Hornblower Dinner Cruise in San Francisco, CA

City Experiences by HornblowerPier 3San Francisco, CA 94111
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Indulge in an extravagant dinner while cruising around the San Francisco Bay. Experience the city skyline reflecting off the ocean as you pass by notable San Francisco icons such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and more. Featuring an extravagant dinner, cocktails, and live music, you’ll never forget your San Francisco dinner cruise.

up to 3 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Includes dinner, dancing, and entertainment.
  • Premier Cruise includes a plated dinner; Signature Cruise is buffet style.
  • Wine, beer, and cocktails are available for purchase onboard.
  • Bring a camera to capture the incredible views from the harbor.
  • Cruise durations are approximately 2.5 to 3 hours depending upon the cruise selected.
  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.


from San Francisco Dinner Cruise by Hornblower
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world—view its legendary landmarks from the comfort of a luxury yacht with Hornblower Cruises.

Dinner, dancing, and dazzling vistas make for an unforgettable evening.

Start your Hornblower dinner cruise a delicious dinner prepared by onboard chefs from local, seasonal ingredients. Then head out to the middle of the deck for a spin on the dance floor. As the sun sets and the city lights come up, get a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and the TransAmerica pyramid, among many other sights.

The 3-course plated dinner includes a choice of delectable starters, freshly prepared entrees and mouthwatering desserts with plenty of options for picky eaters. Your meal is accompanied by unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water. Other beverages, such as soft drinks, craft cocktails, wine, and beer are available for purchase on board.

Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Meeting Location: Pier 3, on the Embarcadero at Washington Street. Cruise will board at the SOUTH GATE (on the right-hand side of the Pier when facing the water), near the white overhang.

Parking is available at Pier 3 on a first-come, first serve basis. Cost is $10.00 per car.
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Dinner Cruise by Hornblower

How long is the San Francisco dinner cruise?

The Premier Dinner Cruise and Signature Dinner Cruise are approximately 3 hours.

Where do the cruises depart from?

Cruises depart from SF - Pier 3, on the Embarcadero at Washington St.

What time should I arrive?

The cruise begins boarding promptly 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. Guests should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to boarding to ensure a smooth cruising experience.

Is parking available at the pier?

Yes, however, it is on a first come, first served basis. Parking is $10 per car at the pier. Parking fees subject to change.

Is smoking allowed onboard?

Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please follow all crew instructions regarding smoking. For your safety, smoking may not be allowed during your particular cruise at the discretion of the crew.

Is there a dress code for the cruise?

Yes. The dress code is semi-formal attire, such as dress pants, dress shirts, skirts/dresses, and dress shoes. Please note that casual jeans, t-shirts, and sandals are not permitted. Please bring a light jacket or wrap. It may get a bit breezy on the outer decks.

Am I preassigned a seat?

As you board, your captain and marine crew will direct you to your deck. From there the host/hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Decks are never guaranteed to non-private groups. Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.

Will I get my own table?

On the majority of cruises, private tables are assigned to the individual parties. However, on some cruises with cruise-style seating, you may be asked to share a table with other parties.

When does the dinner service begin?

Once the cruise embarks, so does your dinner.

Are life preservers on board?

Yes, the vessel is 100% Coast Guard certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.

Is the ship wheelchair or stroller accessible?

Yes, the ship is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

What happens if it rains?

Cruises embark rain or shine. Should it call for rain in the forecast, we recommend bringing an umbrella and light jacket. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, the ship will remain dockside, but provide the full dining service.

Are there age restrictions for the dinner cruise?

No. Children under the age of 4 are complimentary and must remain under adult supervision at all times throughout the duration of the cruise.