World’s Largest Yachts in San Diego


Location: Downtown San Diego (North Embarcadero)

When: Varies Throughout the Year

Cost: Free To Look

Features: The Most Luxurious Mega Yachts in the World

San Diego Mega Yacht Highlights: Only a few places in America can host the largest yachts in the world. San Diego became one of those few places in 2008.

Mega Yacht "ICE"

Mega Yacht "ICE" in San Diego Bay

Located right on the walkway of one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and just north of the San Diego Maritime Museum, visitors can peer into the lives of the Rich and Famous.

The San Diego Mooring Company can host up to eight luxury yachts at a time. Yachts ranging from 100 feet – 400 feet will dock perpendicular to the walkway along the North Embarcadero. This is known as the Mediterranean Style of Mooring rather than the more traditional style of parking a yacht parallel to a boat dock.

The first two big yachts in San Diego Bay were the 252 foot Princess Mariana, owned by a Mexican billionaire Carlos Peralta Quintero and the 295 foot ICE, owned by a Russian billionaire and politician Suleyman Kerimov.

What to Expect

  • Yachts will generally stay in port a week or longer. (If you see a mega yacht in San Diego, be sure to let the rest of us know in the ‘recommendation’ section below.)
  • Bring your camera to take a picture of these beautiful luxury yachts that few people in the world will ever get to see with their own eyes.
  • Keep your eyes out for a helicopter on board since owners often ‘catch-up’ to their ships once their crews have moored the yacht in San Diego.
  • The yachts pull right up within a few feet of the sidewalk, where there is plenty of space to stand or sit and imagine what it would be like to enjoy life in the lap of luxury.

Luxury Yacht Owners and Crew – The San Diego Mooring Company offers a web site dedicated to those who want more information on mooring their Mega Yachts in San Diego. You can also call (619) 291-0916.

Luxury Yacht Sightseers – If you see a mega yacht in San Diego, jot down the name of the boat and look it up on Then, be sure to let the rest of us know in the ‘recommendation’ section below.

Information on Viewing the Most Luxurious Ships in the World

Directions from Google Maps to 1820 North Harbor Drive in San Diego, CA 92101.

Parking – There is Metered Street Parking in front of the mega yacht location that runs about $1.25 per hour with a limit of 2 – 3 hours.

Visit our post on walking along San Diego Bay to see a full list of nearby attractions, dining options, and help getting in and out of the North Embarcadero area of downtown San Diego.

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