Hornblower’s popular, pup-friendly Pet Day on San Diego Bay promises a tail-wagging good time! This is the one time each year that Hornblower invites dogs to cruise for free with their owners. People board for just $24 per ticket, and guests are also encouraged to contribute a gently used blanket or towel that will warm needy animals at the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Join us for the 13th annual Pet Rescue Day on the Bay!

Sat., May 18, 2013 is Pet Day on The Bay - the only pet-friendly event of its kind in Southern California! Pet Day is a towel and blanket drive and fundraiser benefitting the homeless animals of the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Take at look at some of our pictures on facebook from past Pet Day on the Bay celebrations.

NEW TIMES: One-hour tours: 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, and 1:00 PM



  • 1-hour narrated cruise
  • Information about more than 50 San Diego landmarks
  • Unparalleled photo and video opportunities
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor areas
  • Close-up views of military ships and San Diego skyline, with a chance to see marine animals and seabirds
  • An introduction to local environmental efforts
  • Snack bar with adult beverages, soft drinks and hot and cold snacks, plus souvenirs and photos available for purchase
  • A portion of proceeds benefits the Helen Woodward Animal Center
  • Meet Chopper the Biker Dog

One-hour tours: 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, and 1:00 PM

Boarding and photos will begin one half hour prior to tour time


Rate: $24 per adult. DOGS CRUISE FREE - One dog per adult allowed.

Location: 970 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (between Broadway Street and Ash Street


**Please note: Outside food and beverages are not allowed.**

All sizes and breeds of dogs are welcome. A few simple rules make Pet Day on the Bay fun for everyone:

1) One dog per adult is welcome. The event is not open to dogs under six months of age.

2) All dogs MUST be on a leash at all times.

3) Owners must clean up after their dogs.

4) No dogs in heat are allowed.

5) The cruise is not recommended for dogs that are sensitive to movement or get motion sickness.

6) This event is not appropriate for dogs that are unpredictable in crowds or dislike strangers or other dogs.

7) This event is for dogs and people only. Please do not bring other pets.

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San Diego Pet Rescue Day

I am posting this with my Dogsitter Exchange Group so if you are interested in joining this group please let me know. For more info about our group please look at previous postings for the Dogsitter Playgroup


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I uploaded photos from yesterday's 1:00pm Hornblower Cruise on my facebook: Please feel free to take any photos you are in. :) Was great meeting some of you and your furry companions!

    May 19, 2013

    • Laura B

      Thanks! I see a couple of me and Karma....I just loved meeting Journey!

      1 · May 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was great meeting you and your furry companion Laura!

      May 19, 2013

  • hollie

    Yes it was fun with my dog but only saw Laura and her dog for the meetup. Some very cute doggies some all dressed up . Even a very mellow wolf

    May 18, 2013

  • Laura B

    Finally happen to spot Hollie on was pretty much ciaos on board but fun!

    May 18, 2013

  • Laura B

    Tickets are still available if anyone wants to go, I bought mine for the 1:00pm sailing.

    May 18, 2013

  • Heather

    @9:30 sailing

    May 18, 2013

  • Laura B

    Do we need to buy our tickets ahead of time? I plan on doing the 1pm but haven't bought a ticket, was going to do it there.

    May 17, 2013

    • Laura B

      Oh ok...guess I won't be attending it after all!

      May 17, 2013

    • Heather

      I called today and was told they have available tickets for sale at all 3 times, and you can purchase tomorrow.!

      1 · May 18, 2013

  • Rebecca

    I've got mine for 1 pm. Thanks for the reminder.

    May 1, 2013

  • hollie

    Did everyone get their tickets for the 1pm sailing? Please update if you couldn't get them in time or for a different sailing time. If you are going at a different time post it cause someone else may have ticket for that time.

    May 1, 2013

  • Kaitlin

    This is my birthday, prolly won't make it.

    April 13, 2013

  • hollie

    you can buy tickets on line at

    March 10, 2013

  • Catherine R.

    Sounds like so much fun

    March 10, 2013

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