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

(619) 928-2441


Emerald Hornblower Emerald Charter Rates
Maximum 80 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   $1,450

Weekend Hourly Rate   $1,550

Boarding of the Emerald Hornblower can be at the Harbor Drive Hornblower terminal or at another location of your choice (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.

Emerald Hornblower

The Emerald Hornblower is the jewel of the Hornblower fleet.  This streamlined yacht offers a contemporary interior design complemented with rich cedar appointments, unique bronze framed dining chairs and panoramic views from her two spacious decks.  The Emerald boasts beautiful sage green and gold shaded dining salons, expansive emerald and black marble bar and a charming wood dance floor. Outer deck space and intimate glass enclosed Admiral’s Cabin provide elegant spaces for guests to interact while enjoying the views of San Diego Harbor and the downtown skyline.

Emerald is a spacious 85′ modern motor yacht featuring climate controlled passenger salons, panoramic windows providing 360 degree views of San Diego Bay, retractable sunroof, dance floor, lounge area, full service galley (kitchen), and an ADA Compliant boarding ramp (at most boarding locations).

The Emerald is ideal for large parties, dining or cocktail cruises, weddings, and corporate events. Although the rated guest capacity of this yacht is 80, she can comfortably seat 65 guests for dining.  She has a fully stocked granite bar with glasses restroom facilities, and a spacious open-air deck on the bow for excellent harbor viewing.

Emerald’s upper deck also has dining space as well as a comfortably appointed lounge area with settees and cocktail tables, a 460 square foot dance floor with a sunroof over the dance floor making for an unforgettable party atmosphere.

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

The Emerald motor yacht features:

  • Comfortable deck seating throughout the vessel.  There’s not a bad seat in the house!
  • Climate controlled passenger salons
  • Panoramic windows providing 360o bay views
  • Retractable Sunroof
  • Dance floor
  • Lounge area
  • Full service galley
  • ADA compliant boarding ramp (at most boarding locations)

Main Deck

  • Seated dining for 72 guests
  • Fully stocked granite bar with glassware
  • Restroom facility


  • Open-air deck with comfortable seating
  • Excellent San Diego Harbor viewing

Upper Deck

  • Seated dining for up to 18 guests
  • Lounge area with settees and cocktail tables
  • 460 sq. ft. parquet dance floor
  • Convertible sunroof over dance floor

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

  • San Diego Bay Tours
  • Dinner Cruises
  • Anniversaries
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Birthdays
  • Entertaining Clients
  • Party Boat
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Film & TV Production
  • Photography Shot Location
  • Exclusive Private Cruises
  • Private Intimate Weddings
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Theme Parties


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