Hornblower Cruises: San Diego Dinner Cruise San Diego, CA

City Experiences by Hornblower1800 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

  • 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.

Dinner Menu
Red and Yellow Grape Tomatoes | Fresh Mozzarella Cheese | Fresh Basil | Balsamic Vinaigrette
Olive Tapenade | Whipped Feta Cheese | Sourdough Crostini
Lavash | Seasonal Fruit Compote | Pistachios

Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Baby Zucchini | Patty Pan Squash | Roast Chicken Jus | Chimichurri
Vegetable Succotash | Yukon Gold Potatoes | Heirloom Grape Tomatoes | Meyer Lemon Beurre Blanc | Chives
Tamari Marinade | Pommes Anna | Asparagus | Wild Mushroom Demi Glace
Braised Summer Vegetables | Parmesan Cheese | Arugula Pistachio Pesto

Kahlua | Chantilly Cream | Raspberries
Cheesecake Souffle | Macerated Blueberries | Chocolate Sauce | Vanilla Bean Sauce
Whip Cream | Cinnamon
Fresh Mint | Lime Spritz

(N) Contains Nuts
(VG) Vegan
(V) vegetarian
(G*) *Although we make every effort to prepare items denoted with a G* as gluten free, our kitchen is not gluten free, and there is always a small risk of cross contamination.

DISCLAIMER - Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase our risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have a medical condition. Menus subject to change.
Menu is subject to change based on seasonality of fresh ingredients and Holidays.

About Hornblower Cruises & Events
There’s a lot in life to celebrate. So welcome aboard! Whatever the occasion, enjoy gentle bay breezes, glittering waves, and the dramatic San Diego skyline. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or time to relax, join Hornblower for gracious hospitality and stunning views.
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Dinner Cruise by Hornblower

Where is the departure point?

This cruise departs from the Pier 1 Hornblower Landing located at 1800 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

How long is the cruise?

The cruise is 2.5 hours Sunday through Thursday, and 3 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Can I see downtown San Diego from the dinner cruise?

Yes, the dinner cruise will take you along downtown San Diego, where you’ll be able to see the skyline and some of the city’s most popular landmarks.

What type of food is served on a San Diego dinner cruise?

Most of the dinner cruises offer a delicious 3-course meal, starting with a salad or chowder, followed by the mains. Mains may include short ribs, chicken, veggie options, salmon and more. Top it off with a dessert before heading up to the deck to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

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?

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

Is the ship wheelchair accessible?

Hornblower does have accessible yachts in the fleet. However, not all yachts and decks are accessible. Please call the number on your e-ticket to ensure handicap accessibility for the date you are planning to cruise.

What is the dress attire for the cruises?

Smart cocktail or resort casual attire is recommended. 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?

Yes. 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?

Hornblower sails rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, they 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.

Are you regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard?

Their vessels are all subject to inspections by the U.S. Coast Guards and their crew are all properly licensed. They also follow Marsec security guidelines. Should the Marsec security level be elevated, they may opt to increase security measures onboard their vessels to ensure everyone’s safety. The U.S. Coast Guard requires all passengers over 18 years of age to have valid photo identification. Please make sure to have your photo ID available at boarding.