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Hornblower Cruises and Events San Diego is a treasured attraction located on San Diego Bay. Hornblower offers dinner cruises, harbor cruises, and unforgettable weddings and corporate events. The San Diego Dinner Cruise departs every night of the year from docks located conveniently downtown and just minutes from San Diego Lindbergh Field.
San Diego Harbor Cruises
Enjoy the best sightseeing on San Diego Bay with a professionally narrated tour of more than 50 storied landmarks. Hornblower cruises covers over 13 miles on the Big Bay, passing by Seaport Village, and Shelter Island. Also included on the tours are ship-building and dry-docking facilities, Coronado Island, Point Loma, and Cabrillo National Monument, and much more.
Always a good time! The jazz brunch cruise is a favorite of ours. Endless mimosa’s and timeless jazz music is a great... way to start the day! Definitely recommend for any time you’re in SD or any of the other cities that they are located. Book ahead to secure your spot ☺️read more
Where do I start??....our table was attacked by nats, kept pulling bugs out of my wine glass. There was a fingernail on... the window sill at our table. On the top deck, there were lots of champagne glasses all over from the previous cruise. We ordered spinach dip with pita chips which were hard and stale. My brother complained but they did nothing. The main course was good but the worse thing was the waiter. He was rude and yelling at his coworkers. He seemed confused just looking at his table list while the other waiters were serving food. Improvement is needed for deep cleaning first, provide FRESH food, then re-train their staff not only to treat and respect their customers but each other as well. Very sad to see. We should have gone with Flagship.read more
Went for an early mother's day cruise around the harbor. Parking is a bit hidden but once you figure it out, very close... to walk. Boarding is easy. Captain was super Informative and not boring to listen to at all. I wish it was longer tho. Would do it again.read more
This was a fun little brunch cruise. It was my first San Diego Cruise. I would highly recommend it. The food was pretty... good. They had good options and unlimited mimosas. You could even purchase other type of drinks as well.It's better to purchase the cruise online than going to the office. Purchase in advance.The service is A1! They still practice social distancing as well. Everyone is so nice. The Captain even goes to ever table and introduces himself.read more
The Cruise was beautiful with the scenery, amazing staff. However, the food was unsatisfactory. It was a 3 course meal,... everything was under seasoned, the food was cold and you could tell nothing was prepared fresh.If there was music playing on the Cruise would've made it a lot more enjoyable. Not worth the $345 we paid.read more
Took my boyfriend for a cruise tonight on our one year anniversary and it wasn’t exactly what was advertised (soft... music in the background, luxurious two hour getaway.) Two hours were advertised but the cruise only lasted an hour and a half, the bento box was served in plastic containers, and the trip didn’t mention that drinks weren’t included and you’d have to pay a lot more for them. We were seating next to a giant radiator looking thing too and it just wasn’t what was advertised. Very disappointed 🙁read more
Reading all these great reviews are so confusing. We Went on the dinner cruise and it did not live up to the hype at... all. First off the vibe was not there at all. No live music. Very low music that was playing in the background. The food was awful! reminds you of cafeteria food had no flavor at all. It’s almost like they pulled it out the freezer and put it in a microwave to “warm” up and put it on a plate and try and make it look nice. We were expecting something gourmet. The desert was bad as well. The views of the city were nice it was just way to cold to sit out and enjoy it. It also felt like the ac was on inside. We could not wait to get off and get back to our hotel. I would not recommend this cruise to anyone. Please do not waste your money or time.read more
Excellent and affordable bay dinner cruises with activities on the top deck and live music. A great place for a date... night! Get tickets early to watch the fireworks in the bay on a holiday.read more
The food was much better than I expected. Flavorful. The ship was clean and COVID aware. The captain came around and... introduced himself to everyone. Pleasant experience. Would do again especially when friends and relatives would visit.read more
Great Valentine’s Day cruise! Staff was excellent and very courteous, my champagne glass never empty and everyone on... board was having a good time. Great covid measures with plenty of space to yourself on the top deckread more
It was an amazing experience!! I enjoyed the San Diego downtown view from the Harbor. You can see many war ships like... air craft carries, cruisers, destroyers and many other types I don't even know their names. The Captain will describe the sights on a mic. The cruise lasts way longer than I expected, therefore I'd say its cheap.read more
