We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sacramento Historic River Cruise

Save
Share
Select Date and Travelers
From
US$20.00
Date
2 travelers
Options
Select tour language
Overview
Ready to take in a little Sacramento history from the comfort of a Hornblower yacht? In this delightful one-hour Sacramento river cruise, we’ll sail past Old Sacramento's famous historical sites, including the Delta King, the I Street Bridge, the Tower Bridge, and the Air Force Docks.
Highlights
  • Float down the Sacramento River during this historic river cruise 
  • Hear stories about the city’s history from the indoor or outdoor areas
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot in Old Town Sacramento 
  • Choose from two cruise times to fit your busy schedule
What to Expect
This Sacramento historic river cruise meets at the L Street Dock in Old Town Sacramento. Board a yacht and get ready for a relaxing cruise down the Sacramento River. You can choose to sit outside or inside, whichever you prefer. Take in the sights as you listen to historical facts about California’s capital city. Hear about the Gold Rush, the Pony Express, and other key events that were part of Sacramento’s past. Cruise under Tower Bridge, see the Delta King steamboat, and catch sight of McClellan Air Force Base. Your Sacramento River cruise ends back at the L Street Dock.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Old Town Sacramento, L Street Dock
Duration
1h
Inclusions
  • One-Hour Boat Cruise Along the Sacramento River
  • Live Narration by the Captain including Sacramento River Facts and History
  • Scenic Sacramento Views
  • All taxes and fees
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks are not included in ticket price.
  • Limited Concessions Available on Board to Purchase
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • All enclosed areas on board are non-smoking. Smoking is only permitted outside on the outer decks.
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Cruises are wheelchair accessible depending on which pier they depart from. Please let us know if you require a wheelchair accessible cruise so that we can confirm that your requested cruise date has wheelchair accessible departures
  • Limited, Non-guaranteed Seating on Board- First Come, First Serve
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
25Reviews8Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 6
  • 10
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Not bad, not a must do. good for the price and a fun way to end the day beautiful river but too bad they have all the homeless camps and trash along the river beds.
Read more
Response from HornblowerSupport, Manager at Sacramento Historic River Cruise
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Thank you for joining us on board a River Cruise, Tanya. We appreciate your feedback!
Read more
This cruise is called Historic River Cruise, but there wasn't all that much history. On the day our group traveled (Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at noon), the narrator kept giving us bad information and then said "Just kidding". The first joke was funny (You are on a 9-hour cruise to San
Read more
Response from HornblowerSupport, Manager at Sacramento Historic River Cruise
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Thank you for sailing with us, Lorraine. We appreciate this feedback and will make sure to review your comments about the onboard narration with our team. We will work to ensure that we retain the integrity of our cruise and give justice to the beautiful Sacramento sights that you see along the way.
Read more
Travelling between San Fransisco and Yosemite we had time to kill in our itinerary so decided to book a Sacramento Historic River Cruise via the Tripadvisor web page. Booking process was easy and the cost for 2 adults was £32.50. The Location of the departure point is L Street
Read more
Response from HornblowerSupport, Manager at Sacramento Historic River Cruise
Responded 1 Oct 2019
Thank you for sailing with us! We appreciate all your feedback. We will share your comments with our onsite team so we can check on the sound system. Thank you for bringing that to our attention.
Read more
A 1 hr boat ride up the Sacramento River provides some good views of the river and boaters as well as a little history. Took our two grand children 9 & 6 and they had a good time. Sit up stairs on the starboard side.
Read more
Response from HornblowerSupport, Manager at Sacramento Historic River Cruise
Responded 1 Sep 2019
Thank you for your review! We're glad you and your grandkids had a blast onboard. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
Read more
Despite the nice overhead cover on the upper deck of this boat ride you don't even get a breeze as the 2 story boat cruises very slowly up and down the Sacramento River from Old Sacramento. The lower level was a bit cooler. The young man narrating the tour is pleasant enough
Read more
Response from HornblowerSupport, Manager at Sacramento Historic River Cruise
Responded 1 Sep 2019
Thank you for sailing with us, Marge - we appreciate your feedback!
Read more
Previous
Key Details
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 Support