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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.

Hornblower San Diego Captain Richard Goben Honored with Maritime Person of the Year

The International Propeller Club honors Captain Goben in recognition for his service to the maritime industry San Diego, California (November 18, 2013) –  Hornblower San Diego Captain Richard Goben received an international maritime award at the 87th Annual Convention and Maritime Industry Conference in Arlington, Virginia in October. International Propeller Club of the United States honored…

Hornblower San Diego Whale Watching Captains Hope for Repeat of Last Year’s Stunning Season

The 2012-2013 Season had some of the best whale watching ever – Hornblower Captains prepare for a repeat in 2013-2014 San Diego, California (September 26, 2013) – The captains at Hornblower Cruises in San Diego are gearing up for the upcoming whale watching season, set to begin on December 14th.  After a spectacular whale watching…