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San Diego: Sightseeing Dinner Cruise with DJ Music

1. San Diego: Sightseeing Dinner Cruise with DJ Music

Enjoy a dinner cruise from San Diego that combines culinary excellence with unforgettable scenery and ambient DJ music. Look for local wildlife as you sail and admire views of the city skyline, the Coronado Bridge, and the Cabrillo National Monument.  Stroll the spacious decks and watch the sunset before dinner. Dinner is a seated meal with an elaborate wine list, upgrades and additions, and vegetarian options. Savor crisp salads, braised ribs, oven-roasted salmon entrees, and luscious desserts After dinner, listen to relaxing music, as you enjoy your dessert and coffee. Photos are taken at beginning of the cruise and they can be purchased at the end when you return to your meeting point.

Champagne Brunch Cruise in San Diego

2. Champagne Brunch Cruise in San Diego

Sample a variety of breakfast and dinner dishes with fantastic views, and then head to the outdoor deck for fresh sea air and a narrated bay cruise. San Diego’s most popular and unique Sunday Champagne Brunch features views that change with the courses. This brunch is complete with bountiful selection of breakfast and lunch entrees, carving stations, salad and dessert bar, and free flowing champagne. Lovely light music and sightseeing completes your entertainment! You’ll be thrilled to know that Hornblower Cruises doesn’t participate in cruise style seating, you’ll have privacy at your table and not be seated with strangers! SAMPLE BUFFET MENU Accompaniments Basket of Fresh Croissants & Cinnamon Rolls with Strawberry Jam, Whipped Honey Butter and Seasonal Fruit Seasonal Salad Chef's Selection Seasonal Green Salad Entrees Seafood Selection Shrimp Cocktail w/ Lemon Wedge & Cocktail Sauce | Grilled Brown Sugar, Soy & Ginger Salmon Duet Entree (Select One Egg Course and one Carving Board Course below)  - All Entrees served with Roasted Red Creamer Potatoes with Colorful Roasted Peppers Poached Egg on Buttermilk Biscuit with Spinach Supreme and Hollandaise | Fluffy Omelet with Ham & Cheese or Spinach & Artichoke topped with Salsa Fresca  Duet Entree (Select One Egg Course above and one Carving Board Course) - All Entrees served with Roasted Red Creamer Potatoes with Colorful Roasted Peppers Carved New York Strip with Pico de Gallo | Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Cranberry Mango Chutney Breakfast Upon Request Hickory Smoked Bacon | French Toast with Maple Syrup & fresh Berries | Chef's Selection Vegan Menu Available Dessert Dessert Trio New York Style Cheesecake | Chef's Chocolate Creation | Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Sights & Sips 2-hour Sunset Cruise on San Diego Bay

3. Sights & Sips 2-hour Sunset Cruise on San Diego Bay

Come aboard the only floating happy hour in San Diego. The Sights & Sips Sunset Cruise on San Diego Bay includes complimentary appetizers, a no-host bar featuring refreshing drink specials and a perfectly timed sunset every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer. Get ready to enjoy the sights and sounds of the magnificent San Diego Bay. The bay boasts some of America's most historic warships such as the USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Midway as well as playing host to the scenic sights of the Coronado Bay Bridge and Seaport Village. Take part in a cruise experience where the celebration begins the moment you come on-board. Start with cocktails on deck, then relax as our gracious crew transports you to a world of ease and luxury. You and your guests will feel pampered, privileged, relaxed and refreshed. Quench your happy hour thirst aboard the Sights & Sips Sunset Cruise.

San Diego: Classic Yacht Sailing Experience

4. San Diego: Classic Yacht Sailing Experience

Immerse yourself in the lap of luxury as you set sail on a Liberty sailboat from the Sunset Resort Marina, and take a golden opportunity to spot stunning wildlife such as sea lions and dolphins. Choose from a daytime or sunset version of the tour that best suites your needs. Take a journey back to the early twentieth century on board this handsome boat, modeled on a 1914 'Friendship Sloop'. Get hands-on as you try out steering the boat yourself during the 2.5 hour tour! Admire the San Diego skyline shimmering away on the horizon, as you cruise alongside grand ships like the USS Midway and the USS Carl Vinson. Sit back and absorb the views while enjoying complimentary snacks and drinks, and get your camera ready to snap the twinkling lights of San Diego, from the Maritime Museum to the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

San Diego: Brothels, Bites and Booze Gaslamp Quarter Tour

5. San Diego: Brothels, Bites and Booze Gaslamp Quarter Tour

Join us on a tour of the Gaslamp Quarter and we’ll tell you about the infamous Stingaree District, once a center of scandal and debauchery. We’ll walk along streets that featured 120 brothels at one point, and served as one of Southern California’s major red light districts. On our Brothels, Bites, and Booze Tour you’ll hear tales from the past that are funny and some that are hard to believe! During our 2.5-hour excursion you’ll see how this area has been restored and is now home to San Diego’s main nightlife and dining destinations. The Gaslamp Quarter now features more than 100 restaurants and bars. We’ll take you to some of the best restaurants in the area so you can taste a variety of popular ethnic cuisines and some alcoholic beverages as well! Most guests find that the samples on the tour are quite filling and are at least as much food as a full meal. You might want to eat no more than a very light snack before the tour – or nothing at all!

