NEW! SEA MONSTERS: DELVING INTO THE DEEP MYTH EXHIBIT IS OPEN!
Free with admission. Interactive, educational and entertaining!
A VISIT TO THE MARITIME MUSEUM IS A SEA AND SHIP LOVERS TREAT!
Add a 45-minute narrated historic bay cruise for only $15.00 with general admission. Tour times vary. See daily Monday through Sunday availability at the Ticket Booth.
On the weekend add $15.00 to your general admission ticket purchase and you can add a 75-minute narrated Naval History Bay tour. You may reserve in advance up to a day prior at sdmariitime.org OR check availability when you arrive.
Your self-guided tour includes boarding the fleet of historic ships and all exhibits for one low admission ticket price.
General Admission – Step Back In Time With This Seafaring History Experience! The Maritime Museum of San Diego’s visitor tour includes a walking self-guided exploration of our historic fleet, including below deck exhibits and galleries. This one-of-a-kind collection includes the world’s oldest sailing ship, Star of India, the Navy frigate replica H.M.S. Surprise (temporarily closed for restoration), featured in the award-winning film Master and Commander, California’s official tall ship schooner Californian, Spanish galleon replica San Salvador, Victorian – era steam ferry boat Berkeley, 1904 steam yacht Medea, and USS Dolphin submarine.
TUESDAY GUIDED TOURS. Led by our knowledgeable docent historians. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Every second and fourth Tuesday. Advance online reservations required.
Looking for an activity in the great outdoors and on-the-water that is educational and entertaining?
Reserve your tickets for a weekend afternoon sail aboard the 16th century galleon replica San Salvador or the tall ship schooner Californian! These 4-hour sailing adventures include general admission too! No sailing experience is required.
Details on Narrated Bay Tour Experiences
45-MINUTE HISTORIC BAY CRUISE presently offered 3 time per day at 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
75-MINUTE NAVAL HISTORY BAY TOURS Two tours with check-in at 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. daily. (Offered Saturday and Sundays only.)
Maritime Museum of San Diego Bay Boat tour reservations can be made by customers in advance online at sdmaritime.org OR, if space is available, upon arriving at the Museum when purchasing general admission passes from the Ticket Booth. Once scheduled, guests may check-in for boat tours prior to scheduled runs, before or after they explore the Maritime Museum.
The Museum Gift Shop is open most days, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Museum Ticket booth hours are daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No guest admittance permitted after 4:00 p.m. daily. Credit/Debit cards may be used to purchase tickets at the Museum Ticket Booth machines located on the embarcadero. Cash will not be accepted at this time. Offer may not be combined with any other offer.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Move from ship to ship to discover these fascinating exhibits nested aboard the Museum’s historic fleet. All exhibits included with general admission.
New! The Model Gallery: Celebrating the Art Model Making – located on the aft deck of the steam ferry Berkeley
San Diego’s Naval History – located on the steam ferry Berkeley
Harvesting the Ocean – located on the steam ferry Berkeley
Age of Steam – located on the steam ferry Berkeley
Age of Sail – located on the Star of India
Charting the Sea – located on the steam ferry Berkeley
Man-of-War – located on H.M.S. Surprise (temporarily closed for restoration)
Wish You Were Here postcard and photography display – located on the steam ferry Berkeley
Dec 12 | 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hosted by: Maritime Museum of San Diego
Dec 17 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hosted by: Maritime Museum of San Diego
Visit Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101-3309
Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Museum Ticket office closes at 4:00 p.m. For daily historic bay cruise, weekend naval history bay Swift boat tour and weekend sailing schedules visit sdmaritime.org.
Please plan your visit accordingly. Visitors may not enter after 4:00 p.m. to start their tour.
1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA