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2014-15 Calendar of Cruise Events in San Diego

Events and occasions to celebrate

Special Events call for special celebrations, and we've got them all lined up and ready to go into 2014. Come celebrate the seasons-and book early, because these are our most popular cruises.


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Calendar of Events 2014

Full Moon Dinner Cruises  October 8, November 6 & December 6

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...


Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruises begin- May 2-October 25

Every Friday and Saturday night, enjoy the exclusive sunset happy hour created by Hornblower Cruises & Events. Boarding at 5:30 and cruising from 6-8 pm with light hors d’oeuvres and happy background music, plus drink specials, it’s a great way to start the weekend. More information...

San Diego Restaurant Week Dinner Cruises- Sept. 21-26 and Sept. 28-Oct. 3 

Round Two! 3 hour cruise, 3 course dinner, ONLY $45! Restaurant week offers the best Dinner Cruise prices of the year, with Hornblower’s signature Dinner Cruise starting at just $45 per person. This is a great time to come aboard to be treated the Hornblower experience at a great value. San Diego Restaurant Week Website... or Reserve Now.

Kids Cruise FREE all month in October

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. Reserve Now

BOW WOW Brunch Cruise- October 19th

Dogs are invited to the exclusive Bow Wow Buffet! The 5th Annual Bow Wow Brunch Cruise is offered to help raise money and awareness about orphaned pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center. Hornblower welcomes you, your family and your dog aboard our weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise. You will enjoy a delicious bountiful buffet, desserts and free-flowing champagne, plus a pet buffet and dog relief areas on the deck of the yacht! A portion of the proceeds for Bow Wow Brunch will go directly to the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Reserve Now.

Veteran’s Day- Veterans Cruise Free- Tuesday November 11, 2014

Veteran’s Cruise free on any one or two hour narrated Harbor Cruise all day on Tuesday, November 11th. 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 970 N. Harbor Drive. First cruise is at 10am with the following 11:15am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:00pm and 4:15pm. Reserve Now

Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner Cruises- November 27, 2014

Let Hornblower Cruises & Events do all the cooking and cleaning! Try something different with your family on a Thanksgiving Day Buffet Cruise, perfect for entertaining guest! 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

Whale & Dolphin Adventures in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum-Two Cruises daily, December 13, 2014 through early April

Take a ride on the wild side on a Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure! Get up close and personal with Gray Whales, dolphins and other marine life. Cruises include full narration, on-board experts from the San Diego Natural History Museum, climate-controlled indoor areas and plenty of room on the outer decks. Reserve Now

Parade of Lights Dinner Cruises- Sunday, December 7th and 14th  

Watch the festively decorated local boats as they pass by and 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

Join Hornblower Cruises & Events for a Christmas Celebration to remember! You’ll be greeted by Holiday carolers during boarding and a traditional holiday buffet aboard a yacht while you enjoy the calm waters and beautiful scenery of the San Diego Bay. It’s perfect for entertaining out of town guest, as well as an intimate family affair. Give Santa a chance to get into your house while you are out! More Information

Christmas Day Buffet Cruise- December 25

We are open Christmas Day so you don't have to cook! Join Hornblower Cruises & Events for a Christmas to remember! Experience a lavish, traditional holiday buffet aboard a luxurious yacht while you enjoy the calm waters and beautiful scenery of the San Diego Bay. Santa will be making an appearance during boarding and check in for memorable photos. It's perfect for entertaining out of town guests, as well as an intimate family affair. More Information

New Year’s Eve Celebration Cruises- December 31st

Toast to the New Year aboard one of Hornblower Cruises & Events finest yachts. Treat you and your guests to an exciting New Year’s with an unforgettable night on the water. The champagne will be flowing, delicious food will be served, and guests with be dancing the night away. Celebrate the New Year in style. Choose from three distinct packages to make your night just right! Reserve Now

New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruises- January 1, 2015

Fresh air and a fresh start to 2015! 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 spectacular views while you just set back and relax!

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Sights & Sips Happy Hour Cruise. I chose to take my boyfriend out on this cruise to kick off his birthday. His bday is in December, and in what other city could you plan to be on a boat out on the water that time of year? I love San Diego. We got lucky and had a gorgeous, clear, still evening. We made a beeline for the food! There turned out to be a lot more food than I expected. The menu rotates, but we tore up some baked brie, spinach dip, chicken skewers, cheese/fig crostini, a salmon all went well with the several glasses of wine we enjoyed. We wandered around the two levels of the ship and spent most of our time up front sitting outside taking in the views of downtown, the Coronado bridge, and Coronado.

– Laura H.

We were very pleased with the cruising experience and the attentiveness of the crew to all of our needs. Julie was very gracious and provided excellent service. Enjoyed Captain Benjamin checking in with us at our table for a quick chat. We will never forget our special Thanksgiving Day aboard the Hornblower ship the "Entertainer" crusing in the Newport Bay. Looking forward to cruising again and will definitely brag about the experience to our friends.

– Peg R.