Thanksgiving Dinner Sunset Cruise was wonderful. Service was good, food was delicious, and the sights were amazing.... They took all the COVID-19 safety precautions and, although quite cold, the experience was lovely.read more
We loved our whale watching cruise on Hornblower Cruises in San Diego - even though we didn't see any whales! the... cruise itself is beautiful. We had great views of the city, the military in the area, a submarine, and sea lions hanging out on buoys.The ship is large, clean and comfortable - with plenty of room for visitors to spread out. Snacks and drinks are sold on the ship too - not a large selection, but offering something is a nice treat.If you don't see any whales on your cruise, they offer a free ticket to use within one year. I'd suggest booking your whale-watching cruise for your first day in San Diego - that way if it is canceled for the weather (we know others that happened to), or you don't see whales, you'll have other days on that same trip to try to see whales.read more
Ambiance is awkward. Where was the music? The employees had music at the bar but I couldn't hear anything by my table,... other than a large drunk party. Going on the deck made the night, amazing views! Loved the food, although the drinks were low quality. Not sure if I'd do it again.read more
I'm sure normally that the dinner cruise is a lovely experience. But, there was 1 party that definitely pregamed that... kinda made the last night of our honeymoon a poorer experience.5 females with 3 males. The females were definitely drunk, playing music from their phones and singing drinking songs. A few of the females went to head upstairs, befriended another party on their way to the stairs, started being VERY loud to the point I had to raise my voice so my wife could hear me from a foot away, and started twerking and screaming about taking shots.I get that we're all out here to have a good time but this definitely took away from the ambiance of the cruise. This isn't a nightclub, it's not a bar.My 3 stars is because there was no intervention from staff to calm this behavior for the sake of the other guests. The music is too low.So that things aren't left on a sad note, out server was wonderful, the salmon and beef were fantastic, and my picky-eating wife actually loved the house vinaigrette on the salad. The rest of the cruise itself was great, and seeing the city lights at night was very, very romantic.If Hornblower is able to take some steps to prevent or quickly end disruptive behavior of rowdy guests then that could resolve the only problem that I could see.Would recommend.read more
Absolutely amazing experience - if you are looking for a way to take a special someone out and shoe them a classy and... unique good time - this is the way to go for sure. Check out the Fever app to get great discounts! Happy Sailing!read more
Boat does not provide any live entertainment. Music was low. Didn't feel like we ever left the dock. Felt like we were... going in circles. View was pretty basic. And lastly, the party I came with all agreed this should be a 2 hour NOT a 3 hour cruise. Food and service was good. Also the spinach artichoke is served with Ritz crackers (not tortilla chips/ $11) and the jumbo shrimp cocktail was not jumbo (6 medium sized shrimp/$12). All I can say is DO NOT go on the cruise hungry..lolread more
Attending a Hornblower dinner cruise was a much needed 'staycation' during covid.Social distancing was practiced,... everyone wore a mask 😷, the deck was never crowded and we had a great time.This is a great way to have a small scale celebration during these challenging times.read more
My wife and I did the sunset dinner cruise and it was a great experience from start to finish! The food was great, the... service was excellent, we were there for her birthday so they gave us a window seat. I definitely would suggest this cruise!read more
Hot but very relaxing and affordable cruise. The entire staff were friendly. The waiter was super nice and attentive to... everyone on the cruise. The menu was also affordable. The 90 minute tour was just enough to explore the South and North of San Diego. The ride was smooth. Military discount is also accepted.read more
I've been on their cruises many times before, but this last failed booking and taking of my payment without refund has... just overshadowed all prior experiences. I went to book on their app last week for a Sunday Dinner cruise. Their app is buggy but seemed to work okay. As I start booking all seems fine. I provide payment info, they take my payment according to the bank withdrawal, but I received an "error" before giving me final confirmation. I assumed all is fine, but reached out to customer service.It's horrible enough to try and get a hold of them at all. Their live chat is non-functional in the app, you can't find any other way of contacting them other than by phone on their website. Once waiting for a long time, and finally getting someone on the phone (already 2 hours deep into wasting my time), the