Hornblower Cruises


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When Hornblower owner and Chief Executive Terry MacRae acquired a tiny charter luxury yacht company in 1980, the California-based businessman has focused on one goal: providing a high-quality dining, entertainment cruise experience to each passenger. Visitors choose Hornblower Cruises & Events for vacations, wedding celebrations, corporate getaways as well as personal charters of any kind along with dining cruises and tourism tours.


When you book your Hornblower Cruises tickets, you will be able to choose from harbor cruises, dinners cruises and sunset cruises departing from port cities including Long Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego, Marina del Rey, and Sacramento. Hornblower also operates out of New York as well as two National Park Service concessions with Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises. The company recently began Niagara Cruises, in partnership with The Niagara Parks Commission, an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Canadian Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.


It all began in 1980 when Terry and his partner acquired Hornblower Coach Tours. The two-yacht company, based in Berkeley, California, included a 75-passenger catamaran called the M/V Admiral Hornblower. Hornblower’s early efforts focused on private group charters. 


in 1984, Terry relocated his cruise company's corporate offices across the bay to San Francisco. In 1988, San Diego harbor and whale watching tours were added. In 1992, the company was renamed to Hornblower Cruises & Events.


With the addition of the 2,200-passenger San Francisco Belle in 2001, the company’s fleet exceeded 30 boats. Since then, the company has introduced the nation’s first hybrid ferry, Hornblower Hybrid, as well as Hornblower Infinity, a 1,000-passenger boat with private event spaces and an open-air deck set 65 feet off the water.


Now in its 37th year, Hornblower Cruises & Events has evolved to advocate for environmental protection and preservation. In 2005, Terry launched Respect Our Planet, a pioneering environmental management, and educational program. The initiative shapes sustainability measures, such as sourcing green products using reclaimed and eco-friendly materials in all new yachts. This earth-friendly approach to cruising improves fuel efficiency while incorporating better use of wind, solar and hybrid technology. 


Hornblower Cruises & Events remains the largest dining yacht on the West Coast.



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