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2016 Calendar of Events

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

 

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Calendar of Events 2016

Lobster Dinner Cruises – Friday & Saturday Nights –
Jan-Nov.

Go ahead, have the lobster! Try Hornblower’s specialty lobster menu, available throughout San Diego lobster season. 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...

Full Moon Dinner Cruises for 2016  December 13
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...

Whale & Dolphin Adventures in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum: Two cruises daily, December 10–April 
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 – December 11 & 18 
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 info...

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 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 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...

2017 Events

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 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...

Whale & Dolphin Adventures in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum: Two cruises daily, December 10–April 
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...

Full Moon Dinner Cruises for 2017 – January 12, February 10, March 11–12, April 10, May 10, June 8–9, July 8, August 6–7, September 6, October 5, November 3, December 2–3.
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...

San Diego Restaurant Week Dinner Cruises – January 15–22 (TO BE CONFIRMED)
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. (Includes Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruises) San Diego Restaurant Week Web site

Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise and Valentine’s Weekend Dinner & Brunch Cruises February 11, 12 & 14
The yacht will be decorated for a romantic evening with soft lights and intimate settings. Enjoy a three-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 information...

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 information...

Pet Day on the Bay – Dogs Cruise Free! – Saturday,
April 29

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...

Sights & Sips Sunset Cruises ­– May 5 – October 28
Every Friday and Saturday night 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...

Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch Cruises – May 14
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 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. 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 information...

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 Big Bay with unlimited champagne! Also available Sunday’s year - round. More information...

Bands on the Bay Dinner Cruises – Friday nights, June 2 – September 29
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 a band every month, 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...

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 San Diego skyline.   More information…

Blue Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure Cruise in partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum June-September (specific dates TBA)
Take a ride on the wild side on a Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure! Get up close and personal with Blue 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…

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…

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 information…

Tall Ship Parade Spectator Cruise – September 1 (TO
BE CONFIRMED)

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.

Labor Day Weekend 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. 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....

San Diego Restaurant Week Dinner Cruises – September 24-October 1 (TO BE CONFIRMED)

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. San Diego Restaurant Week Web site

Bow Wow Brunch Cruise – October (Date TBA)

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 23
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!  More information...

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I've been to so many cruises in my life. For a 2-hour cruise, this was a fantastic experience. The staff went the extra mile to make this a very accommodating and enjoyable experience. I'd like to take my whole family in June for a reunion cruise.

– Priscilla V.

Your staff's hospitality and service must be commended, from the time we stepped onto the Renown to the time we disembarked; we experienced a conscientious, professional crew. The food and fireworks display added to a most memorable evening.

– Jerry C