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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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Hornblower Free Birthday Harbor Tour Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Apr 15 - May 31, 2019

Planning an unforgettable birthday celebration is simple. Celebrate your special day sightseeing on San Diego Bay with a free 1- or 2- hour Harbor Tour Cruise on your birthday. Must book in person...

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$5 OFF Any Cruise for Cruise Ship Passengers

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Jan 18, 2019 - ongoing

Enjoy your stay in sunny San Diego with a cruise!  Save $5 per person on any cruise on Hornblower in San Diego, including 1 or 2 hour Harbor Tours, Whale Watching, Nightly Dinner Cruises,...

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Sightseeing Harbor Cruises on San Diego Bay

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Jan 3, 2019 - 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.

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San Diego Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Jan 4 - 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...

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19th Annual Pet Day on the Bay

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Apr 27, 2019

For 18 years, Hornblower has offered this popular, pup-friendly Pet Day on San Diego Bay which consistently serves up a tail-wagging good time! Hornblower invites dogs to cruise for free with their...

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Mes de Mayo Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events
May 3 - May 31, 2019

At Hornblower, Cinco de Mayo is Mes de Mayo! We are celebrating on May 5, as well as the entire month of May with fiesta-style appetizers and Mexican beer and cocktail specials on our Friday and...

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Rock the Yacht! Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events
May 3 - 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.

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

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  • 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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