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Hornblower Cruises & Events

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2431 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4759
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Palm Desert, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a return visit to "John Wayne's" Wild Goose yacht with it's superb buffet lunch. We had taken the same cruise last summer and raved about it. We wondered if we really remembered accurately how good it was -- and were not disappointed. The cruise is comfortable with various locations to sit and enjoy the views. The buffet is... More 

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Rosarito, Mexico
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This past Sunday I attended a harbor cruise for some dear friends 50th wedding anniversary renewal ceremony. We were aboard the yacht Mojo in which case there was about 45 of us. The staff and crew were absolutely wonderful with no attention to detail left undone. Everything was delightful, food was great, staff was excellent and the ride/views superb! I... More 

Thank Kevin R
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We booked a Valentine's day dinner cruise on the Wild Goose, the boat owned by John Wayne. We were greeted with bottomless champagne, and escorted to private tables arranged according to pre-booked requests. We were able to look around the entire ship, including seeing vintage poker tables, bedrooms, powder rooms and more, as well as enjoy the views from the... More 

Thank SupermanRockstar
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

It was wonderful. The only down part was it was too windy and we couldn't launch for awhile so most of the dinner was eaten in the harbor.

Thank lindawD3197ZI
Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

My company rented out the Hornblower for our event and it was a great experience. We had about 105 people attending the event and they did a great job of being able to accommodate us. They had two bars being tended along with a variety of people walking around to pass out appetizers. The two bars did a phenomenal job... More 

2 Thank Chicklet2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Our family decided to do a family reunion dinner cruise out of Newport Beach for a special experience. We went on the Valentine's Day special dinner cruise on Friday, 2/12/16 at 7pm. The view was okay since it is already dark during the entire trip and can't really see much scenery. There are some areas that can use some major... More 

4 Thank Mei W
HornblowerMarketing, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this review

Hi Mei! We're sorry to hear you aren't completely satisfied with your experience. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service Manager at 310-301-6000 x6603 to discuss any issues further. More 

Mount Forest, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

This has been the second year I have taken this cruise through ACT Day Tours from Palm Desert. I enjoyed it even more this year. I would take this tour for a third time if I visit again. We had a great champagne brunch & were looked after by wonderful crew members. Good food, great company & a slow cruise... More 

1 Thank Ann P
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We had an evening cruise on the Wild Goose for about 100 business colleagues. The crew and staff on the yacht made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The food was good made more special by the venue.

1 Thank BruceR_2832
Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Gary E
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Steffanie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2431 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4759
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-650-2412

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?