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Museum is closing at 5pm November 28th, Happy Thanksgiving.

General Admission Tickets

Group Tours General Admission

Visit all the museum’s historic ships, and exhibits for ONE low price

  • Adult 18+ $18.00
  • Senior 62+, Military w/ID, Students 13-17 years $13.00
  • Child 3-12 years $8.00
  • *Children (2 and under) – Free

*General Admission is free for children 2 and under but requires payment for all add-on activities.


Adult Self-guided Group Tours

  • Adult $14.00
  • Entire group must enter the museum at the same time.
  • Ticket quantity must be 10 minumum to 50 max, for discounted group rate.

What can I see at the Maritime Museum of San Diego?
Ships at the Maritime Museum*
Exhibits at the Maritime Museum
Events at the Museum
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Hours 9am to 9pm (summer hours start Memorial Day weekend till Labor Day weekend). Your ticket is good for all day, you can leave for lunch and come back to keep exploring.

Fall hours starting after Labor Day weekend – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

*At times one or more ships may be off exhibit due to maintenance or special events. You may want to call ahead if there is a particular ship you wanted to explore.

San Salvador Sailing Adventure

San Salvador Sailing Adventure

The San Salvador is a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship that arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542.

These 4 hour Sailing Adventures are for people who love history, and sailing. Very few people have sailed aboard Galleons of the sixteenth century and these day sails will offer the public a chance to be aboard the magnificent galleon, the San Salvador.

A 4 hour sail Saturdays 11:30 to 4:00pm – Tickets range $99.00 to $49.00
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  • Check-in ends at 11:30am
  • Sail is 4 hours and returns to the museum at 4pm
  • You can check-in as early as 9am, enjoy the Museum before and/or after your sail. Ticket includes general admission.
  • Schedule is subject to change. Any new times will be noted on ticket.
  • Click for more San Salvador Adventure Sailing info.

Tall Ship Adventure Sail Tickets

Tall Ship Adventure aboard Californian

Tall Ship Adventure Sail is a four-hour adventure history sail aboard the schooner Californian.

Join the crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship. Passengers will be invited to haul a line, man the helm and end their day with a cannon salute.

A 4 hour sail Sundays 10:30 to 3:00pm – Tickets range $79.00 to $44.00
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  • Check-in ends at 10:30am
  • Sail is 4 hours and returns to the museum at 3pm
  • You can check-in as early as 9am, enjoy the Museum before and/or after your sail. Ticket includes general admission.
  • Click for more Tall Ship Adventures info.

Swift Boat Tour Tickets

Take a high-speed Naval History Tour
aboard a legendary Swift Boat

75 minute narrated tour aboard Swift Boat PCF816.

Feel the history & power of the twin 12 cylinder Detroit Diesels as you take a behind the scenes tour of San Diego Bays military history. Tour route heads under Coronado Bay Bridge, Naval Base San Diego, and then Naval Amphibious Base. It then heads back by the aircraft carrier basin and Naval Air Station North Island before returning to the Museum.

Enjoy this unique one of a kind adventure, only at the Maritime Museum of San Diego!
Tickets range $28 to $10
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  • Check-in ends at the start time listed on your ticket. Check-in at the Gift Shop inside the Berkeley Steam Ferry at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
  • This is a narrated tour describing PCF 816‘s role in the U.S., Malta, Viet Nam, Swift Boat sailors, and the above establishments on the Bay, plus a high speed run to feel the unique power of the twin supercharged engines.
  • You can check-in as early as 9am, enjoy the Museum before and/or after your tour. Ticket includes general admission.
  • Click for more Naval History Bay Tour info.

Book now! Haunted Tales Plus General Admission October 19 or 26


Haunted Tales featuring storytelling & lantern-led tours aboard Star Of India

Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to the annual Halloween Haunted Tales aboard Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship.

The evening will be full of ghostly tales presented by our award-winning and theatrical Living History Education staff. They will recount tales of the Star of India’s past including the tale of a young crewman falling to his death.

