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Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

What better way to spend Thanksgiving Day than with friends and family on San Diego Bay? Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet feast with none of the preparation or clean up.Let Hornblower do all the work! Just sit back, relax, and take in the beautiful sights San Diego has to offer.

A great Thanksgiving in San Diego starts with Hornblower's Thanksgiving cruises. Enjoy a lavish Thanksgiving dinner without the cleanup!

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Celebrate a heartwarming holiday with your family in a uniquely San Diego way - aboard Hornblower Cruises & Events. Complete with all the trimmings of a traditional holiday buffet and onboard a yacht on San Diego bay. Best of all, we do all the cooking and cleaning up of Thanksgiving dinner so you can relax and enjoy and take pictures of all the San Diego Bay sights with your family and friends.


  • 2.5 hour cruise on a comfortable yacht on San Diego Bay
  • Boarding glass of champagne or sparkling cider
  • Wine list and cocktails available for purchase
  • Full traditional Thanksgiving buffet 
  • Dj Entertainer for music requests and dancing
  • Views that change with the courses 

Choose from two cruising times:

  • Board @ 2:30pm, Cruise 3:00pm-5:30pm
  • Board @ 3:00pm, Cruise 3:30pm-6:00pm 


VIP Package Available:

  • Early boarding
  • Front of the line
  • Meet & greet with captain
  • Souvenir photo

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The experience my family and I had, to say the least was beautiful. Not only was the ambiance beautiful, but the entire staff we interacted with was joyful, pleasant, warm and professional. Our server was made sure our needs were met and cups always filled. The Captain was awesome, he allowed my children the experience of driving the boat. They loved it!!!! The host/ greeter (cruise manager) was top notch. We were running slightly late to board the boat and because of him we were able to make it. This was definitely one of my families most memorable Thanksgivings.

– Jesse R.

My husband and I were going to be alone for Thanksgiving and it was our 33rd wedding anniversary the next day, so I booked a Thanksgiving buffet cruise. We have been on other SD Bay cruises, but we were so impressed with everyone and everything we experienced! I felt so pampered and felt like we were at a beautiful reception - except we didn't have to sit through boring speeches or awkward moments making small talk! The views of rainbows over the city were beautiful and even the rain didn't dampen anyone's day. I wasn't expecting entertainment, but the music was nice and it was fun to see even little kids dance. You made our day so special - I can't thank you enough! We didn't have to wrestle with a turkey, deal with leftovers, cook or clean up. It was a perfect day! Thank you again!

– Jean B.