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Address: 970 N Harbor Drive, or 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-686-8715
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

San Diego Dinner Cruises,Champagne Brunch, Blue Whale watching. Sightseeing...

San Diego Dinner Cruises,Champagne Brunch, Blue Whale watching. Sightseeing by boat on Harbor Cruises on San Diego Bay or Gray Whale Watching Cruises (seasonally). Summer Cocktail Cruises, Blue Whale Watching in summer, Fireworks dinner cruises and Lobster Dinner Cruises! Private yacht charters, holiday parties and Destination wedding receptions for two or groups under 1000. Special discounts are posted online. Birthday offer: Buy 3 dinner tickets or brunch and get 1 FREE! Use code BDY.Family friendly with discounts for children, seniors, military and groups.

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Great tour of San Diego Harbor

Since we were too early for the whale watching, we decided to try the Hornblower Harbor Tour for 2 hours. This trip covers the whole harbor. The boat was huge. Plenty of seating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ginger S
Athens, Georgia
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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since we were too early for the whale watching, we decided to try the Hornblower Harbor Tour for 2 hours. This trip covers the whole harbor. The boat was huge. Plenty of seating indoor and out. We sat up on the bow and had fantastic views. The tour information was interesting about the navy vessels, sea lions, and sights.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

received as a gift. very enjoyable afternoon on the bay. a lot of interesting sights to see from ships to seals. would recommend the two hour tour.

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Erie, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband was in Navy and we only wanted to be on water 1 hour, so you can choose North Bay for Island and nature more, or South bay for the Coronado Bridge and the Navel ships in port. We waited due rain in morning and choose the early afternoon ride for the weather had said it be clear, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, brother in law, best friend, and I all went on the sights and sips cruise through hornblower and had a great time! It was a beautiful cruise and nice to have appetizers and drinks for the ride! Beautiful sights and really cool ships to see! The sunset was really nice as well as seeing the city at night... More 

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Elbert, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 2 hour tour, saw the north and south parts of the bay. Great narration by the captain. Sat on the deck drinking some great bloody marys. So interesting to see all the Navy ships. Go early enough to park in the lot next to the US Midway $10 for all day parking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Great little cruise with very affordable adult beverages. Staff was great and very informative.

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Palos Verdes, CA.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were roughly 60 of us on a dinner cruise. We were definitely not expecting much of anything except a mediocre dinner and a lot of people. As it turned out, dinner was excellent as was the service. They seated our group away from the dance floor and close to the bar so it was perfect to be away from... More 

Thank SandraAl
San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Both the North Bay and South Bay cruises were taken on the same day and added much to the overall "San Diego experience". The best part was having a well informed narrator who explained what we were seeing as we passed by the multitude of Navy vessels, significant buildings, and historic structures. Part of what made the trips so enjoyable... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The cruise was smooth and the sights pretty but the sun set before we really started cruising. I was hoping to be more in the water to get a nice picture. The appetizers are abundant but not really that great. I went on a Groupon so I saved a few dollars but still expected more. The staff was friendly. Not... More 

Thank Nancy L
Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Brought out of town visitors on the 2 hour harbor cruise. The Hornblower staff was friendly, the boat was clean, and the live narration was superb. In years past we had taken the "other" harbor cruise; we found the Hornblower to be far superior and definitely worth the small amount of extra money. We also loved that the exterior seating... More 

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