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Hornblower Cruises & Events: Tours & Tickets

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Restaurant on the water! Nightly Dinner Cruises, Champagne Brunch with live jazz, Harbor tours,Sightseeing of San Diego Bay. Cocktail Cruises, Whale Watching and dolphin watching cruises, Fireworks dinner cruises and Lobster Dinner Cruises! Private...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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970 N Harbor Drive, Pier 2, San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed today via mobile

We recently went on a horn blower cruise. It was supposed to be music, hor devours and a cocktail service. We had been on the cruise previously and had a wonderful time. Thought we knew what to expect. WRONG. We started out in the lower...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tomplmr
Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed our harbor cruise, especially the navy vessel portion., Our narrator seemed to know every ship intimately and his level of detail was amazing - but never boring. We really learned a lot! On the second part of the tour we were lucky...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anne T
Reviewed yesterday

The 3 hour dinner cruise was really lovely. The dining area has white table linens and upscale settings and food. The food was very good. It is basically set up as a fine dining atmosphere. But they had a major damper, the music. They could...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DRJohnstone
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are two cruises: one that goes on the north half of the bay and one on the south. We started on the north side and saw a handful of sea lions on a dock for less than 5 minutes on the total 1-hour cruise...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Andy R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Two hours well spent, nice, informative and enjoyable. The captain’s narrative on the navy vessels berthed on the San Diego jetty was excellent. Also lucky to see some lazy sea lions!!!

Thank rajsangaditi
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review! Glad you had fun.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was friendly and very efficient in getting folks on and off the boat. The cruise narrator seems to know the bay in minute detail and sometimes shared too much information. It was good to know about our surroundings but it was sometimes like...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank K-nine9
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sailing with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on several dinner cruises and always enjoy the fellowship and opportunity to meet new people. Usually we strike up conversations while on the dance floor. Not this time. Our Saturday night cruise had the worst DJ I have ever had on one...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank woodym305
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there - Thank you for your honest feedback. We are truly sorry to see that you were disappointed with the entertainment during your cruise. Our team would like additional information regarding this particular cruise you were on so we can follow through with the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking to see whales and other marine life make sure you book the right venue! The Harbor Cruise is simply going (SLOW) around the harbor. Yes, you see LOTS of military boats and YES the crew members give you great history and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank IdahoGirl83716
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sailing with us. We appreciate your comments & valuable feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took this cruise for the 2nd time in about 20 years. Took the one hour cruise. Great way to see the northern part of San Diego Bay. Narration is included as you go past downtown, many resorts, the seals and the Naval Base. Bar with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Coder
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sailing with us! We're glad you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Sunday brunch buffet. It is great for families, friends or couples. It is a buffet so there is a lot of selection but as one would expect the hotest dishes at times and it is mass produced. For the adults there are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank McK5nz
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sailing with us!

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Walker L
May 20, 2019|
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Response from HornblowerSupport | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! You can book an advanced reservation by calling us at 1-800-668-4322 option #8. The Reservations Office is open daily from 8am - 7pm PST. Let us know if you have any other questions. See you on... More
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MISS M
August 17, 2018|
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No waterfalls or dams in San Diego that are visible by any company. Would recommend a good hike if you'd like to see one. We've done both and prefer Hornblower. I found their boats are nicer and crew excellent. Although the... More
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carmineiovino
July 6, 2018|
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Response from HornblowerSupport | Property representative |
Hi Carmine - Thank you for your inquiry. Since we are currently within the summer peak season, we highly recommend setting up a reservation with your Go Card. Give us a call and any of our agents will be happy to help you... More
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