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Hornblower Cruises & Events

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Address: Pier 3, Hornblower Landing, San Francisco, CA 94111
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+1 855-253-7694
08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00

Hornblower dining cruises offer an only-in-San Francisco experience...

Hornblower dining cruises offer an only-in-San Francisco experience complete with welcoming service, gourmet cuisine, and stunning views of the most celebrated sites. Treat yourself to free-flowing champagne and a buffet, prepared on board, on their weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise or dance and dine as the city lights sparkle from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate on their Dinner or Supper Cruise. Whatever you choose, Hornblower Cruises & Events is an unforgettable way to explore San Francisco.

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The must do brunch in SF

Loved the service. The nice classical music but also the fun the piano player was! Our server was the best hands down. I have done this a number of times and I have never been let... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the service. The nice classical music but also the fun the piano player was! Our server was the best hands down. I have done this a number of times and I have never been let down. Can't wait to go again. I'd love to do the dinner cruise. Hornblower does it right! Thank you for making such a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We loved this cruise!!! It was one of our favorite nights here!!! JD's we're fun and there were fun groups of people! Would totally recommend! Food was amazing! Desert was ok. Waiter Paul was awesome!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went on the Hornblower New Years Eve cruise. It was amazing. I have lived in the Bay Area my whole life and never have gone on a bay cruise. The staff was attentive and boarding was a breeze. Buffet was very good. As soon as we sat down we were served our champagne and throughout the night we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful and enjoyable experience on San Francisco Belle of the Ball dinner cruise with dj playing goid music, friendly and accomdating staff. Food was good and drinks flowing. Will defintely like to do this again. It was good that you get hats and noise blowers on your table to wear.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Easy to find on pier 3 Embarcado. Good window seating. Daniel was a great server. Friendly greeting and attentive service. Food was tasty. Piano and DJ were nice. Many people danced. Views were good. Nice ending for a trip to SF

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had brunch and cruise on a Saturday afternoon, blessed with sunshine and good breezes. The views were outstanding as was the food. It was a trip highlight for me.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Went on the Thanksgiving Cruise and the service was great, food was good, and overall prices were very fair for the food quality and amenities, but a pair of prescription sunglasses fell from purse and after many phone calls with excuses such as, "we haven't cleaned the boat" three days after cruise to six days after cruise, the same, I... More 

Thank RJourn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is the official boat line that takes you onto Alcatraz. The ticketing, loading and voyage were all completed expertly by friendly people who know what they are doing. On the way home, you can enjoy a glass of wine or a beer. The snack bar is open on the way to the island but not alcohol is served until... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was the best thing I have ever done in the city. Night supper cruise. Food was very good, wait staff impeccable, smooth sailing, incredible views! I was concerned about motion sickness, not a problem on this ship. DJ and dancing. This was just the most amazing night. The views from under the bridge brought tears to my eyes. Do... More 

Thank Deborah S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Really enjoyed this cruise - met up with another couple to spend the morning together and all of us really enjoyed the afternoon. The boat was very large (helps with motion sickness) and very clean. The staff was friendly and the captain was outside welcoming everyone on board which was really nice. The food was very good and there was... More 

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