guy says they don't see my booking that I have to email to talk to a supervisor. Great ! Now more waiting when I only have a couple days for a planned outing with my partner.After a bunch of emails back and forth the "supervisor" states my payment is pending and was going to be refunded, and that I needed to book again and pay AGAIN. I had a shady feeling, took another extra hour out of my time to go to the harbor booth and guess what, they were already booked for what I wanted .... BUT supposedly they were going to help me book over the phone. So now our Sunday is ruined, we don't get to go on the $300 cruise for 2 people, they took my money and YES it did clear the bank. It didn't get "refunded" like their supervisor said so in email.With all that money and all those companies, you'd think their app and booking system was solid. I should know, we develop and code ourselves. Too bad they don't have good people to test their systems well. Causes lost clients often I'm sure.BEWARE, you'll waste your time, be taken for a ride AND lose some money while you're at it.read more
Had the best birthday brunch with my boys! Great service! Great jazz band and the food is excellent! The mimosa,... champagne and apple cider for my kids just did not stop flowing. We had a wonderful time. If you buy tickets online be sure to bring a paper copy with you.read more
We went on the dinner cruise. We got our picture taken in front of the boat. We must have booked during another event... because us and the couple next to us were the only people under 65. But those older people got lit. They got drunk and were using the poles to dance on. I want to be that cool when I'm their age. lol. They had a DJ on board. We liked the food and the tour, very relaxing. Everyone was nice. We had a VIP package, but the tables were so close together that it was hard to have a private romantic dinner. We had to go outside for privacy. Parking in the area wasn't too bad, we found some street parking about 5 minutes away. If we're ever in the area, we'd definitely do it again.read more
It was a calming ride with ample space and view. What I enjoyed were the views we passed and the captain’s... explanation of the different sections of the water we are passing through. It was nice and relaxing.read more
I love the tour we have so much fun and my parents even more...the views are spectacular and fortunately we have a... beautiful and gorgeous day in SD and make our tour amazing! We grab a table and order some beer to enjoy our tour. There were one only thing I didn't like is to go back to the pier and wait for 15 mnts to get people to go to the other side of the tour...I did 2 hour tour! Other than that everything was perfect!read more
I joined this big group of people where my friend is. We are early in the waiting area. The cruise boarding started at... the right time. Got some group picture by the cruise. Boarded, got some welcome drink. The ship is nice with some nice staff on board. The view of the city was nice as the sun set and the moon appear. Got our salad which is so good that I wanted a second round. The main course was serve at 730pm as mentioned during the cruise. I got my beef and my friend got the Salmon. The salmon is good but the beef was to salty for me or my I say for the group as they also complain. Others change theirs to salmon as they can’t eat the beef. I didn’t finished my beef but did my veggies and mashed potato. The dessert was just fine. Not excited with the cheesecake but I hope they have other options. All in all the experience was good.read more
Not to be missed. The brunch buffet and free flowing champagne are wonderful, but the Dave Scott Duo stole the show.... This is the PERFECT way to just celebrate a special occasion *cough* birthdays *cough*, introduce a visitor to the city, or just enjoy the breeze on the bay. Not to be missed!read more
Cruising in the harbor on the Hornblower Cruise was great. From all levels there are great views of the city shore... line. You also get to see the Mexican border and Navy men and women at work. Seeing the fleet of war ships are a site to behold just thinking the men and women who risk their lives protecting us.read more
Reservations can be made online or by phone at 888-467-6256 with a major credit card. Seats are not held without payment. If you would like to pay in cash, reservations must be made in person at these locations:
San Francisco: Corporate Offices at Pier 3, on the Embarcadero
Old Sacramento: 1206 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Marina del Rey: 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Newport Beach: 2431 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
San Diego: 970 N. Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
New York: 353 West St, New York, NY 10014
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All gift certificates, coupons and discount offers must be mentioned at the time of booking in order to be honored. Please bring your gift certificate, promotional card or coupon with you on the night of your cruise and present it to the host/hostess on board.