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Hornblower Cruises & Events

#239 of 3,835 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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1800 Sky Harbor Rd, San Diego, CA 92139-1020
08:30 - 19:00
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the 2-hour tour that went north and south. If you want to learn a little about all the naval vessels in the harbor, this is an excellent choice. You can also get some history on Coronado island and some of the buildings along the waterfront in San Diego. This would be a great way to start a trip... More 

Thank EngiGrl
Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crew and volunteers on board were excellent. Since we did not get very good views of the whale they gave us a coupon to return at no charge. We did see pods of dolphins. In addition they tell you about the bay as you head out.

Thank 42792017
san diego
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I enjoyed being on the ship {Holland America}The cabin and food was fine.The entertainment was delightful.Being on the ship was relaxing .Visiting the various cities was exciting.I am so glad we were able to take this cruise.I have some very nice memories .

Thank bubbyglor
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We go to the New Year's Brunch as often as we can. This year we were pleasantly surprised to see that the largest ship of the fleet was being used. The food is excellent, as well as the service. The coziness that you have in smaller ships is made up for the space you have with the way the food... More 

Thank Nalalita
Prescott, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

The Hornblower Dinner Cruise food is great and the ship is wonderful. The problem is that they hide a large chunk of the price in a service charge. This is really a spineless way to price.

Thank Richard_PF_59
San Diego
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217 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Took the boat for the harbor lights cruise. The meal was buffet and was just fine, no complaints. However, you could not hear yourself think with the DJ music blaring the entire cruise. I had to go topside more than once to get away from it and be able to converse with others. We were with friends and we had... More 

Thank Jay A
San Marcos, California, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This was my first experience planning a Group Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Hornblower's Adventure. It was easy and even with last minute additions we were taken care of without any hassless. The whole excursion - from boarding to leaving was exceptional. Great food, friendly and helpful crew and outstanding service....and the views all along San Diego Bay were awesome.... More 

Thank Kathy K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have gone on one before my most recent planned trip. The overall experience was good. I booked a second one along with my family before our planned trip to SF during September, my mom got sick and some of our relatives can't make it. So i had to cancel about party of 6 about a month before our departure.... More 

Thank Jay K
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Took the dinner cruise for our anniversary and the food was good but the add on's kept coming. We spent $300 for a couple to tour the harbor and have dinner which included 2 free cocktails and 2 free glasses. We were constantly asked if we wanted more drinks (at extra charge) then when it was time for dessert they... More 

Thank Shawn W
El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you're looking for a venue to have a company holiday party and want to WOW everyone this is the place to do it. We attended a holiday dinner cruise with friends and this is one we'll remember. The Inspiration is a 3 level ship with the top level allowing for panoramic views of San Diego bay and surrounding downtown... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Sky Harbor Rd, San Diego, CA 92139-1020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 8884676256

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?