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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 comes from the flickering fire and a small reading lamp in the corner. I close…

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 priority with our suggestions for games and activities. We know that tensions can run high…

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. Between planning, shopping, cooking, and cleaning, Thanksgiving and Christmas can be some of the busiest…

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!” Marcia and Michael stepped aboard our Entertainer yacht last year to become first mates for…

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 since January of 2017. The trio of whales included two adult females and an adult…

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. Patches  is usually seen frolicking with other offshore Bottlenose Dolphins and always thrills the guests,…

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 and stern wakes of the boat. The highlights of the cruises, were cameo appearances by…

2018-2019 Winter Whale Watching Report

INsert text 2018- 2019 Winter Whale Watching Report DateMorning CruiseAfternoon CruiseNotes 04/21/197 Fin Whales, 120+ Common Dolphinsn/aMorning Cruise: The morning started with choppy seas and stiff wind which settled down mid cruise. After a couple hours we observed seven fin whales at different sightings. At one time there were three whales reasonably close to our boat on both sides and we could see blows in the distance. We were able…

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 the absence of transparency in our work environments? At some point, most people will work…

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