Hornblower Cruises: San Diego Dinner Cruise San Diego, CA

City Cruises San Diego Harbor1800 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101
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Ideal for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, Spring Break and more - a San Diego Harbor dinner cruise by Hornblower offers memorable dining experiences aboard a luxury yacht. Enjoy gracious hospitality, breathtaking views of the shimmering waves, exquisitely prepared meals and music during your evening voyage.

up to 3 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Get spectacular views of San Diego Bay!
  • Tour operates rain or shine with U.S. Coast Guard approval.
  • Cruise is approx. 2.5 hours (3 hours on Fridays & Saturdays). Boarding is 30 minutes before departure.
  • Tour is appropriate for all ages.
  • Food service begins immediately upon embarking. Vegetarian meals are available.
  • Vegetarian, Gluten-Free & Kids options are available by request.
  • If you are prone to motion sickness, taking medication prior to the cruise is recommended.
  • Free WiFi onboard. Post your pics while you cruise.
  • Bring your camera and photo ID!


from San Diego Dinner Cruise by Hornblower
Experience a spectacular San Diego evening from the comfort of a spacious yacht! Step aboard the San Diego dinner cruise by Hornblower Cruises and enjoy picturesque skyline views.

Sit down to a delicious plated dinner at a private table, made on board by chefs from local, seasonal ingredients and served by the award-winning stewards. Then head out for a stroll under the stars. Enjoy breathtaking views of San Diego’s most famous sights, including the Coronado Bay Bridge, the Star of India and more. It’s a magical San Diego experience so many never forget.

The plated Premier Dinner includes a delectable choice of starter, freshly prepared entrees and mouthwatering desserts with plenty of options for picky eaters. Your meal is accompanied by unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water. Other beverages, such as soft drinks, craft cocktails, wine, and beer are available for purchase on board.

Please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy.

Meeting Location: Pier 1 Hornblower Landing: 1800 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 at Grape Street. Pay to park options available.

San Diego Dinner Cruise by Hornblower Reviews

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Fresno, CA
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"San Diego Dining Cruise"
January 2015
Everything was as expected and very enjoyable from purchase to end of cruise.
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Tip: Expect to have an enjoyable evening

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Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Dinner Cruise by Hornblower

Where does the cruise depart?

The San Diego Dinner Cruise departs from the Grape Street Pier at Pier 1, Hornblower Landing located at 1800 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. Check in at the ticket booth prior to boarding.

How long is the cruise?

The cruise lasts approximately 2.5 hours Sundays through Thursdays, and approximately 3 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Are there any age restrictions on the cruises?

There are no age restrictions for their cruises. Children ages 3 and under are complimentary. All minors require adult supervision.

Is there parking?

City Cruises San Diego shares a parking lot with the USS Midway, but there are other pay to park options available as well. Parking fees are typically $8 for 4hrs and $12 for 12hrs.

Is the ship wheelchair accessible?

This cruise offers limited wheelchair accessibility. Access to outer decks is by stairs only and not wheelchair accessible.

What is the dress code for this cruise?

The dress code is upscale casual. A hat, cozy sweater, or warm jacket are recommended, as well as sunglasses.

What to bring?

Bring your photo ID. Many photo opportunities will be presented during the cruise, be sure to have your phone or camera handy.

Is there pre-assigned seating for dinner cruises?

As you board, their 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?

Yes, you will be seated at a private table.

Are there vegetarian options available for dinner cruises? Can I make a special menu request?

Yes, for dining cruises, vegetarian meals are available and can be arranged at the time of booking. They can also accommodate most other special dietary needs with advance notice. Please make a note at time of booking with any special requests, or call the number on your e-ticket prior to your cruise date.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only with the exception of Harbor tours and whale watching cruises. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles.

Can we meet the captain and visit the pilot house?

Guests are welcome to come and meet the captain and the first officer. However, for safety and security reasons, they ask that you check with their staff onboard before visiting the pilot house. They want to ensure that all passengers and crew are kept safe and that the captain is not distracted while performing essential duties.

Can I bring cakes and flowers on board?

Cakes may be brought on board, however, you will be charged a cake cutting fee. Small flower bouquets are also permitted. Please keep in mind you are on a ship, so top heavy arrangements will not be stable. Unfortunately, early boarding is not available.

Will I get seasick?

The vast majority of guests experience no discomfort at all as they do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may experience seasickness. If you are prone to motion sickness, consider taking advantage of a number of preventative measures that are available to you.

What happens if it rains or snow?

This cruise sails rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, the vessel will remain dockside, but provide the full dining service.

Is gratuity included?

A service charge is collected at the time of reservation, related to the cruise and the service included in the ticket. If you wish to purchase additional beverages or food enhancements onboard, they recommend you leave a gratuity onboard based on the quality of service provided to you by your server.

Is this cruise regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard?

The vessels are subject to inspections by the U.S. Coast Guard and have licensed crew members onboard. They also follow Maritime Security (MARSEC) guidelines.