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2014 - 2015 Calendar of Cruise Events in Marina Del Rey

Events and occasions to celebrate

Special Events call for special celebrations, and we've got them all lined up and ready to go into 2015. Come celebrate the seasons-and book early, because these are our most popular cruises.

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Romantic dinner cruise aboard a Hornblower dinner cruise



Celebrating a birthday or Anniversary? Friends or family in town? Or maybe you just want to take advantage living in the OC? Whatever the occasion, come aboard for a romantic evening away. From unforgettable views, DJ entertainment and dancing under the stars, to a four-course, sit-down dinner, this is a can’t-miss getaway. Book Now!


Set off from Marina Del Rey, where sunlight bounces of the water and a bottomless glass of bubbly or sparkling cider awaits. The Marina Del Rey brunch includes relaxing background music, coastal views, plus a full brunch buffet and impeccable Hornblower service. Book Now!

HOLIDAY DINNER CRUISE - December 10, 14, 17, 26 & 27

See the sights and lights of Marina del Rey aboard a yacht. Join Hornblower for a Festive Holiday Dinner Cruise. Your cruise includes glimmering views, DJ entertainment, boarding glass of champagne, a delicious four-course seated meal and award winning service. Book Now!

HOLIDAY LUNCH CRUISE - December 5, 12 & 19

Your two-hour lunch cruise includes ever changing water views, relaxing background holiday music, boarding glass of champagne, a delicious seated meal and award winning service. It's the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit! Book Now!


Come aboard one of the most popular brunches around! Dive into a lavish brunch buffet, sip on free-flowing champagne and soak in the amazing views. Book Now!


Experience an unforgettable view of the Marina del Rey Christmas Boat Parade from the deck of a Hornblower yacht! The Boat Parade is an incredible display of festively decorated yachts and waterfront homes. Book Now!


Take the stress out of the holidays this year by eliminating the work and just enjoying the company of friends and family. Come aboard a Hornblower yacht for our delicious Christmas Day Buffet Cruise with all the trimmings, live entertainment, and breathtaking views. And best of all, we'll do all the dishes! Book Now!


Enjoy a wide variety of tray passed and displayed desserts prepared fresh onboard by our chefs. Then dance to DJ/Live entertainment or watch the sights drift by from the outdoor decks. This New Year's cruise also includes holiday decorations, party favors, a boarding glass of champagne and a cash bar for additional beverages.....A perfect way to ring in the New Year! Book Now!


Toast to the New Year under the stars aboard a Hornblower yacht. The champagne will be flowing, delicious food will be served, and music will be provided to keep you dancing the night away! The year is bound to be a success with this kick off! Book Now!

Full Moon Dinner Cruises for 2015 –April 3-4, May 4, June 2, July 31, August 29, December 25

Evenings on the water take on a whole new luster under the light of a full moon. Come aboard Hornblower’s signature Dinner Cruise and enjoy a boarding glass of champagne, a four course dinner and plenty of time to dance and take in the sights of the sparkling view. 

Wild Goose Dining Cruises – Select Dates for Brunch & Dinner

Once the private playground for legendary actor John Wayne, the Wild Goose boasts three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings and unique amenities make a cruise aboard the Wild Goose a one-of-a-kind experience.  Enjoy Hornblower's popular Champagne Brunch or Sunset Dinner Cruise onboard the Wild Goose on select dates. 

Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise and Valentine’s Weekend Dinner & Brunch Cruises February 14–16
The yacht will be decorated for a romantic evening with soft lights and intimate settings. Enjoy a four-course seated dinner prepared fresh on board.  Music will fill the decks while you dine and dance. Or enjoy a lavish brunch buffet prepared fresh onboard by our award winning crew. 

Easter Brunch Cruise – April 5
Hop onboard for an Easter Brunch Cruise for the whole family! Enjoy a lavish brunch with traditional favorites and a boarding visit from the Easter Bunny! Includes unlimited brunch buffet and champagne.

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise – May 10

Treat mom to a spectacular Champagne Brunch Cruise! Whisk her onboard a Hornblower yacht to enjoy spectacular views, a gourmet brunch and free flowing champagne. All Moms take home a free flower! Our Dinner Cruise is also available to treat Mom to a gourmet dinner and a beautiful sparkling view. 

