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

Hornblower Cruises & Events - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hornblower.com/
  • Phone: 6196868700x
  • 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: American, Californian
  • 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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Hornblower Cruises & Events - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
1 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating5
  • Food5
    Service5
  • Ambiance5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Romancing the night away
    cdj123
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent dinner and cruise for St. Valentine's Day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friday night lights
    restaurantweekcruiser
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loves it
    SillyFunTimes
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Had a great time, servers were fast and friendly. Food options were plentiful just wish I had a bigger stomach. overall, it was GREAT!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner Birthday on Water
    Mcclaude
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    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..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Good selection of food ,,free flowing champagne, great view of San Diego Bay
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the evening. Food
    Foodie
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overrated. Poor banquet food.
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In all, the cruise and events
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everyone should go once. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Everyone should go once. The food was alright. Not a favorite.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good date, not for foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No sunset view, but still fun to go
    sgsg
    Dined on 10/4/2011
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for relaxed, refreshing,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2011
    great for relaxed, refreshing, and good food for a brunch cruise we would go anytime. the food, service and atmosphere is the best
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We celebrated Easter with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/24/2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I went with my boyfriend and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service was very slow, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/7/2010
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our cruise was on the Hornblower
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/24/2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My family and I enjoyed this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    My family and I enjoyed this dining experience. We also enjoyed the sighttts of the bay cruise. The food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate