Venue Details

316 Star Starred
Hornblower Cruise Ships
970 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101
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Warm jacket, sunglasses
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Bring gloves and a hat! It was a beautiful day, but it was very cold.
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We packed a nice lunch for the boat, which made the trip even more enjoyable.
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Even if it is warm on the dock, it is windy out on the water, wear a coat, hat and gloves
info Dec 29 2008 star this tip starred
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If you go on sunday you can park at the 15 min meters
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Bring your own coffee and hot cocoa
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Reviews & Ratings

421 ratings
4.4 average rating
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60 events
40 reviews
25 stars
attended Jan 29 2008

Fabulous! A really amazing and awe-inspiring experience. We didn't see much at first and I understand that some trips are duds because the whales can't be forced to make... continued

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 26 2008

I took my family for my husbands birthday. We spotted 2 California gray whales. The best part were the dolphins! Hundreds of them. They came right up to the boat. The... continued

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1 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 21 2007

It was ok ,We happened to get a day with choppy waters so we saw nothing but it was a fun ride for us.

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Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures are educational cruises and visual experiences for people who love sea birds, dolphins, sea lions, and whales. Whale migration season is December through April, when gray whales travel over 6,000 miles from the Arctic down to Baja California’s warm lagoons, where calves are born and can frequently be seen swimming at their mother’s side. The tour is conducted in educational partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum.

The tour includes:

  • Professional narration on marine life from Hornblower’s expert captains.
  • Interactive presentations led by SDNHM Whalers.
  • Snack bars featuring hot food, full bar and souvenirs.
  • Climate-controlled indoor seating.
  • Views of sea lions plus famous San Diego landmarks.

About the Ticket Supplier: Hornblower Cruises and Events, SD

For twenty-five years, Hornblower Cruises & Events has provided stunning venues for corporate events, wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, nightly dinner cruises and weekend champagne brunch cruises. Book now to enjoy spectacular views and the refreshing ocean breeze aboard a dining cruise or champagne brunch cruises departing daily from Hornblower's ports in San Francisco, Berkeley, Marina del Rey, Long Beach, Newport Beach or San Diego.