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By: Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower Cruises has put a new twist on their traditional San Diego daytime harbor cruise by featuring one of the most animated "sea-lebrities" of the tour- California Sea Lions in the wild! Many people will be thrilled to know that hundreds of the fascinating pinnipeds can be observed lounging on the buoys in the middle of harbor and on the bait barge near Point Loma. The newest tour is called the Hornblower Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion Adventures.

The one-hour Sea Lion Adventure cruises daily at 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Guests have options for a two-hour cruise to see and learn about the entire San Diego Bay. You will also see brown pelicans and famous San Diego landmarks such as the Star of India, submarines including the new Russian sub at the Maritime Museum, aircraft carriers, North Island Air Station, and Point Loma Lighthouse. Tickets for the Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion Adventure are $18 for adults ($23 for a two hour cruise) and half price for children ages 3-12 years, infants under 3 cruise free. This is one of the lowest attraction tickets in all San Diego!

Children will receive a Sea Lion treasure map with activities, a Sea Lion Fun Facts which explains the difference between seals and sea lions from the San Diego Natural History Museum and a colorful sea lion sticker when they spot the sea lions about half way through the cruise.

Discounts are available on all cruises for children, groups, seniors and military personnel. Hornblower Cruises ticket booth is located at 1066 North Harbor Drive and visitors can buy tickets or make reservations online at or call 619.686.8715 or outside San Diego 1-800 ON THE BAY.

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