Have Drinks On Board The Duke’s Yacht In Newport Beach
Wayne’s former yacht, the Wild Goose, is in Newport Beach, CA, and its owner, Hornblower Cruises, is offering sunset cruises on and around his birthday. The Duke was born May 26 in 1907.
The two-hour cruise goes from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. (Sunset is at about 7:30.) Once on board you get a glass of champagne (cocktails and beer are available for purchase), appetizers and can pose for a photo with the Duke.
Well, his wax statue from Madame Tussards anyway. Use the hashtag #ShowYourGrit in your social media postings.
The cost is $35. Part of the proceeds from the cruises go to support the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.
If you can’t make it for the Duke’s birthday, there’s another cruise on Thursday, May 19. And if you can’t make that date, you can still take the cocktail cruise, minus the wax figure, every Thursday from June thru October.
Wild Goose Birthday Brunch & Dinner Cruises
There are also birthday brunches on May 21, 22 and 29 (noon-2 p.m., $66.95, includes “free-flowing” champagne with a brunch buffet) and birthday dinner cruises on May 20, 27 and 28 (the May 21 cruise is sold out; 7:30-10:30 p..m., $89.95).
Website & Tickets: www.hornblower.com
Departure & Address: The cruise boards at 5:45 and departs from Hornblower South, 2431 W PCH, Newport Beach, CA.