Hornblower Cruises & Events

Central Sacramento

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Guides on Capitol Hornblower share facts on Sacramento's history as guests view majestic sights of the Sacramento River

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Promotional value expires Mar 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry because of their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with today's Groupon for a river tour from Hornblower Cruises & Events. Choose from the following options:

  • For $20, you get a river tour for two (a $40 value).
  • For $36, you get a river tour for four (an $80 value).
  • For $52, you get a river tour for six (a $120 value).

Hornblower Cruises & Events jettisons groups on aquatic excursions down Sacramento's eponymous waterway during the Sacramento Historic River Cruise. Afternoon jaunts set guests aboard the Capitol Hornblower for an hour, where staffers narrate the city's history throughout political intrigues and gold rushes that began after King Midas took a bath in the bay. Eyeballs can catch glimpses of sights of the scenic Sacramento River while brains learn about the capital city's history. Should stomachs get peckish over the course of the trip, a variety of snacks and beverages are available for purchase, keeping gullets more hydrated than a sponge caught in a waterspout. Guests can check the online calendar for departure times.

Hornblower Cruises & Events

The high-end fleet of Hornblower Cruises & Events fills ports up and down the California coast, as well as in New York, with similar eco-friendly extravagance. Founded by environmental engineer Terry MacRae, Hornblower puts its luxe navy to use hosting dining, entertainment, special-event, and sightseeing cruises, as well as journeying to such storied landmarks as Alcatraz Island and the Statue of Liberty. Beyond these cruises, Terry's team champions green practices through the Respect Our Planet initiative, which works to develop and promote earth-considerate practices such as using hybrid boats that draw power from the sun.

Customer Reviews

Very nice and relaxing experience :)
MA ELIZA C. · January 10, 2017
Fun cruise for the price.
Christopher F. · March 4, 2016
A perfect holiday experience for our 4 year old granddaughter. Cookies and hot chocolate, face painting, sitting on Santa's lap, and riding down the river, all in one morning! The length of the trip was perfect for small kids, and Santa and his elves were so kid-friendly!
Daria S. · January 31, 2016
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    Central Sacramento

    1206 Front St.

    Sacramento, California 95184

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