Group Tours

Guided Tours of the Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers group and guided tours to accommodate the needs of school groups, touring groups, youth groups, community groups, Reunions and conventioneers as well as offering a discount with your visit.

Tours are led by trained and knowledgeable museum docents who bring history to life through storytelling and reenactment. Tours typically encompass visits to a number of ships including Star of India, HMS Surprise, B-39 Submarine, the 1898 Berkeley and the 1904 Medea as well as our galleries and exhibits which display a wide variety of maritime topics. Any tour can be designed to emphasize particular interests such as subjects related to a school curriculum. See below for detailed information regarding Maritime Museum of San Diego tours.

Group tour leaders should contact our museum to reserve a date for your tour. Please call or email:

  • Group Tour Coordinator (619) 234-9154 x135
  • Email grouptours@sdmaritime.org
  • For General Information Call (619) 234-9154 x101

imggrouptoursTime: Guided tours last two hours and can begin anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Price: $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children 17 and under.
Group Size: Minimum of 8. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Groups may also visit the museum without taking a guided tour. Reservations are required for these visits as well.
Groups check in at the Information Booth located in front of the Berkeley ferry boat, north of the Star of India.

Group rate prices offer a significant discount from the regular admission prices.

PILOT-190For an additional $5.00 per person you can enjoy a 45 minute narrated cruise on San Diego Bay aboard our fully restored 1914 Pilot boat.

To summarize, your adult group gets a guided two hour tour of six vessels for $10.00 and a forty five minute Pilot boat ride for $5.00. That is only $15.00 each for three hours of adventure and discovery!

Click here for more about Historic Bay cruises aboard Pilot.

For all school & youth group tours: Click here.