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California Hornblower

Custom built in New Orleans in 1988, California Hornblower is one of the West Coast's largest and most luxurious dining yachts. Patterned after turn of the century steamships that sailed the California coast, California Hornblower was constructed to blend the classic and the contemporary. This 183 foot vessel accommodates up to 700 passengers. Hornblower Cruises & Events' flagship features three spacious climate controlled decks, mahogany bars, expansive promenade decks and a sky deck atop the vessel. Other shipboard amenities include an elegant foyer on main deck, windows with panoramic views, hardwood dance floors, stereo sound system, plush carpeting, and brass, teak and mahogany appointments. All cuisine is freshly prepared on board by talented chefs in the ship's professional galley and served by attentive, uniformed stewards. Guests are seated at tables graced with linens, china and brass lanterns. As with all Hornblower vessels, California is the site of a variety of corporate and private events including company parties, meetings, weddings and personal celebrations.


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San Francisco Bay

A spacious sun deck and wrap-around windows bring an airy elegance to this modern, 183-foot vessel. The California’s Clerestory Deck accommodates 250 to 300 guests for dinner, while the Main Deck holds 225 to 300.

Length: 183 feet

Three Decks

Home Port: San Francisco

Seated Meals: 575 Guests

Buffet Meals: 575 Guests

Cocktails: 730 Guests

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We have now booked 4 times on your dinner cruise. The food, service and music is of a very high standard and I will book again when I return to Newport Beach.

– Mary S

I have lived in San Francisco for 13 years, and have never seen the city like I did at my 40th Birthday Party on Hornblower. It was awesome being with friends in a setting so unlike any other that is within the city. Not to mention Hornblower should write a book on their tasty Signature Cocktails.

– Jose M