Oceanic 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 today's Groupon: for $12, you get a two-hour Harbor Cruise & Sea Lion Adventure from Hornblower Cruises & Events (a $25 value). The expertly narrated tours are scheduled during daytime hours every day of the year, including holidays, and launch from just north of Broadway Pier.
Along the two-hour, photo-op-filled cruise route, learn how the California sea lion came to be so courageous. In addition to the mane-free maritime lions, the waters host a vast variety of winged wildlife, including cargo-loaded pelicans, nearsighted hawks, and nature's high-flying blubber boats, harbor seals. In addition to the wildlife, guides will feed tour-goers knowledge nuggets on more than 50 San Diego landmarks by way of captivating narration, digital video clips, and onboard displays.
In an effort to preserve the habitat of the saber-toothed sea lions, Hornblower is partnering with the Port of San Diego to promote environmentally sound practices in and around the bay. These Earth-friendly efforts will be explored throughout the tour and, as tangible proof of progress, guests are invited to enjoy the sweet smell of nontoxic, noncarcinogenic biodiesel fuel.
More than 75 Yelpers give Hornblower Cruises & Events a 3.5-star rating:
- 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.
- My group had a wonderful time on this cruise! The SD Harbor is beautiful, the boat was nice and clean... and the staff was fun and courteous. – Jame J.
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.
1066 N Harbor Dr.
San Diego, California 92101Get Directions