Two-Hour Hornblower Harbor Cruise


Give as a Gift
Over 790 bought
Limited quantity available

In a Nutshell

  • Two-hour harbor tour
  • Informative narration
  • Sea lions along the route
  • Bio-diesel ships

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 24th, 2010. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Cannot combine with any other offers. Only valid for 2-hour harbor tour. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Jump to: Reviews | The Sea-Adventures of Mercutio Hornblower

Head down to San Diego Bay with today’s Groupon for one of the best views of the city (the one from the west). Twelve dollars gets you a two-hour harbor tour aboard a Hornblower cruise ship. You’ll hear narration about San Diego’s history and landmark sites and enjoy up-close views of the abundant marine life, including lingering ganders at all the adorable sea lions you can cuddle with your eyes. Learn something new about your city and relax on the water with your crew.

Hornblower, in an effort to preserve the cuteness of sea lions (also known as "aqua-puppies"), has converted its fleet to run on bio-diesel and is partnering with the Port of San Diego to promote environmentally sound practices in and around the bay. You and your friends can enjoy your cruise with the knowledge that efforts are underway to ensure that the natural beauty around you is still there for future generations.


Tourists and locals alike enjoy a day at sea. Yelpers gave Hornblower Cruises & Events a solid 3.5 stars. Here’s what they’re saying:

  • Captain Nick was very informative and very wise. I have lived in San Diego for 8 years and didn't know half the stuff that I learned on this cruise. – Miranda F.
  • Overall, this is a professionally run excursion and is something very enjoyable in our own backyard. – Keith B.
  • Now thats a good worth of fun for your money.I highly recommend this short cruise around the harbor. It’s a nice way to sit and relax and enjoy the beauty of this fine city. – John T.

The Sea-Adventures of Mercutio Hornblower

Hornblower Cruises & Events is, of course, named for First-Admiral Mercutio Hornblower, the fictional protagonist of the series of popular nautical adventure novels by L. F. Shasterous. Here are a few titles you might remember:

  • The Hornman Bloweth
  • Thine Mermaid Tongue
  • Ice Pirates of Jakarta
  • Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey?
  • Surf Summer '97

Hornblower Blue Whale Watching Cruises

San Diego’s picturesque harbor—awash with graceful bridges, sweeping views, and glimpses of sea lions—has thrilled passengers on Hornblower Blue Whale Watching Cruises ships for more than 30 years. Hornblower Blue Whale Watching Cruises’ large fleet of ships includes an antique yacht and one of the largest charter yachts in Southern California, and each cruise is narrated by a knowledgable expert. An environmentally concerned company, Hornblower Blue Whale Watching Cruises introduces passengers to ecological problems and ongoing environmental projects in the area on its cruises.