A unique and ambitious $5 million dollar hospitality project is currently scheduled to hit the waters of Mission Bay this fall. AQUAlounge is the brainchild of Mission Beach tech entrepreneur Brad Hunter, who worked with the United States Coast Guard and the City of San Diego to obtain the proper permits to build a “floating day club” that aims to innovate and update the bay and dinner cruise experience.
Construction is set to begin next month on the seaworthy, 3,900-square-foot structure, which will motor its guests around the bay when it’s not docked at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina. Hunter and a team of specialists in nautical design, including Marine Group Boat Works, Marine Design and Drafting, and Directions in Design, have laid the plans for a climate-controlled, three-level venue with indoor and outdoor spaces that includes two bars, private cabanas, and daybeds. Incorporating elements of the pool club party scene, AQUAlounge will also feature DJs, live music, and bottle service; its dining options are still being developed in conjunction with local restaurants and caterers.
While it will host a variety of events at various price points that will be accessible to the public, the luxury club also plans on offering a membership program that will be geared towards locals.