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“We saw whales”

Hornblower Cruises & Events
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$42.00*
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San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise
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$126.59*
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Viator Exclusive: San Diego Luxury Dinner Cruise with Window Seating and...
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$87.33*
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San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 1200. 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. Hornblower has a fleet of yachts to provide an amazing celebration such as company holiday parties, New Year's Eve celebrations, Wine pairing dinners, unique meetings on the water, School dances, concert venues, promotion spaces and all provide 360 degree views with catering on San Diego Bay. Hornblower has been serving California for over 36 years.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 3, 2013

The boat was large, and I think the name of it was Horn Blower. Even though we got to see two whales, it was difficult to hear the narrator over the PA. It was not loud enough. I will say that the captain worked very hard to find whales for us to see.

Thank valleygolf55
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Went on the 2 hour Harbour Cruise. Great way to see the skyline of the city and lots of fascinating things to see. Gave us information about all the different ships we saw, as well as the Naval base and Coronado Island. Only negative was there wasn't a ton of seating on the top, and we sat towards port and most of the action was on the starboard side. Still got some great pictures and had fun.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We took the 2 hour tour. The weather cooperated to give us a beautiful morning. Lots of photos. Very relaxing. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank carliewired
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

staff were great. picked up tickets easily. parked all day for $10 and close by. The boat was huge.
Lots of rough seas at first. Saw only 2-3 spouts blow, no whales. saw one sunfish. a few dolphins swimming by the boat. saw 2 submarines patrolling the us/mexican border waters. At the end of the cruise we all got vouchers to return as there was not much to see. Disappointed I did not get a refund or partial refund instead. We travelled back home after the cruise and had already stayed another unexpected night in San Diego due to a winter storm. I will not be able to use these vouchers!
I would recommend seeing some of the other sites rather than this whale watching cruise. It was nice to be on the Pacific waters but we saw really nothing but water. Disappointed esp when we have travelled so far.

Thank ManitobaNic
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

My friends from Europe and I had the dinner cruise on board their largest yacht and had a great time. The food was ok, but the ambiance was decent. Will do it again. I'd recommend it! Will have pictures from the cruise later.

Thank PandaLover63
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