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.
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.