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Special Events call for special celebrations, and we've got them all lined up and ready to go in 2018. Come celebrate the seasons-and book early, because these are our most popular cruises.

 

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2018 Calendar of Events

FULL MOON DINNER CRUISES FOR 2018: 8/26, 9/25, 10/24, 11/23 and 12/22
2019 DATES: 1/20, 2/19, 2/20, 3/20, 4/19, 4/20, 5/18, 6/17, 7/16, 8/15, 8/16, 9/13, 10/13, 11/12, 11/13, 12/11

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 three course dinner and plenty of time to dance and take in the sights of the sparkling San Diego skyline. Reserve now...

LOBSTER DINNER CRUISES – FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS – YEAR ROUND
Go ahead, have the lobster! Try Hornblower’s specialty lobster menu. You'll board your yacht with a glass of champagne and be treated to a three-course dinner including a giant Caesar salad, lobster tail, potatoes du jour, fresh seasonal vegetables and your choice of a premium dessert. More information...

SIGHTS & SIPS SUNSET CRUISES: FRIDAY & SATURDAY APRIL 6 – OCTOBER 27, SUNDAY JUNE 3-SEPTEMBER 30
On weekend nights, enjoy the exclusive sunset happy hour created by Hornblower Cruises & Events. Boarding at 5:30 and cruising from 6-8p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres and happy background music, plus drink specials, it’s a great way to start the weekend. More information...

ROCK THE YACHT! CRUISES: APRIL 6 – OCTOBER 27
Every Friday and Saturday night enjoy the exclusive  night time happy hour created by Hornblower Cruises & Events. Boarding at 8:30 and cruising from 9-11pm with city lights, music and cocktails; it’s a great way to start the weekend. More information

SATURDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH CRUISES: APRIL 7– OCTOBER 27
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 Big Bay with unlimited champagne! Also available Sundays year - round. More information...

SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH DAVE SCOTT DUO: SATURDAYS MAY 12 & MAY 26– SEPTEMBER 1 
It’s the same Champagne Brunch Cruise that you come to love, we’ve just added some live music to JAZZ things up on the sun deck with the Dave Scott Duo. SO enjoy your brunch and bottomless bubbly at your private table then head upstairs for music, sightseeing, and dancing on the sun deck. More information..

BANDS ON THE BAY DINNER CRUISES: FRIDAY NIGHTS, JUNE –SEPTEMBER 
Friday nights come to life on Hornblower! You'll board your yacht with a glass of champagne and be treated to a three-course dinner set to the sounds of live music. With Republic of Music playing tunes, from blues to swing to covers of legendary favorites, this is the perfect choice for a new Friday night tradition of dinner and dancing. More information..

BLUE WHALE WATCHING CRUISES: JUNE 29 – SEPTEMBER 3        Friday thru Monday. Join us for this once in a lifetime trek off the coast of beautiful San Diego to spot whales, dolphins and sea lions. The ultimate will be to see the largest mammal on earth, the Blue Whale which migrate past San Diego each summer! Cruise in comfort with indoor and outdoor seating, snack bar and adult beverages. More Info

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CITY LIGHTS FIREWORKS DINNER CRUISES: SELECT DATES IN JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER
Come aboard for our most popular three-hour dinner cruise, combining champagne, a mouth-watering three-course dinner, DJ entertainment, views of San Diego, and a fireworks show above the bay to top it all off.  More information…

TALL SHIP PARADE SPECTATOR CRUISE: DATE TBA
Viewing the tall ships from all over the world is a rare experience. If you like to take pictures, this is very unique also. Join Hornblower for a special 2 hour cruise to view Tall Ships during Maritime Museum of San Diego Tall Ship Festival.  More info...

LABOR DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION CRUISES:
AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 3
Celebrate on the Bay! Join us for a Labor Day BBQ & Beer Cruise on Monday or come aboard any other cruises throughout the weekend. One and two hour Harbor Cruises & Sea Lion Adventures- six cruises daily, beginning at 10am. Sunset Dinner Cruises – nightly, 7-10 pm. Champagne Brunch Cruise – Sunday, 10am-1pm.   More info....

FLEET WEEK SEA & AIR PARADE: DATE TBA
Sea & Air Parade is soaring back to San Diego with great fanfare as we prepare to experience the best of the U.S. military on display and in action with cruisers, amphibious ships, destroyers, frigates, submarines, and landing craft in addition to a demonstration of SEAL capabilities, Coast Guard Search and Rescue, a fly-over of contemporary Navy and World War II aircraft, and much more.  More information…

EXTREME SAILING SERIES™: DATES TBA
The Extreme Sailing Series™ is coming to San Diego Bay. Avoid the crowds onshore! Watch, photograph, or videotape the Extreme Sailing Series from the deck of a Hornblower yacht with a Spectator Cruise or a Lunch Cruise in October.  More information…

BOW WOW BRUNCH CRUISE: OCTOBER 21
Bow Wow Brunch is just like the weekly Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise, but for this cruise, we welcome you, your family and your "fur child" aboard. You will enjoy the same delicious and bountiful buffet that you are accustom to with unlimited champagne and desserts, but Fido gets a pet buffet to choose from along with a dog relief area set up on the sun deck of the yacht! Portion of the proceeds for the Bow Wow Brunch on the Bay will go directly to helping Helen Woodward Animal Center.  More information…

VETERAN’S DAY – VETERANS CRUISE FREE: NOVEMBER 11
Veterans Cruise Free on any one or two hour narrated Harbor Cruise all day on November 11. Hornblower Cruises & Events is inviting all military vets to explore San Diego Bay for FREE. Simply show proof of military service at the Ticket booth located at 970 North Harbor Drive. First cruise is at 10:00 a.m., with the following 11:15 am 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:15 pm. 

