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Address: 970 N Harbor Drive, or 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-686-8715
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

San Diego Dinner Cruises,Champagne Brunch, Blue Whale watching. Sightseeing...

San Diego Dinner Cruises,Champagne Brunch, Blue Whale watching. Sightseeing by boat on Harbor Cruises on San Diego Bay or Gray Whale Watching Cruises (seasonally). Summer Cocktail Cruises, Blue Whale Watching in summer, Fireworks dinner cruises and Lobster Dinner Cruises! Private yacht charters, holiday parties and Destination wedding receptions for two or groups under 1000. Special discounts are posted online. Birthday offer: Buy 3 dinner tickets or brunch and get 1 FREE! Use code BDY.Family friendly with discounts for children, seniors, military and groups.

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Hornblower Bus Tour

We had a great time on our bus tour with Bob! I would recommend this 6 hour tour to any tourist coming to Niagara Falls!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Folkston, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time on our bus tour with Bob! I would recommend this 6 hour tour to any tourist coming to Niagara Falls!

Thank 57melisap
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the North Harbor tour first. It was a nice boat ride with several interesting sites pointed out by the on board tour guide. After returning to the dock to allow for new passengers, we embarked on the tour of the South harbor, with a new tour guide. He possessed great knowledge of the US Navy and shared a... More 

Thank John P
Rochester, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went on the one hour North Bay Cruise. After a slight delay in ticketing after staff had trouble with pre-purchased tickets, the staff on the Cruise made up for it by providing us with a great Harbor Cruise that was well narrated and informative, especially on a perfect 75 degree San Diego day. Very relaxing. Thanks

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since we were too early for the whale watching, we decided to try the Hornblower Harbor Tour for 2 hours. This trip covers the whole harbor. The boat was huge. Plenty of seating indoor and out. We sat up on the bow and had fantastic views. The tour information was interesting about the navy vessels, sea lions, and sights.

Thank Ginger S
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

received as a gift. very enjoyable afternoon on the bay. a lot of interesting sights to see from ships to seals. would recommend the two hour tour.

Thank claudia p
Erie, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband was in Navy and we only wanted to be on water 1 hour, so you can choose North Bay for Island and nature more, or South bay for the Coronado Bridge and the Navel ships in port. We waited due rain in morning and choose the early afternoon ride for the weather had said it be clear, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, brother in law, best friend, and I all went on the sights and sips cruise through hornblower and had a great time! It was a beautiful cruise and nice to have appetizers and drinks for the ride! Beautiful sights and really cool ships to see! The sunset was really nice as well as seeing the city at night... More 

Thank krisf1986
Elbert, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the 2 hour tour, saw the north and south parts of the bay. Great narration by the captain. Sat on the deck drinking some great bloody marys. So interesting to see all the Navy ships. Go early enough to park in the lot next to the US Midway $10 for all day parking.

Thank heeler123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Great little cruise with very affordable adult beverages. Staff was great and very informative.

Thank Brian D
Palos Verdes, CA.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were roughly 60 of us on a dinner cruise. We were definitely not expecting much of anything except a mediocre dinner and a lot of people. As it turned out, dinner was excellent as was the service. They seated our group away from the dance floor and close to the bar so it was perfect to be away from... More 

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