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Overview
Old Town Sacramento can be super crowded due to its hip hot spots. Avoid the crowds and take in the sights from the water during this Sacramento River cruise. You can relax and enjoy either outdoor or indoor seating areas as you listen to your captain’s historical commentary that traces the Gold Rush, Pony Express, and present day. Plus, a meeting spot at the L Street Dock makes it easy to hop aboard.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Hornblower Cruises and Events
1206 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
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  • Pass by Tower Bridge
You'll end at
Hornblower Cruises and Events
1206 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
See address & details
Highlights
  • Float down the Sacramento River during this historic river cruise 
  • Hear stories about the city’s history from the indoor or outdoor areas
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot in Old Town Sacramento 
  • Choose from two cruise times to fit your busy schedule
What to Expect
This Sacramento historic river cruise meets at the L Street Dock in Old Town Sacramento. Board a yacht and get ready for a relaxing cruise down the Sacramento River. You can choose to sit outside or inside, whichever you prefer. Take in the sights as you listen to historical facts about California’s capital city. Hear about the Gold Rush, the Pony Express, and other key events that were part of Sacramento’s past. Cruise under Tower Bridge, see the Delta King steamboat, and catch sight of McClellan Air Force Base. Your Sacramento River cruise ends back at the L Street Dock.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hornblower Cruises and Events, 1206 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • One-Hour Boat Cruise Along the Sacramento River
  • Live Narration by the Captain including Sacramento River Facts and History
  • Scenic Sacramento Views
  • All taxes and fees
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks are not included in ticket price.
  • Limited Concessions Available on Board to Purchase
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All enclosed areas on board are non-smoking. Smoking is only permitted outside on the outer decks.
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Cruises are wheelchair accessible depending on which pier they depart from. Please let us know if you require a wheelchair accessible cruise so that we can confirm that your requested cruise date has wheelchair accessible departures
  • Limited, Non-guaranteed Seating on Board- First Come, First Serve
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brad Brady wrote a review May 6
Sacramento, California7 contributions40 helpful votes
Had a leisurely trip as I was in the area Nice trip as it turned out glad I did it could have been a bit longer but there you go I would recommend it
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Date of experience: August 2019
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CSMUSA wrote a review Mar. 2020
Modesto, California38 contributions44 helpful votes
This is to short of a ride and they need to look for more things to show you and give a history of the river as well as it's impacts on growth in earlier times. It just does 'es not seem worth the money but it could be with a little more effort on there part.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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tanya j wrote a review Oct. 2019
Cheyenne, Wyoming9 contributions4 helpful votes
Not bad, not a must do. good for the price and a fun way to end the day beautiful river but too bad they have all the homeless camps and trash along the river beds.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from HornblowerSupport, Manager at Sacramento Historic River Cruise
Responded Oct. 22, 2019
Thank you for joining us on board a River Cruise, Tanya. We appreciate your feedback!
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librarianlorraine wrote a review Oct. 2019
Riverside, California163 contributions20 helpful votes
This cruise is called Historic River Cruise, but there wasn't all that much history. On the day our group traveled (Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at noon), the narrator kept giving us bad information and then said "Just kidding". The first joke was funny (You are on a 9-hour cruise to San
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from HornblowerSupport, Manager at Sacramento Historic River Cruise
Responded Oct. 22, 2019
Thank you for sailing with us, Lorraine. We appreciate this feedback and will make sure to review your comments about the onboard narration with our team. We will work to ensure that we retain the integrity of our cruise and give justice to the beautiful Sacramento sights that you see along the way.
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Reacher33 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom714 contributions328 helpful votes
Travelling between San Fransisco and Yosemite we had time to kill in our itinerary so decided to book a Sacramento Historic River Cruise via the Tripadvisor web page. Booking process was easy and the cost for 2 adults was £32.50. The Location of the departure point is L Street
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from HornblowerSupport, Manager at Sacramento Historic River Cruise
Responded Oct. 1, 2019
Thank you for sailing with us! We appreciate all your feedback. We will share your comments with our onsite team so we can check on the sound system. Thank you for bringing that to our attention.
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About the operator

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906UPEh
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OK for relaxing cruise
We were walking along the riverfront and decided to get last-minute tickets for the cocktail cruise. We love boati
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Tessa2
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Nice boat, nice people but..,,
Well this is basically a tour of homeless encampments along the river. Enlightening when they pass by the water int
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Ken H
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A great, fun way to spend an hour!!!
We have taken some six of these Hornblower Cruises all over America (Alaska, San Diego - couple of times, Niagara F
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2Klecks
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Fun Rock Cruise!
Four of us tried this cruise on a Friday night and we had a great time! We got on the boat at the posted time and
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Rocky M
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Birthday Party
Went on the Rock the Yacht along with friends and daughters. The music was great the atmosphere was also great. The
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Rosa C
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Fun cruise!
We booked the last cruise of the night for 21 and over. DJ, bar on board. It was fun, all ages having a good time.
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Mufty
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Good Way to Spend an Hour
Easy to find, a very short walk from the Tower parking garage. Seating on the top deck is limited but not a proble
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paulbets
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Rock the Boat
Great staff and unusual drinks.. bartenders were jolly and friendly. Seemed like they enjoyed their jobs. Music ver
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cweisemann
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Relaxing
It was a nice early afternoon ride on the boat, relaxing and unspectacular, with nice views over the water and some
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morestips
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Annoying guest and extremely loud DJ
We booked two cruises to enjoy an evening on the Sacramento River. Our first cruise was in July. That was enjoyable
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Sharon O
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Lovely River Cruise
My husband and I recently visited Old Sacramento and were pleased to see the boat cruise was still operating weeken
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Andy3838
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Just Not Much To See
We went on the cruise because we had some time to kill. It was a nice cruise but I realized that there just wasn't
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cactuspal
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Fun short cruise
Cruised on a clear afternoon. Trip around 1 1/2 hour. Narrator does a good job on the sights. Full bar that had fun
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sgtabe9
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Great ride
Very relaxing. Very educational. The crew was interactive and fun. We took the one hour cruise mid day but they off
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JenJen1865
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An hour cruise
It was hot!! Thank goodness for the bar. We sat up top and cruised along and got a bit of history and saw the Sa
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