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Maritime Museum of San Diego

Boat Museum, Bay Tours & Tall Ship Sailing!

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, H.M.S. Surprise, the navy frigate replca, Victorian - era steam ferry Berkeley, USS Dolphin submarine and more!

Top Tip! Book the $10 45-minute sightseeing Pilot boat trip when you book general admission.

On weekends, book the $24 Swift boat Veteran narrated 75-minute Naval History Bay tour with general admission.

Californian and San Salvador Tall Ship Sails available most weekends (each include general admission.)

We are open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  (Last visitor admission is at 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

Open daily
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Last guest entry and ticket sold at 4:00 p.m.


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Show Your Badge & Save at the Maritime Museum!

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Apr 16 - 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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$10 Historic Bay Cruise with General Admission*

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Mar 20 - ongoing

Purchase general admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego and add a 45-minute narrated Historic Bay Cruise for only $10 more! MOST DAYS. SCHEDULE MAY VARY Daily tours at 11:00 a.m., 12:45 p.m.,...

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$10 off Tall Ship Sail Experiences

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Mar 20 - ongoing

Join the Maritime Museum of San Diego Sail Crew for a 4-hour sail aboard the state tall ship Californian or the Spanish galleon San Salvador and save $10.00 with this promo code TALLSHIPSAILFUN24! ...

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75-minute Naval History Bay Tour Only $24***

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Jan 11 - 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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$24 Swift Boat Naval History Bay Tour w/ Admission

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mar 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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$10.00 Historic Bay Cruise w/general admission!

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Apr 1 - 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
Apr 1 - 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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San Salvador Sailing Adventure Package

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Apr 1 - 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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July 4 BBQ Dinner and Fireworks Viewing

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jul 4, 2024

Enjoy a BBQ Dinner and spectacular fireworks viewing from the McKinney Deck of the 1898 Berkeley, a national and state historic landmark, or the waterfront barge to the rear of the Berkeley. ...

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BOARDED! A New Pirate Adventure

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jul 13, 2024

These popular 90-minute Pirate-themed performances are staged aboard the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s 16th century Spanish galleon San Salvador. Guests will be fully engaged in pirate...

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 Private Charters
  • Guided Tours led by Docent historians also available on select days
  • 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 Private Charters
  • Guided Tours led by Docent historians also available on select days
  • Educational, Entertaining and Immersive
  • Narrated Bay Tours aboard vessels on the National Registry of Historic Places

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
  • Kid Camps
  • Private Room Capacity: 50
  • Waterfront
  • Charter
  • Motor
  • Sail
  • Audio
  • Boat Excursions
  • Other Languages Available
  • Self-guided
  • Walking

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