Hornblower Dining Cruises in San Francisco, CA

Hornblower Cruises & EventsPier 3San Francisco, CA 94111
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Indulge in a four-course dinner while cruising around the San Francisco Bay. From the comfort of your cruise ship, you’ll see the city skyline reflecting off the ocean as you pass by notable San Francisco icons such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and more. Featuring an extravagant dinner, cocktails, and live music, you’ll never forget your San Francisco dinner cruise.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Cruises include a four-course dinner, entertainment, and dancing.
  • Wine, beer, and cocktails are also available for purchase onboard.
  • Bring a camera to capture the incredible views from the harbor.
  • Cruises are approximately 2.5 to 3 hours long.


from San Francisco Dining Cruises
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world—and you can see its legendary landmarks from the comfort of a luxury yacht with Hornblower Cruises.

San Francisco Dinner Cruises
3 Hour Yacht Cruise (Fri. - Sat.)
2.5 Hour Yacht Cruise (Sun. - Thurs.)

Dinner, dancing, and dazzling vistas make for an unforgettable evening.

Start with a delicious four-course dinner made onboard by our chefs from local, seasonal ingredients. Then head out to the middle of the deck for a spin on the dance floor. As the sun sets and the city lights come up, you’ll get a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and the TransAmerica pyramid, among many other sights.

Boarding is 15 minutes before departure.

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

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Edmonton, Canada
"Best cruise/dinner/dance party ever!! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 01, 2019 NEW
This is a MUST if you’re travelling to San Fran for an event. We went for a stagette, the dinner menu was excellent. The drinks were superb. The deejay played our requests. The list ranged from top40 to classic hits. It was a night to remember!
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Santa Clara, California
"Attended an Event"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2019 NEW
I book event for work and was invited to attend a dinner/dancing cruise to check out their boat. It was a very nice event, the food was decent and the staff was great. Had a DJ and did some dancing. It was all in all a nice venue to consider for upcoming business events.
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Chatham, Canada
"Romantic dinner cruise highly recommended "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2019
The dinner cruise we took was the highlight of our trip. The trip around the bay at sunset was beautiful. Great ambience and food
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San Carlos, California
"Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2019
Easter Sunday Premium Brunch on the Hornblower San Francisco Spirt. The view of San Francisco Bay was incredible. The Brunch was fantastic. I had the Salmon & Prawns. Tim, our waiter, made sure the Mimosas & coffee were always filled! A great experience for tourists & locals!
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Hilary M
San Francisco, California
"Awesome Brunch Cruise!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 31, 2019
The bottomless mimosa brunch cruise was amazing! Beautiful scenery and a lot of food and drink. We had exceptional weather so that helped the whole experience. There is plenty of indoor space as well in case of bad weather. Highly recommend! Great value.
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Dining Cruises

How long is the cruise?
The cruise is 3 hours long on Fridays and Saturdays and 2.5 hours long Monday through Thursday.

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?
The cruise begins boarding promptly at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm departure. 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 onboard?
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. Business casual to dressy casual attire is recommended for the dinner cruises. For men, slacks or khaki pants, and a collared shirt with or without a jacket; for women slacks or skirt, with a collared shirt, or dress. We request no jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, or gym shoes on these cruises.

You may find that some guests are dressed more formally, especially those celebrating special occasions. However, attire varies from comfortable shorts to the more formal. Bring along a light jacket or wrap as it may get a bit breezy on the outer decks.

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 dining 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.

When does the dinner service begin?
Once the cruise embarks, so does your dinner!

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 dinner 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.