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Press Release: Hornblower Cruises & Events Introduces New Cocktail Cruises on the Sacramento River

MAY 8, 2017


Hornblower Cruises & Events Introduces New Cocktail Cruises on the Sacramento River

This Spring and Summer, Hornblower Cruises & Events Will Be Hosting Cocktail Cruises on the Sacramento River

Sacramento, California (May 8, 2017) –Hornblower Cruises & Events is kicking off summer early with Alive After Five and Rock the Yacht, two new cocktail cruises departing from Old Sacramento. Operating Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, these cruises debuted May 4th and will run through October.

Boarding from the L Street Docks in Old Sacramento, the Capitol Hornblower yacht takes guests on a 1.5-hour cruise on the Sacramento River. Guests can enjoy views of the Sacramento downtown skyline, the Tower Bridge, the I Street Bridge, and more. An onboard bar supplies beer, wine, cocktails and snacks 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.

Alive After Five, boarding at 5:30pm and cruising from 6:00-7:30pm, is a happy hour cruise open to all ages. Rock the Yacht boards at 8:00pm and cruises from 8:30-10:00pm. This evening cocktail cruise requires guests to be 21 years old or above.

Reservations Are Now Being Accepted

To Purchase Tickets:

By Phone: 415-788-8866


Walk-up reservations also accepted at the ticket booth, depending on availability. Credit card only.

Departs from the L Street docks in Old Sacramento

1206 Front Street

Sacramento, CA 95814


Alive After Five Happy Hour Cruise

Boarding: 5:30pm

Cruising: 6:00-7:30pm

Ages: All ages

Days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings**

May through October

Price: $25.00 per person (all taxes and fees included)

Rock the Yacht Cruise

Boarding: 8:00pm

Cruising: 8:30-10:00pm

Ages: 21 and over

Days: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights**

May through October

Price: $25.00 per person (all taxes and fees included)

**Schedule subject to change for holidays and special events

What’s Included:

  • 1.5-hour yacht cruise
  • Local DJ spinning top 40’s or occasional guest DJ’s
  • Onboard bar to purchase cocktails, beer and wine
  • Snacks available for purchase
  • Scenic Sacramento River views, including great photo opportunities with the Tower Bridge, the Sacramento skyline, and the I Street Bridge


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. In May 2017, NYC Ferry by Hornblower launched 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.