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Maritime Museum of San Diego

Tour Every Ship & Exhibit With One Ticket!

Welcome aboard the Maritime Museum of San Diego!

Experience a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats and submarines. The Museum’s impressive fleet includes the world’s oldest active ship Star of India, HMS Surprise from the Academy Award winning film “Master and Commander,” the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley, the 1904 steam yacht Medea, and the B-39 soviet-era Russian submarine. On board each vessel you will find fascinating exhibits, an interactive children’s play area, art gallery, and gift shop. Enjoy a trip of San Diego Bay aboard an authentic historical small vessel, or choose a day sail aboard the revenue cutter Californian - the State’s Official Tall Ship. 

MARITIME MUSEUM OF SAN DIEGO IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. VISIT SDMARITIME.ORG FOR INFORMATION AND UPDATES.

Neighborhood: Downtown

1492 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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(619) 234-9153
info@sdmaritime.org

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For your health and safety
the Museum is temporarily closed
due to COVID-19.

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$5 off San Salvador Sailing Adventure

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Feb 4 - ongoing

The San Salvador is a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship that arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542. These 4 hour Sailing Adventures are for people who...

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45-minute Historic Bay Cruises Only $10*

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Feb 4 - 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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$10 High-Speed Naval History Bay Tour

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Feb 4 - ongoing

Swift Boats acted as part of the naval blockade of South Vietnam to prevent the infiltration of weapons, ammunition, and war matériel from North Vietnam via sampans, junks, and trawlers. In...

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Wish You Were Here Vintage Postcards/Photo Exhibit

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mar 31 - May 31, 2020

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

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Star of India Family Overnight

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jun 13, 2020

Join us for a rare opportunity for families to participate in an exciting overnight experience aboard the oldest active sailing ship in the world, Star of India . Held dockside at the Maritime...

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Father’s Day Sailing Adventure

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jun 20, 2020

Looking for a Father's Day Gift you and your love ones will always remember??? Well look no further and book a special sail at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. This annual sell out event is the...

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Father’s Day Sailing Adventure

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jun 21, 2020

Looking for a Father's Day Gift you and your love ones will always remember??? Well look no further and book a special sail at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. This annual sell out event is the...

Top of List of Things to Do In San Diego

  • Tours available daily. Self-guided or Docent-led
  • Embark on a tall ship sailing adventure aboard the galleon replica San Salvador
  • Group Tours and Charters available
  • Special events year-round
  • Educational, Entertaining and Immersive

Ships from sail to steam to submarine

  • Harbor History Cruises and Naval History Bay Tours $10 with general admission
  • Hoist and Trim the sails of Californian, official tall ship of the state
  • Home to world's oldest active sailing ship Star of India
  • Walking distance from Little Italy and downtown restaurants.
  • Open daily 9 AM. to 8 PM until Memorial Day weekend. Summer hours 9 AM to 9 PM.

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

Top of List of Things to Do In San Diego

  • Tours available daily. Self-guided or Docent-led
  • Embark on a tall ship sailing adventure aboard the galleon replica San Salvador
  • Group Tours and Charters available
  • Special events year-round
  • Educational, Entertaining and Immersive
  • Host A Special Event

Ships from sail to steam to submarine

  • Harbor History Cruises and Naval History Bay Tours $10 with general admission
  • Hoist and Trim the sails of Californian, official tall ship of the state
  • Home to world's oldest active sailing ship Star of India
  • Walking distance from Little Italy and downtown restaurants.
  • Open daily 9 AM. to 8 PM until Memorial Day weekend. Summer hours 9 AM to 9 PM.
  • Annual New Year's Eve Celebration Party Staged on Victorian-era steam ferry

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

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