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Make your way to the Embarcadero’s Pier 3 to board your spacious boat for the cruise.

Set out on the bay and have time to purchase a drink from the bar before heading to your table for your 4-course dinner. This fine-dining experience has a Californian flair with dishes that may feature local ingredients like a salad with watermelon and arugula, crab gazpacho, chipotle short ribs, and berry parfait (sample menu below).

The live band starts up the dance music after dinner, playing a range of classic tunes and Top 40 hits. From the exterior deck or interior cabin, view landmarks such as Alcatraz Island and the Bay Bridge, and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge within sight of Sausalito and Tiburon.

Your cruise ends back at the pier.
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San Francisco Bay
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See the San Francisco Bay from the water on a 3-hour dinner cruise that includes a 4-course meal, live music, and dancing. Your dinner consists of gourmet dishes prepared fresh on board with top local ingredients. Soak in views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Sausalito, and the city skyline while celebrating a special occasion or spending a romantic evening out with your loved one.
  • Combine a San Francisco Bay cruise with dinner and dancing
  • Dine on a gourmet 4-course meal that showcases California's fresh foods
  • Get great photo ops when the boat goes underneath the Golden Gate Bridge 
  • View the city skyline as it lights up for the night
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great 4th of July cruise

The Hornblower dinner cruise was fantastic. I went with a friend from college and her husband on July 4th. They served dinner with free drinks and live music. It was the best seat in town to see the fireworks.

Thank Kristen G
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for spending the 4th of July with us, Kristen! We're glad you enjoyed the cruise. Sail with us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Hornblower Dinner Dance

Nothing special. Salad tired. Soup lukewarm. Chicken breast was quite nice. Service well below par and had to pour our wine for whole evening. For the price, couldn’t recommend.More

3  Thank Malcolm H
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, Malcolm. We regret that your experience with us was anything but amazing. We pride ourselves on excellence, so feedback like this goes a long way. I've shared your comments with our team so rest assured that we will continue to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
San Francisco Dinner Cruise

My husband and I really enjoyed the dinner/dance cruise Sunday July 15, 2018. Cruising SF Bay was awesome! We went under both spans of the Oakland Bay Bridge and over near Sausalito. It was a little rough for a bit so the captain thought we...More

Thank Myrti F
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, Myrti! We're thrilled to know that you loved our Dinner Cruise. We will definitely let our onboard team know that you enjoyed the food, service and entertainment that night. Please come back and dance the night away with us...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We would highly recommend the dinner cruise. Not only is the food excellent and the people very friendly but you get the opportunity to see SF at night from the bay. SO pretty! You also get to go under the Golden Gate Bridge and take...More

Thank Mary Kay T
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Hi Mary Kay! Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding the Dinner Cruise. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to hosting you on board again soon!

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile
Excellent dinner, great dancing

The view from the boat was unbelievable! Golden Gate, Bay Bridge, city views- absolutely beautiful! The food was excellent and included in the price. Wine list was excellent. Jazz band and DJ. Upper deck was outstanding views. For all ages.

Thank Rochelle S
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi Rochelle - We are thrilled that you enjoyed your overall experience aboard the Dinner Cruise! Set sail with us again soon!

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