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Hornblower’s New Seaweed Farm Neighbor

 

Hornblower will soon have a new neighbor at the Grape Street Pier/ Pier 1. Two local marine scientists are starting up a seaweed farm at the end of the pier. The underwater farm was just approved by the Port of San Diego and will be used to test the growth of several commercially-valuable seaweed species for culinary use as well as for animal feed, fertilizer and bio-fuel. As a company that is committed to conservation, Hornblower is looking forward to meeting our new neighbors and learning more about this sustainable new source of culinary seaweed!

 

 

Kids Cruise Free in October on Hornblower Harbor Tours

Hornblower Cruises & Events is inviting all children ages 12 and under to explore the Bay for FREE in October. Take a classic Harbor Tour Cruise highlighting local landmarks, natural wonders and military history. Kids can cruise FREE on any 1- or 2- Hour daily, narrated Harbor Tour Cruise around San Diego Bay with the purchase of one Adult Ticket at retail rate. Discover more at https://www.hornblower.com/port/overview/sd+kidscruisefreeoct.

Orcas Ride the Wake of a Fishing Boat near San Diego

 

This exhilarating video perfectly captures the excitement of orcas playing in the wake of a small fishing charter boat. Orcas are a type of highly-social dolphin and will occasionally interact with boats by bow-riding, swimming alongside or riding boat wakes. At Hornblower we occasionally spot orcas on our Whale Watching cruises, which is always a thrilling experience! This sighting took place off the Coronados Islands in Mexican waters and close to where we watch whales off the San Diego coast.

Hornblower Helping to Reduce the Use of Plastic Straws

Now you can help Hornblower help keep the oceans healthy for wildlife! In support of the nation’s efforts to reduce the amount of “single use” plastics entering the oceans, straws will only be served on request with drinks on our Harbor Tour and Whale Watching cruises. Hornblower has already been using environmentally-friendly food containers and…