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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 2015. Come celebrate the seasons-and book early, because these are our most popular cruises.

 

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Calendar of Events 2014

Whale & Dolphin Adventures in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum-Two Cruises daily, December 14, 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 CRUISE - Sunday, December 14 & 21

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! Book Now!

 

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER CRUISE - December 24, 2014

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 guests, as well as an intimate family affair. Give Santa a chance to get into your house while you are out! Book Now!

CHRISTMAS DAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH CRUISE - December 25, 2014

Join Hornblower Cruises for a memorable Christmas Day Celebration complete with beautiful views, photos with Santa Claus and a delectable brunch buffet. Includes unlimited champagne, coffee, tea, soda and juice. Perfect for entertaining out of town guests, as well as the entire family! Book Now!

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER CRUISE - December 25, 2014

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. Book Now!

HOLIDAY SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH CRUISE - December 7, 14, 21 & 28

Take in the sights, listen to relaxing holiday music and linger in the sun on the outdoor decks on this two hour cruise. Our lavish holiday buffet features a savory selection of all your favorites including complimentary free flowing champagne. Book Now!

DECEMBER NIGHTS DINNER CRUISE - Select Nights in December

Come aboard for our classic Dinner Cruise with a holiday twist. Festive holiday decor and music will encompass you during your cruise. After you enjoy three gourmet courses, stay and dance to music from the DJ or stroll the decks for viewing of city holiday lights! More Information..

'TIS THE SEASON HOLIDAY LUNCH CRUISE - Fridays, December 5, 12, 19 & 26

Celebrate "Festive Fridays" this holiday season! The relaxing lunch cruise is great for department holiday parties or anyone wanting to get into the holiday spirit. Your Cruise includes a boarding glass of champagne, background holiday music and seated lunch. Book Now!

SATURDAY SUNSET DINNER CRUISE - Saturdays, December 6, 13 & 20

Celebrate the season while enjoying the calm waters and beautiful scenery of San Diego Bay! This early supper cruise is a great way to celebrate and leaves plenty of time at night for tree trimming, party going or whatever the season may bring you! Book Now!

NEW YEAR'S EVE VIP CELEBRATION DINNER - December 31, 2014

Toast to the New Year under the stars aboard a Hornblower yacht. The champagne will be flowing, delicious food will be served, and music will be provided to keep you dancing the night away! The year is bound to be a success with this VIP kick off! Book Now!

NEW YEAR'S EVE PREMIER SEATED DINNER - December 31, 2014

Raise your glass to another successful year and toast to the new one onboard a beautiful yacht. This four hour San Diego New Year's cruise will keep you dancing with champagne glass in hand! A four-course seated dinner will be sure to tantalize your taste buds. Book Now!

NEW YEAR'S EVE CRYSTAL DINNER CRUISE - December 31, 2014

Cheers to 2015 onboard Hornblower and the majestic San Diego Bay. Enjoy a boarding glass of champagne and midnight toast, gourmet dinner stations prepared fresh onboard by our chefs, DJ entertainment to keep you dancing all night long, and of course incredible views you won't find anywhere else. Happy New Year San Diego! Book Now!

2015

NEW YEAR'S DAY BRUNCH CRUISE - January 1, 2015

Toast to the New Year with a delicious Champagne brunch, free-flowing champagne, and amazing San Diego Bay views. Book Now! 

Full Moon Dinner Cruises for 2015 – January 5, February 3, March 5, April 4, May 4, June 2, July 2 & 31, August 29, September 28, October 27, November 25, 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 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...

San Diego Restaurant Week Dinner Cruises – January 18–24
3 hour cruise, 3 course dinner, $50! Restaurant Week offers the best Dinner Cruise prices of the year, with Hornblower’s signature Dinner Cruise starting at just $50 per person. This is a great time to come aboard to be treated to the Hornblower experience at a great value. (Includes Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruises) San Diego Restaurant Week Web site

Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise and Valentine’s Weekend Dinner & Brunch Cruises February 14–16
The yacht will be decorated for a romantic evening with soft lights and intimate settings. Enjoy a three-course seated dinner prepared fresh on board.  Music will fill the decks while you dine and dance. Or enjoy a lavish brunch buffet prepared fresh onboard by our award winning crew. More information...

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...

Sights & Sips Sunset Cruises ­– May 1 – October 31
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 10

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 – Dogs Cruise Free! – Saturday, May 16

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...

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. 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 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 Big Bay with unlimited champagne! Also available Sunday’s year - round. More information...

Bands on the Bay Dinner Cruises – Friday nights, June 5 – September 25

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 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 San Diego skyline.   More information…

City Lights Fireworks Dinner Cruises – 2015 Dates (TBD) June, July, August

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 – 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.  More information…

Blue Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure Cruise in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum July & August

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.  More information…

Tall Ship Parade Spectator Cruise – September 3

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 Diego Tall Ship Festival.

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. 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…

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.  More information…

San Diego Restaurant Week Dinner Cruises – September (TBD)

3 hour cruise, 3 course dinner, $50! Restaurant week offers the best Dinner Cruise prices of the year, with Hornblower’s signature Dinner Cruise starting at just $50 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

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.  More information…

Bow Wow Brunch Cruise – October (TBD) 

Bow Wow Brunch is just like the weekly Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise, but for this cruise, we welcome you, your family and your "fur child" aboard. You will enjoy the same delicious and bountiful buffet that you are accustom to with unlimited champagne and desserts, but Fido gets a pet buffet to choose from along with a dog relief area set up on the sun deck of the yacht! Portion of the proceeds for the Bow Wow Brunch on the Bay will go directly to helping Helen Woodward Animal Center.  More information…

Star of India Spectator Cruise – November (TBD)

Hornblower will follow the Star of India out to sea to allow passengers a close up view of the world’s oldest active iron hulled ship.  The Star of India only sails once a year, so don’t miss out on this amazing experience.  More information…

Veteran’s Day – Veterans Cruise Free – November 11

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. Simply show proof of military service at the Ticket booth located at 970 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. 

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! More information... 

Whale & Dolphin Adventures in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum – Two cruises daily, December 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. More information...

Parade of Lights Dinner Cruises – December 13 & 20

Watch the festively decorated local boats as they make their way around the bay. Enjoy the sights and lights from your comfortable table on board our yacht! 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

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 San Diego Bay. 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, 2016
Fresh air and a fresh start to 2016! 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! More information...

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The experience my family and I had, to say the least was beautiful. Not only was the ambiance beautiful, but the entire staff we interacted with was joyful, pleasant, warm and professional. Our server was made sure our needs were met and cups always filled. The Captain was awesome, he allowed my children the experience of driving the boat. They loved it!!!! The host/ greeter (cruise manager) was top notch. We were running slightly late to board the boat and because of him we were able to make it. This was definitely one of my families most memorable Thanksgivings.

– Jesse R.

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.