Custom Express Cruiser 28'







Koehler Kraft

Custom Express Cruiser

28 Feet

6 Passengers


Carolina is a custom 28’ cocktail cruiser.  Designed and built by our intrepid captain in the early 2000’s she has the lines of a 1930’s cruiser but the comfort and amenities of a modern yacht.  Her wide open cockpit makes it ideal for enjoying the Southern California sunshine and scenic San Diego views.  The cabin hides a compact galley and head (that’s a kitchen and bathroom for you landlubbers) and a bunk for naps.

She comfortably carries up to 6 passengers plus our captain and is nimble enough to get into any of the marina docks in San Diego Bay.  Perfect for a quick bay tour, bachelorette party, fun family cruise or a romantic sunset salute!

Need help planning an excursion?  Here are some suggestions:


San Diego Harbor Tour

Hop on board our classic cocktail cruiser for a private water tour of the iconic San Diego Bay.  Don’t settle for those overcrowded harbor tour boats when you can have your own captain and go where you want.  Want to stop and go for a swim?  No problem, we can set anchor and provide your own private swim platform.  Cruise on down to the Lowes for lunch or stop off at the Bali Hai for Mai Tai’s on the way home.


2 hours, $600 1-6 passengers + food package

Morning Mimosa Cruise

Enjoy of the tranquility of a a quiet morning on the bay while you and your guests sip mimosas and enjoy a sampling of local pastries.  Sit back and relax while your captain takes you on a tour of San Diego bay in our gorgeous Carolina.  Check out the lounging harbor seals, take in the skyline views, and wave up to the guests on the USS Midway as you enjoy your own private cruise of the harbor.

2 hours, $600 1-6 passengers + food package

Sunset Salute

What better way to watch the sunset than from the water?  You and a small group of friends can enjoy a truly nautical sunset salute from the cockpit of our classic cocktail cruiser.  We start the evening off by cruising the harbor while you sip on wine or local craft beer and enjoy some accompanying appetizers.  As sunset approaches we will make our way to the tip of Point Loma to watch the sunset just behind the lighthouse and celebrating by firing the canon and retiring the colors.  

Maybe you will even catch a glimpse of the elusive green flash.  This is truly a unique experience.


2 hours, $650 1-6 passengers + food package

Wedding Party Arrival/Departure

Want to arrive at your reception in style?  How about pulling up to the venue in a beautiful wooden yacht with your own private captain.  The party can meet at our docks on Shelter Island or we can pick up/drop off from one of the public or hotel docks in the bay.  When booking ask about champagne options, photo sessions, and a cannon salute!


2 hours, $600 1-6 passengers + food package

Charter Packages

Private charters for the Carolina start at $600 for 2 hours with a private captain.  We can accommodate up to 6 people aboard the Carolina so it's just you and your guests.



We can provide an appetizer spread for you and your guests of wine, cheese, and vegetable crudites starting at $50.  If you would like something more filling let us know and we can work with you on a menu! 

Additional charter time starts at $200/hour.

Pick up/drop off from our docks on Shelter Island.  Other pick up/drop off locations can be arranged with an additional service fee.  

Schedule your Charter Today!  /  Tel. 619-222-0981

619.222.0981  I  I  2726-87 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106

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