We will offer two opportunities for this spooky evening, on October 19 and 26, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Tours start at 6:00pm, with a new group of 25 guests starting every 10 minutes, with the last tour starting at 7:30pm. Total tour takes about 30 minutes. The Haunted Tales spooky adventure is free with general admission ticket purchase to the Museum, so come early and visit our entire fleet while you wait for your spooky tour to begin!

Youth Adventure Camp Out Ticket


Youth Adventure Camp Out

New 24-hour immersive sailing sleepover experience, Saturday, November 23 to Sunday, November 24

Introducing a new exciting tall ship sailing and dockside overnight experience for youth age 10-17 and adults.

The new Youth Adventure Camp Out combines the excitement of a San Diego Bay tall ship sailing adventure aboard the schooner Californian with the unforgettable dockside camping thrill on Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship.

Tickets $100.00

BOARDED A New Pirate Adventure

BOARDED A New Pirate Adventure

Saturday, November 30 & December 28

This hilarious 90 minute interactive show puts you right in the middle of the pirate action.
Choose from 2 shows per day aboard a museum Tall Ship.
Check-in times are 10:30am, 12:45pm

Tickets range $40 – $25

Sails are not set for BOARDED

Parade of Lights Viewing Dinner Tickets

Parade of Lights Viewing Dinner

Our annual fundraiser is held aboard the Berkeley steam ferry. Complete with dinner and is a spectacular platform for viewing the Parade of Lights on the bay.

2019 Parade Theme: 50 Years Of Comic-Con

Since the *Berkeley is the judging platform for the Parade of Lights awards, this event is typically a sell-out and its popularity has grown over the years. It is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with friends and family, while supporting the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Two nights, Sunday December 8 & Sunday December 15, 2019 • Ticket range, $60.00 – $25.00.

  • Tables seat 8, smaller parties share a table.
  • Choose seating by ticket zones
  • Check-in starts at 3pm, doors open 5pm
  • Dinner available 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. only
  • Click for more info.

Tim Flannery and Friends Ticket

Tim Flannery & Friends

Aboard The Star of India. Annual event returns to the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Tim Flannery & Friends will perform their colorful blend of folk, country and traditional music and storytelling aboard the Star of India.

“Flan” has spent more than thirty years in the Major Leagues as baseball analyst for the MLB Network and currently as a broadcaster for NBC Bay Area Sports. He has consistently toured and played shows in support of his original music. The music now also serves another purpose: every cent from CD sales, merchandise, and ticket sales benefits his non-profit, the Love Harder Project, for anti-bullying and anti-violence programs across the country.

Flan is currently performing and booking dates to support his 14th album, “The Light” which is a journey to find hope, faith, love, and light in a world where darkness seems easier to see.

Saturday December 14, 2019 • Ticket range, $85.00 VIP, $55.00 regular.

This is a 21 and over event.

  • 21 and over event
  • VIP gate opens 6:30pm
  • Regular gate opens 7:30pm
  • Concert is from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with a 20 minute intermission.
  • Click for more Tim Flannery info.

Black and Gold New Years Eve Party Ticket

Black & Gold New Year’s Eve Party

Celebrate The New Year In Style With The Maritime Museum Of San Diego At The “Black & Gold” New Year’s Eve Party.

Located directly on the San Diego bay, you can spend a gorgeous and exciting night with your friends in one of the most unique venues in town. We’re transforming the upper event center located on the historic 1898 Steam Ferry Berkeley* into a classy lounge.

This is a 21 and over event.

Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate

Purchase a Gift Certificate to Maritime Museum of San Diego. May be applied to admission, bay tours and tall ship sailing.

Partner adventure tickets

Maritime Museum Combo Packages

Want to visit more that one attraction in San Diego? Discount packages are available for many popular attractions in San Diego when visiting the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Concert Series At The Maritime Museum

Enjoy classical music series aboard a historic national landmark docked in downtown San Diego at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The Berkeley – a 1898 steam ferryboat that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay.

A most magical venue to enjoy these musical masterpieces and acclaimed performers.

No Refunds, all sales are final.