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Maritime Museum of San Diego

Bay Tours $10-$15 with General Admission!

Maritime Museum of San Diego serves as the community memory of our seafaring experience by collecting, preserving, and presenting our rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the Pacific world. 

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the world's oldest active sailing ship, Star of India, 16th century galleon replica San Salvador, Victorian - era Steam Ferry Berkeley, USS Dolphin submarine and much more!

Dozens of below deck exhibits and galleries included with general admission. Add $10 to join us for a 45-minute narrated Historic Bay Cruise or on weekends add $15 for our 75-minute Naval History Bay tour! 

 B-39 Soviet sub permanently closed. H.M.S. Surprise closed for restoration. Museum open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No admittance past 4:00 p.m. daily.

 

 

Neighborhood: Downtown

1492 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 234-9153
info@sdmaritime.org

Hours

Maritime Museum of San Diego is open daily
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ticket Booth closes at 4:00 p.m. Visitors may not enter after 4:00 p.m.

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$10 Historic Bay Cruise with General Admission*

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Jan 24 - ongoing

Purchase general admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego and add a 45-minute narrated Historic Bay Cruise aboard the country's oldest active Pilot boat for only $10 more! Limit reservations....

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Show Your Badge & Save at the Maritime Museum!

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Jun 23 - ongoing

Come and explore our connection with the sea at the Maritime Museum of San Diego! Spanning 500 years of seafaring history, your visit to the Museum will give you a chance to step aboard an historic...

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July 4 Fireworks Viewing at the Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Jun 13 - Jul 4, 2022

The Maritime Museum of San Diego's premiere waterfront location makes this experience the ideal spot to share this annual holiday! Tickets for the July 4 fireworks viewing are $20.00 per person for...

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75-minute Naval History Bay Tour Only $15***

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Jan 21 - ongoing

Join us at the Maritime Museum of San Diego for a high-speed 75-minute narrated Naval History Tour! The US Naval Vietnam-era PCF 816 Swift Boat Listed In National Register Of Historic Places is...

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San Salvador Sailing Adventure Package

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Feb 15 - ongoing

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is the only attraction to offer this popular day sail adventure experience aboard San Salvador, a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship that arrived at the...

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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Feb 16 - ongoing

The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to join us for Tall Ship adventure sailing! This is a four-hour adventure history sail aboard the schooner Californian. The Californian is a...

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New Tuesday Guided Tours Led by Docent Historians

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mar 8 - ongoing

Tuesday Guided Tours at the Maritime Museum of San Diego is your opportunity to learn of the ships' in-depth stories from our trained knowledgeable historians, and enjoy the waterfront sights of...

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$10 Historic Bay Cruise w/general admission!

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mar 17 - ongoing

Launched in 1914 to her removal from regular service in 1996, Pilot enjoyed an active career as San Diego’s chief pilot craft – assisting almost every one of the thousands of major...

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Swift Boat Naval History Bay Tour

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mar 17 - ongoing

Are you in town for the weekend? Or are you a local San Diegan and want to get out on the Bay to learn about Naval History? Be a part of history and ride the only active passenger carrying Swift...

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July 4 Fireworks Viewing and Picnic

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jul 4, 2022

Grab a Front Row Seat to the Big Bay Boom Fireworks! Tickets for the July 4 fireworks viewing are $20.00 per person for entry starting at 7:00 p.m. to remain on the Maritime Museum of San...

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Sea Monsters: Delving into the Deep Myth Exhibit

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jul 9, 2022

Come see what Natural Philosophers thought about Sea Monsters in the Victorian age. The new exhibit, Sea Monsters: Delving into the Deep Myth, staged aboard the world’s oldest active sailing...

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Sea Monster Saloon 21+ Private Party

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jul 23, 2022

Timed to coincide with the return of the Comin-Con 2022 in San Diego, the Maritime Museum will host an evening Sea Monster Saloon sponsored by Pusser’s Rum, Saturday, July 23rd 2022 5:00 to...

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Boarded! A New Pirate Adventure -Sail & Play

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Sep 3, 2022

This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship crew, trained how to navigate, sword fight, bail water from a...

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Music at the Maritime Featuring Hausmann Quartet

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Sep 11, 2022

BluePrint for Four. Four compositional giants meet on this concert program: Haydn, Beethoven, John Cage and Caroline Shaw. The dialogue among them is sometimes direct, and at other times less...

Top of List: Things to Do In San Diego

  • Tours available daily. Self-guided
  • Come aboard and step back in time; 500 years of seafaring history
  • Waterfront Museum Offering Boat Tours, Tall Ship Sailing and Charters
  • Great treat for the family
  • Educational, Entertaining and Immersive

Historic fleet of ships to explore

  • Daily Historic Bay Cruise just $10 with general admission ticket purchase
  • Weekend Tall Ship Sailing Experiences with onboard historians
  • Home to world's oldest active sailing ship Star of India
  • Walking distance from Little Italy and downtown restaurants.
  • Weekend Narrated Naval History Bay Tours Only $15 with general admission

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View

Top of List: Things to Do In San Diego

  • Tours available daily. Self-guided
  • Come aboard and step back in time; 500 years of seafaring history
  • Waterfront Museum Offering Boat Tours, Tall Ship Sailing and Charters
  • Great treat for the family
  • Educational, Entertaining and Immersive
  • Narrated Bay Tours about Restored National Historic Landmark Vessels

Historic fleet of ships to explore

  • Daily Historic Bay Cruise just $10 with general admission ticket purchase
  • Weekend Tall Ship Sailing Experiences with onboard historians
  • Home to world's oldest active sailing ship Star of India
  • Walking distance from Little Italy and downtown restaurants.
  • Weekend Narrated Naval History Bay Tours Only $15 with general admission
  • A rare collection of historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine.

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Restaurants
  • Private Room Capacity: 50
  • Waterfront
  • Charter
  • Motor
  • Sail
  • Boat Excursions
  • Other Languages Available
  • Self-guided
  • Walking

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