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.
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 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!
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.
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.
This season we began with an abundance of Blue Whales, enjoyed re-sightings of Patches — the (patchy) Bottlenose Dolphin and finished with thousands of playful Common Dolphins during warm summer days. We’ll be starting our Winter Gray Whale and Dolphin Watching Season on December 8.