Museum Tours

Guided Tours Of The Maritime Museum

For groups of 10 or more, tours are available only with a prior reservation. The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers group and guided tours to accommodate the needs of school groups, touring groups, youth groups, community groups as well as offering a discount with your visit.

Tours are led by trained and knowledgeable museum staff 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.

imggrouptoursTime: Guided tours last 1.5 hours and can begin anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Price: $11.00/per adult & $10.00/per child 17 and under.

Group Size: 15 participants or a minimum flat rate of $150.
Group Size maximum: 70 participants (special accommodations can be made for large groups with advanced notice) Children must be accompanied by adults.
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 tours are an affordable option to get an introduction to our historic fleet.

Available Add-Ons:
$7.00 per person: 45 minute narrated bay tour aboard Pilot boat.

imgschooltoursThis hands-on dockside tour program is specifically designed for grades K-6 using California State Standards and guided by our Education Staff. Students will tour several of our ships, including the Star of India, while focusing on a grade appropriate lesson. This is an exciting introduction to the Maritime Museum!

Class Size: 15 participants or a minimum flat rate of $150.
Class Size maximum: 70 participants (special accommodations can be made for large groups with advanced notice) Children must be accompanied by adults.
Cost: $11.00/per adult & $10.00/per student.
Required: One Adult Chaperone required for each 10 students.
Tours last: 1.5 hours.

Available Add-Ons:
$7.00 per person: 45 minute narrated bay tour aboard Pilot boat.

For Adult Tours: Click here.

Group tour leaders should contact our museum to reserve a date for your tour. Please call or email:
To schedule a School Tour
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Or call the Education office at (619) 234-9153 ext. 124