Carlsbad Village: 3-Hour Local Food Tour

6. Carlsbad Village: 3-Hour Local Food Tour

The tour sets off from the heart of downtown Carlsbad Village, where your 3-hour culinary adventure begins. Navigate the picturesque streets of the village with your local guide and discover its diverse history, architecture and culture. Stroll down some of the most famous streets in Carlsbad, home to a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants, and iconic landmarks, uniquely mixed with shops, art galleries and vibrant street murals. Along the way, stop at 8 different eateries, popular with the locals, and taste the flavors of Carlsbad. The food samplings on this tour are sure to stimulate your salivary glands, and satisfy your appetite for a lunch that is chock-full of variety. Each tasting is served from a locally-owned specialty food store, and ethnic or locavore-style eateries. Some of the stops on the tour include one of Carlsbad’s most romantic restaurants and a dessert haven with recipes passed down through generations. There’s also time to delight your taste buds with a sampling of California’s award-winning wines at one of the village’s urban wineries.

San Diego: Luxury Sightseeing Cruise with Brunch

7. San Diego: Luxury Sightseeing Cruise with Brunch

Take a sightseeing cruise in San Diego aboard a luxurious yacht. Have a private chef make you brunch as you enjoy views of the city. Meet your yacht at the activity provider's office. Start your cruise through San Diego Bay and bask in the fresh air and sunshine. Dine on a gourmet brunch while you take in views of the city. Brunch includes canapés of seafood, fish, and meat as well as vegetables. Take in views of views of various San Diego landmarks as you sail past. See Coronado Bay Bridge, downtown, the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, the Star of India, and more well-known sights.

San Diego: Sidecar Wine Tasting Tour

8. San Diego: Sidecar Wine Tasting Tour

Ride in an open sidecar on this guided wine tour of San Diego. Feel the wind in your face as you take in the beautiful California scenery, visit popular wine tasting rooms to try local wines, and learn about the city's fascinating history from your guide. Meet your guide and hop in for a ride throughout Downtown San Diego. Hear the interesting history behind the sights you pass on your way to each tour stop and enjoy the rush of riding a motorcycle while sitting safely in the sidecar. Make stops at local wine tasting rooms, where you can experience the urban wine scene. Learn about each wine you try and decide for yourself which is your favorite. Depending on your tour, the locations you visit might include Pali Wine Co, Bottlecraft Liberty Station, and M Wine House.

San Diego: Romantic BYOB Super Yacht Cruise

9. San Diego: Romantic BYOB Super Yacht Cruise

Settle into a unique and unforgettable location for a romantic date: on board a luxurious multi-million dollar yacht. On your own private romantic cruise, picture yourself being served by a 5-star yacht crew while you unwind and take in the warm breeze and stunning vistas of San Diego Bay. Hop aboard a luxury romantic cruise for a date you will never forget. Sit back and relax in opulent luxury and get treated like royalty, or enjoy dancing and partying to great tunes. The leisurely dinner cruise with breathtaking views of San Diego's landmarks is set in the mood by sparkling waves and gentle breezes. Bring your own alcohol to sip onboard over appetizers and snacks prepared by the onboard chef. Enjoy amazing views of San Diego, including the Coronado Bay Bridge, Downtown San Diego, the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, the Star of India, the Naval Air Station, and much more.

San Diego: Coronado Electric Beach Cruiser Experience

10. San Diego: Coronado Electric Beach Cruiser Experience

Discover scenic Coronado Island on this Beach Cruiser Experience together with your local guide. Relax with the option to pedal your electric bike or simply glide along with your bike's powerful electric drive system as you take in the classic California coastal scenery. Each of the beach cruisers has been handcrafted by your local guide, who served in the Navy at Coronado’s Naval Air Station and has a deep interest in Coronado’s rich history. Visit areas of historical interest, like Hotel del Coronado, where your tour guide will share stories of Coronado’s past. Stop at the island’s most beautiful photo hotspots where you'll take complimentary photos of your group’s island adventure. Inspired by the woody wagons of California’s surf culture, these handcrafted cruisers are classically finished in colorfully painted fiberglass, mahogany and white oak wood, and premium leathers and have built-in speakers playing lively beach tunes.

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What people are saying about San Diego

The food was great, the staff was friendly, and the cruise was so much fun. Sam was our server and she left us the sweetest note at the end.

My party went aboard the Hornblower. The vessel was beautiful. The staff was attentive. The DJ put great music. The sights were amazing.

Absolutely a must do! This is such a fun and different way to enjoy San Diego !

Food was better than expected. Wish there was more outdoor space. Nice evening

Fantastic food, music, service and sights. Would love to go again!