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Admiral Hornblower

Fully reimagined and redesigned the new decor is a modern, yet timeless design. 

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 1920’s elegance and style. 

Entering through the Clerestory Salon, guests are transported not just to sea, but to a celebration of fine cuisine with a nod to the vessel’s rich nautical and San Diego heritage. 

Lord Hornblower was rechristened  “Admiral Hornblower”, the name of first yacht in the Hornblower fleet when the company launched in 1980.  It allows us to keep our Hornblower heritage and tip our hats to our strong military community and their naval ties to our bay.

Main Deck

  • Raised area can be used for speaker or entertainment
  • Seven foot interior ceiling height
  • Dining capacity up to: 208 guests
  • Modern back lit bar with oyster shell, fiber optic bar top
  • Built-in dance floor 

Seated Meals: 208 guests
Buffet Meals: 200 guests
Cocktail: 225 guests

Clerestory Deck

  • Modern back-lit bar with oyster shell, fiber optic bar top
  • Built-in flush dance floor 
  • 20- foot ceiling with crystal chandeliers 
  • Forward lounge area with settees and cocktail tables

Seated Meals: 166 guests
Buffet Meals: 150 guests
Cocktail: 166 guests

Admiral’s Cabin, Sun Deck and Pilot House

Climate-controlled salons, expansive open-air sun decks offering sweeping panoramic San Diego vistas, with a full service bar. Playing a supporting role is a bevy of innovative technologies and must-have services demanded by a sophisticated and connected contemporary clientele: back-lit fiber optic infused bars, Wi-Fi throughout the ship, our whimsical and hip ‘boutique hotel’ style.

Seated Meals: 46 guests
Buffet Meals: 46 guests
Cocktail: 46 guests


Pier 2 - 970 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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