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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.

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

I had not been on the Hornblower Cruise for many years. The last time I was on the cruise it took me down river under the Tower Bridge towards Garcia Bend. This time we went north & the Captain explained so many thing about the history of the river & points of interest along the way that I never knew about. I am a native Sacramentan so it was such a pleasure to learn more about our river & it's history. The staff were all very professional & the ship was tip top. Thank you very much & I'll be back sooner the next time.

– Marsha

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

– Christine A.