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Hornblower Cruises & Events
970 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101
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Rated by 500 members
Annette Mann
Review from Annette Mann
Red Velvet 261 events 235 reviews

We only saw one lazy whale who gave us a half dozen spouts and a couple of half hearted tail flips, but ship staff were informative, friendly and eager to please. The late afternoon views of downtown San Diego made the trip worthwhile.

reviewed Feb 09 2012 report as inappropriate
Rita the Dog
Review from Rita the Dog
Red Velvet 177 events 69 reviews

As has always been my experience, the staff of the Hornblower was great and the afternoon spent whale watching was delightful. Between the interesting announcements about natural, naval and historical features around the bay, the entertaining and...continued

reviewed Jan 23 2018 report as inappropriate
Rita the Dog
Review from Rita the Dog
Red Velvet 177 events 69 reviews

I was okay with the idea that we might not see whales but would at least have a nice cruise. Boy was I surprised! We soon found a small pod of three whales. At first we mostly saw them spouting and rarely saw a fluke, but soon enough we saw...continued

reviewed Feb 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Lisa Rothstein
Review from Lisa Rothstein
Red Velvet 76 events 42 reviews

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 an appearance. But after an hour or so of evasions and frustration we were...continued

reviewed Jan 29 2008 report as inappropriate
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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 and famous San Diego landmarks

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