Hornblower San Diego


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In a Nutshell

  • 3.5-hour whale & dolphin tour
  • Guaranteed whale sighting
  • Live narration from captains
  • Climate-controlled indoor seats

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for Whale Watching Tour. Reservation required. 24-hour cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. Must use in 1 visit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Hornblower San Diego - Marina: Two Tickets to a Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure from Hornblower Cruises & Events (Up to $78 Value). Choose Between Two Options.

Your decades-old dominance of land has made you forget the majesty of the shoeless creatures of the deep. Today’s Groupon offers a valuable lesson in pelagic perspective from the comfort of a Hornblower Cruises & Events climate-controlled yacht during a 3.5-hour whale-and-dolphin-watching adventure. Choose between the following ticket options:

  • For $39, you get two weekend tickets (a $78 value).
  • For $34, you get two weekday tickets (a $68 value).

Hornblower tours are led by experienced captains with a wealth of seafaring knowledge. Docents from the San Diego Natural History Museum answer questions and share the gritty-nitty of San Diego landmarks, twentieth-century blubber unions, and who had what at the local plankton buffet. Kick back and stimulate the whale-watching part of your brain with spectacular moments of nature. Relish the gargantuan grace of gray whales and the intimidating intelligence of card-counting dolphins. Hornblower guarantees a whale sighting, so if a whale goes unsighted during your tour, you'll get a pass good for another Hornblower tour. Whale-watching tours depart daily at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

In an effort to preserve the habitat of the saber-toothed humpback whale, Hornblower is partnering with the Port of San Diego to promote environmentally sound practices in and around the bay. You and your friends can aqua-ogle with eco-confidence, knowing that efforts are under way to maintain the natural beauty for future generations of whales and human-whale hybrids.

This deal is good through the end of whale-watching season, which has been tentatively set for April 17, 2011, but is subject to change.


One hundred five Yelpers give Hornblower Cruises & Events an average of four stars. Six Yahoo! Locals and five Citysearchers give it a near-perfect 4.5 stars.

  • 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., Yelp
  • Loved the dinner cruise! The city lights looked like a poster card. The food was great and the service was awesome! – Oneida, Yahoo! Local

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 knowledgable expert. An environmentally concerned company, Hornblower San Diego introduces passengers to ecological problems and ongoing environmental projects in the area on its cruises.


2030 Ratings

I was great!
Betsy T. · 4 days ago
It was an amazing experience. The sights are gorgeous and the staff was great! Enjoyed a few drinks, snaks and good music. I highly recommend it! You will have fun!!!!
Maria G. · 4 days ago
Nice people, friendly, heloful staff and great sights!
Dave L. · 4 days ago

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