San Francisco Bay Cruise: Brunch & Lunch Cruises in San Francisco, CA

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Soak in the sun and renowned cuisine on a brunch and/or lunch cruise around the San Francisco Bay. Capture picture-perfect memories of the city's top landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, all from the comfort of a yacht while enjoying a 2-hour brunch/lunch buffet. Plus, with live music and entertainment, you’ll treasure your cruise memories for a lifetime.

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from San Francisco Brunch Cruise by Hornblower
San Francisco Bay Cruises by Hornblower features a 2-hour yacht cruise around the bay. These boat tours pass by iconic sites like Alcatraz Island and the city skyline, and cruise under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge. Step outside for fresh breezes and stunning views. A San Francisco Bay cruise is the perfect way to spend time with family and friends.

San Francisco Bay Brunch Cruise
Dazzling waves and soft breezes set the mood for Hornblower’s Champagne Brunch Cruise, a good-morning getaway featuring free-flowing bubbly. This enticing brunch includes a buffet stocked with classic breakfast dishes, lunch entrées and desserts. With live music and views of the San Francisco Bay’s renowned sights, it becomes the perfect way to unwind after a hectic week.

Parking is available at Pier 3 on a first-come, first serve basis. Cost is $10.00 per car.

*Cruises board 30 minutes before departure. Don't be late!

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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Brunch Cruise by Hornblower

How long is the cruise?

The San Francisco Bay cruise is approximately 2 hours.

Where does the cruise embark?

Hornblower/City Cruises at located at 1800 N Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101. Boarding is at Pier 3 on the Embarcadero at Washington Street. Your cruise will board at the South Gate (on the right-hand side of the Pier when facing the water), near the white overhang.

When should I arrive?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to boarding to check in at the dock. Please allow plenty of additional time for city traffic and parking.

Is parking available at the pier?

Yes, paid public parking is available at Pier 3 for a discounted rate to City Cruises' guests (based on availability). Additional public lots are nearby.

Is smoking allowed on board?

Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please follow all crew instructions regarding smoking. For your safety, smoking may not be allowed during your particular cruise at the discretion of the crew.

Is there a dress code for the cruise?

Smart casual attire is recommended, such as khakis, nice jeans, dresses, button-up shirts and blouses. No shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.

Am I preassigned a seat?

As you board, your captain and marine crew will direct you to your deck. From there the host/hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Decks are never guaranteed to non-private groups. Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.

Will I get my own table?

On the majority of cruises, private tables are assigned to the individual parties. However, on some cruises with cruise-style seating, you may be asked to share a table with other parties.

Are vegetarian meals available? If I have a dietary restriction or food allergy, can I be accommodated?

Yes, vegetarian meals are available and can be arranged at the time of booking. If you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions, please make this note in the “special needs” comment section at the time of booking. Most other special dietary needs may be accommodated with advance notice.

Are life preservers on board?

Yes, the vessel is 100% Coast Guard certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.

Is the ship wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the vessel is wheelchair and stroller accessible. However, access to the outdoor deck is via stairs only, and not wheelchair accessible.

What happens if it rains?

Cruises embark rain or shine. Should it call for rain in the forecast, we recommend bringing an umbrella and light jacket. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, the ship will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.

Are there age restrictions for the cruise?

There are no age restrictions. Children under the age of 4 are complimentary, and all minors must remain under adult supervision throughout the duration of the cruise.

Are pets allowed onboard?

No pets allowed. Only service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed onboard. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered unless these devices interfere with the service animals’ work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.