Hornblower Marina Del Rey Dinner Cruise in Marina Del Rey, CA

Hornblower Cruises & Events13755 Fiji WayMarina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Offering memorable dinner experiences atop the beautiful California waters, Marina Del Rey Dining Cruises by Hornblower Cruises & Events is ideal for guests celebrating an anniversary, a birthday or other special occasion. Passengers can enjoy a casual daytime outing or a formal sit-down dinner, both accompanied by live music, fine wine and scenic views of the southern California coast.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Marina Del Rey Travel Experts
  • 4-course meal served.
  • Scenic views of the Southern California coast.
  • Each vessel is 100% Coast Guard certified.
  • Wear a light jacket.
  • Vegetarian meals available.
  • Boat stays in the harbor to avoid seasickness.
  • Business casual to dressy casual attire required.
  • Largest dining yachts in Marina Del Rey.


from Marina Del Rey Dining Cruises
Whether the highlight of a California vacation or a close-to-home birthday party, anniversary dinner or special celebration, a Hornblower Cruise is always memorable.

Marina del Rey Dinner Cruise: 2.5-Hour Cruise
A Marina del Rey cruise at sunset is unforgettable—and you can enjoy its glorious sights and sounds from the comfort of a luxury yacht. Begin your evening with a welcome glass of champagne. Then sit down to a delicious four-course dinner crafted from local, seasonal ingredients at your private table. After dinner, head to the outdoor deck for music and dancing under the sparkling night sky. As we glide around the harbor, you’ll be treated to views of Southern California’s beautiful beaches. Listen to the barking of the playful sea lions, and spot the towering yachts and sprawling homes of celebrities and billionaires.
Leaves from Marina Del Rey Fisherman's Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way at 8:00 PM - Boarding time: 7:30 PM

Champagne Brunch Cruise: 2-Hour Cruise
It’s time for a magical ocean escape on a luxury yacht. Set off from glorious Marina del Rey, where abundant sunshine and salty breezes keep you relaxed and comfortable. We’ll welcome you aboard with a bottomless glass of champagne. Then we’ll invite you to the delicious buffet stocked with classic American breakfast dishes, plus plenty of seasonal lunch entrées and richly decadent desserts. You’ll enjoy relaxing background music and gorgeous views of Southern California’s world-famous beaches, luxury yachts, celebrity mansions, and delightful sea life.
Leaves from Marina Del Rey Fisherman's Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way at 12:00 PM - Boarding time: 11:30 AM

Sunset Cocktail Cruise: 2-Hour Cruise
Join us for a midweek escape on our exclusive sunset cruise. From cozy indoor seating, to outdoor decks open to the evening sky, enjoy the variety of appetizers and relaxing music as you take in the spectacular views. Get front row view take in the local sail boat races.
Leaves from Marina Del Rey Fisherman's Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way at 6:00 PM - Boarding time: 5:30 PM

