Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Diego

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Meet us on the bay for a drink, a delicious brunch, or some whale watching! We have you covered.

IMPORTANT: Hornblower operates two boarding locations on the waterfront in San Diego, located 1/2 mile apart. Please refer to your RESERVATION CONFIRMATION for the address of your correct boarding location. Call 619-686-8700 for more information.

BOARDING FOR HARBOR TOURS, WHALE WATCHING AND SIGHTS & SIPS CRUISES:

970 North Harbor Drive (At USS MIDWAY), San Diego, CA 92101

Ticket Booth Hours: 8:30 AM - 7 PM (Mon - Sun)

**Please be advised that parking is limited in this area as the waterfront is under construction. Please allow plenty of time to find parking prior to your boarding time due to traffic delays.

BOARDING LOCATION FOR DINNER CRUISES, BRUNCH CRUISES AND SOME PRIVATE CHARTERS:

1800 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Ticket Booth Hours: ONLY 2 hours prior to cruise

**Located at the intersection of North Harbor Drive and Grape Street, directly across from the County Administrative Building.
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  • We did the 2 hour excursion. Overall, it was a great overview. Reasonably priced. Captains were well informative. What bothered me was... after the first hour we docked and reloaded. Why?! And there w...  more »
  • My friend and I had a wonderful experience. Everything was great especially the narration and all the exciting ships, sail boats, seals and sights of the city. I recommend this to everyone.  more »
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  • Went on the 2.5 hour whale watching tour. Boat was comfortable, nice staff, great education from volunteers! Snacks were not as expensive as I expected, and i loved the option of being inside or out on multiple decks. We went on a weekday and the crowd was small which was really nice. Made for a relaxing and quiet cruise. The first day we didn't spot a whale (but saw tons of dolphins), they stuck to their guarantee and gave us whale check tickets. When we came back 2 days later the staff recognized us and were so nice. We ended up seeing 3 whales and the Captain kept the boat out a few minutes longer so we could see them. Overall a beautiful cruise, great staff, amazing experience for the whole family. We highly recommend fitting this into your schedule!
  • Very relaxing and amazing experience. Get to go through the whole bay and view the amazing scenery San Diego has to offer. You also get commentary from the 1st Officer over the speaker on the surrounding area so you learn a thing or too as well. Definitely recommend this mini voyage to couples and family alike.

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