Hornblower Blue Whale Watching Cruises


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Yacht sails past dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds in search of blue whales breaching in the open ocean

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Promotional value expires Sep 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Offered every Saturday and Sunday from July 6th through August 31, 2014. Not valid with any other offers. Must use in one visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ocean cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $90 for Blue Whale Watching Adventure Cruise for two ($150 value)
  • $180 for Blue Whale Watching Adventure Cruise for four ($300 value)

During the four-hour cruise, passengers ride a yacht out into the open ocean while learning facts on marine life from the captain and an onboard naturalist from the San Diego Natural History Museum. As the yacht searches for the elusive blue whale, its prow passes over more common species such as sea lions and dolphins. All trips depart at 9 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

Hornblower San Diego

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

They have a large and fast whale watching vessel of its kind and these two features prevent guest from being as prone to getting seasick and also improves our chances to enjoy more whales -guest will be higher off the water and on a wider boat allowing for more stability and greater vantage point for viewing whales -we have climate controlled interiors which are a luxury considering how cold it gets -we have multiple bathrooms on all of our interior decks.

Customer Reviews

The boat was great and we enjoyed the harbor tour itself. We also enjoyed the hot dogs when they went half price. Our main complaint was the crew....not very friendly and not free with instructions.
Monica D. · 16 hours ago
Boat was clean , did not have any interaction with the staff, but they were on hand to greet us and when we disembarked also, they seemed friendly. Information was interesting and the whole experience was wonderful.
Lou A. · a day ago
Everything went perfectly! Such a relaxing fun adventure. We saw tons of whales, dolphins, sea lions and military planes! Highly recommend the Hornblower. Very nice and knowledgeable staff. Also cheap food and drinks onboard!
Cristian S. · 2 days ago
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    970 N Harbor Dr.

    San Diego, CA 92132


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