Tickets

• Maritime Museum is closed all day for a special event (Craft Beer Festival) Saturday August 5, 2017
HMS Surprise goes to drydock and will be unavailable for viewing from Thursday July 6, 2017 till Thursday August 17th, 2017
(the anticipated return date).

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General Admission & Family Package Tickets
 

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
  • Family Package Admission Special $45.00 (Admission for Two Adults and Two Children 3 – 12)

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

Hours 9am to 8pm. Your ticket is good for all day, you can leave for lunch and come back to keep exploring.

**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.


Tall Ship Adventure Sail Tickets
 

Tall Ship Adventure aboard Californian*

Tall Ship Adventure Sail is a three-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.

Most Sundays, 11:30 to 3:00pm Tickets range, $62.00 to $44.00

  • Check-in ends at 11:30am
  • Sail is 3 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.
  • Schedule is subject to change. Any new times will be noted on ticket.
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Pirate Con
Online sales end at 9am Friday. Walk-up tickets are available at the museum at ext 117.

Pirate Con Invades Downtown

Maritime Museum to Host New Pirate Event! July 21, 2017 – 8pm-midnight

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is hosting a new pirate themed party called Pirate Con for adults ages 21 and up. Costume contests and prizes, games, live music, photo booth pictures, dancing and general piratical behavior.

First 200 guests will receive a Funko Pop Barbossa collectible. All guests receive one drink ticket, and appetizers.

Tickets: $40.00

  • Check-in opens at 7:00pm
  • Party from 8:00 p.m. to Midnight
  • Must be 21 and over to attend and ID is required.
  • First 200 guests will receive a Funko Pop Barbossa collectible. All guests receive one drink ticket, and appetizers.
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5th Annual Beer Festival

 

5th Annual Craft Beer Festival

Brews • Food • Live Entertainment • Unbelievable Location!

Join the Maritime Museum and Craft Breweries
Saturday August 5, 2017 for our 5th Annual Beer Festival.

A beer festival in an un-paralleled historical location right on San Diego Bay. Let your taste buds experience various craft beer vendors while you enjoy live music. Curb your hunger with assorted food vendors on site.

Tickets:
First Sip VIP 12-1 pm – $50
General Admission 1-5 pm – $35

  • VIP Check-in opens at 11:30am
  • Event ends 5:00pm
  • Must be 21 and over to attend and ID is required.
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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. Two tours daily: Saturday & Sunday.
Tickets range $28 to $10

  • Check-in time ends: 12:15pm & 2:15pm.
  • 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.
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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 Saturday’s, 11:30 to 4:00pm Tickets range, $99.00 to $49.00



Annual Lab Amore Casino Night

13th Annual Lab Amore Casino Night

Calling All Salty Dogs

Proceeds to benefit Maritime Museum of San Diego and Labrador Rescuers.
Special celebrity Master of Ceremonies NBC 7 News Anchor Greg Bledsoe

Ticket Prices:
$115.00 before September 15
$140.00 after September 15

  • Doors Open at 5:00 pm
  • Cocktail Hour/Silent Auction 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Dinner 6:15 pm
  • Live Auction: 7:30-8:30 pm
  • Casino Open: 8:30-11:00 pm
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Partner adventure tickets


Whale Watching aboard America

Next Level Sailing has never made it so easy for you to see these wonderful animals off our beautiful coastline. Sail aboard America, the famous 139 ft yacht that the America’s Cup is named after for an adventurous blue whale and marine life expedition


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.

Festival Of Sail 2017

Tickets for all Festival of Sail events, Labor Day weekend. Click here for more event information.

Parade of Sail – Thursday August 31.
Festival of Sail – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday September 1 to 4, 2017.


Parade of Ships Festival of Sail Tickets


Parade of Sail aboard San Salvador

Parade of Sail – Festival of Sail

Every year we launch Festival of Sail with a Parade. Sail from the mouth of San Diego Bay, past Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Downtown, and back to the Maritime Museum.

The Parade of Sail is visible from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, and Embarcadero. Parade ships, times, and route info is available at the link below. What’s even better than watching the Parade? Being in the Parade! Tickets to sail aboard select Parade ships are available below.

