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Gray Whale Watching Season Begins December 9

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2017 – 2018 Winter Whale Watching

Date Morning Cruise Afternoon Cruise Notes
11/20/17 1 Gray Whale N/A On one of our Harbor Tour Cruises Monday, we spotted the same juvenile Gray Whale as yesterday under the Coronado Bay Bridge. The whale spouted and then breached then spyhopped to have a look around. It breached a couple more times giving us a great look at the youngster’s darker gray coloration and then headed farther into the bay. The San Diego Harbor Police are remaining with the whale to prevent boats from getting to close to the whale while it is in the bay.
11/19/17 1 Gray Whale, 4 Bottlenose Dolphins N/A Our Harbor Tours became Whale Watching Tours on November 19 and 20. On Sunday, Guests on one of our Harbor Tours were treated to fantastic views of a juvenile Gray Whale — the first of the season for us — entering San Diego Bay! A couple hours later a group of 4 Bottlenose Dolphins crossed the bow of the boat in the same location.

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First Responders Honored in September with Free Cruises by Hornblower Cruises

San Diego, Calif., August 10, 2017 –In memory of those who served during 9/11, Hornblower is extending their annual offer for a free cruise to First Responders for the entire month of September 2017. Hornblower Cruises based in San Diego are inviting San Diego County first responders complimentary free admission aboard any of Hornblower Cruises’ one or two hour Harbor…

Blue Whale Watching Season is about to Begin!

HORNBLOWER’S BLUE WHALE WATCHING ADVENTURES GIVE PASSENGERS THE THRILL OF A LIFETIME Starting June 30th, Whale Watching Tours Depart Friday to Monday at 9am From Downtown San Diego   San Diego, California (June 1, 2017) – Starting June 30th, Hornblower Cruises & Events will once again offer Blue Whale Watching to San Diego visitors and…

Gray Whale Valentine’s

Along with their distinctive heart-shaped blow, one of the highlights of the migration season is to see courtship behavior in Gray Whales. Duos, trios, or even slightly larger groups of both males and non-pregnant females often gather together along the southern portion of their journey to the breeding and calving lagoons in Baja California, Mexico. Some of the…