Sacramento locals and visitors invited to cruise through history

July 21, 2013 by  

Sacramento area residents and tourists are encouraged to learn more about the historical background of California’s capital city by embarking on an educational river excursion.

Next month, Hornblower Cruises and Events will be offering yacht tours that allow members of the public to view some of Sacramento’s most significant sites from the water. The company is likely using printing services to design informational pamphlets as it prepares to host this outdoor activity.

Those who attend any of the scheduled cruises will hear the stories behind such local landmarks as the Air Force Docks, the I Street Bridge, the Tower Bridge, and the Delta King steamboat as they pass them during a drift along the Sacramento River. Boat captains will also teach their audiences about important figures and periods in Sacramento’s history, including John Sutter, the California Gold Rush, and the city’s role as an end point along the Pony Express Trail.

Snacks and beverages will be available on-board during most of the cruises. The river tours are open to both adults and children.

Tickets will cost $20 per passenger. Seating will be limited, so those who are interested in participating should book their reservations in advance or arrive early for the cruise they hope to board.

The cruises will run on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons from August 1 through August 29. Each will depart from the L Street Dock (1206 Front Street) and last approximately one hour.

Those seeking reservations or additional details should call (916) 446-1185.