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Bow Wow Brunch Cruise & Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest
SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 Tickets are on sale on the Hornblower Website only! Bow Wow Brunch is just like the weekly Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise, and this time your "fur child" is welcome aboard. You will enjoy the same delicious and bountiful buffet that you are accustom to with unlimited champagne and desserts and Fido gets a pet buffet to choose from along with a dog relief area set up on the sun deck of the yacht! Portion of the proceeds for the Bow Wow Brunch on the Bay will go directly to helping Helen Woodward Animal Center. Special guest, Chopper the Biker Dog, will be making an appearance for photo opportunities! Sponsored by Petco and The Pawsitive Network. YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES: 2 Hour Cruise on San Diego Bay Your Own Private Table Free-flowing Champagne, Mimosas, Coffee, Juice, Tea or Soda All You Can Eat Gourmet Brunch Buffet for Humans Decadent Dessert Buffet Doggie Buffet "To Go" Sponsored by Petco Refreshing Cold Water Bowls Views of Scenic San Diego Bay Dog Relief Area on the Sun deck FREE Wi-fi. Post Your Pictures While You Cruise! Meet "Darris Cooper" Petco Pawsitive Network Dog Training Expert 5th Annual Doggie Costume Contest with 3 Big Prizes Darris' Annual Dog Trick Contest BOW WOW BRUNCH CRUISE AND POLICIES -Let’s make this a fun and SAFE day for everyone!!! ONLY ONE DOG WILL BE ALLOWED TO BOARD WITH ONE PERSON and Dogs MUST be on a leash. Leash cannot be retractable brand. BE AWARE: You are responsible for your dog onboard. Dogs must be “social” and get along well with other people and other dogs. BE RESPONSIBLE: Clean up after your pet. If your dog has an accident onboard, please do your best to clean it up with your dog waste bag and inform a Hornblower crew member so we can do a heavier cleaning after! If your dog gets in an altercation with another dog that causes an injury, Hornblower is not responsible for the treatment or vet charges either party may experience. You are responsible for the safety of your pet onboard. Thank you for making today's Hornblower Bow Wow cruise such a fun event! We discovered your dog-friendly cruises earlier this year when we attended Pet Day on the Bay. We loved it so much, when we heard about the brunch we knew we had to go! – Suzan, Chris, Pumpkin Pie and Brucie It's great that Hornblower does the Bow Wow cruises. We plan on going every year. Also we enjoyed the cruise so much we are planning on doing a dinner cruise. – Larry O

Hornblower Cruises

1800 North Harbor Drive · San Diego, CA

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    What we're about

    Twice a year you can cruise aboard Hornblower Cruises sightseeing cruises on San Diego Bay with your dog (no companion vest or guide dog certificate required). One dog per person. Well behaved, social dogs only please. I created Pet Day on the Bay and Bow Wow Brunch for two reasons. 1. an opportunity for regular dogs to be able to get out on a boat and 2. to raise awareness about rescue animals and pet adoption. 15 years ago I wanted to do something for my local shelter but I had very little money so the shelter said you can donate towels, blankets and sheets to the shelters for 1. baths, 2. pet cages, and warmth! Pet Day on the Bay was born! I work for Hornblower Cruises and approached my managers and they thought this was a great idea and 15 years later we are still offering Pet Day on the Bay and Bow Wow Brunch cruise which benefits Helen Woodward Animal Center. A portion of proceeds for every ticket sold goes to HWAC and all the Towels and blankets, dog beds and donations collected go to Helen Woodward Animal Center.

    We have help with our banners and signs from sponsor and landlord, The Port of San Diego and we get support and giveaways from Petco who set up a table on board and give samples and dog treats in take away doggie bags.

    Over the years, we have made so many friends at Pet Day on the Bay and Bow Wow Brunch. We don't have the resources to advertise this event everywhere so people ask me to be sure to let me know about our dates from year to year.

    April 29th is Pet Day on the Bay

    Oct. 22nd is Bow Wow Brunch Cruise.

    So now I can and my company can and do something good for orphaned pets at the same time as providing the cruises we love to our customers! This meetup is for those who want to get on a boat and cruise on San Diego Bay with their dogs on Pet Day on the Bay and on the Bow Wow Brunch Cruise. Most of the year only canine companions, guide dogs in training or assistance dogs with vests and certificates can come aboard. On Pet Days, any well behaved dog is allowed.

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