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Hornblower Cruises & Events
970 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 495 members
Review from Annette Mann
Red Velvet 229 events 200 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
Review from Rita the Dog
Red Velvet 159 events 64 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
Review from Anne S.
Red Velvet 52 events 11 reviews

My husband and I took our 15-yr.old daughter and several friends of hers. We had a wonderful time and saw at least 6 whales and numerous dolphins. The on board volunteers were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful...the captain even came around...continued

reviewed Jan 01 2013 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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