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The Twelve Seabirds of the Season in San Diego Bay

While whales are often the stars of a  Hornblower Whale watching Cruises, cruising out to sea also provides a wonderful opportunity to see many seabird species. Here are 12 species that are occasionally seen during our winter whale watching season. Western gull (Larus occidentalis) This large gull is one of the most abundant and common…

Gray Whale Watching Season Begins

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Our first Gray Whale of the season put on quite a show! Captain Earnesto Coleman and our expert Whale Watching Naturalists from the San Diego Natural History Museum spotted a young Gray Whale traveling south on Monday December 10 during the morning’s Whale Watching Cruise.The cooperative whale even breached and fluked, thrilling the guests onboard. Gray Whales are just beginning to migrate past the coast of San Diego. Hornblower will offer two trips daily through April 21 so that you can see these magnificent cetaceans throughout their migration.

 

Star of India Spectator or Lunch Cruise

Hornblower Spectator cruise with The Star of India

Join us on November 18 as Hornblower follows the Star of India as it sails out to sea.  This is a spectacle you won’t want to miss as The Star of India celebrates over 155 years with a traditional ocean sail!  Passengers on the Star of India spectator or lunch cruise will get to sail NEXT to the Star of India aboard a Hornblower yacht to view the world’s oldest active iron-hulled ship up close.  It’s been 5 years since the Star of India last sailed, don’t miss out on this amazing experience.

Cruise Details: 
Sunday November 18, 2018
BOARDS: 11:00 AM, CRUISES: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
PRICE: $40-$65 per person (Tax, service charge & landing fee additional)

For more information or to make reservations visit Star of India Spectator Cruise

 

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!