HORNBLOWER’S BLUE WHALE WATCHING ADVENTURES GIVE PASSENGERS
THE THRILL OF A LIFETIME
Starting June 30th, Whale Watching Tours Depart Friday to Monday at 9am
From Downtown San Diego
San Diego, California (June 1, 2017) – Starting June 30th, Hornblower Cruises & Events will once again offer Blue Whale Watching to San Diego visitors and residents. Blue Whale watching is an epic experience of getting up close and personal with some of the most magnificent creatures on earth – guaranteed. For over 25 years, Hornblower’s captains have introduced thousands of passengers to the wonder and excitement of whale watching in Southern California. There is no better, safer and drier way to witness the whale migration as thousands of blues, finbacks and humpbacks journey off the coast. As Hornblower’s yacht heads out to the Pacific, passengers will also enjoy 360-degree views of the San Diego skyline, as well as sightings of sea lions, dolphins and sea birds.
Interaction with Trained Docents from theNat (San Diego Natural History Museum): To make Hornblower’s cruise truly educational, trained volunteer naturalists from theNat provide interaction with guests, facts and maps, samples of Krill and baleen on board, ongoing commentary for spotting spouts, flukes and massive whale tails and information about whale behaviors.
A Comfortable (and Dry) Experience: Unlike traditional small boat whale watching trips (where foul weather gear is a necessary accessory), Hornblower provides the ability to view these beautiful creatures from large yachts, which provide unparalleled stability through the ocean waves. With top-level outdoor sundecks rising 30 ft. above the water and climate-controlled indoor levels, Hornblower yachts ensure optimal comfort and panoramic views for everyone.
Whale Sighting Guarantee: If a whale is not sighted during a cruise, passengers will receive a pass good for another Whale Watching Cruise. Hornblower guarantees that every passenger will experience the exhilaration of witnessing a whale break the surface of the water for the first time.
Food Service and Full Bar: Passengers can purchase delicious snacks and lunch, complimented by a full bar service.
Reservations are now being accepted:
Times: A daily 4- hour cruise is offered Friday to Monday with boarding at 8:30 a.m. and cruising starting at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., guests can find the perfect day for their summer adventure. Cruises leave conveniently the San Diego waterfront downtown at 970 North Harbor Drive.
Tickets: Weekday costs are $55 for adults, $27.50 for children (ages 4 to 12) and $53 for seniors and the military. Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) costs are $65 for adults, $32.50 for children (ages 4 to 12) and $63 for seniors and the military. Children under 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 20 or more. For more information and to make reservations, please visit http://hbdev.hornblower.com/port/overview/sd+whalewatching or call 800-ON-THE-BAY.
Private Whale watching charters are also available to groups of 20 – 355 more in San Diego or Newport Beach aboard the historic Yacht Mojo. Call for more details and a proposal.