Hornblower Cruises & Events

Downtown Sacramento

91% of 301 customers recommend

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Cruise down the Sacramento River and enjoy the scenery as the captain divulges the history of the city's people, events, and architecture

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Promotional value expires Oct 2, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person. Limit 6 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must call at least 48 hours in advance to book. Subject to weather conditions. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Only valid on regularly scheduled river cruises. Not available on special events or holidays. Must present voucher upon arrival. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Hornblower Cruises & Events - Downtown Sacramento: Historical Sacramento River Cruise for Two or Four, or Family of Four (Up to 40% Off)

Boats are like rich parents, in that they will float you for a few years while you drift around playing acoustic guitar and working on your coming of age novel. Live the dream with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $24 for a historical river cruise for two adults (a $40 value, including all fees)
  • $36 for a historical river cruise for two adults and two children aged 12 and younger (up to a $60 value, including all fees)
  • $48 for a historical river cruise for four adults (an $80 value, including all fees)

The captain lifts the veil on Sacramento's history during the one-hour historical Sacramento River cruise. In-between pointing out famous structures such as the Air Force Docks, the Delta King, and the I Street and Tower bridges, the captain relays tales of the city’s founder, John Sutter, the Gold Rush, and the early days of the Pony Express.

Tours depart Thursday–Sunday, and sometimes Monday–Wednesday, from now through October. Departure times vary by day, but most tours take place between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Boarding time is 15 minutes prior to departure.

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.


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91% of 301 customers recommend

  • “Fun cruise for the price.”

  • “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...”

    “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!”

  • “very affordable and great fun have been on the santa cruise 3 year's running my grandaughter loves it. A must do”


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Urbane activities, from museums to historical tours
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