a harbor cruise for some dear friends 50th wedding anniversary renewal ceremony. We were aboard the yacht Mojo in which case there was about 45 of us. The staff and crew were absolutely wonderful with no attention to detail left undone. Everything was delightful, food was great, staff was excellent and the ride/views superb! I... More 

Thank Kevin R
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We booked a Valentine's day dinner cruise on the Wild Goose, the boat owned by John Wayne. We were greeted with bottomless champagne, and escorted to private tables arranged according to pre-booked requests. We were able to look around the entire ship, including seeing vintage poker tables, bedrooms, powder rooms and more, as well as enjoy the views from the... More 

Thank SupermanRockstar
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

It was wonderful. The only down part was it was too windy and we couldn't launch for awhile so most of the dinner was eaten in the harbor.

Thank lindawD3197ZI
Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

My company rented out the Hornblower for our event and it was a great experience. We had about 105 people attending the event and they did a great job of being able to accommodate us. They had two bars being tended along with a variety of people walking around to pass out appetizers. The two bars did a phenomenal job... More 

2 Thank Chicklet2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Our family decided to do a family reunion dinner cruise out of Newport Beach for a special experience. We went on the Valentine's Day special dinner cruise on Friday, 2/12/16 at 7pm. The view was okay since it is already dark during the entire trip and can't really see much scenery. There are some areas that can use some major... More 

4 Thank Mei W
HornblowerMarketing, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this review

Hi Mei! We're sorry to hear you aren't completely satisfied with your experience. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service Manager at 310-301-6000 x6603 to discuss any issues further. More 

Mount Forest, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

This has been the second year I have taken this cruise through ACT Day Tours from Palm Desert. I enjoyed it even more this year. I would take this tour for a third time if I visit again. We had a great champagne brunch & were looked after by wonderful crew members. Good food, great company & a slow cruise... More 

1 Thank Ann P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2431 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4759
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-650-2412

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?