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Press Release: Alive After Five Happy Hour Cruises on the San Francisco Bay

APRIL 13, 2017

Hornblower Cruises & Events Introduces Alive After Five Happy Hour Cruises on the San Francisco Bay

This Spring and Summer, Hornblower Cruises & Events Will Be Hosting Happy Hour Cruises with Guest DJ’s, Small Bites and Cocktails On Tap

San Francisco, California (April 13, 2017) –Hornblower Cruises & Events is kicking off Summer early today with Alive After Five, a new 2-hour after work happy hour cruise departing every Thursday through the end of October from Pier 3 on the Embarcadero. Guests can step aboard the San Francisco Spirit yacht at 5:30pm, making it a convenient happy hour option for small office parties and after work escapes. Upon boarding, guests will experience views of the San Francisco Skyline, Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge.  The Spirit will set sail at 6 pm for 2 hours cruising past iconic San Francisco landmarks. Highlights include traveling under the Golden Gate & Bay Bridges, around Alcatraz Island and into McCovey Cove on game nights. Cocktails on tap, including Ketel One Moscow Mules and Don Julio Margaritas, will be available for purchase. Bar bites such as BBQ pulled pork sliders with spicy jalapeno slaw, home made mac and cheese, and veggie pot stickers with ponzu sauce and sriracha will also be available for purchase. There will also be a local DJ on board spinning Top 40 hits, and occasional guest DJ’s will be featured throughout the summer.

Reservations Are Now Being Accepted

To Purchase Tickets:

Call: 415-788-8866


Departs from Hornblower Landing on Pier 3 on the Embarcadero, 2 piers north of the Ferry Building and conveniently located across the street from the Embarcadero Bart Station & Muni F line.

Dates: Thursday Nights

April 13, 20, 27,

May 4, 11, 18, 25,

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

July 6, 13, 20, 27

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

September 7, 14, 21, 28

October 5, 12, 19, 26

Boards at 5:30pm and Cruises from 6:00-8:00pm

Price is $35.00 per person (all taxes and fees included)

What’s Included:

  • Two Hour Yacht Cruise
  • Local DJ Spinning Top 40’s or Occasional Guest DJs
  • Cocktails on Tap and Cash Bar are Available To Purchase Cocktails, Beer And Wine.
  • Delicious Small Bites Available For Purchase including:
  1. Mac and Cheese topped with Bacon and Scallions
  2. Spicy Veggie Potstickers with Ponzu Sauce and Sriracha
  3. BBQ Pulled Pork Slider with Spicy Jalapeno Slaw
  4. Buffalo Chicken Strips with Ranch Dressing
  • Scenic San Francisco Bay Views Including Great Photo Opportunities with the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, The Bay Bridge and McCovey Cove On Game Nights


Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company in California for over 37 years. The company operates 32 vessels, in California and New York including the 3 largest dining yachts on the West Coast, in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, San Diego, and New York City. Three Hornblower subsidiary businesses, Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, are National Park Service ferry concessioners to Alcatraz Island and Liberty Island and Ellis Island, respectively. In 2014, Hornblower began operating the third subsidiary, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Beginning in May 2017, Citywide Ferry by Hornblower will launch in the New York City East River. This new service will ferry 4.6 million passenger trips/year across 6 routes to 21 landings on 19 new vessels.