Choose from two popular loyalty programs.
Hornlower's Yacht Club is the perfect fit for those who love being out on the Bay. Harbor Cruise & Sea Lion Adventures provide a narrated tour of San Diego Bay, complete with historic landmarks and historical sights.
The Whale Club is a pay once, cruise all year free offer. Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures are operated in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum, providing an up-close view of migrating gray whales and other local marine life and sights. (Whale season in San Diego is from mid December to mid April.)
Yacht Club Membership - A $60 one-time membership fee per year applies.
WHAT YOU GET:
- FREE admission on Harbor Cruises & Sea Lion Adventures for one year (offer is available once you pick a date to cruise)
- 10 percent discount on Hornblower's San Diego cruises, including nightly Dinner Cruises, Champagne Brunch Cruises and Sights & Sips Sunset Cruises*
- Free "Celebration Package" for the month of your anniversary or birthday on any Brunch or Dinner cruise (value of $69.35)
Whale & Yacht Club Membership - A $90 one-time membership fee per year applies.
WHAT YOU GET:
- FREE admission on Harbor Cruise & Sea Lion Adventures and seasonal Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures for one year (offer is available once you pick a date to cruise)
- 10 percent discount on San Diego cruises, including Nightly Dinner Cruises, Champagne Brunch Cruises and Sights & Sips Sunset Cruises*
- Free "Celebration Package" for the month of your anniversary or birthday on any Brunch or Dinner Cruise (value of $69.35)
About Harbor Cruise & Sea Lion Adventures:
Tours last for 60 minutes and travel approximately 13 miles on the Big Bay in San Diego. Narrated highlights include more 50 points of interest, the history of San Diego and iconic sights: Navy ships, aircraft carriers, the spectacular Coronado Bridge, the famous Star of India, historic ships of the Maritime Museum the Cruise Ship Terminal, Seaport Village and the downtown skyline.
What makes the Bay Cruise so popular and special?: Professional Captains provide interesting and informative narrative along the entire cruise route aboard safe, comfortable yachts. Unlike many tours, you may visit the Captain in the wheelhouse. Hornblower offers child-friendly cruises with cute first mate stickers and coloring maps. Enjoy a loaded snack bar on board, with adult beverages, souvenirs and photos.
ADA-accessible. Call for dates and times. Photos taken at the beginning of the cruise can be purchased at the end.
About Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures:
See the majestic California gray whale while whale watching along the San Diego coast. See famous and historic sights of the San Diego Bay, including the Navy submarine base, the Point Loma Lighthouse and Cabrillo National Monument.
During your whale watching cruise, you'll see whales as well as many varieties of marine life: four types of dolphins, sea lions, Mola Mola (sun fish) and marine birds, such as brown pelicans, sea gulls and blue herons. In addition to gray whales, we have seen orcas, fin whales, finbacks, blue whales and humpback whales.
Relax on the largest, fastest, most stable whale watching boat in Southern California: the Adventure Hornblower. Adventure Hornblower offers climate-controlled areas with indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a full snack bar with adult beverages and souvenirs. Photos are taken at the beginning of the cruise and ready for purchase at the end. While cruising, you can ask questions of the San Diego Natural History Museum "Whalers," or watch the educational video, "Oceans Oasis," courtesy of the museum.
*Discount not available on specialty cruises. Cards are valid for one year from date you receive your card. Cards apply to cruises offered in our San Diego port only. Reservations are required on all Brunch and Dinner Cruises. Please mention your card when making reservations to receive the discount. You must check in at the Hornblower ticket booth prior to boarding any cruise, and you must show identification with your card to receive a boarding pass. Cards are not valid on special events or holidays.
San Diego Captain Loves The Bay San Diego Captain Richard Goben is a 20+ year veteran at Hornblower.
Every year I take students whale watching and I have tried different companies. Hornblower, You are the best. This year, I took a group of 100 students and (we) were lucky to have seen whales. The "adventure" is the best vessel I've gone whale watching on. The size helps so the rocking of the waves does not feel too harsh on them. The space is perfect so people can move around. Everyone was delighted
– June P
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. We particularly enjoyed the first half of the tour (the southern half). It was very informative. The narrator for the first half was both entertaining and educating. Thank you for a wonderful cruise experience in San Diego Bay.
– Ken J