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El Cajon, California
"" Captain Jose Was Awesome ""
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
My wife and I and 2 friends of ours went on a Hornblower cruise of the San Diego Bay today, and had a great time. The weather was a little cold and breezy, but the information we received and the sites we saw were very good. Captain Jose Gurganus the captain of the Admiral Hornblower ship was so nice and Bubbly as we entered the ship. Captain Jose also was outside at the ship control area, as he guided the Admiral away from the dock, back it up, and started the Ship down south in San Diego Bay. While Captain Jose was doing all of these maneuvers, he was still speaking with the ships guests and answering many questions with a smile. It was impressive to see that he could do several tasks at one time. During our cruise around the San Diego Bay, Captain Jose also stepped up to the microphone on the ship on two different occasions. Captain Jose gave all of the guests some detailed current, and historical information, about all of the U.S. Navy ships we passed. His details about the vessels and the personal stories he told were Awesome ! So many people on the ship were commenting about how great Captain Jose's educational lessons were on our cruise. We have been on other Hornblower cruises, and never have had so much Military information given to the us, as was given today on this ship. Captain Jose made our trip today very nice !
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Janet H
"No guarantees "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018 NEW
$42. Can be a lot for this adventure. You can find some great discounts on Groupon. And you are asking Mother Nature to produce a whale sighting. Go with the attitude of “I’m going for a nice boat ride” and you won’t be disappointed if you don’t see any sea life. We went on the last weekend for Blue whale sightings but only saw Fin Whales.....dolphins and seals. The crew tried very hard to gives us what we paid for. Our sightseeing’s were near the end of our time out to sea before heading back to port and we were given coupons to come back at a later date.
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"Charter of High Spirits for Private, Corporate Event"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2018
Our company held a three-day long event at the Hotel del Coronado for our top clients from around the southern states, and one of the highlights of our time spent in the area was the dinner cruise on the High Spirits, one of the Hornblower vessels. The boat picked us up across the street from the hotel, so we had no worries with transportation or parking, saving us hassle and additional costs. It was an easy process to board the ship, pausing to take photos with a custom made buoy, and we were met with our custom drink requested, the French 75. Appetizers were already displayed upon our arrival, passed appetizers came out quickly after that, and the bartenders kept up with our thirsty crowd. The dinner was served on the upper deck, where there was plenty of room to move around a buffet table and second bar. If the weather is pretty enough, ask them to raise the plastic drapes for a better view. Dessert was back downstairs, delicious and plentiful. The boat was an amazing vessel built in the 1920s and in very good condition. You can bring your own music, but we asked them to just play the Satellite Radio Jazz station. The staff did an incredible job, the time flew by and we all departed with smiles.
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Courtney F
Boston, Massachusetts
"$30 pukefest"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed April 15, 2018
Was really looking forward to a west coast whale watch since they are all rough back in new england. Well i really wished they would have cancelled the trip that day. Once we were out of the bay it was 6ft waves and pretty rough, people were throwing up everywhere, i almost got vomited on a few times by passengers who wouldnt just sit down and vomit! The bathroom sinks and floors were also covered in vomit. Im pretty sure my friend and I were the only ones not sick (thank you Dramamine). Then after an hour of that they turned the boat around and headed back since it was too rough. Then we saw a grey whale in the bay. The staff were nice but we couldnt hear anything they were saying over the loudspeakers. They gave us a rain check but i am petrified to get on their boat again after that horrible experience, i would have much rather preferred a refund.
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Carmel, Indiana
"Underwhelming and too long"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed April 08, 2018
This looked like a must do to what ended up to see "a whale" and military ships and bases. The tour is way too long for what it is but we did get to see "a whale" that happens to be close by and no whales in the open ocean although several ships go in many different directions to locate one and then radio each other. We did get to see a school of dolphins which was more fun that the whale since there were a lot of them and they were jumping out of the water and following the boat all the way around. Lots of people were bored and not feeling well. Operator advise is to shorten the tour and have someone on a small boat spot the whale first before getting the big boat going all over the place making people sea sick. Alternative is to go to La Jolla and watch the seals sunbathe and play in the water for free for hours which is what our kids enjoyed a lot more.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marina Del Rey Dining Cruises

If one or more people in my party are not able to make it or we miss the cruise departure time will we receive a refund?
No. Once payment is received cruises are non-refundable. With a 48-hour or better notice we will be happy to reschedule your cruise date or issue a gift certificate for the amount paid. Cruises are non- refundable and non-transferable within 48 hours of your cruise. We do not compensate for no-shows or late arrivals.

Is gratuity included?
A service charge is collected at the time of reservation, related to the cruise and the service included in the ticket. If you wish to purchase additional beverages or food enhancements onboard, we recommend you leave a gratuity onboard based on the quality of service provided to you by your server.
What happens if it rains or snow?
Hornblower sails rain or shine. 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 any age restrictions on your cruises?
There are no age restrictions for most of our cruises. All minors require adult supervision. Please call with questions about any of our special event cruises, as minors are not restricted, but the cruise may not be appropriate for all age groups.