THANKSGIVING BUFFET DINNER CRUISES: NOVEMBER 22
Try something different with your family on a Thanksgiving Day Buffet Cruise, perfect for entertaining guests! We’ll greet you with a boarding glass of champagne and treated to a traditional Thanksgiving buffet. The yacht is decorated in the holiday spirit and menu will include all the Thanksgiving favorites plus trimmings!  More information...

THANKSGIVING BUFFET at THE ABBEY: NOVEMBER 22
We’ll greet you with a boarding glass of champagne and treated to a traditional Thanksgiving buffet. The Abbey  is decked out in the holiday spirit and menu will include all the Thanksgiving favorites plus trimmings! Located in historic Bankers Hill, The Abbey is a beautiful LAND based facility and is not a boat. More information...

WINTER WHALE & DOLPHIN ADVENTURES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM: TWO CRUISES DAILY, BEGINS DECEMBER 8, 2018 - April 2019
Take a ride on the wild side on a Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure! Get up close and personal with Gray Whales, dolphins and other marine life. Cruises include full narration, on-board experts from the San Diego Natural History Museum, climate-controlled indoor areas and plenty of room on the outer decks. More information...

PARADE OF LIGHTS DINNER CRUISES: Dec. 9 & Dec. 16
Watch the festively decorated local boats as they make their way around the bay. Enjoy the sights and lights from your comfortable table on board our yacht! More information...

CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET CRUISE: DECEMBER 24
Give Santa a chance to get into the house while you enjoy a Christmas Eve celebration to remember! Experience a traditional holiday buffet aboard a yacht while you enjoy the calm waters and beautiful scenery of San Diego Bay. More information...

CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET CRUISE: DECEMBER 25
On Christmas Day Santa makes an appearance onboard! Experience a traditional holiday buffet aboard a yacht while you enjoy the calm waters and beautiful scenery of San Diego Bay. More information...

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. Cap off a memorable evening with an extravagant fireworks display over the beautiful San Diego Bay! Choose from three distinct packages to make your night just right!  More information...

 

2019 Calendar of Events

NEW YEAR'S DAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH CRUISE:
JANUARY 1, 2019
Fresh air and a fresh start to 2019! Start the New Year off with a lavish Champagne Brunch on San Diego Bay! 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! More information...

SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK DINNER CRUISES:
TBA for January 2019
3 hour cruise, 3 course dinner, $50! Restaurant week offers the best Dinner Cruise prices of the year, with Hornblower’s signature Dinner Cruise starting at just $50 per person. This is a great time to come aboard to be treated to the Hornblower experience at a great value. Call to book 619-686-8715. MORE INFORMATION

VALENTINE'S DINNER CRUISES: FEBRUARY 14
Plan a unique dinner escape for your love on Valentine’s Day aboard a luxurious and romantic yacht on San Diego Bay.  You’ll be greeted by the Captain, offered chilled champagne as you board and four courses will be served at your private table. With music and dancing the night is a complete success.  More information...

EASTER BRUNCH CRUISE: APRIL 21
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 information...

PET DAY ON THE BAY: DOGS CRUISE FREE! – Date TBD
Orphaned dogs, cats, pups and kittens at the Helen Woodward Animal Center need your help! Bring a donation of gently used towels or blankets for these orphaned animals and purchase a dog day ticket for any one hour Harbor Cruise & Sea Lion Adventure ticket to be used with your dog that day or saved for another time. More information...

MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISES: MAY 12
Treat mom to a spectacular Jazz 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 the sparkling San Diego skyline. More information...

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION CRUISES: MAY 24–27
Red, white and cruise! Celebrate with a Memorial Day BBQ & Beer Cruise on Monday or come aboard any other cruises throughout the weekend. One and two hour Harbor Cruises & Sea Lion Adventures – six cruises daily, beginning at 10am. Sunset Dinner Cruises – nightly, 7-10 pm. Champagne Brunch Cruise –Saturday & Sunday, 10am-1pm. More information...

FATHER'S DAY BEER BRUNCH: JUNE 16
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 San Diego skyline.   More information…

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS DINNER CRUISES: JULY 4
Enjoy the fourth aboard a Hornblower yacht with the best views of the fireworks over the bay! 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

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We were very pleased with the cruise and the attentiveness of the crew. We will never forget our special Thanksgiving Day aboard the Hornblower. Looking forward to cruising again and will definitely brag about the experience to our friends.

– Peg R.

The experience my family and I had was beautiful. The entire staff was joyful, pleasant, warm and professional. The Captain even let my children drive the boat. They loved it! This was definitely one of my family's most memorable Thanksgivings.

– Jesse R.