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.