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Killer Whales off the San Diego Coast

Orca alert! Last Saturday, our Captain, Whalers(naturalists) from the San Diego Natural History Museum, and on board guests were thrilled to spot three Killer Whales (orcas) off the San Diego coast during our Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise. Orcas are rarely seen off of Southern California. This is the first time we’ve seen killer whales […]

The Return of Patches the Famous Dolphin

Yesterday, admist another incredible day of Whale and Dolphin Watching, we spotted Patches, the most famous, offshore Bottlenose Dolphin on the West Coast! Patches is a  rare, black-and-white piebald dolphin. His unique coloration is called leucism and results from a partial loss of pigmentation that causes Patches to have white, patchy colorations on his skin. […]

Summertime Whale Watching

We began our Summer Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching season with sunny skies, calm seas, and a sampling of baleen whales. Each cruise was filled with thousands of playful dolphins, mostly Common Dolphins, but also Pacific Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins. At times, the dolphins surrounded the Adventure Hornblower as they leapt nearby and rode the bow […]

Good Company Culture: What it Means and How to Get it.

Start Planning Today The daily grind. A common way to describe one’s job, whereas grinding typically means to pulverize into fine dust. It’s a reassuring way to describe an activity most of the world has to participate in. Who among us hasn’t disliked a colleague, whined about the lack of work-life balance, or lamented in […]

Blue Whale Watching in San Diego

Book Your Whale Watching Tour BLUE WHALE  Balaenoptera musculus The blue whale a rorqual, a family that also includes the humpback whale, fin whale, Bryde’s whale, sei whale, Omura’s whale, and minke whale. On land an animal the size of a blue whale would be crushed by its own weight without the support of large heavy bones. […]

Gray Whale

Description: The average size of a gray whale is approximately 11 to 15 meters (36–50 feet) long, and it may weigh up to 45,000 kg (49.6 tons). Like other baleen whales, females grow larger than males. Seen from above, a gray whale’s body tapers at both ends, and is a dark slate color that can […]

The Hornblower Difference

What a difference Hornblower makes! You have choices on your vacation in San Diego…here’s why we think you should pick Hornblower in San Diego! ALL CRUISES Never have to share tables with strangers All yachts Climate controlled interiors, includes AC or Heat Free WiFi Multiple Bathrooms Tables and moveable chairs NIGHTLY DINNER CRUISE Private tables […]

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