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. Cruises available are Marina del Rey cruises at sunset and the Champagne Brunch Cruise.

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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"Fun harbor tour of an interesting city"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2017 NEW
This was our first trip to San Diego. The one-hour harbor cruise of the north bay was a wonderful way to get acquainted with the sights in and around Mission Bay. The city is beautiful and the harbor tour was really interesting. The person guiding the tour was knowledgeable and gave good information about what we were seeing. We would do it again and can highly recommend it.
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"Relaxing and Informative"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
We took the 2 hour cruise- north and south harbor cruise. Not only was it relaxing but the we didn't count on the great information received throughout the cruise. There was someone narrating the entire time telling us facts regarding the land formations, house costs in certain areas, and a lot of information regarding the naval base and navy ships in the harbor. My husband and I found it fascinating and well worth the time and money.
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Terry G
Hamilton, Canada
"A Wonderful, Relaxing Way To Enjoy San Diego Harbour & Its Environs"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
My wife & I took the 2 hour tour of both the north & south bay & we're glad that we did. Each one has its own unique thing to see & the narratives are informative. They take you to see the commercial businesses, the unique, expensive homes, Coronado Island, even though it's a peninsula, and the numerous naval vessels, that are very impressive, and some seals.
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"Shockingly racist "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2017 NEW
Shockingly racist company. I am still flabbergasted at the experience I've just had and can't quite believe it. I was queuing for the two hour harbour cruise around San Diego Bay at 11am this morning. A Hornblower employee went along the queue, picked out the people with white skin and took them to the front of the queue. This meant that several people who were after me in the queue were sent to the front of the line. I said that this was not fair and the employee said it was because I was part of the "Asian tour". I explained that I was not part of any tour and she scowled and put me back into my correct place in the line. I said perfectly civilly that it had not been fair to put others ahead of me based on the colour of my skin, and she shouted "hey you should be grateful I'm helping you out here". I am a sixty year old woman of Indian ancestry, born and bred in London. I have never experienced such blatant racism.
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El Cajon, California
"" The Maritime Month Cruise Was Awesome ""
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2017 NEW
My wife and friends went on the Maritime Month Boat Tour around San Diego Harbor for almost 2 hours and had a great tour. The Admiral Hornblower Boat was very clean and had comfortable seating inside and outside of the ship, on a beautiful 70 degree sunny San Diego day. But the highlight for me on this cruise was listening to the Historic and Educational speaking lesson from Jim Hutzelman aboard the Admiral Hornblower, as we toured around the San Diego Harbor. Jim Hutzelman is the Manager of Business Development & Community Services, Marketing & Communications, for The Unified Port of San Diego. I was an Educator for 35 years, and really respect and appreciate people with great knowledge and quality presentations. Jim's super clear and informative presentation over the ship PA system was non stop, and gave everyone on board some great and unknown facts about the San Diego area, and the interest points in it's great harbor. I told Jim he needs to put together a video and present it to the students and adults in the San Diego School systems. It would be and awesome Historical and Educational learning experience for everyone. Jim was Awesome ! We learned a lot from him.

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.