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Hornblower Cruises & Events

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2431 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
949-650-2412
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent but pricey

We went on the Dinner Cruise and the Cocktail Cruise. The Dinner Cruise was on the Wild Goose which was originally owned by John Wayne. It was a wonderful boat. The staff were wonderful from start to finish, they ensured we were happy, comfortable and had everything we wanted. The food was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went on the Dinner Cruise and the Cocktail Cruise. The Dinner Cruise was on the Wild Goose which was originally owned by John Wayne. It was a wonderful boat. The staff were wonderful from start to finish, they ensured we were happy, comfortable and had everything we wanted. The food was very good and well presented. The three hours... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Celebrated my friends birthday with a group of four. $90 per person plus taxes came out to $235 total for TWO people. They charge $10 for parking so be aware of that, and don't bring a big car because the spaces they have could barely fit a compact car. Staff was very welcoming getting onto the yacht, greeting us and... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a very lovely Dinner cruise about John Wayne's yacht, Dinner was very nice, but the ambiance was worth every penny. The Yacht itself is beautiful, and the tour around NewPort Harbor was breathtaking with all the beautiful homes of the Rich and Famous surrounding the Harbor.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 25th Wedding anniversary with a vow renewal on board the Dream Maker with about 50 invited guests. The staff is amazing, the food is delicious and the crew on board are professionals. It was smooth sailing for Capt. Mark. Tip: We extended the event to a 4 hour cruise and it was well worth... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have been on two of these cruises and both times I had a great time. The first was for a company event where supper and drinks were served. The food was good and the service was great. The staff on the ship were very accommodating once everyone was liquored up and getting a little rowdy. The second time was... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I have had two events with Hornblower --- both were amazing. I highly recommend them! The staff was super friendly and professional. Great food. Boats are very clean.

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There was "no Dinner," this was a morning cruise on John Wayne's old yacht, The Wild Goose. It was a part of our International Laurel and Hardy 2014 Convention, and it was special. The yacht is now owned by the Hornblower Cruise Lines based out of Newport Beach, CA. Three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings, many personal... More 

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Big Bear Lake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I had such a wonderful romantic time it was a beautiful cruise and the food was amazing. I have celiac disease. When we signed up for the cruise they asked if anyone had any allergies I noted that I had a gluten allergy and the staff at Hornblower bent over backward to make me special food and... More 

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were part of a birthday celebration for a good friend and we were excited. This dinner cruise takes you to the harbor end and back. The food was exceptional, especially considering they were getting about 80 plates out. Baguettes to start with a nice pesto dip and butter, followed by perfectly done salmon and vegetables, then a meat course... More 

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Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a great choice for a birthday or anniversary. You are seated at a table on the dining deck, which also features a bar and d.j. who will play your requests. My friend ordered us bottles of champagne and we were also given nice glasses to take home. We all received a boxed chocolate. The meal started with baguettes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2431 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-650-2412

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

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