The Maritime Museum of San Diego is housed in one of the finest collection of historic ships in the world. The iconic and majestic Star of India is docked in downtown San Diego on the beautiful waterfront and is the main attraction at the museum. The museum's collection includes a Soviet submarine the B-39, an American research submarine the USS Dolphin and the HMS Surprise (star of Master and Commander and Pirates of the Caribbean 4), just to name a few.
The museum is kid friendly and encourages hands on experiences for families. The venue is available for weddings, team building, retirement parties, anniversaries as well as other events. Brides love our waterfront location and the photos of their special day are just breathtaking. Many of our ships go sailing, whale watching, or just cruise around the bay. Occasionally you may witness a pirate or two wandering around, who just might help you plan your child’s pirate themed birthday.
The museum also contains a world renowned research library for our members as well as a retail shop with lots of souvenirs, historic and academic books or memorabilia for sale.
The museum is a great place to watch July 4 fireworks, spend the night with your family on board or sail up the California coast to Catalina. The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers something for everyone!