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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!

Full Moon Dinner Cruises  – April 3-4, May 2,  July 31 (Blue Moon), August 1, August 28-29, September 26, 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. Book Now!

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. Book Now!

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. More information...

Historic Harbor Cruises - April 10-12

Hornblower's Marina Del Rey Port is celebrating the big 5-0 this year, and you all are invited! For just $1 per guest, everyone can enjoy the sights of Marina Del Rey, Hornblower style!  More information...

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.  More information...

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. 

Summer Sunset Cocktail 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. More information...

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