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Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Francisco, CA

Hornblower Cruises & Events

3.6
3.6
47 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Hornblower Cruises and Events offers champagne brunch cruises, dinner dance cruises, supper club cruises and lunch cruises for you to celebrate your special occasion. Enjoy the dazzling skyline of the City by the Bay including the landmark TransAmerica Pyramid, Embarcadero Center& Pier 39, and Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. Cruise around Alcatraz Island, sail under the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the festive lights adorning the Bay Bridge at night.

Upon making your reservation Hornblower Guest Services will be in contact with you to finalize their reservation.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 788-8866 ext. 7
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Hornblower is a full-service, in-house catering company. All meals are prepared freshly on board. We offer a variety of dining cruises.
  • Private party facilities
    Our eight uniquely different luxury yachts can accommodate group sizes of 2 - 2,200. With 30 years of experience, we have the knowledge and creative ability to continually make memorable events. Aboard our yachts, guests not only enjoy the gourmet food, but get to feast their eyes on the many views.
  • Private party contact
    Taffeta Burr-Lewis: (415) 438-8300
  • Neighborhood
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cross street
    Washington and Embarcadero
  • Parking details
    Limited on site public parking at Hornblower Landing is available for $10. Nearby metered parking and public parking garages and lots are also available. <br /><br />*Hornblower Cruises and Events is not responsible for the metered parking lots. <br />*Please allow adequate time for parking and traffic. Boats are not held for late passengers.
  • Public transit
    Historic Street Car: F Line (Will drop you off on Washington St., Half block away). <br />Bus: #12, #1, and #41. <br />BART & MUNI: Embarcadero Station (8 Minute Walk to/from Hornblower Landing at Pier 3).<br />Ferries: Tiburon & Vallejo, Sausalito, Larkspur, Alameda/Oakland, Harbor Bay Island (drop you off at the Ferry Building, one block away)
  • Entertainment
    Dinner Dance- Live Band for Listening or dancing Brunch- Soloist or duo for listening
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 0.2Value

NoiseModerate

47 Reviews
  1. AlexanderG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I proposed to my now fiancée here and the experience was amazing! Great view, good food, and friendly staff who made the night truly memorable.

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  2. MaraR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We did this with my in-laws. I would never do it without guests who are unfamiliar with SF but it was a nice time for them. The music was too loud after dinner.

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  3. TomB

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hornblower for mother's day was very nice. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was not exceptional but fine, everything was clean and well organized. The only complaint I have is that they made us feel a little like second class citizens when we checked in...she looked at our reservation and "Oh they made it from Open Table" it was even documented on the card they gave us with our table number. There was obviously a 'Mother's Day Package" as most tables had flowers and bottles of champagne but not ours! The was never even offered to us when the Hornblower called to confirm our reservation. Next time we know, call them direct!

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  4. Mrhungry

    Sacramento

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful cruise out under the Golden Gate and then positioned perfectly by the Bay Bridge for a fabulous view of the San Francisco New Years Fireworks. Excellent decision to do this. Nice Buffet Dinner. Great party energy with 1000 other guests dining on one of 3 levels each with their own dance floor and DJ. Fun party hats and noisemakers included. Wine and Champaign complementary.

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  5. LisaCM

    Austin

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was on top of their game and made our special occasion even more special. Thanks Hornblower Cruises!

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  6. LoveMyFood

    San Francisco

    122 reviews

    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, romantic, incredible way to see the city, dance and eat wonderful food,

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  7. MikeSi120

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2012

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Finding the dock and figuring out what to do prior to boarding was a bit challenging. There's no official check-in area off the boat as you make your way through Pier 4. But once we were on, it was a delight! The service was prompt and courteous, the 4-course meal was thoughtful and prepared with care, and the live band performing didn't miss a beat. If you're looking for a cost efficient dinner adventure though, this is not for you. With tickets, meal upgrades and a few drinks with 20% tip, we were at $400! Hindsight, I would have optioned for another venue at half the cost, but if you do decide to cruise - make sure that's your final answer, because there's NO refunds.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2012

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views of the SF Bay, very romantic! I was on the Dinner Cruise - lower level - with the live band -- loved the atmosphere! I was with my fiance - there were mostly other couples around -- upper level of the boat was a DJ and more of a party atmosphere. Outside on the desk was very nice - great date night!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2012

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Taking the dinner cruise is not about dinner, but about the incredible views. Go for the views and you won't regret it. If you go hoping for a good meal, all bets are off.

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  10. TonyO

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2011

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Looking a little warn and dated, but was very fun!

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Hornblower Cruises & Events is rated 3.6 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower Landing at Pier 3, San Francisco, CA 94111

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Washington and Embarcadero
  • Neighborhood
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Limited on site public parking at Hornblower Landing is available for $10. Nearby metered parking and public parking garages and lots are also available. <br /><br />*Hornblower Cruises and Events is not responsible for the metered parking lots. <br />*Please allow adequate time for parking and traffic. Boats are not held for late passengers.
  • Public transit
    Historic Street Car: F Line (Will drop you off on Washington St., Half block away). Bus: #12, #1, and #41. BART & MUNI: Embarcadero Station (8 Minute Walk to/from Hornblower Landing at Pier 3).Ferries: Tiburon & Vallejo, Sausalito, Larkspur, Alameda/Oakland, Harbor Bay Island (drop you off at the Ferry Building, one block away)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Dinner Dance- Live Band for Listening or dancing Brunch- Soloist or duo for listening
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 788-8866 ext. 7
  • Catering
    Hornblower is a full-service, in-house catering company. All meals are prepared freshly on board. We offer a variety of dining cruises.
  • Private party facilities
    Our eight uniquely different luxury yachts can accommodate group sizes of 2 - 2,200. With 30 years of experience, we have the knowledge and creative ability to continually make memorable events. Aboard our yachts, guests not only enjoy the gourmet food, but get to feast their eyes on the many views.
  • Private party contact
    Taffeta Burr-Lewis: (415) 438-8300
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