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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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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 days ago
Wonderful cruise on the Bay

We booked a group of 22 people for a dinner cruise celebrating a 20th Wedding Anniversary. The views were gorgeous, the food was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive. We had an A+ experience!

Thank lbjelly
Reviewed 4 days ago
Romance and city lights on the Bay

This was our third dinner cruise with Hornblower, and it just keeps getting better. As ever the food was wonderful, the champagne sparkling, the music everything from sweet romantic to line dancing! Dorothy, our server was a real pleasure, ever attentive and very personally attentive...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great night

I thought this would be a fabulous way to see the lights of San Francisco and it was. While there were a number of big groups on the boat including a wedding, we were seated on the lower deck with more couples - it was...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 6 days ago
An excellent evening

My husband treated me to a Hornblower Dinner Cruise, as part of my 40th birthday celebration in early September. The whole evening was magnificent, so-much-so I was brought to tears that's how much I enjoyed the experience. Your waiter/waitress plays a significant part in ensuring...More

Thank Broomers2003
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

First off - Happy Birthday! We are so happy that you enjoyed the Dinner Cruise so much that it brought you to tears! Kudos to your husband for planning such a beautiful evening for you. We appreciate that you took time to acknowledge Gladys and...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018
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.

1  Thank Kristen G
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Cruises & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

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

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