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Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Address: 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-234-9153
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09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history! Admission...

Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history! Admission to the "Maritime Museum of San Diego" grants you access to one of the world's finest collections of historic sea vessels. Once on board our museum ships, you will find that we offer something for people of all ages. You not only get to explore our ships and submarines, the museum displays permanent and temporary exhibits on art, maritime history, commerce and exploration. We also offer guided tours and host family friendly events regularly. Historic bay cruises run daily and can be added on to the price of admission for an extra nominal fee. There is no better way to spend the day than on the bay!

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US$ 16.00*
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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission
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US$ 79.00*
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise and Maritime Museum Entry
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San Diego Maritime Museum and USS Midway Bay Cruise

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First time in a submarine for us

Old ships, submarines, ferry boat, and a yacht to tour. Self-guided so you can take your time. The old ships are fantastic to tour, hard to imagine living on one of them for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old ships, submarines, ferry boat, and a yacht to tour. Self-guided so you can take your time. The old ships are fantastic to tour, hard to imagine living on one of them for months. What is really interesting was the two submarines, one USA and one Soviet Union. What a great experience it was, especially the history of the Russian... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just loved seeing so many different vessels and submarines, A replica or two, the sights, sounds, exercise, if you want, you can get some in, climbing a mast? Really cool going in the hauls and standing on the decks... I would try to explore these beauties if can fit it in you agenda on SD Bay. right next to boats... More 

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Park consists of several boats that welcome people aboard: a few submarines, a steamer, some replicas and the original "Star of India." My favorite was the Russian submarine, as it involved a series of movies that helped contextualize the boat's history. The actual museum area was oddly filled with replicas that didn't seemed overtly linked to the boats, but we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My granddaughter spent Thanksgiving week with me and we were looking for something to do. I had not been thru the ships on waterfront in quite awhile. I thought there was only the Berkeley and Star of India. They have added the Surprise from Master and Commander movie, Soviet Sub, American Sub and a replica of ship that first was... More 

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Revelstoke, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed spending the afternoon in this museum. Very interesting and definitely recommend purchasing the trip into the bay on the pilot boat. John was our tour guide he was very informative and for an extra $5 it is well worth it. The submarines are very cool. We could have spent even more time than we did. Make sure to... More 

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Suresnes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually went into a submarine, a ferry, and an old-school ship, explored all the compartments, and took lots of photos. One pass gets you into multiple seaworthy vessels. I never thought I would get up close and personal with a submarine or its periscope !! Amazing value and definitely worth visiting, even if you just want to stand on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One hour was sufficient to visit several ships docked at the museum. The "Star of India" is an original ship, two of the other sailing ships are replicas. The most interesting ship is the old soviet submarine.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has some interesting points. The visit of the 2 submarines, the american and the russian are very interesting. The old ferry boat is nice. The old british boat is good. But there were two boats we could not visit and one boat is being repaired. If you don't have much time to spend, visit the USS Midway first only... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the largest attraction but quite cheap. Consists of a few different ship moored at the key side. Worth an hour or so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends of ours had visited San Diego years ago and weren't clear to fit a visit in to see the ships of the harbor. We made sure that we planned our entire San Diego trip with them to include this must see San Diego attraction! The hours for visiting are fantastic and the amount of history and time that has... More 

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