Hornblower Classic Cable Cars is a San Francisco, California-based company that provides unique San Francisco-style transportation services. We are San Francisco's only original cable car charter operator; some of our cars are originals dating back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Hornblower Classic Cable Cars provide couples cable car transportation to bridal showers, elopements, ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners all while guaranteeing on-time arrival.
Cable cars offer amazing photo opportunities for couples and guests alike. Couples can also use the cable cars to ride off into the city as newly-weds and enjoy some of San Francisco’s best views!
Hornblower Classic Cable Cars driving and transportation services offer multiple location pick-up/drop off, one-way trips, and round trips. Our cable cars are equipped with premium stereos to play music of the guests’ choice.
Aside from providing wedding transportation services, Hornblower Classic Cable Cars also offer public tours in popular places around the city, including Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. Visit hornblowercablecars.com for more information.
155 Reviews for Hornblower Classic Cable Cars
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Amanda Bush · Married on 08/17/2019
So much fun
As San Franciscan's we weren't sure if we wanted one of those "fake cable cars" for our wedding. To be honest, we had associated them with touristy, boozy parties and weren't sure if it fit the classic vibe we were looking for. However, after looking around, we quickly realized that a cable car rental was the easiest and most economical way to shuttle our bridal party and guests from our nearby hotel to our venue.
Renting a classic cable car turned out to be one of the coolest parts of our wedding! Hornblower was so easy to work with and the cable car that picked us up was beautiful! It was such a fun way to get from point A to point B and because our guests were visiting from all over the world, it provided them with that little special memory of riding a cable car.
It was also a really great way to "get the party started". For myself and the bridesmaids, the morning was filled with timelines and to-dos, but once the car picked us up we felt an immediate sense of nostalgia and celebration. People were honking and waving at us and the day immediately went from being stressful to being fun.
Hornblower was a fantastic choice and I highly recommend utilizing them!Sent on 08/30/2019
Pricilla · Married on 02/23/2018
This is one of the best choice we ever made for our wedding transportation! Everyone still talks about how amazing it was to be able to ride one of cable cars, and how it was their favorite part of the day. Our wedding was on the 23rd of February 2018, and from start to finish everything went so smooth. I talked with Jessica who helped us with providing more information and after a few emails back and forth, finally we booked the cable car. I am one of those people that literally research and yelp everything before i do anything. This company is the best, and Jessica has the best customer service and was so patient and informative. Also, our driver Chelsey was awesome!! She was also so patient, and did not rush us at our stops. Chelsey also kept me calm and collected, I think she could tell i was super stressing because i was just overwhelmed with the whole wedding. Also, i wanted to add this cable car is APPLE compatible !! How awesome is that?! We were able to connect our iPhones and listen to our playlist we put together, and we were just cruising through the streets, with our music blasting. It was soooo amazing. I also, want to add please make sure you are reasonable with your stops ( some areas are commercialize and it is not possible for cable cars to go through), and you plan it out within your time frame. Our route was so beautiful as we got to experience what I wanted the most: It was picking up at City Hall, than to the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, back to City Hall (to drop off guests who had cars), then to the restaurant). This was all within a 2 hour time frame that we had booked for. Overall I recommend this company so much. I usually would not write reviews unless i feel super strongly that this deserves a review.Sent on 03/02/2018
Minerva · Married on 07/03/2017
We had a blast! We surprised our wedding guests with a cable car tour of SF. Hornblower picked us up at Fisherman's Wharf where we had our brunch and whisked us away to the most iconic landmarks of SF. Our energetic driver, Nicole, pumped music, tooted the cable car horn and got us all in the mood to celebrate. We were partying so hard down the street, folks passed by waved and danced and took pictures of us! When we hit the Golden Gate Bridge and the wind whipped through us, Nicole gave us blankets! And the party kept rolling. Treat yourself and your guests to this fun filled ride.Sent on 07/07/2017
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I have rented so many cable car trolleys from Hornblower over the years - and they were always perfect for my couples! They lend the ultimate San Francisco touch to any wedding, and the drivers are always on time, always courteous, and the office staff is a pleasure to work with!
By far the largest, nicest, and most professional fleet of Cable Cars in the Bay Area! If you're looking for a true San Francisco experience, Hornblower Classic Cable Cars is your only choice.
Classic Cable Car Charters offers a unique experience for Bridal Parties before or after the ceremony. Having the chance to tour around the city makes for some great photo opportunities and is a great way to celebrate and to let the world know you are "Just Married!" Classic Cable Cars can also be a unique way to transport guest from ceremony location to reception. What a better way for out of town guest to get a true feel of this beautiful city with great views from the Cable Car! Also great uses for other events too!!