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Special Events call for special celebrations, and we've got them all lined up and ready to go into 2016. Come celebrate the seasons-and book early, because these are our most popular cruises.

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2015 Calendar of Cruise Events in Newport Beach
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2016

DINNER CRUISES - FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS, YEAR ROUND
Celebrating a birthday or anniversary? Friends or family in town? Or maybe you just want to take advantage living in the OC? Whatever the occasion, come aboard for a romantic evening away. From unforgettable views, DJ entertainment and dancing under the stars, to a four-course, sit-down dinner, this is a can’t-miss getaway. Book Now!

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH CRUISES - SUNDAYS, YEAR ROUND, Saturdays May-September
Set off from Newport Beach, where sunlight bounces of the water and a bottomless glass of bubbly or sparkling cider awaits. The Newport Beach brunch includes relaxing background music, coastal views, plus a full brunch buffet and impeccable Hornblower service. Book Now!

WILD GOOSE DINING CRUISES – SELECT DATES FOR BRUNCH
& DINNER

Once the private playground for legendary actor John Wayne, the Wild Goose boasts three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings and unique amenities make a cruise aboard the Wild Goose a one-of-a-kind experience.  Enjoy Hornblower's popular Champagne Brunch or Sunset Dinner Cruise onboard the Wild Goose on select dates.  More information...

WILD GOOSE DOCKSIDE TOUR
Come aboard and experience one of the most famous yachts in Newport Beach, the Wild Goose. Once the yacht of acting legend John Wayne, this stunning vessel boasts an impressive history. Your exclusive tour includes informative narration that will guide you throughout the yacht, highlighting interesting facts and stories. Minimum tour group size is 10 guests. More information...

FULL MOON DINNER CRUISES – SEPT 16, SEPT 17, OCT 14, OCT 15
Evenings on the water take on a whole new luster under the light of a full moon. Come aboard Hornblower’s signature Dinner Cruise and enjoy a boarding glass of champagne, a four course dinner and plenty of time to dance and take in the sights of the sparkling view. Book Now!

SUMMER SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISES ­– Thursdays, June-Oct.
Lighten things up with a midweek escape. Every Wednesday (Marina del Rey) and Thursday (Newport Beach) night enjoy the exclusive sunset happy hour created by Hornblower Cruises & Events. This dynamic cruise dishes up appetizers and relaxing music, plus bar specials. From cozy inside seating, to outdoor decks open to the evening sky, get a front row view of local weekly sail boat races.  More info...
 

THANKSGIVING BUFFET DINNER CRUISES – NOVEMBER 24
Try something different with your family on a Thanksgiving Day Buffet Cruise, perfect for entertaining guests! You will be greeted with a boarding glass of champagne and treated to a traditional Thanksgiving buffet, decorated in the holiday spirit and offerings will include all the Thanksgiving favorites plus trimmings! Book Now!

PARADE OF LIGHTS Preview and observation DINNER CRUISES 
Watch the festively decorated local boats as they make their way around the harbor. Enjoy the sights and lights from your comfortable table on board our yacht! More information

CHRISTMAS EVE AND DAY BUFFET CRUISE – DECEMBER 24-25
On Christmas Day Santa makes an appearance to hand out presents to all children on board! Experience a traditional holiday buffet aboard a yacht while you enjoy the calm waters and beautiful scenery of the harbor. Book Now! Or check out some of our other available December Cruises Here!

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION CRUISES – DECEMBER 31
Toast to the New Year under the stars aboard a Hornblower yacht. The champagne will be flowing, delicious food will be served, and guests will be dancing the night away. Choose from three distinct packages to make your night just right! 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017

NEW YEAR'S DAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH CRUISES –
JANUARY 1, 2017

Fresh air and a fresh start to 2017! Start the New Year off with a lavish Champagne Brunch on the water! The cruise includes free-flowing champagne and a lavish brunch buffet. We'll supply excellent service, food, champagne, and views while you just sit back and relax!

DINNER CRUISES – FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS,
YEAR ROUND

Celebrating a birthday or anniversary? Friends or family in town? Or maybe you just want to take advantage living in the OC? Whatever the occasion, come aboard for a romantic evening away. From unforgettable views, DJ entertainment and dancing under the stars, to a four-course, sit-down dinner, this is a can’t-miss getaway.  More info...

WILD GOOSE DINING CRUISES – Select Dates for Brunch
& Dinner

Once the private playground for legendary actor John Wayne, the Wild Goose boasts three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings and unique amenities make a cruise aboard the Wild Goose a one-of-a-kind experience.  Enjoy Hornblower's popular Champagne Brunch or Sunset Dinner Cruise onboard the Wild Goose on select dates.  More info...

