Triton Charters – The Newest San Diego Catamaran Cruise
Welcome aboard the new kid in town. Big, bold, and beautiful, she is the Triton – one of San Diego’s latest additions to our magnificent waterfront. If you are looking for a fun San Diego Catamaran Cruise or Charter option, the Triton is a perfect choice.
About the Triton Catamaran
The Triton is the newest and largest catamaran yacht in San Diego waters. This impressive 75-foot vessel can host up to 105 guests for fun and adventure on the San Diego Bay. There’s no better way to enjoy the beauty of the city than from the sea, take in a spectacular sunset, or admire the stunning nighttime of our skyline reflecting in the bay.
Formerly berthed at a large Texas lake, this massive catamaran was carefully transported overland. This epic 38-day trek took her through farm lands and along country roads to its new home on Shelter Island. She was launched into San Diego Bay on August 1st 2020, fulfilling the lifelong goal of one of her owners and lifetime San Diego resident, Zach Funston. He’d always dreamed of owning a charter sailboat and plying the San Diego waters for business and fun.
Welcome on board!
The Triton is truly an impressive vessel. Sporting a striking blue and white color scheme with classy lines, she’s more reminiscent of Mediterranean sailboats cruising the cerulean waters of the Greek Islands. Nautical luxury and comfort blend in perfect harmony with impeccable attention to detail.
The cabin over the twin hulls features a state-of-the-art 13-seat lighted bar, spacious dance floor, and an advanced sound system. Private tables with bench seats aft of the cabin provide ample seating for eating and drinking in comfort while enjoying unobstructed views. All in all, the stately catamaran can provide seating for up to 70 people from bow to stern.
The Triton was built for group enjoyment, whether on a sunset sail, a swim and snorkel adventure, or a special event party. With fun in mind, the Triton’s drop-down stairs and built-in running water slide are ideal for getting more intrepid adventurers down into the water with ease.
For those who love the wind in their face, additional nautical bean bag cushion seats forward of the cabin provide fabulous seating for relaxing in the sun or under the stars. A sturdy trampoline netting links the twin bows providing more cushioned seating for those who prefer being closer to the water.
And of course, with safety a primary concern, Triton Charter includes a Coast Guard Certified Captain and crew members to assist guests on their journey.
Ticketed San Diego Catamaran Cruise
Triton’s Ticketed Charters run 2 ½ hour narrated tours with departures from Shelter Island at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm daily from Wednesday through Sunday. With this option, guests have ample time to enjoy all the spectacular sights of America’s finest city.
Tickets may be purchased on their website, and run $55 per adult, and $15 for children ages 12 and under.
FAQs About TRITON Catamaran Cruises
The 2.5-hour narrated journey sails throughout San Diego Bay, gliding past all the sights, monuments, and scenery of the San Diego waterfront and surrounding hills with views of the cityscape, Coronado Bay Bridge, Coronado, North Island, Point Loma, and more.
$55 for adults
$15 for children 12 and under
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The Triton departs and returns from the marina at 2700 Shelter Island Drive at the commercial dock next to Sail San Diego. Parking is available at the cross street of Shelter Island Drive and Anchorage Lane. Allow time to find parking, and don’t be late!
Address: 2700 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: (844) 587-4866
Triton offers two daily charters Wednesday through Sunday, departing at 1:00 pm and 4:30pm. Each charter is 2.5 hours in duration.
The Triton has a full bar stocked with refreshments including cocktails, beer, wine, champagne, soda, juice, sparkling water, and more. Customers ARE NOT PERMITTED to bring their own beverages. While snacks are available for purchase, guests may bring their own finger foods that are easy to serve and dispose of.
Draft Beer is $8, Cocktails- $10, and Premium cocktails- $12.
San Diego Catamaran Private Charters
Triton Charters also offers a variety of fabulous group event sailing excursions. This is a unique idea for weddings, bachelorette/bachelor parties, birthday parties, family/friend outings, and corporate events.
Prices range from $825 to $2,250 per hour depending on group size with excursions ranging from two to eight hours.
The Triton’s well-engineered layout makes their vessel ideal for hosting a variety of group sizes. It is great for events with its spacious open seating, expansive floor plan, 13-seat bar, modern décor, lively dance floor, and even a built-in water slide. The crew showed great attention to detail and made this outing an unforgettable event.
Personal Experience Aboard a Sunset Sail Private Charter with Triton
Our 20-some guest private charter departed from Shelter Island about a half-hour before sunset, gliding gracefully past the hundreds of boats and yachts moored nearby. While this was a hosted experience by Triton, all opinions are my own.
Catering and Refreshments
The bar opened immediately for refreshments and was soon doing a brisk business. Remaining entirely within the calm waters of San Diego Bay, the Triton cut the water effortlessly – her twin hulls making for one comfortably smooth sail. We were treated to a spectacular San Diego sunset as the darkening skies were painted in rich hues of orange, gold, and red.
The blend of both lively and relaxing music, cocktails, and fresh sea-scented air added to the ambiance. As darkness settled, the glittering lights of San Diego’s stunning skyline lit up the night in spectacular fashion. The colorful tented lights from the USS Midway and the illuminated outline of the Star of India were especially impressive. Our sunset sail truly provided a treasure trove of photo opportunities, both onboard and beyond the rails.
Aldo’s Tacos provided a bountiful buffet on the fantail complete with carne asada, chicken, shrimp, steak, and carnitas tacos with all the fixings and side dishes.
A Fun Sunset Sail!
The cool, clear evening accompanied by a magnificent sunset and star-studded sky was magical. This is one incredible way to enjoy some time at sea, taking in the sights of our picturesque city by the bay — on San Diego’s newest luxury maritime jewel. A big thank you again to Triton Charters for inviting me on this fun San Diego Catamaran Cruise.
San Diego Catamaran Cruise & Charter – A Stunning Sunset Sail! was written by Michael Kompanik for SanDiegoExplorer.com.