Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Brunch & Lunch Cruises
How long is the cruise?
The cruise is approximately 2 hours long.
Where does the cruise depart from?
The cruise departs from SF - Pier 3, on the Embarcadero at Washington St.
What time should I arrive for the cruise?
It is recommended that guests arrive at least 15 minutes prior to boarding to ensure a smooth cruising experience.
Is parking available at the pier?
Yes, however, it is on a first come, first served basis. Parking is $10 per car at the pier.
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?
Yes. We recommend California casual attire, such as khaki pants and collared shirts. We request no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.
Am I preassigned a seat?
As you board, our 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, for lunch and brunch cruises, 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” box at the time of booking. We can also accommodate most other special dietary needs 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 handicap accessible?
Hornblower does have accessible yachts in the fleet. However, not all yachts and decks are accessible. Should you require an accessible vessel, please make this request in your reservation and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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, we will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.
Are there age restrictions for the cruise?
No. Children under the age of 4 are complimentary and must remain under adult supervision at all times throughout the duration of the cruise.