San Diego Bay Cruises
3645 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 928-2441


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Admiral Charter Rates
Maximum 700 Guests

The rates featured below are basic hourly rates to give you a basis to start with.  Our yacht charter coordinators and captains are very flexible and can customize a package for your event or occasion based on your needs and desires.  Additional accommodations can be made for catering, cocktails, and entertainment.

Midweek Hourly Rate   $3,750

Weekend Hourly Rate   $4,100

Boarding of the Admiral Hornblower can be at the Harbor Drive Hornblower terminal or at another location of your choice (depending on vessel space availability, additional docking fees may apply for remote locations).  Typical San Diego Harbor cruises entail a relaxing bay tour featuring photographic points of interest such as the San Diego Skyline, Point Loma, Seaport Village, the USS Midway, Star of India, and the Coronado Bay Bridge.

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Prices do not include marina dock fees and San Diego Port District taxes, sales taxes or additional services such as food & beverage or other incidentals unless otherwise noted. Prices are subject to change from published rates.  Each charter may be different and your special requests are welcome. Gratuities for the captain and crew are NOT included in the published rates, but are cheerfully accepted and appreciated.

Admiral Hornblower starboard bow

The Admiral Hornblower is a 151 foot mega yacht newly restyled to modern elegance.  Three spacious deck levels have rich, wood-framed panoramic windows that expand the perimeter. Renaissance carpeting in Bordeaux, forest, bronze and amber colors breathe luxury with every step. Dine and dance the night away beneath the 20 foot patina ceiling on the Clerestory deck. Opulent designer fabrics embellish the cozy built-in settees on each deck. Hand crafted gold and wood bars accent each deck level. Sparkling light fixtures accent ceilings and walls and an expansive outside sundeck gives all passengers a magical view from this floating palace.

Admiral is a beautifully refreshed modern recreation of a turn of the century coastal steamer known for luxurious interiors and spacious salons.  The Admiral graciously accommodates your guests with three decks, four salons, three bars, and two dance floors.

Custom built and designed by the renowned naval architecture firm Nickum and Spaulding Associates of Seattle, Washington, Admiral Hornblower is the perfect melding of 21st century technology with “Gatsby” era sophistication and 1920s elegance and style. Boarding through the Clerestory Salon, guests are transported not just to sea, but to a celebration of the fine cuisine.

Enjoy 3 spacious, climate controlled salons, expansive open-air sundecks offering panoramic San Diego vistas, three full-service bars, two dance floors, seating for up to 500 guests and the sum is pure memory making at sea.  As always, hospitality, fine dining, and creative beverage service are on the fore deck of a cruise aboard Admiral Hornblower.

The Admiral is ideal for large parties, dining or cocktail cruises, weddings, and corporate events. Although the rated guest capacity of this yacht is 400, she can comfortably seat 250 guests for dining.  She has fully stocked bars with glasses, restroom facilities, and a spacious open-air upper and bow for excellent views of San Diego Bay.

Whatever your occasion to charter a private yacht from San Diego Bay Cruises, the Admiral motor yacht is ready to accommodate your event and your party.

The Admiral motor yacht features:

  • Cocktail capacity of 700 guests
  • Dining capacity of 250 guests
  • Comfortable deck seating throughout the vessel.  There’s not a bad seat in the house!
  • Three climate controlled passenger salons
  • Handsomely designed after classic steamships of early 1900s
  • Three full service bars – one per deck
  • Spacious open air sundeck
  • 20 foot patina ceilings on clerestory deck
  • Panoramic windows providing 360o bay views
  • 2 dance floors
  • Full service galley
  • ADA compliant boarding ramp (at most boarding locations)Admiral Hornblower captain's lounge

Captain’s Lounge

  • Seated dining for 50 guests
  • Fully stocked bar with glassware
  • 360Panoramic windows

Sun Deck

  • Accommodates up to 300 guests
  • Outdoor cocktail tables and chairs
  • Excellent San Diego Harbor viewing

Main Deck

  • Seated dining for up to 250 guests
  • Fully stocked granite bar and full galley
  • Large restroom facility
  • Built in dance floor
  • 360Panoramic windows

Clerestory DeckAdmiral Hornblower clerestory deck

  • Seated dining for up to 200 guests
  • Fully stocked granite bar with glassware
  • Built-in dance floor
  • 360Panoramic windows
  • 20 ft. clerestory ceilings
  • Restroom facilities


  • Open air  deck with comfortable seating
  • Excellent San Diego harbor viewing

 You can book the Admiral Hornblower motor yacht for any of the following occasions:

  • San Diego Harbor Tours
  • Dinner Cruises
  • Corporate Events
  • Weddings
  • Wedding Receptions
  • San Diego Sunset Cruise
  • Holiday Parties
  • Proms & Formal Dances
  • Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties
  • Film & TV Production
  • Photography Shoot Location
  • Exclusive Private Cruises
  • Wedding Rehearsal Dinners
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries


Admiral Hornblower port aerial
Admiral yacht granite bar lounge chairs on the Admiral Hornblower Admiral outdoor deck
Admiral Hornblower dining salon