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2015 Calendar of Cruise Events in Newport Beach

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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2015 Calendar of Cruise Events in Newport Beach


Memorial Day Weekend Celebration Cruises – May 22–25
Red, white and cruise! Celebrate with a Memorial Day Cruise with Sunset Dinner Cruises – Friday & Saturday, Duke's Birthday Cruises aboard the Famous Yacht Wild Goose all weekend and Champagne Brunch Cruise - Saturday and Sunday. More information...

The Duke's Birthday Dining Cruises Aboard the Wild Goose- May 22-26

Celebrate legendary actor, John Wayne's birthday anniversary onboard his personal yacht, The Wild Goose. Meet The Duke's Captain, Bert Minshall and pose with wax figure of John Wayne on loan from Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in Hollywood. Dinner and Brunch cruises sailing throughout the weekend May 22 to May 26th.  More information...

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. More information...

Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises ­– June 4 – 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...

Father's Day Craft 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.   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 16-20

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! 


Come aboard and experience one of the most famous yachts in Newport Beach, the Wild Goose. Once the yacht of acting legend John Wayne, this stunning vessel boasts an impressive history. Your exclusive tour includes informative narration that will guide you throughout the yacht, highlighting interesting facts and stories. Minimum tour group size is 10 guests. More information...

Full Moon Dinner Cruises –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!

Champagne Brunch was SO MUCH FUN!! The food was fantastic! Separate tables for pastries, hot items, cold items, fruits, fresh cut meats, desserts (YUM!) Free-flowing champagne (I definitely had at least a bottle.) The servers were very attentive. Great views, good food and overall a good time.

– Kim J

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for a wonderful evening last night. During the busy holidays it’s not always easy to find time to relax. The dinner cruise was absolutely unbelievable with amazing views of the Newport Beach Harbor and a meal that complimented the scenery. Fantastic! I will definitely be recommending this dinner cruise to everyone I know and come across. What a great gift or way to celebrate a special occasion.

– David T.