Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Diego

4.1
#5 of 48 in Wildlife in San Diego
Dolphin / Whale Watching · Wildlife Area
Hornblower Cruises and Events is North America's largest and leading provider of water-based dining, sightseeing, private charter and transportation experiences. 22 coveted destinations are offered in the US, Canada and the UK, where the company employs over 4,300 shipmates who operate a fleet of 157 vessels serving upwards of 9.8 million guests each year. Hornblower Cruises and Events is a division of Hornblower Group which operates the official ferry boat service to Alcatraz Island, the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Memorial Museum on behalf of the National Park Service as well as the New York NYC Ferry, American Queen Steamboat Company, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, Victory Cruises Lines and HMS Global Maritime.
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  • We boarded and took a quick putt around in the bay before heading out. We saw Sea Lions sunbathing on the buoys and a pod of Bottle Nosed Dolphins right near the boat. We eventually spotted some Grey....  more »
  • My husband and I went on the Saturday brunch cruise and it was great. Excellent service, views and food.  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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