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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 are always guaranteed, no additional fee We cruise 365 days a year, 7 days a…

Why Team Building Should Always be a Priority

Start Planning Today Company culture is as important - in fact, sometimes even more so - than compensation, so it's surprising that when it comes to creating a great company culture, team building is often overlooked. “If we’re getting everything done, then why does it matter?” can be the response. But getting everything done doesn’t mean every employee feels valued — or isn’t exhausted. Work should be about more than “getting…

How to Win at Employee Appreciation This Summer

Start Planning Today We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again - great employees make a company great! When wooing a potential employee, companies often have their pitch down pat. Offer a great compensation package, a few perks, and with a little razzle-dazzle, you’ve found yourself the perfect fit. But what now? All of those late nights and deadlines that were dedicated to your next big release has depleted your…

Wedding Decoration Inspiration: Views with Hues

Take Cues from Your Location for Wedding Decorations Wherever your wedding location might be, there’s sure to be plenty of inspiration to draw from. Whether it be the sparkling ocean, expansive countryside, desert or urban setting, enhance your wedding by complimenting the surroundings. Ocean Oceanside weddings are a mix of the laid-back ambiance of the beach peppered in with the dramatic scenery of the crashing waves. There’s a lot of…

Whale Watching Report Summer 2017

2017 Whale Watching Report Date Morning Cruise Notes 09/04/2017 25-30 Risso's Dolphins, 1 Minke Whale A nice calm day for our last whale watch of the summer season. We spotted several rafts of gulls and shearwaters (seabirds) resting on the surface just out from the Bay along with a jaeger (a gull-like seabird) flying overhead. About midway through the cruise, we finally the spotted dorsal fins of Risso's dolphins-slowly milling…

Corporate Event – Getting The Details Right

If you selected your corporate event venue, congratulations – especially if you chose a Hornblower yacht! The hard part is over but now you have to think about the activities and other elements that will make it truly shine. Hornblower Cruises & Events can help with every aspect, from the larger things, to those smaller enhancements and touches that make all the difference. It’s the stuff perfectionists obsess over. Start…

Hornblower celebrates PRIDE

From festive rainbow décor, great food and views of the city, to onboard information highlighting different equality advocacy organizations, Hornblower invites you to celebrate PRIDE 2013. In San Francisco: Highlighting the work of Marriage Equality USA, an organization advocating for legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, this high-spirited event promises fun for guests of all ages. The two-hour cruise aboard Hornblower’s San Francisco Spirit includes brunch, drinks, music and…

FAQs Whale Watching

Frequently Asked Questions Do you really see whales? Of course, the answer is yes we see Whales and Dolphins! Primarily we see Gray whales in the December-April season. However, we often spot Fin, Blue, Humpback,  and Minke whales during our summer Whale Watching season. Additionally, we often see pods of Dolphins including: Risso’s, Common, Pacific White-Sided, and Bottlenose Dolphins. Our captains will also highlight other wildlife such as Sea Lions,…