2013 Calendar of Events
Sights & Sips Sunset Cruises – Now - October 26
Every Friday and Saturday night, enjoy the exclusive sunset happy hour created by Hornblower Cruises & Events. Boarding at 5:30 and cruising from 6-8p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres and happy background music, plus drink specials, it’s a great way to start the weekend. More information...
Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch Cruises– May 12
Treat mom to a spectacular Jazz 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 the sparkling San Diego skyline. More information...
Pet Day on the Bay – Saturday, May 18
$24 and a Towel, Dogs cruise free! Orphaned dogs, cats, pups and kittens at the Helen Woodward Animal Center need your help! Bring a donation of gently used towels or blankets for these orphaned animals and purchase a dog day ticket for any one hour Harbor Cruise & Sea Lion Adventure ticket to be used with your dog that day or saved for another time. More information...
Full Moon Dinner Cruises for 2013
May 25, June 23, July 22, August 21, September 19, October 19, November 17, December 17
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 three course dinner and plenty of time to dance and take in the sights of the sparkling San Diego skyline. Reserve now...
Lobster Dinner Cruises – Friday & Saturday Nights, year Round
Go ahead, have the lobster! Try Hornblower’s specialty lobster menu, available throughout San Diego lobster season. You'll board your yacht with a glass of champagne and be treated to a three-course dinner including a giant Caesar salad, lobster tail, potatoes du jour, fresh seasonal vegetables and your choice of a premium dessert. More information...
Memorial Day Weekend Celebration Cruises – May 25-27
Red, white and cruise! Celebrate with a Memorial Day BBQ& Beer Cruise on Monday or come aboard any other cruises throughout the weekend. One and two hour Harbor Cruises & Sea Lion Adventures – six cruises daily, beginning at 10am. Sunset Dinner Cruises – nightly, 7-10 pm. Champagne Brunch Cruise –Sunday, 10am-1pm. More information...
Saturday Champagne Brunches – May 25 –August 31
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 Big Bay with unlimited champagne! Also available Sundays year-round. More information...
Bands on the Bay Dinner Cruises – Friday nights, June 7 –September 27
Friday nights come to life on Hornblower! You'll board your yacht with a glass of champagne and be treated to a three-course dinner set to the sounds of live music. With a band every month, from blues to swing to covers of legendary favorites, this is the perfect choice for a new Friday night tradition of dinner and dancing. More information...
Father's Day Beer Brunch – June 16
Celebrate Dad aboard 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 San Diego skyline. More Info.
City Lights Fireworks Dinner Cruises – TBD
Come aboard for our most popular three-hour dinner cruise, combining champagne, a mouth-watering three-course dinner, DJ entertainment, views of San Diego, and a fireworks show above the bay to top it all off.
Fourth of July Fireworks Dinner Cruises – July 4
Enjoy the fourth aboard Inspiration Hornblower with the best views of the fireworks over the bay! 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.
Tall Ship Parade Spectator Cruise – August 29
Times TBD. Viewing the tall ships from all over the world is a rare experience. If you like to take pictures, this is very unique also. Join Hornblower for a special 2 hour cruise to view Tall Ships during Maritime Museum of San DiegoTall Ship Festival Sept. 2-5!
Labor Day Weekend Celebration Cruises – August 31-September 2
Celebrate on the Bay! Join us for a Labor Day BBQ & Beer Cruise on Monday or come aboard any other cruises throughout the weekend. One and two hour Harbor Cruises & Sea Lion Adventures- six cruises daily, beginning at 10am. Sunset Dinner Cruises – nightly, 7-10 pm. Champagne Brunch Cruise – Sunday, 10am-1pm.
Grandparent’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises – September 8
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.
San Diego Restaurant Week Dinner Cruises – TBD
3 hour cruise, 3 course dinner, $40! Restaurant week offers the best Dinner Cruise prices of the year, with Hornblower’s signature Dinner Cruise starting at just $30 per person. This is a great time to come aboard to be treated to the Hornblower experience at a great value. San Diego Restaurant Week Web site
Kids Cruise Free – October 2013
Hornblower Cruises & Events is inviting kids to explore San Diego Bay for FREE with their families. Kids 12 years and under can cruise for FREE on any One or Two Hour Harbor Cruise & Sea Lion Adventure on San Diego Bay. Each adult ticket purchased will admit up to two children to cruise for free for the entire month of October.
Bow Wow Brunch Cruise- October 20
Dogs are WELCOME on the exclusive Bow Wow buffet benefitting orphaned animals at the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
Veteran’s Day -Veterans Cruise Free – November 11
Veteran’s Day -Veterans Cruise Free on any one or two hour narrated Harbor Cruise all day on November 11. Hornblower Cruises & Events is inviting all military vets to explore San Diego Bay for FREE with their families. Simply show proof of military service at the Ticket booth located at 1066 North Harbor Drive. First cruise is at 10:00 a.m., with the following 11:15 am 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:15 pm.
Star of India Spectator Cruise – TBD
Sail alongside the Star of India for a once and lifetime experience seeing the oldest merchant ship in the world under full sail in San Diego Bay. Hear live comments from the Captain via radio. Enjoy a full snack and beverage bar onboard while you cruise next to a piece of living history!
Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner Cruises – November 24
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! More information...
Parade of Lights Dinner Cruises – December 2013
Watch the festively decorated local boats while you enjoy the sights and lights from your comfortable table onboard our yacht. Join Hornblower for the Boat Parade of Lights Extravaganza and enjoy a holiday buffet and plenty of good cheer! MORE INFORMATION
Christmas Eve Buffet Cruise – December 24
Give Santa a chance to get into the house while you enjoy a Christmas Eve celebration to remember! Experience a traditional holiday buffet aboard a yacht while you enjoy the calm waters and beautiful scenery of San Diego Bay. More information...
Christmas Day Buffet Cruise – December 25
Give Santa a chance to get into your house on Christmas Eve while you are out! On Christmas Day Santa makes an appearance to hand out presents to all children on board! More information...
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. Cap off a memorable evening with an extravagant fireworks display over the beautiful San Diego Bay! Choose from three distinct packages to make your night just right! More information...
New Year's Day Champagne Brunch Cruises – January 1, 2014
Fresh air and a fresh start to 2010! Start the New Year off with a lavish Champagne Brunch on San Diego Bay! 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! Book Now.
San Diego Captain Loves The Bay San Diego Captain Richard Goben is a 20+ year veteran at Hornblower.
I just went on your New Year's Eve Cruise - Just wanted to say it was fantastic! We loved every second of it. Good food, good booze, good service, and being right underneath the Bay Bridge when the fireworks went off was more than anyone can ask for. Very well done, even though I live in Vegas I would consider doing it again!
– Paul S
I've been to so many cruises in my life but for a short 2-hour cruise, this was a fantastic experience. The staff extended an extra mile to make this a very accommodating and enjoyable experience. Would like to take my whole family in June for a reunion cruise. All of the staff went out of their way to make this short cruise very enjoyable.
– Priscilla V.