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Hornblower’s “Tailgate Offer” offers exciting bowl season cruise discounts

December 29, 2009

Football fans can celebrate their team by tailgating on the water


NEWPORT BEACH and MARINA DEL REY, Calif. – Fans heading to Orange County and Los Angeles for the Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship games have another reason to cheer: They can save 30 percent on Hornblower harbor tours and dining cruises with the company’s tailgate special offer. The discount applies to select excursions sailing from Newport Beach and Marina del Rey between December 26, 2009, and January 10, 2010.


Both ports are within an hour’s drive of Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena (Marina del Rey is 30 miles southwest and Newport Beach is 50 miles south), which makes it easy for football fans to add one more only-in-Southern California experience to their stay. Hornblower offers several enticing tours from each city, ranging from casual champagne brunch outings and formal dinner dance cruises to harbor tours and private charters. The company’s fleet includes well storied antique yachts such as the Zumbrota, a craft once owned by circus baron Charles Ringling and the Wild Goose, the former yacht of legendary actor John Wayne.


Hornblower Tailgate Offer is 30% OFF on the following tours:


December 27, 29, and 30, 2009, and January 2, 6, 8 and 9, 2010

Tickets start at $74.95 per adult - with discount $52.47 + tax and gratuity

December 27, 2009, and January 3 and 10, 2010

Tickets start at $54.95 per adult, with discount $38.47 + tax and gratuity

  • Harbor Tours from Marina del Rey

December 26, 2009, through January 8, 2010

Tickets start at $11 per person - with discount $7.70  


To take advantage of Hornblower’s Tailgate Offer, mention the special when booking by phone at 1-866-HORNBLOWER, or use the coupon code RSB30 when buying tickets online at




About Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower Cruises & Events has been California’s leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company for 30 years. With 35 distinct vessels, ranging from cozy, custom-designed catamarans to the 3 largest dining yachts on the West Coast, Hornblower welcomes guests for classic sightseeing and dining cruises, corporate outings, weddings, special events, environmental tours and film shoots. In California, the company sails from San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey and San Diego, and its pioneering Respect Our Planet program educates guests and employees on how to protect and preserve the environment. Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, which are Hornblower subsidiaries and National Park Service concessioners, provide water transportation services to Alcatraz Island, the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Learn more at or 1-866-HORNBLOWER.