FULL MOON DINNER CRUISES FOR 2017
Friday February 10, Friday June 9, Saturday July 8, Saturday November 4
Evenings on the water take on a whole new luster under the light of a full moon. Come aboard Hornblower’s signature Dinner Cruise and enjoy a boarding glass of champagne, a four course dinner and plenty of time to dance and take in the sights of the sparkling view. More info...

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER CRUISE AND VALENTINE’S WEEKEND DINNER & BRUNCH CRUISES February 14 (Weekend: February 10-12)
The yacht will be decorated for a romantic evening with soft lights and intimate settings. Enjoy a four-course seated dinner prepared fresh on board.  Music will fill the decks while you dine and dance. Or enjoy a lavish brunch buffet prepared fresh onboard by our award winning crew.  More info...

EASTER BRUNCH CRUISE – April 16
Hop onboard for an Easter Brunch Cruise for the whole family! Enjoy a lavish brunch with traditional favorites and a boarding visit from the Easter Bunny! Includes unlimited brunch buffet and champagne. More info...

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH CRUISES – May 14
Treat mom to a spectacular Champagne Brunch Cruise! Whisk her onboard a Hornblower yacht to enjoy spectacular views, a gourmet brunch and free flowing champagne. All Moms take home a free flower! Our Dinner Cruise is also available to treat Mom to a gourmet dinner and a beautiful sparkling view.  More info...

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION CRUISES – Monday May 29 (Weekend: May 26–29)
Red, white and cruise! Celebrate with a Memorial Day BBQ & Beer Cruise on Monday or come aboard any other cruises throughout the weekend. Sunset Dinner Cruises – Friday & Saturday, 7-10 pm. Champagne Brunch Cruise –Sunday, 10am-1pm. More info...   

JOHN WAYNE BIRTHDAY MONTH CRUISES –(May, birthday May 25)
Celebrate the memory of John Wayne during his birthday month. Enjoy the beautiful yacht, once owned by the legend himself, while cruising the waters of Newport Beach on a Cocktail, Brunch, or Dinner Cruise. More info

SATURDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCHES – May 27 – August 26 
Our Brunch is so popular, we had to add Saturdays! This memorable 2 hour cruise is perfect for the whole family. Hornblower brunch combines a bountiful buffet and incredible views of the Newport Beach with unlimited champagne! Also available Sunday’s year - round. More info...

SUMMER SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISES ­– June-October
Lighten things up with a midweek escape. Every Thursday night enjoy the exclusive sunset happy hour created by Hornblower Cruises & Events. This dynamic cruise dishes up appetizers and relaxing music, plus bar specials. From cozy inside seating, to outdoor decks open to the evening sky, get a front row view of local weekly sail boat races.  More info...

FATHER’S DAY BEER BRUNCH – June 18 
Celebrate Dad onboard a Hornblower yacht with a specialty brunch menu including all dad’s favorite dishes, plus free-flowing beer and champagne. Dads take home a free pint glass! Our Dinner Cruise is also available for those looking to treat dad to a gourmet three course meal and the sparkling view.  More info...  

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS DINNER CRUISES – July 4 
Enjoy the fourth aboard Hornblower with the best views of the fireworks over the harbor! Enjoy a complimentary boarding drink, along with a large selection of food and beverages throughout the ship. You can enjoy the spectacular view of the harbor fireworks from the top deck while listening to music and dancing to a live DJ. More info...  

LABOR DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION CRUISES –
September 1-4

Celebrate on the Bay! Join us for a Labor Day BBQ & Beer Cruise on Monday or come aboard any other cruises throughout the weekend. Sunset Dinner Cruises – Friday & Saturday, 7-10 pm. Champagne Brunch Cruise – Sunday, 10am-1pm.  More info...

Champagne Brunch was SO MUCH FUN!! The food was fantastic! Separate tables for pastries, hot items, cold items, fruits, fresh cut meats, desserts (YUM!) Free-flowing champagne (I definitely had at least a bottle.) The servers were very attentive. Great views, good food and overall a good time.

– Kim J

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for a wonderful evening last night. During the busy holidays it’s not always easy to find time to relax. The dinner cruise was absolutely unbelievable with amazing views of the Newport Beach Harbor and a meal that complimented the scenery. Fantastic! I will definitely be recommending this dinner cruise to everyone I know and come across. What a great gift or way to celebrate a special occasion.

– David T.