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Hornblower Cruises & Events

970 N Harbor Drive, or 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619-686-8700
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Ranked #48 of 219 activities in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Deliciously different Sunset Dinner Cruises & Weekend Champagne Brunch. Sightseeing by boat on Harbor Cruises on San Diego Bay or Whale Watching... more » Owner description: Deliciously different Sunset Dinner Cruises & Weekend Champagne Brunch. Sightseeing by boat on Harbor Cruises on San Diego Bay or Whale Watching Cruises (seasonally). Summer Cocktail Cruises, Fireworks dinner cruises and Lobster Dinner Cruises! Private yacht charters, holiday parties and 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. « less
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Cairo, Egypt
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

They have a very rude customer service.. I would not recommend reservation as you may not able to find it on time. Try to find it first instead as they would not refund you if you miss the cruise.if you got lost and you can not find No refund ! if you change your plans no refund! What an awful... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My husband and I took the 2 hour cruise, (to cover both North and South) as he is a ship enthusiast, and wanted to see all the naval ships in the South area, and we both wanted to see the sights of the North area to check if we wanted to drive around it later. You can choose to do... More

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Orange County, CA
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131 reviews 131 reviews
26 attraction reviews
1,003 helpful votes 1,003 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We took the two hour harbor cruise and totally enjoyed what we were able to see. The first hour goes north, and the second hour goes south. It is fully narrated, and the guides are very knowledgeable about both the private and military sides of the harbor. There is a snack/cocktail bar on board, restrooms, and seating both inside and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We took the Hornblower this morning at 9.30 from the pier. Very easy to get to and get on. You are told what you will be looking for by very knowledgable Volunteers who are also present on the boat, Susan was our information post a pleasant touch to the trip. The captain kept you informed of all the areas we... More

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Baltimore
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164 reviews 164 reviews
60 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I'd love to be able to give the cruise part a separate rating because it was a bit better than average (4 stars), but because I can't, I have to lump it into the whole experience. 

The ticket booth person originally charged us for a two hour cruise when we were taking the one hour. We had to go back... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We started out on a sunny, warm day. We were glad to have brought jackets, sunscreen and hats! The Captain told us about the whales we hoped to see and about landmarks we passed as we were leaving the Bay area. We had a wonderful and close encounter with both whales and dolphins. Guides from the San Diego Museum gave... More

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City of Angels
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86 reviews 86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I took my g.f. on this cruise (Saturday the 15th) as an early "anniversary" gift. Initially we were treated very well, but as soon as our server, Kaycee greeted us & read about our "celebration" it all went downhill from there! What a Rude Little Girl! We watched her wait on other couples; take pre-dinner orders from them, pour their... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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139 reviews 139 reviews
20 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The dinner was surprisingly good. I had the flat iron steak and my spouse had the Loch Duart Salmon with Miso Soy Glaze. The flat iron was grilled to perfection and the salmon was terrific. The seasonal salad was very good and the Crème Brûlée was an appropriate end to a good meal. The cruise left the dock at 7... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We did the 2 hour trip which takes you to both the south and north parts of the harbor. The guides are interesting and funny. Good drinks from the bar crew! We were lucky enough to see one of the nuclear subs coming back into port. The views of the naval yard are pretty amazing, too.

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We went on the afternoon whale watching cruise. We saw 7 whales! Great staff! Reasonable prices. We will go again next time we are in San Diego :)

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