The Hornblower Cruises & Events ticket booth will now be at 970 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego Ca, 92101. We are now closer to the boarding area of our harbor tours and Whale watching cruises. The booth is located at the foot of the Navy Pier which is the home of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. There is plentiful parking on the Navy Pier, so you can park and walk conveniently from Navy Pier to our ticket booth and onto the harbor tour or whale watching cruise right next to Navy Pier.
PRESS RELEASE from Port of San Diego:
Hornblower Cruises, Flagship Cruises Ticket Booths Relocating
November 20, 2012 – The ticket sale booths for Hornblower Cruises and Events
and Flagship Cruises & Events will be moving to a new, temporary location on
Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
Cranes will lift the existing ticket facilities, which are 11 feet high and 18 feet wide
each, from their current location at 1066 North Harbor Drive south, to the foot of
The project also entails setting up new communications cables and electrical
The move is due to construction of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan,
Phase 1, a comprehensive project to beautify the waterfront and create new
public open space along San Diego Bay. When the project is completed, the
waterfront will be adorned with a 105-foot wide esplanade that stretches from the
Navy Pier to the B Street Pier.
Both bay tour operators will be built new, permanent ticket booths, as part of
In January 2012, a project to construct new waterside facilities for the bay tour
operators got underway.
Hornblower’s bay tour and whale watching vessels operate
at 970 North Harbor Drive, alongside Navy Pier. Hornblower also offers dinner cruises and Sunday Brunch cruises which board at 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, Ca 92101(located across from the SD County Administration Building at the corner of Grape Street and N. Harbor Drive on Grape Street Pier.
Hornblower Cruises and Events is owned by Hornblower Yachts, which operates
out of eight California ports, as well as New York and New Jersey. It has been
operating on San Diego Bay since 1984. Hornblower’s ticket booth on North
Harbor Drive serves approximately 250,000 customers a year.
About the Port:
The Port of San Diego is the fourth largest of the 11 ports in California. It was
created by the state legislature in 1962. Since then, it has invested hundreds of
millions of dollars in public improvements in its five member cities – Chula Vista,
Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego.
The port oversees two maritime cargo terminals, two cruise ship terminals, 18
public parks, the Harbor Police Department and the leases of hundreds of tenant
and sub tenant businesses around San Diego Bay.
The Port of San Diego is an economic engine, an environmental steward of San
Diego Bay and the surrounding tidelands, and a provider of community services
and public safety.
San Diego Captain Loves The Bay San Diego Captain Richard Goben is a 20+ year veteran at Hornblower.
Excellent trip, captain made special effort to ensure that we saw whales and did a great job explaining lots of things.
– Susan 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