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration Cruises – May 22–25
Red, white and cruise! Celebrate with a Memorial Day BBQ & Beer Cruise on Monday or come aboard any other cruises throughout the weekend. Sunset Dinner Cruises – Friday & Saturday, 7-10 pm. Champagne Brunch Cruise –Sunday, 10am-1pm. 

Saturday Champagne Brunches – May 23 – August 29

Our Brunch is so popular, we had to add Saturdays! This memorable 2 hour cruise is perfect for the whole family. Hornblower brunch combines a bountiful buffet and incredible views of the marina with unlimited champagne! Also available Sunday’s year - round. 

Father's Day Beer Brunch – June 21
Celebrate Dad onboard a Hornblower yacht with a specialty brunch menu including all dad’s favorite dishes, plus free-flowing beer and champagne. Dads take home a free pint glass! Our Dinner Cruise is also available for those looking to treat dad to a gourmet three course meal and the sparkling view.   

WaterBus – June – August

For a unique way to travel Marina del Rey, park your car and take our WaterBus. The popular, affordable ($1) service present a water’s-eye view of the community, with eight boarding stops throughout the Marina. 

Sights & Sips Sunset Cruises ­– June 24 – September 24
Lighten things up with a midweek escape. Every Wednesday (Marina del Rey) and Thursday (Newport Beach) night enjoy the exclusive sunset happy hour created by Hornblower Cruises & Events. This dynamic cruise dishes up appetizers and relaxing music, plus bar specials. From cozy inside seating, to outdoor decks open to the evening sky, get a front row view of local weekly sail boat races. 

Fourth of July Fireworks Dinner Cruises – July 4
Enjoy the fourth aboard Hornblower with the best views of the fireworks over the harbor! Enjoy a complimentary boarding drink, along with a large selection of food and beverages throughout the ship. You can enjoy the spectacular view of the harbor fireworks from the top deck while listening to music and dancing to a live DJ.  

Labor Day Weekend Celebration Cruises – September 4-7

Celebrate on the Bay! Join us for a Labor Day BBQ & Beer Cruise on Monday or come aboard any other cruises throughout the weekend. Sunset Dinner Cruises – Friday & Saturday, 7-10 pm. Champagne Brunch Cruise – Sunday, 10am-1pm. 

Grandparent’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises – September 13

Treat your most loved grandparents to a spectacular time on a 2-hour Hornblower Brunch or 3 hour dinner Cruise! They will enjoy a unique treat aboard one of our elegant yachts. 

Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner Cruises – November 26

Try something different with your family on a Thanksgiving Day Buffet Cruise, perfect for entertaining guests! You will be greeted with a boarding glass of champagne and treated to a traditional Thanksgiving buffet, decorated in the holiday spirit and offerings will include all the Thanksgiving favorites plus trimmings! 

Parade of Lights Dinner Cruises – December (TBD)

Watch the festively decorated local boats as they make their way around the harbor. Enjoy the sights and lights from your comfortable table on board our yacht!

Christmas Day Buffet Cruise – December 25

On Christmas Day Santa makes an appearance to hand out presents to all children on board! Experience a traditional holiday buffet aboard a yacht while you enjoy the calm waters and beautiful scenery of the harbor. 

New Year’s Eve Celebration Cruises – December 31

Toast to the New Year under the stars aboard a Hornblower yacht. The champagne will be flowing, delicious food will be served, and guests will be dancing the night away. Choose from three distinct packages to make your night just right! 

New Year's Day Champagne Brunch Cruises – January 1, 2016
Fresh air and a fresh start to 2016! Start the New Year off with a lavish Champagne Brunch on the water! The cruise includes free-flowing champagne and a lavish brunch buffet. We'll supply excellent service, food, champagne, and views while you just sit back and relax! 

Our group had a fabulous time aboard the Hornblower Dinner Cruise!! Thanks for a great evening of food, fun, and entertainment! :)

– Mary E

We loved our trip on the Hornblower! We wished it lasted longer as it seemed to be over in a heartbeat. The food was excellent and our waiter Zack was very professional and he aimed to please us. This was the highlight of our trip to California!

– Shirley H