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Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
+1 619-234-9153
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US$ 18.00*
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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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US$ 107.00*
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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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1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From Submarines to the Star of India, his is a great piece of history. The cost is minimal and the variety of sailing vessels interesting. Worth a stop.

Thank legsbell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know how they came up with this eclectic selection of vessels but very interesting it is too. The Star of India is perhaps the star of the show as well although personally I was most interested in exploring the soviet era diesel submarine....More

Thank jerryskc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is great and and I believe your ticket can or does include the Midway Aircraft carrier. or visa versa.

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan on spending lots of time exploring all the different boats here - then wander the museum on the ferry. Well done displays. Work is currently being done on The Surprise. The Star of India is the star of the show! Be sure to sit...More

2  Thank Susan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Salvador at the Maritime Museum is a fully functional replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's galleon ship that arrived in San Diego in 1542. Sailing on it in San Diego Bay is quite interesting. It takes several people of the crew plus some volunteers to...More

Thank travelrev99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in San Diego to see the zoos, and had some extra time so went to the Maritime Museum just to fill in. The Maritime Museum is great and I would recommend it highly. The docents on the ships took time to tell us...More

1  Thank cheryl362
Reviewed 7 November 2017

They have a decent number of old ships including sail powered ships and a paddle boat type ship from San Francisco. It's fun to explore them all and it's great that they were not destroyed. There is a lot of history here. Very nice.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 2 November 2017

My Husband and I set sail on the Californian, a full sail historical ship, for a sail around the San Diego harbor. It was exhilarating! We were hoping to go beyond the harbor and out to the open ocean, but the wind was not cooperating...More

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 2 November 2017

An American Sub, a Russian Sub......the Tall Ships, the Ferry itself, all incredible. We actually went twice during this visit and we still didn't see everything. It's on the list next time we are in San Diego.

Thank Samuel C
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Really neat place to check out if you got a little bit of time. Unfortunately we did this on a rainy night so we didn't get to go on a couple ships ,but the staff was really nice. I think the best part was getting...More

1  Thank Blue_Samurai8
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Lisa P
9 March 2017|
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Response from gaustriaMMSD | Property representative |
Hello there! We recommend between 1.5 and 2 hours to see the whole museum. You can definitely stay longer as there is quite a bit of history here and some "on the water" add-on activities you can do.
Heidi B
4 March 2017|
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Response from Richard_PF_59 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few areas that are accessible such as much of the steam ferry Berkeley (which does house a great many exhibits), however, most are actual or replica historic ships which were far from ADA compliant.
19 June 2016|
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Response from juliviolet | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Sorry.