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Press Release: Hornblower Hosts 15th Annual Pet Day on the Bay on May 16th

APRIL 2, 2015

Popular Harbor Cruise “Goes to the Dogs” to Benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center

San Diego, California (April 02, 2015)  – On May 16thHornblower Cruises & Events will host its 15th annual “Pet Day on the Bay” to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC), a local nonprofit that provides care and comfort to orphaned and injured animals.  On this special day each year, dogs are welcomed aboard to enjoy a fun-filled harbor cruise with their owners. The event is also annually sponsored by the Port of San Diegoand Petco.

Highlights include:

Best Sightseeing on San Diego Bay with Your Dog:  These one-hour cruises offer breathtaking views of the San Diego skyline and storied landmarks, as well as a chance to experience delightful marine animals and majestic sea birds up close.

Special Guests:  Joining the cruises will be Jagger & Kristi from Magic 92.5 for a fun meet and greet. 

Delectable Doggie Treat Bar:  A special smorgasbord, sponsored by Petco, will pamper pups throughout the cruise with a variety of mouthwatering treats.

Expert Dog Training Tips:  Experts from Petco’s dog training department will share helpful advice and suggestions for dog owners wanting to brush up on their pet handling skills.

Support For HWAC:  In addition to the proceeds from ticket sales, passengers are asked to bring sorely needed blankets and towels to further assist HWAC’s animals in need.

Reservations are now being accepted:

Times:  Three one-hour cruises are scheduled on May 16th, departing at 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. from the Hornblower ticket booth at 1800 N. Harbor Drive.  Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.

Tickets:  Costs are $24 for adults, $12 for children ages 4 to 12 and $22 for seniors and the military.  Children three and under are free. Each adult passenger is invited to board with one dog. Canines must be kept on a leash throughout the cruise. To make reservations, visit

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Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company in California for over 35 years. The company operates 49 vessels, 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. Two Hornblower subsidiary businesses, Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, are National Park Service ferry concessioners to Alcatraz Island and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, respectively. Last year, Hornblower began operating a third subsidiary, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. For more information visit:

The Helen Woodward Animal Center believes that animals help people and people help animals through trust, unconditional love, and respect. Sharing this philosophy with others, the Center inspires and teaches, locally and globally, the importance of the animal-human bond. To learn about the Helen Woodward Animal Center and its animal adoptions, boarding services and programs, visit