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Winter Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruises Began with a Splash

Last Saturday, Hornblower Cruises & Events in San Diego began a new season of whalewatching cruises! So far we’ve spotted the first migrating Eastern Pacific Gray Whales off the coast of San Diego. Most of the grays are traveling south to the Calving Lagoons in Baja California, Mexico. One young Gray Whale seemed to be […]

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: The Experience Edition

How to buy less stuff and make more memories this holiday season Do you ever feel tired of giving, receiving, and eventually getting rid of stuff? We sure do. This holiday season, think outside the gift box and give your family and friends experiences instead. Because toys break. Clothes go out of style. Gadgets are […]

In Favor of a New Tradition this Holiday Season

Find your perfect holiday tradition to bring family and friends together The phrase “holiday tradition” conjures up a different image for everyone. When I hear those words, I’m instantly transported to my childhood home. I’m curled up with my family around the fireplace, nestled together, buried under blankets. It’s cold outside and the only light […]

Winter Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruises on Sale!

Splash Sale! For a limited time, Hornblower’s Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure Cruise Tickets are only $30 per person for Monday  through Friday cruises (a savings of $15 per person)! Call (619) 686-8715 to reserve. Our Whale Watching Season featuring migrating Gray Whales lasts through April 19, 2020.  Must purchase a specific cruise date with […]

Holiday Activities to Bring You Together

Tips for stress-free family fun this holiday season The holiday season is nothing if not busy. Between all the shopping, cooking, and gift-giving — all undoubtedly important parts of celebrating the holidays — it’s easy to overlook the most important thing: spending quality time with the people you love. This year, make quality time a […]

4 Ways to Eliminate Holiday Stress

Holiday Planning Tips for Your Most Festive and Fun Season Ever The holiday season is a magical time of year. Chilly nights with the promise of snow. Cozy evenings curled up by the fireplace. Twinkling lights, delicious food, and time spent with loved ones. But the holiday season is also a stressful time of year. […]

A Nautical Wedding with an 80’s Soundtrack

Marcia and Mike’s Marina Del Rey Wedding “Seas the day” has always been Marcia’s mantra, and her wedding day was no exception! The lifelong surfer incorporated her love of the water into every aspect of her Hornblower wedding – from her shell tiara and bouquet to the massive yacht in which she said “I do!” […]

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 […]

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