Do you offer any children discounts?
Children under 4 are complimentary.
What is the dress attire for the cruises?
Lunch and Brunch Cruises: We recommend California casual attire, such as khaki pants and collared shirts. We request no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.
Dinner Cruises: Business casual to dressy casual attire is recommended. For men, slacks or khaki pants, and a collared shirt with or without a jacket; for women slacks or skirt, with a collared shirt, or dress. We request no jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, or gym shoes on these cruises.

You may find that some guests are dressed more formally, especially those celebrating special occasions. However, attire varies from comfortable shorts to the more formal. Bring along a light jacket or wrap as it may get a bit breezy on the outer decks.
What time do I board the ship?
Boarding time is usually 30 minutes prior to departure for all cruises. Please check your boarding time when making your reservation.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only with the exception of Harbor Tours and Whale Watching Cruises. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.

Is there pre-assigned seating for dinner cruises?
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. We assign seats based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
Will I get my own table?
On the majority of our cruises, we assign private tables to the individual parties. However, on some of our cruises, we do have cruise-style seating, where we will ask you to share a table with other parties. If this is the case, you will be told if this is the case at the time you make your reservation.
What kind of entertainment is on board?
Hornblower offers inviting dance floors and a variety of music, from the dance hits of the 40's through today as well as a variety of jazz, standards and popular favorites. Depending on the cruise, it may be background music, a DJ or a live band. Please check online or ask one of our reservations agents for more details about the planned entertainment for your specific cruise.

Can we meet the Captain and visit the pilot house?
Yes. Guests are welcome to come and meet the Captain and the First Officer. However, for safety and security reasons, we ask that you check with our staff onboard before visiting the pilot house. We want to ensure that all passengers and crew are kept safe and that the captain is not distracted while performing essential duties.
Are there vegetarian options available for dinner cruises?  Can I make a special menu request?
Yes, for dining cruises, vegetarian meals are available and can be arranged at the time of booking. If you have a group with many vegetarians or if you have vegans, please notify a reservations agent at the time of booking.  If you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions, please let your reservations agent know at the time of booking. We can also accommodate most other special dietary needs with advance notice.
For dinner cruises, when does the meal begin?
Dinner service begins immediately upon embarking.

Do we need to pre-select the menu before the day of cruising?
No, you do not need to pre-select your menu. Some of our cruises have multiple entrée options and we have a menu that you will chose from onboard. For our other cruises, we either have a preset menu or offer a buffet with a variety of options available.
Can I bring cakes and flowers on board?
Cakes may be brought on board, however you will be charged a $1.50 per person cake cutting fee. Cake cutting fee for wedding or tiered cakes is $3.00/per guest. Small flower bouquets are also permitted. Please keep in mind you are on a ship, so top heavy arrangements will not be stable. Unfortunately, an early boarding is not available.
Are you regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard?
Our vessels are all subject to inspections by the U.S. Coast Guards and our crew are all properly licensed. We also follow Marsec security guidelines. Should the Marsec security level be elevated, we may opt to increase security measures onboard our vessels to insure everyone’s safety. The U.S. Coast Guard requires all passengers over 18 years of age to have valid photo identification. Please make sure to have your photo ID available at boarding.
Are life preservers on board?
Each vessel is 100% Coast Guard certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
Is the ship handicapped accessible?
Hornblower does have accessible yachts in the fleet. However, not all yachts and decks are accessible. Please call 888-467-6256 to ensure handicap accessibility for the date you are planning to cruise.
Will I get seasick?
The vast majority of our guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may experience seasickness. If you are sailing on one of our whale watching cruises, we do go out into the open ocean and as a result, the chance of getting seasick increases. For these cruises, we recommend that if you are prone to motion sickness that you take advantage of a number of preventative measures that are available to you.

Where are you located?
In Marina de Rey, we are located at 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

Does Hornblower validate parking?
We validate parking for the first two hours.