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Sacramento River Cruise

Sacramento Historic River Cruise

Ready to take in a little Sacramento history from the comfort of a Hornblower yacht? In this delightful one-hour Sacramento river cruise, we’ll sail past Old Sacramento's famous historical sites, including the Delta King, the I Street Bridge, the Tower Bridge, and the Air Force Docks. As we tour, we’ll hear fascinating stories from the history of Sacramento—from John Sutter, the founder of Sacramento, to the wild first days of the Gold Rush and the legendary Pony Express. California's capital city is filled with lively history and beautiful sights, and you’ll have the perfect view on this Sacramento river cruise. 

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One of the many bridge you will see on this Sacramento cruise.

Available Cruises on Monday January 16, 2017

  • Sacramento River Cruise - 1:30pm
    Departs from L Street Dock

    Day-of online reservations unavailable, please call 1-888-467-6256

    1:15 PM
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    $20.00 per person *
    *Tax, service charge and landing fee may apply
  • Sacramento River Cruise - 3pm
    Departs from L Street Dock
    2:45 PM
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $20.00 per person *
    *Tax, service charge and landing fee may apply
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What you get:

  • One-hour boat cruise along the Sacramento River
  • Live Narration by the Captain including Sacramento River Facts and History
  • Scenic Sacramento Views
  • Limited concessions available on board to purchase Snacks and Beverages* - provided by Fat's Catering - (Cash only)
  • Limited, non-guaranteed seating on board. First come, first serve.

See the sights on the Sacramento River Cruise

*Concessions are available (Cash Only) on our regularly scheduled cruises Thursday-Sunday. Not guaranteed on additional Monday-Wednesday Cruises. Available items subject to change.

*Advanced reservations are recommended. Purchases at on-site ticket booth in Old Sacramento are accepted by Credit Card only.

Sacramento River Cruise Video

Our September 7th Sacramento River Cruise was pleasant and relaxing. The crew members were all very professional and attentive. The narrator's storytelling abilities took us back in time to the gold rush days, then back to present day with ease and accuracy. My 6 year old grandson was happiest of all. Thank you for making this a memorable day.

– Charles C.

Had a fantastic time and the crew was wonderful! Thanks for a great day!

– Christine A.