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Maritime Museum of San Diego

45-minute Bay Tours $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. 

Daily self-guided tour admission includes ALL of the fleet and exhibits! Star of India, 16th century galleon replica, San Salvador, Victorian - era Steam Ferry Berkeley, USS Dolphin submarine and more!

Add $15 for on-the-water sightseeing when you join our 45-minute narrated Historic Bay Cruise. Add $20 on weekends for Docent Swift boat volunteer-led 75-minute Naval History Bay tours about the PCF 816 Swift Boat! 

H.M.S. Surprise is now open to visitors! Main deck and below deck exhibit space!

Museum open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No admittance past 4:00 p.m. daily. Please plan ahead to start your visit well before 4:00 p.m. 

 

 

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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Valid: Jan 11 - 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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75-minute Naval History Bay Tour Only $20***

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Valid: Jan 10 - 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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Sea Monsters: Delving into the Deep Myth Exhibit

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Jan 9 - ongoing

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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Guided Tours Led by Docent Historians

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jan 9 - ongoing

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 San...

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$15 Historic Bay Cruise w/general admission!

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jan 9 - ongoing

This boat tour provides visitors with an educational tour of San Diego Bay. The 45-minute Bay sightseeing tour takes guests out on the water in a large loop first heading toward North Island and the...

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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jan 9 - 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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$20 Swift Boat Naval History Bay Tour w/ Admission

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jan 9 - 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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San Salvador Sailing Adventure Package

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jan 10 - 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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Boarded! Pirate Adventure at the Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mar 18, 2023

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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America's Schooner Cup Sail aboard State Tall Ship

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Apr 1, 2023

Maritime Museum of San Diego, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels, will race the 142-foot schooner Californian in the 34th annual...

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Cinco de Mayo Sunset San Salvador Sail

Maritime Museum of San Diego
May 5, 2023

The 2023 Cinco De Mayo Sunset San Salvador Sail experience for Cinco de Mayo returns Friday, May 5th! Staged aboard the 16th century galleon replica, San Salvador, this 21 and up event...

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. Open every day! Including Christmas!
  • Educational, Entertaining and Immersive

Explore the fleet & below deck exhibits

  • Daily Historic Bay Cruise affordable treat w/ 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 affordable treat 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. Open every day! Including Christmas!
  • Educational, Entertaining and Immersive
  • Narrated Bay Tours about Restored National Historic Landmark Vessels

Explore the fleet & below deck exhibits

  • Daily Historic Bay Cruise affordable treat w/ 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 affordable treat 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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