Hornblower cruises 920
Rated by 501 members
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
32 events 15 reviews

There were so many dolphins that my heart simply sang with joy! It helped that I took some ginger chewables to stave off the bit of sea-sickness that many others suffered (standing the whole time helped, too, I believe).

reviewed Mar 20 2008 report as inappropriate
Patrick Murphy
Review from Patrick Murphy
27 events 14 reviews

Barely left the harbor when we sighted a mother and calf spouting. Observed them for over 30 minutes. Next we found several hundred common dolphins and spent time with them. Saw lots of naval vessels including the new Coronado. Beautiful day!...continued

reviewed Apr 18 2014 report as inappropriate
Patrick Murphy
Review from Patrick Murphy
27 events 14 reviews

Barely left the harbor when we sighted a mother and calf spouting. Observed them for over 30 minutes. Next we found several hundred common dolphins and spent time with them. Saw lots of naval vessels including the new Coronado. Beautiful day!...continued

reviewed Apr 18 2014 report as inappropriate
Susan Garrett
Review from Susan Garrett
41 events 14 reviews

Knowledgeable crew, wonderful experience!

reviewed Apr 11 2017 report as inappropriate
Shalene Wright
Review from Shalene Wright
24 events 14 reviews

The event was actually cancelled due to unsafe conditions at sea. The captain took us out and attempted to whale watch but decided it was unsafe. We were given passes to return another day.

However, we were on the boat for a couple hours. We...continued

reviewed Mar 23 2009 report as inappropriate
A.Matt
Review from A.Matt
83 events 11 reviews

Excellent trip. Narrator, Rich, was the best one we have had on Hornblower.

reviewed Jan 14 2014 report as inappropriate
Dwight Gordon
Review from Dwight Gordon
51 events 11 reviews

Picked nearly the perfect day: early in the season (when the whales are migrating closer to the coast), cool clear weather, and small swells (http://www.wavewatch.com/Surf-Forecast-Region.php?RegionID=8). The relatively large Hornblower boat also...continued

reviewed Dec 26 2009 report as inappropriate
Veronica Fabry
Review from Veronica Fabry
20 events 11 reviews

The only thing wrong was that we didn't see any whales. The captain did compensate everyone with a pass for a free future cruise to try see whales again. A word of advice....be sure to take a jacket!!

reviewed Mar 24 2008 report as inappropriate
Henry Jones
Review from Henry Jones
34 events 11 reviews

They went out 11.5 miles looking for whales, saw several groups of dolphins. Almost all the way back, we came upon a gray whale. He showed a little of his back about five times. It was great!

reviewed Apr 03 2008 report as inappropriate
judy k lemm
Review from judy k lemm
34 events 11 reviews

we were promised that we would see whales and or dolphins or we would get a voucher to go on another whale watching cruise. A blue whale allegedly arose long enough to be seen but then submerged as quickly as he rose out of the water. We were...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2016 report as inappropriate
Sue Sebens Johnson
Review from Sue Sebens Johnson
21 events 10 reviews

Saw lots of whale spouting and the naturalist was very good with knowledge and also friendly. Thank you for a special San Diego day.

reviewed Feb 29 2008 report as inappropriate
Tim Everhart
Review from Tim Everhart
37 events 10 reviews

The captain was great, he found not only the gray whales and dolphins like he promised but also found a humpback as well.

reviewed Feb 28 2016 report as inappropriate
Mark Haines
Review from Mark Haines
20 events 9 reviews

Comfortable boat and knowledge crew and helpers

reviewed Jan 31 2012 report as inappropriate
dness
Review from dness
14 events 9 reviews

Just one word - Amazing!! I've been on a few whale-watching trips and none of them guarantee you will actually see whales. At least this outfit offers a free ticket for another try if you don't see any whales.
That wasn't needed this time...
It...continued

reviewed Jan 31 2012 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
15 events 9 reviews

Perfect weather and captain was full of very interesting information. Saw hundreds of dolphins but only one whale at a great distance.

reviewed Feb 06 2012 report as inappropriate
carla stoner
Review from carla stoner
24 events 9 reviews

The captain of this boat was really great. You could tell he was well versed/trained not only on the whales but San Diego. I especially liked how he kept a respectful distance and left the whales alone when they began exhibiting stressed...continued

reviewed Feb 15 2010 report as inappropriate
Patrick Michael O'Connor
Review from Patrick Michael O'Connor
28 events 9 reviews

This cruise was an awesome experience! Our captain and crew were very friendly and knowledgable. The cruise takes you out about 15 miles from the San Diego cruise ship terminal. Be prepared with sunscreen, a jacket, and motion sickness pills as...continued

reviewed Feb 23 2012 report as inappropriate
Leander Williams
Review from Leander Williams
11 events 8 reviews

A Very good experience. The ship was fantastic, the crew knowledgeable, and with the 3 1/2 hr tour, was not rushed.

reviewed Jan 03 2014 report as inappropriate
Laurie Squier
Review from Laurie Squier
40 events 8 reviews

Great day out on the water. Looked for whales and didn't find any, so we were given another ticket to return at a later time. Knowlegdeable first mate and calm seas.

reviewed Jan 01 2008 report as inappropriate
Diane David
Review from Diane David
15 events 8 reviews

It was a great experience, everything it was cracked up to be. Saw whales, even breeching greys, dolphins, etc.

reviewed Feb 10 2012 report as inappropriate
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