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Hornblower Classic Cable Cars

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Hornblower Cable Cars offers customers a unique and unforgettable transportation and leisure experience. Our fleet of 20 iconic Cable Cars are used year-round for some of the top events in San Francisco as well as private chartered events for our...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time doing the tour. First access to Alcatraz was great. Lorraine did a good job, but she had an irate customer from another day that had missed the cable car part of the tour. She spent at least 40 minutes listening...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Our staff member definitely must have been focused on engaging on the current tour group. We appreciate you bringing it to our attention - we will make sure that does not happen again. We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Curt and Zach were the absolute best! You won’t be disappointed if you go on this holiday San Francisco tour! They were very accommodating and we were a party of 16! He let our daughter sing on the microphone for at least 4 Christmas songs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vicky A
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you had fun, Vicky! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only downside to the day is he early start! You meet your guide at 8am and then go once first boat to Alcatraz followed by lunch and an interesting and well thought out tour of the City in a converted, but original, cable car....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GJRich
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate the review! It does start early in order for us to show you as much of the city as we possibly can. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don’t get 70 degree days in San Francisco in late December 2017 often, but we did for this tour. Three hours go by so fast....you see so many things, make so many stops...that you realize that even if you went back and retraced your...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jerry G
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Time really flies when you having fun! We're happy to hear that you had a blast during the tour, Jerry. We'll definitely look into the idea of making Ghirardelli Square one of our stops. Who doesn't need a chocolate fix, right? Come back and visit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished the early Alcatraz with the cable car tour of San Francisco and loved it! The tour takes you on a tour of iconic places to see in San Francisco! Curtis and Joan were great! Very knowledgeable and had great positive energy that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, Nabila! We're happy our team kept you smiling the whole time. Visit us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with Curtis our guide and Kiyanna our driver on the 8 pm motorized cablecar holiday lights tour. It really was an authentic cable car fitted with wheels/motor and Christmas lights. Great nighttime tour of the city and Holiday lights. On...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara B
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for celebrating the holidays on board with us, Barbara! It is nice knowing that Curtis & Kiyanna provided you with such a memorable experience. Happy holidays!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided on a whim to try out this Holiday tour, even though we grew up in SF! It was a very fun night with a great Tour Guide, Curt, and an incredible driver, Kiyanna! It was so much fun having someone else drive through...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

San Francisco is absolutely gorgeous at night, especially during the holidays! We're so happy that you came out and took a tour with us. There is always something new and exciting about the city that even natives would appreciate. Happy holidays!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't actually comment on the tour. Booked a tour 3 months in advance. Really looking forward to it based on all the reviews. Got an email 4 days before the tour was due to happen saying it had been cancelled. Rang them from the UK...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Peter B., We apologize again for any inconvenience that the tour cancellation may have caused you and your group. Our company sometimes finds itself in a position where our capacity counts are so low that it does not make sense for us to run...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing dynamic duo Joan and Jess are. On our first day in the city they highlighted the most central aspects through a quirky and adventurous lens. Well educated yet entertaining, the team allowed us to feel cared for, thrilled and engaged. It...More

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HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

We're thrilled that you had THAT much fun on board this tour! It is definitely our goal to provide a unique experience so hearing your comments truly made our day. Thank you for recommending us!

Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We arrived from Tennessee, to spend one night in San Francisco. Luckily, we found this Festive HolidaY cable car tour🎄🤶🎅 Jessica was super sweet & our driver was a Rockstar ✌️ We loved seeing the city lit up at night! Thanks Jessica! Blankets were provided...More

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HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

We're so honored that you decided to spend your 1 night in San Francisco with us! The city is definitely gorgeous at night, especially during the holidays. Thank you for coming on board and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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Critique411
July 29, 2018|
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Response from HornblowerSupport | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! We currently only accept US currency. We do not stop at the Mrs. Doubtfire house, but we do pass by it. We also pass by many of the beautiful San Francisco Victorian homes which is definitely a... More
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KimCG
June 29, 2018|
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Hi Kim - Thank you for your inquiry! We drive past the windy section of Lombard Street that everyone is interested in seeing. The four-block radius surrounding the windy section of Lombard Street is restricted to commercial... More
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solostar
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
The tour bus goes over the bridge and then stops at viewing point. We then were able to walk onto the bridge for photos
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