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Hornblower Cruises & Events

Creating Amazing Experiences on San Diego Bay!

San Diego Whale Watching (No need to drive 100 miles to see whales in Newport) the best Whale watching departs from downtown San Diego!  Hornblower offers the most comfortable whale and Dolphin watching, sightseeing harbor tours, summer sunset cocktail cruises and  late night Rock the Yacht Parties. Hornblower combines the best of San Diego Bay for one-of-a-kind sightseeing, whale watching or cocktail cruise experiences. Adventure Hornblower is a large, fast and stable Whale Watching platform with open sky deck 30 feet off the water  or inside air conditioned tables.  San Diego Bay provides some of the best views in Southern California, mixed with cool bay breezes and endless sunshine. The deck of a yacht is one of the best places to enjoy these views. Discounts are available for AAA members, groups, seniors, children or military.  

Neighborhood: Downtown

970 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 686-8715
Toll-Free: (800) ONTHEBAY
kwells@hornblower.com

Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM Weekends By Appointment. Reservations by phone are open 24 hours.

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Boating & Sailing

$5 off Whale Watching Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Mar 15, 2018 - ongoing

$5 off Whale & Dolphin Watching with Hornblower Cruises. Hornblower offers large comfortable Whale Watching boats with live narration from San Diego Natural History Museum's trained naturalists...

Restaurants

$5 Off Any Sunset Dinner Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Mar 19, 2018 - ongoing

Sunset Dinner Cruises are a deliciously different dining experience, sailing nightly on San Diego Bay. Enjoy a 3-hour cruise, with 3-course dinner, chilled glass of champagne, with entertainment and...

Restaurants

$5 off Cocktail Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Mar 15 - ongoing

Save $5 per guest on Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruises or Rock the Yacht! Party Cruise! 

Restaurants

$5 off Weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise on San Diego Bay

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Mar 15, 2018 - ongoing

$5 off any weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower Cruises in San Diego. This two-hour cruise features a bountiful brunch buffet, free flowing champagne and the best views of San Diego Bay,...

Tours & Sightseeing

$5 off Harbor Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Mar 19, 2018 - ongoing

$5 off any one- or two-hour narrated Hornbower Harbor Cruise or Sea Lion Adventure on Hornblower. Sightseeing cruises run daily with 6 cruises each day departing from 970 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego,...

Activity

Veterans Cruise Free

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Nov 11, 2018

We'd like to honor our US Military Veterans and invite you to explore the San Diego Bay on a 1 or 2 hour Harbor Cruise for FREE on Sunday, November 11. Please show your military identification at our...

Boating & Sailing

Kids Cruise Free on Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018

Kids cruise free on any 1 or 2 hour daily Harbor Cruise in San Diego. Valid with purchase of 1 adult ticket. 

Restaurants

$5 off Full Moon or Blue Moon Dinner Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Jul 17, 2018 - ongoing

Evenings on the water take on a whole new luster under the light of a full or blue moon. Save $5 off any Full Moon or Blue Moon Dinner Cruise.

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Event

Sightseeing Harbor Cruises on San Diego Bay

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Apr 16, 2018 - ongoing

A harbor cruise on San Diego bay is one of the top attractions in San Diego because of this beautiful city's enormous harbor with landmarks, city architecture, navy ships and wild wonders.

Event

Sights & Sips Sunset Cocktail Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Jul 17 - ongoing

Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights meet for Happy Hour on a yacht! This Sunset Cruise is one of a kind, with a complimentary glass of champagne, hors-d'oeuvres and drink specials, while taking...

Event

Rock the Yacht! Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Jul 17 - ongoing

Get the night started right with San Diego's newest party. Step on board, grab a drink, snap some selfies, hit the dance floor, then head out to the Gaslamp and keep the party going all night long.

Event

Kids Cruise FREE All October!

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018

Kids 12 years and under cruise for FREE on any One or Two Hour Harbor Cruise & Sea Lion Adventure on San Diego Bay. Each full fare adult ticket purchased will admit up to two children to cruise...

Event

91X & Z90 Halloween Boo's Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Oct 28, 2018

Happy Halloween! You have lots of choices for Halloween, and you have found the best one with the best ticket price! Cruise is Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Tickets are $15 until October 21. Starting...

Event

Star of India Spectator & Lunch Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Nov 18, 2018

Hornblower will follow the Star of India out to sea to allow passengers a close up view of the world's oldest active iron-hulled ship. It's been 5 years since the Star of India last sailed, this is a...

Event

Sailing with Captain Santa Harbor Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Dec 1, 2018

Get in the holiday spirit as you cruise San Diego Bay with Captain Santa at the helm! Bring the whole family for a festive morning on the water featuring hosts John & Tammy from KSON 103.7,...

Event

San Diego Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Dec 8, 2018 - ongoing

San Diego is one of the best locations to watch whales year-round! There's no need to travel one hour north to Newport Beach or Dana Point to go whale watching when there are convenient boats...

Event

Ugly Sweater Holiday Cocktail Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Dec 22, 2018

Come aboard the only floating holiday happy hour in San Diego! Join special hosts Tati and Frankie from JAM'N 95.7, as well as STAR 94.1 and Channel 93.3 for the ultimate ugly sweater party on the...

Blue Whale Watching Cruises -June to Aug

  • Expert, seasoned Captains and Crewmembers narrate your experience
  • Snack bar with hot and cold food and adult beverages on every cruise.
  • Expert interaction with Whalers from San Diego Natural History Museum every day
  • Fast,stable, spacious whale watching vessel with snack bar with hot/cold food
  • Snack Bar with adult beverages

San Diego 1 or 2 hour Harbor Cruises

  • One or two Hour Harbor Cruises w/ Professional narration - Six daily times
  • Extreme Sailing Spectator Cruises on San Diego Bay
  • Sights and Sips Sunset Cocktail Cruises (April-October)
  • Rock the Yacht! Cruises on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day Cruises

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View

Blue Whale Watching Cruises -June to Aug

  • Expert, seasoned Captains and Crewmembers narrate your experience
  • Snack bar with hot and cold food and adult beverages on every cruise.
  • Expert interaction with Whalers from San Diego Natural History Museum every day
  • Fast,stable, spacious whale watching vessel with snack bar with hot/cold food
  • Snack Bar with adult beverages
  • Whale Guarantee: See a whale or cruise again for free!

San Diego 1 or 2 hour Harbor Cruises

  • One or two Hour Harbor Cruises w/ Professional narration - Six daily times
  • Extreme Sailing Spectator Cruises on San Diego Bay
  • Sights and Sips Sunset Cocktail Cruises (April-October)
  • Rock the Yacht! Cruises on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day Cruises
  • Thanksgiving, Holiday & New Year's Cruises

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Total Number of Seats: 1,005
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Cuisine: American
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Pricing: $36 Plus
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Outside Dining
  • Waterfront
  • Rentals
  • Charter
  • Motor
  • Boat Excursions
  • Whale Watching

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