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Hornblower Cruises & Events - San Diego
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Hornblower Cruises & Events - San Diego Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hornblower.com
  • Phone: (619) 686-8700
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday, Boarding 6:30pm. 7pm-10pm Cruise
    Brunch: Sunday, Boarding 10:30am. 11am-1pm Cruise
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Schlerf
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Brunch Cruises offer a relaxing selection of background music indoors and a narration of the bay on the outside decks. Dinner Cruises offer a DJ host who will play a variety of enjoyable music from the dance hits of the 40's to today. Requests can also be made.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Harbor Drive & Grape Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Due to the popularity of the San Diego Bay we recommend allowing extra time for parking. There are metered spots all along North Harbor Drive and in the surrounding area. The meters have a 3-hour maximum Monday-Saturday until 6pm. The meters are free after 6pm and on Sundays. There are also paid parking lots that are available on a first come, first served basis, including a Five Star Parking Lot located On the corner of Ash St and Harbor Dr. Hornblower does not validate.
A word from Hornblower Cruises & Events - San Diego
The celebration begins the moment you step aboard. Imagine an elegant yacht, mouth-watering menu, spectacular views and the attentive staff that has made Hornblower Cruises & Events California’s most celebrated fleet of dining and entertainment yachts for the last 30 years. Enjoy a delicious menu prepared fresh onboard by our chefs. Hornblower offers the following cruises: Nightly Dinner Dance Cruises sail from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruises sail on Sunday from 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Nightly Dinner Dance Cruise Sunday thru Friday 3 hour cruise includes boarding champagne, 3 course seated dinner and dj.

Champagne Brunch Cruise 2 hour cruise, free flowing champagne, elaborate brunch buffet and harbor tour narration on outer deck.

Holidays and Special Events, prices and details vary based on cruise. Visit our website for more information
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent dinner and cruise for St. Valentine's Day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A beautiful, peaceful cruise around San Diego Bay. The city lights are incredible. Dancing, an excellent meal, time to stroll out on the decks and enjoy the beauty of the city. A wonderful three hour excursion."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Had a great time, servers were fast and friendly. Food options were plentiful just wish I had a bigger stomach. overall, it was GREAT!!!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The Hornblower Cruise was a comfortable and smooth ride, the night was just perfect for a romantic walk on the deck among the San Diego lights, and the openness of the ship made you feel like you had plenty of room to freely wander. The salmon entrée I had was a surprisingly good portion and cooked to almost perfection with the juices dripping upon the first bite. The wine list had one of my favorites, which made my evening pleasurable (7- Deadly Zins). Dancing was fun, romantic, and who cares if you can't dance a step. The night ended as if you lost a friend when you walked off the ship to find your car. A wonderful dinner and a night out under the stars in style on the cruising waters of San Diego....it was well worth it.."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Good selection of food ,,free flowing champagne, great view of San Diego Bay"
    Dined on 5/26/2013
  • "Enjoyed the evening. Food was not very good, service was very good. Wished there would have been a bit of a narration about the passing sights."
    Dined on 1/13/2013
  • "Overrated. Poor banquet food. Evening cruse 25% of trip with scenic city skyline. Need to pay extra to get a window seat (in for a minimum of $240 for two) to gain experience. Credit card required up front and no refunds if cancelled less than 48hr in advance."
    Dined on 11/16/2012
  • "In all, the cruise and events was good for a great outdoor dining as well as for special occasion. The big crowd and music, excellent service and scenic view but food and desert needs improvement."
    Dined on 11/10/2012
  • "Everyone should go once. The food was alright. Not a favorite."
    Dined on 9/2/2012
  • "This was great for restaraunt week b/c it's 1/2 price- $40 person. For that I was happy with experience; for full price =very disappointed, mostly w/ food quality. Great date anyway b/c you can walk out to the deck and enjoy the view from the harbor, and there's a dance floor inside to enjoy a few slow songs after dinner. They take your pic when you arrive and sell them if you want it- a nice touch. Food: 3 courses: The salad was the highlight of dinner! I ordered the chicken entree which was good, but simply not amazing. My date ordered the beef which was tough with no flavor, we sent it back for another chicken. Dessert was cheesecake with oreo crust which was ok... good if you really love cheesecake."
    Dined on 1/20/2012
  • "We went for our anniversary, which I mentioned when we booked our reservation. They made an announcement of everyone's birthdays and anniversaries and special occasions, which was sweet. However they totally left us out! That's ok. We love the photo we took before boarding! After dinner, drinks and photos, this Hornblower cruise dinner was quite an expensive affair! The views were incredible, but I wish we left earlier so we could have caught even a moment of the sunset over the water. By the time our boat left dock, the sun had already set. Service was good, but the tables are REALLY close together...A little too close for comfort, especially given that they *could* have spread us out a bit more. Music was wedding-esque. Overall, fun!"
    Dined on 10/4/2011
  • "great for relaxed, refreshing, and good food for a brunch cruise we would go anytime. the food, service and atmosphere is the best"
    Dined on 8/28/2011
  • "We celebrated Easter with our family during a brunch cruise. The staff was friendly and professional. The food was good. We had a fantastic time and would definitely do it again."
    Dined on 4/24/2011
  • "I went with my boyfriend and another couple for a fun night out and we had such a great time. The three hour cruise went by so fast with just enough time between food courses so we could walk around the boat and dancing music to fit the crowd. We will be doing another cruise again soon."
    Dined on 1/22/2011
  • "Service was very slow, food was marginal. The drinks from the bar were pure water. This was a very poor outing for a team that wanted to celebrate. I would never do the cruise again."
    Dined on 10/7/2010
  • "Our cruise was on the Hornblower Inspiration. It was too loud/lacking ambiance/blah food to be romantic/nice restaurant. The sound system and lighting were not good enough to make it a really good dance/party cruise. Hornblower needs to decide which way they want to go: Be a high quality/romantic restaurant experience or be a really good dance/party boat. Another option is to tailor one level to be the quiet/classy/romantic experience and the other to be the loud/flashy/thumping party/dance experience. Then ask the customer which experience they want and assign them to appropriate level. We will not be taking another dinner cruises until we hear they have made adjustments like those I have mentioned."
    Dined on 9/24/2010
  • "My family and I enjoyed this dining experience. We also enjoyed the sighttts of the bay cruise. The food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 5/9/2010