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Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Address: 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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+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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US$ 107.00*
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Classic Sailboat Afternoon Harbor Tour

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An unnaturally cold windy day in February made time on deck a little shorter and resulted in my skipping the (optional) harbor tour (optional), but there's good history here, and... read more

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An unnaturally cold windy day in February made time on deck a little shorter and resulted in my skipping the (optional) harbor tour (optional), but there's good history here, and if you like ship models, well - it will be a treat. The Soviet sub along with its interesting historical role was great to see / learn, the older ships... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have never been in a submarine so it was a thrill to be able to walk through two of them, one a Soviet sub and other an American. The contrasts between the subs were interesting. The Soviet sub had an interesting story, told in different parts of the boat, about how a similar sub came close to starting a... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This attraction showcases a marvelous variety of historic boats to tour, plus a submarine!! So much fun!! And it's right there on San Diego Bay, which is beautiful all on its own! For an extra $5 a person you can take a boat ride which is so much fun, and shows some highlights of the area from the water. So... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Maritime Museum again on our visit in mid-February. We never tire of touring the ships and subs they have there. This was our first time taking a sailing cruise, however, and we took 2! We were fortunate enough to be there for the Sweetheart Sail just before Valentines Day and were lucky enough to take it on... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very affordable and the veterans that are onboard to offer so much more information are wonderful host!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyned rhis place a lot. This is a one of the best place to visit in couple of hours. You also come to know about the engineering used in boats and submarines.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I loved visiting this multiple ship and museum and harbor cruise Yes our entry fee covered all that We got to go on board the HMS Surprise the ship used in the filming of master and commander a Russian sub us sub see the museum and more Great fun and very informative Go

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely done floating maritime museum. We especially liked the Cold War - Cuban Missal Crisis theme presented onboard the Russian submarine. The Star of India was classic, while the Vietnam gunboat was a pleasant surprise. The details of the models on the ferry were also impressive. Well done!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are four old ships and two submarines you can explore at the Maritime Museum. Lots of displays and several employees answering questions.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing museum. You can go inside two submarines, check out large wooden sailing craft and other ships. Lots of history and some very cool model ships as well. My favorite museum so far.

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