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Maritime Museum of San Diego

Creative Special Events at the Maritime Museum

This spectacular waterfront location is downtown on beautiful San Diego Bay. The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers a variety of venues available for clients, multiple options for Corporate Events, Weddings and Receptions, Conferences, Sailing Charters, and so much more. 

Venue Capacities from 10 - 3,000

Whether you looking for a small gathering of 10 persons or looking for a larger event space up to 3000 persons, we have incredible options available for you across 10 different venues and event spaces. Our unique event venues, with private indoor and outdoor event locations, are available aboard any of our six historic ships for special events, corporate events, receptions, award dinners, meetings, team building programs, yacht charters, and sunset sailings. 

Neighborhood: Downtown

1492 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 234-9153
specialevents@sdmaritime.org

Hours

All Day Everyday for Private Events

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Events to check out

Event

Wind & Water: Sailing in San Diego exhibit

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mar 4 - ongoing

Maritime Museum of San Diego introduces a rare new photographic collection of historic, classic, and wooden yachts racing and sailing in San Diego. The exhibit includes an impressive body of work to...

Event

Adventure Day Sail on Galleon Replica San Salvador

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Apr 17 - ongoing

Maritime Museum of San Diego, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels, announces new day sail adventure dates aboard San Salvador, a...

Event

Hi-Speed Historic Bay Cruise on PCF 816 Swift boat

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Apr 17, 2018 - ongoing

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...

Event

Tall Ship Adventures Aboard Californian

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Apr 17 - ongoing

The Californian is a replica of a gold rush era revenue cutter and the Official Tall Ship of the State of California. Join the crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship. Passengers...

Event

Historic Harbor Bay Cruise

Maritime Museum of San Diego
May 3 - ongoing

The Museum offers a 45 minute historic bay tour most weekdays. This is a perfect compliment to your visit to the Museum. A short bay cruise highlighting the region's history while you take in the...

Event

Swift Boats at War in Vietnam

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jul 23 - ongoing

Swift Boats at War in Vietnam is a compilation of thirty-eight firsthand accounts of sailors and officers who fought on the Patrol Craft Fast (PCF). These are their stories of heroism, humor and...

Event

Haunted Tales aboard tall ship Star of India

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Oct 20 - Oct 27, 2018

It is time again for all aspiring ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses to gather on the Star of India for some ghostly tales of enormous proportions. Enjoy lantern led tours as our storytellers...

Event

Star of India Companion Sail

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Nov 17 - Nov 18, 2018

Five years have elapsed since the last time Star of India sailed, so the opportunity to join her under sail this November makes this an a more unique experience! Star of India, built in 1863, is the...

Event

Parade of Lights view aboard Ferryboat Berkeley

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Dec 9 - Dec 16, 2018

Our annual fundraiser is held aboard the Berkeley steam ferry. Complete with dinner and is a spectacular platform for viewing the Parade of Lights on the bay. Since the Berkeley is the judging...

Event

Tim Flannery & Friends Performs on Star of India

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Dec 15, 2018

Tim Flannery & Friends will perform their colorful blend of folk, country and traditional music and storytelling aboard the Star of India Saturday, December 15 from 8 to 10 p.m. Tim Flannery as...

Unlimited Venue Capabilities

  • Star of India, San Diego's iconic tall ship can accommodate up to 600 people
  • San Salvador, the galleon replica, available for day sails or private dining
  • HMS Surprise, the tall ship, fits up to 175 people for parties or cocktails
  • Californian, the State of California's Official Tall Ship, can hold 50 guests
  • Pirate themed parties popular with kids

Prime San Diego waterfront location

  • Berkeley, the 19th century steam ferryboat can hold up to 1,600 guests
  • Fun, unique, historical, and educational experience for guests
  • Exciting on-water excursions, charters or multiple ship regattas
  • Sunset cruises and cocktail events
  • Versatile and expandable location for accommodating client needs

More Information

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

Unlimited Venue Capabilities

  • Star of India, San Diego's iconic tall ship can accommodate up to 600 people
  • San Salvador, the galleon replica, available for day sails or private dining
  • HMS Surprise, the tall ship, fits up to 175 people for parties or cocktails
  • Californian, the State of California's Official Tall Ship, can hold 50 guests
  • Pirate themed parties popular with kids
  • Flexibility to combine venues for additional capacity needs

Prime San Diego waterfront location

  • Berkeley, the 19th century steam ferryboat can hold up to 1,600 guests
  • Fun, unique, historical, and educational experience for guests
  • Exciting on-water excursions, charters or multiple ship regattas
  • Sunset cruises and cocktail events
  • Versatile and expandable location for accommodating client needs
  • Team building events, activities, and interactive experiences

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View
  • Group Seated Capacity: 350
  • Group Reception Capacity: 1,000
  • Catering Onsite
  • Meeting Events
  • Buyout
  • Group Travel
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Public Events
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfront

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