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Hornblower Welcomes Dogs!

September 8, 2011


Bow Wow Brunch Cruise on the Bay takes place Oct. 2

Hornblower invites dogs aboard for exclusive HWAC benefit cruise


Hornblower Cruises & Events will host a dog-gone fun adventure on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. The third annual Bow Wow Brunch Cruise on the Bay is the year’s only dog-friendly dining cruise on San Diego Bay, and it raises funds for the orphaned pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center

The popular Bow Wow Brunch Cruise follows Hornblower’s traditional Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise format, except that pet owners are invited to board with dogs for a one-of-a-kind journey. Owners enjoy a generous brunch buffet plus free-flowing champagne, mimosas and desserts – meanwhile, participating pups are welcome to take away doggie bags of treats and snacks at a special canine buffet.

Meet “Chopper the Biker Dog” and get your picture taken alongside him and his famous dog-cycle.  An open-air “dog relief walk” is available on the yacht’s sun deck, and Hornblower staff members set up the boat to ensure the safety of furry first mates.

A portion of event proceeds will benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals and enriching the lives of people. For more than 30 years, the center has provided humane care and adoption for orphaned animals, along with animal-related educational programs.

One dog per adult is invited on the Bow Wow Brunch Cruise. Dogs must be manageable and on a leash at all times. Boarding begins at 11:30 a.m. at Hornblower’s Grape Street Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101. Cruising follows from 12 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Canines enjoy complimentary entrance, while tickets for people are $66.95 per adult, $42.17 for children ages 4-12 and free for ages and under (tax and gratuity not included).

For Bow Wow Brunch Cruise information and reservations, or to learn more about Hornblower’s daily, charter and special event cruises, visit

 or call 619-686-8715.


A few simple rules make Bow Wow Brunch Cruise on the Bay fun for everyone:

1) One dog per adult is welcome. The event is not open to dogs under six months of age.

2) Waiver forms (provided upon ticket purchase) must be completed prior to boarding.

3) Dogs must wear current rabies vaccination and identification tags to board.

4) All dogs MUST be on a leash at all times.

5) Owners must clean up after their dogs.

6) No dogs in heat are allowed.

7) The cruise is not recommended for dogs that are sensitive to movement or prone to motion sickness.

8) This event is not appropriate for dogs that are unpredictable in crowds or dislike strangers or other dogs.

9) This event is for dogs and people only. Please do not bring other pets. 


 Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company in California for 30 years. The company operates 32 vessels in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey and San Diego. The 1000 passenger Inspiration Hornblower is one of San Diego’s premier venues. In addition, Hornblower San Diego offers seasonal Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventures and year round Harbor Cruises. For more information visit: