Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower CruiseView Website Area: Downtown Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: eight:30 AM to 7:00 PM Weekends By Appointment. Reservations by telephone are open 24 hours.

If you love whales, hop on board for a wide ranging expertise on the open ocean. We’ll pace out to sea on considered one of our massive, comfy yachts and pass barking sea lions and pods of leaping dolphins as we seek for the legendary whales – known for migrating the farthest of any animal on Earth. As we make our way on the 3.5-hour tour, you will be treated to a dwell narration by our skilled captain and our on-board naturalist (San Diego Pure Historical past Museum).

Afternoon Cruise: First saw 4 Grays in distance, sadly not first rate views. Wonderful shut up views of a single Humpback for nearly an hour, 100+ breaches up shut! We also noticed a few blows from a grey whale and a common dolphin. After we left the humpback whale came close to the boat and gave us a few pec slaps goodbye!

Due to the recognition of the San Diego Bay we advocate permitting additional time for parking. There are metered spots all alongside North Harbor Drive and in the surrounding space. The meters have a 3-hour most everyday until 8pm. The meters are free after 8pm. There are also paid parking lots that are available on a first come, first served basis, together with an underground parking zone located in the midst of the block on Ash St between Harbor Dr. & Pacific Blvd. Hornblower doesn’t validate.

Apart from those updates, the daytime expertise aboard Hornblower isn’t overwhelmingly completely different from Maid of the Mist. The basic objective is similar: Park the boats at the base of the Horseshoe Falls and give passengers a wild, moist experience, whereas they absorb the magnitude of nearly forty eight million gallons of water pounding down round them every minute.