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2014-15 Calendar of Cruise Events in San Diego

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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 April 15, May 14, June 13, July 12, August 10, September 8, 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...

Whale & Dolphin Adventure in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum Two cruises daily, December 14, 2013- April 2014 (times subject to change)

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. More information...

Easter Brunch Cruise- April 20, 2014

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...

Administrative Professional’s Day Lunch Cruise – April 23

Smart managers know how important it is to give VIP treatment to their support staff on Administrative Professional's Day. The best way to show how much you appreciate them is on a two hour Hornblower Luncheon Cruise. A beautiful yacht, boarding glass of champagne, taste-tempting 3-course lunch, panoramic views and courteous stewards await to make this a day to pamper the one who pampers you! 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...

Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch Cruises- May 11, 2014

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- $23 and a Towel, Dogs cruise free!- Saturday, May 17, 2014

Orphaned dogs, cats, pups and kittens at the Helen Woodward Animal Center need you 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...

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration Cruises- May 23-26

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 7-10pm. Champagne Brunch Cruise-Sunday 11am-1pm. More information...

Saturday Champagne Brunches- May 24-August 30

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.

Bands on the Bay Dinner Cruises- Friday nights, June 6-Septemer 26

Friday nights come to life on Hornblower! Come on 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 new 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 15, 2014

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 Information. 

City Lights Fireworks Dinner Cruises- June 27, 28 & 29 July 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30

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. More Information

Fourth of July Fireworks Dinner Cruises- Friday, July 4, 2014

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. More Information

Blue Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure Cruise in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum Saturday & Sunday, July 5, 2014-August 31, 2014 (Cruise Time 9 am-1 pm) 

Take a ride on the wild side on a Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure! Get up close and personal with Blue 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

Labor Day Weekend Celebration Cruises- August 30-Septemeber 1

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 7-10pm. Champagne Brunch Cruise- Sunday, 11am-1pm. More Information

Grandparent’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises- September 7, 2014

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. 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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San Diego Whale Watching Whale watching with Natural History Museum

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.

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 thingie...it 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.

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