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Blue Whale Watching from Hornblower Gives Passengers The Thrill Of A Lifetime

Starting June 28th, Whale Watching Tours Depart Friday thru Monday at 9am From Downtown San Diego

 

San Diego, California (June 13, 2019) – Starting June 28th, Hornblower Cruises & Events will once again offer San Diego visitors and residents, the epic experience of getting up close and personal with some of the most magnificent creatures on earth – blue whales.  For over 25 years, Hornblower’s captains have introduced thousands of passengers to the wonder and excitement of whale watching in Southern California.  There is no better, safer and drier way to witness the whale migration as thousands of blues, finbacks and humpbacks journey off the coast.  As Hornblower’s yacht heads out to the Pacific, passengers will also enjoy 360-degree views of the San Diego skyline, Cabrillo Monument, Coronado and the US/Mexico coastal border along with sightings of sea lions, a variety of dolphin species and sea birds.

Highlights include:

Interaction with Trained Docents from theNat (San Diego Natural History Museum): To make Hornblower’s cruise truly educational, trained volunteer naturalists from theNat provide interaction with guests, facts and maps, samples of krill and baleen on board, ongoing commentary about whale behaviours, how to spot spouts, flukes and massive whale tails and most importantly about blue whales.

A Comfortable (and Dry) Experience:  Hornblower provides the ability to view these beautiful creatures from large yachts, which provide unparalleled stability through the ocean waves. With top-level outdoor sundecks rising 30 ft. above the water and climate-controlled indoor levels, Hornblower yachts ensure optimal comfort and panoramic views for everyone, unlike a small boat whale watching trips (where foul weather gear is a necessary accessory).

Whale Sighting Guarantee:  If a whale is not sighted during a cruise, passengers will receive a pass good for another Whale Watching Cruise.  Hornblower guarantees that every passenger will experience the exhilaration of witnessing a whale break the surface of the water for the first time.

Food Service and Full Bar:  Passengers can purchase delicious snacks and lunch, complimented by a full bar service.

Reservations are now being accepted:

Times:  The 4-hour cruise is offered Friday to Monday with boarding at 8:30 a.m. and cruising starting at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Cruises conveniently leave from the downtown San Diego waterfront at 970 North Harbor Drive (Pier 2).

Tickets:  Weekday costs are $55 for adults, $27.50 for children (ages 4 to 12) and $53 for seniors and the military. Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) costs are $65 for adults, $32.50 for children (ages 4 to 12) and $63 for seniors and the military.   Children under 3 are free.  Discounts for groups of 20 or more.  For more information and to make reservations, please visit easy booking for whale watching or call 800-ON-THE-BAY.

Private Whale watching charters are also available to groups of 20 – 355 more in San Diego or Newport Beach aboard the historic yacht, Mojo. Call for more details and a proposal.

 

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Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise operator headquartered in California for 39 years. The company operates over 70 vessels, including the three largest dining yachts on the West Coast and has ports in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, San Diego and New York City. Two Hornblower subsidiary businesses, Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, are National Park Service ferry concessioners to Alcatraz Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In 2014, Hornblower Cruises & Events began operating the third subsidiary, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. For more information visit: www.hornblower.com or www.hornblowernewyork.com.