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Hi-Speed Historic Bay Cruise on PCF 816 Swift boat

Maritime Museum of San Diego hosts 75-minute tour

Take a High-Speed Naval History Tour Aboard A Legendary Swift Boat
Feel the history & power of the twin 12 cylinder Detroit Diesels as you take a behind the scenes 75 minute tour of San Diego’s military history. Enjoy this unique one of a kind adventure aboard our historic Swift Boat, PCF-816. Be a part of history.

Tour route heads under Coronado Bay Bridge, Naval Base San Diego, and then Naval Amphibious Base. It then heads back by the aircraft carrier basin and Naval Air Station North Island before returning to the Museum, plus a high speed run to feel the unique power of the twin supercharged engines.

First started Memorial Day 2014, this unique tour is narrated describing PCF 816’s role in the U.S., Malta, Viet Nam, Swift Boat sailors, and the above establishments on the Bay.

Neighborhood: Downtown

Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

619.234.9153 extension 111

Date & Time

Apr 17, 2018 - ongoing
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Walk up reservations only at this time.
Recurs every Sunday, Saturday


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Getting there

1492 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Guests can board at Maritime Museum of San Diego, downtown San Diego waterfront, north embarcadero, Star of India wharf

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