Hornblower Brunch & Lunch Cruises in San Francisco, CA

Hornblower Cruises & EventsPier 3 San Francisco, CA 94111
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Soak in the San Francisco sun and renowned cuisine on a brunch and/or lunch cruise around the bay. Capture picture-perfect memories of San Francisco’s top landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, all from the comfort of a yacht while enjoying a 2-hour brunch/lunch buffet. Plus, with live music and additional entertainment, you’ll treasure your cruise memories for a lifetime.


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San Francisco Lunch & Brunch Cruises
Dazzling waves and soft breezes set the mood for Hornblower’s Champagne Brunch Cruise, a good-morning getaway featuring free-flowing bubbly. This enticing San Francisco brunch includes a buffet stocked with classic breakfast dishes, lunch entrées and desserts. With live music and views of the San Francisco Bay’s renowned sights, it becomes the perfect way to unwind after a hectic week.

San Francisco Lunch Cruises
Come aboard and indulge in a 2-hour buffet lunch cruise around the San Francisco Bay. Pass by the iconic sites like Alcatraz Island and the city skyline, and then cruise under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge. This lunch cruise is a perfect option for touring the bay with friends, family and co-workers.

Parking is available at Pier 3 on a first-come, first serve basis. Cost is $10.00 per car.
Boards 30 minutes before departure. Don't be late!

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Hilary M
San Francisco, California
"Awesome Brunch Cruise!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 31, 2019 NEW
The bottomless mimosa brunch cruise was amazing! Beautiful scenery and a lot of food and drink. We had exceptional weather so that helped the whole experience. There is plenty of indoor space as well in case of bad weather. Highly recommend! Great value.
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Pacifica, California
"Cruise around the Bay!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 31, 2019 NEW
Hornblower Cruises are the best way to witness the SF skyline from the bay. The boat ride is around 2 hours with some amazing views of the SF Skyline, the Pier, Port of San Francisco, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Special thanks to the whole crew for such an amazing experience.
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William H
Taxation without Representation, Washington DC
"Now this is a true delight and a very well done cruise, with good food and libations."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2019 NEW
I had never been on a Hornblower cruise before, but this one made me want to experience more of them in other cities. We were on a large ship that had multiple levels (not easy if you have mobility issues.) Each level offered great views and different experiences. For sure I am going to look for more adventures on the high seas with Hornblower.
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San Francisco
"Spectacular views and Great Way to see the Bay"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2019
On boarding went pretty smooth...no need to arrive early as they assign you tables and there are some cool bars to hang out in close by. Got a kinda crappy table by the stairs. Ship left about 20 mins late; got back slightly early. The tour around the bay was awesome getting really close to Alcatraz and seeing Oakland, Alameda, and SF...pretty cool. The meal was pretty underwhelming...it was not bad, and I think if it was hot rather than cool when served this would have been 4 starts. Being 4th or 5th onboard, I would have thought we would get served for drinks but the waitress in the area had no sense of urgency or speed, so we went to the bar direct. The downstairs bar tender was really good and made some nice cocktails...not too pricey...lower than what I expected. Music was OK, I think for a valentines cruise, more slow dancing, less foul music. Maybe, as a suggestion, for this type of trip, they ask each couple to provide 5 songs and they work from that list. ALL of the staff we engaged with were very friendly, professional and made the trip pleasurable. Its an odd atmosphere cause nobody know nobody....I would do this again, in the summer, with a BIG group of folks we knew and I think it would be a blast. Over all a great time, work on the food, great tours, GO AT NIGHT, Go with a group you know if you wanna dance and party BUT to if your a tourist, which I am not...YOU CANNOT GET a NICER WAY to Enjoy the views in SF BAY....Spectacular
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Desert Hot Springs, California
"Christmas Cruise dinner it was excellent!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2019
Wow, I was surprised that this event was as good as it was for Christmas night. I read reviews prior and they were all positive, so we went ahead and paid ahead, and got a window seat, etc. The DJ played dance music (like wedding reception music) and it was a great time. Food was excellent, waiting staff was great and the views were spectacular. I would not change a thing. The alcohol was flowing too, but our Uber was waiting as soon as we docked. Definitely recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Brunch & Lunch Cruises

How long is the cruise?
The cruise is approximately 2 hours long.

Where does the cruise depart from?
The cruise departs from SF - Pier 3, on the Embarcadero at Washington St.

What time should I arrive for the cruise?
It is recommended that guests 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. 

Is smoking allowed on board?
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. We recommend California casual attire, such as khaki pants and collared shirts. We request no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.

Am I preassigned a seat?
As you board, our 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. 

Are vegetarian meals available? If I have a dietary restriction or food allergy, can I be accommodated?
Yes, for lunch and brunch cruises, vegetarian meals are available and can be arranged at the time of booking. If you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions, please make this note in the “special needs” box at the time of booking. We can also accommodate most other special dietary needs with advance notice.

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 handicap accessible?
Hornblower does have accessible yachts in the fleet. However, not all yachts and decks are accessible. Should you require an accessible vessel, please make this request in your reservation and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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, we will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.

Are there age restrictions for the 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.