Calendar of Events
Events and occasions to celebrate
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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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 Marina Del Rey, where sunlight bounces of the water and a bottomless glass of bubbly or sparkling cider awaits. The Marina Del Rey 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...
FULL MOON DINNER CRUISES – JAN 23, APRIL 22, APRIL 23, MAY 21, AUG 19, 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!
eASTER bRUNCH & DINNER CRUISES – mARCH 27TH
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. Book Now!
mOTHER’S daY bRUNCH & DINNER CRUISES – mAY 8TH
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. Book Now!
the Dukes’s birthday month cruises – May 20-22 & 26-29
Enjoy the Duke’s birthday all month. Enjoy a plated brunch or a 4 course dinner experience on John Wayne’s former yacht, Wild Goose. Experience the classic beauty of the vessel, breath taking scenic views and revel in some of our special birthday surprises. Book now!
mEMORIAL dAY bRUNCH & DINNER CRUISES – mAY 27-30
Red, white and cruise! Celebrate with a Memorial Cruise on Monday or come aboard any other cruises throughout the weekend. Book today!
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.
fATHER’S dAY BRUNCH & DINNER CRUISES – jUNE 19
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. Book Now!
jULY 4TH CRUISES – jUL 1-4
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. Book Now!
lABOR dAY bRUNCH & DINNER CRUISES – SEPT. 2-5
Use your day off to enjoy the sights of our beautiful waterways. Enjoy a cocktail cruise, a brunch or a dinner this weekend! Choose from up to 6 cruises. More information.
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!
NEW YEAR'S DAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH CRUISES – JANUARY 1, 2017
Fresh air and a fresh start to 2016! 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!
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.