Thursday August 31 10:45am to approx 3:30pm. Groups will be assigned to the same ship if possible. San Salvador guests will be aboard the San Salvador

Ticket range, $60.00 to $48.00 – San Salvador Ticket range $120.00 – $100.00

*Parade Ships taking passengers: America, Bill of Rights, Cloudia, Californian, Curlew, Exy/Irving Johnson, Spirit of Dana Point, San Salvador – is a seperate ticket
*Ship selection subject to change

Parade itinerary:

  • Check-in ends at 10:45am
  • Leave docks 11:30
  • Parade Starts 1:30
  • Return approx 3:30
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Festival of Sail Admission Tickets

Festival of Sail Admission Tickets

Your ticket to a world of sail. Good for any one day during Festival of Sail. See all the Maritime Museums ships and exhibits, plus explore visiting ships, see exciting demonstrations, kids zone activities, beer gardens and a world of maritime fun!

Sept 1-4 2017
Friday 12pm to 7pm | Saturday & Sunday 9am to 7pm | Monday 9am to 5pm.

Ticket range, $11.00 to $5.00

Includes one Passport per ticket purchase, additional Passports can be purchased at the Museum gift shop.
Passports not included with 2 & under free ticket.
Entrance is FREE for Maritime Museum of San Diego Members.
Any on the water adventure can be added-on to your Festival of Sail admission ticket at the Boating Activities Booth. Subject to availability.
Vendor area is Free to all.
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Looking for added adventure during Festival of Sail?
Enjoy one of these special on the water adventures!

Ticket includes Festival of Sail admission.


Cannon Battle Festival of Sail Tickets

Cannon Battles – Festival of Sail

Join the Tall Ship crews and revel in the experience of tall ship sailing while we engage opposing ships in a mock Cannon battle on the bay. Two ships leave but only one comes back victorious. Enjoy some adventure, 1800’s style!

Two battles per day. 10:30am to 1:30pm & 2:30 to 5:30pm

Ticket range, $76.00 to $40.00

Includes admission & one Passport per ticket purchase, additional Passports can be purchased at the Museum gift shop.
Passports not included with 2 & under free ticket.
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Mid-Day Sail Festival of Sail Tickets

Mid-day Sail – Festival of Sail

Enjoy the opportunity to take a special Festival of Sail 2 hour Mid-day Sail aboard a classic sailboat.

Sailing during some of the best wind of the day, the Mid-day sails always generate a fair amount of oohs and ahhs. Enjoy being on a truly classic yacht, speedsters of a time gone by.

Check-in ends at 1:30pm for a 2 hour sail. A portion of the afternoon Tall Ship cannon battles is viewable by the Mid-Day Sail.

Ticket range, $60.00 to $39.00

Includes admission & one Passport per ticket purchase, additional Passports can be purchased at the Museum gift shop.
Passports not included with 2 & under free ticket.
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Twilight CRUISE Festival of Sail Tickets

Twilight Cruise – Festival of Sail

Take a special Festival of Sail 2 hour Twilight Cruise aboard a classic sailboat.

Started in 2010, Twilight Cruise proved so popular we have brought them back for each Festival of Sail, and why not? These are the moments that make memories, the perfect way to end a perfect day on the water.

Check-in ends at 4:30pm for a 2 hour sail. No Twilight Cruises Monday.
Friday Twilight Cruise is aboard the famous yacht America, plus Saturday & Sunday.

Ticket range, $56.00 to $25.00

Includes admission & one Passport per ticket purchase, additional Passports can be purchased at the Museum gift shop.
Passports not included with 2 & under free ticket.
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Swift Boat Festival of Sail Tickets

Swift Boat Cruise – Festival of Sail

A special Festival of Sail 30 minute high-speed cruise that highlights San Diego Bays Military History aboard PCF 816 Patrol Craft Fast – Swift Boat.

The Swift Boat Sailors Association brought this Swift Boat to the Maritime Museum of San Diego to be restored and operated on San Diego Bay. Museum visitors now have the opportunity to experience the sound and feel of the two V12 Supercharged Detroit diesels delivering 980 horsepower while touring on the bay.

Ticket range, $21.00 to $10.00

Includes admission & one Passport per ticket purchase, additional Passports can be purchased at the Museum gift shop.
Passports not included with 2 & under free ticket.
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Pilot Bay Cruise Festival of Sail Tickets

Bay Cruises aboard Pilot – Festival of Sail

Take a special Festival of Sail 30 minute Historic Bay Cruise aboard Pilot, our 1914 pilot boat.

Pilot is the oldest active pilot boat in the country. She is a San Diego original, built in 1914 close to her present location and having spent her entire career working on San Diego Bay, but she is far from retired! Bay cruises, floating classroom, private events, and still used by bay pilots for special occasions, Pilot could very well be the most active boat ever made!

Ticket range, $18.00 to $7.00

Includes admission & one Passport per ticket purchase, additional Passports can be purchased at the Museum gift shop.
Passports not included with 2 & under free ticket.
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Calendar View of all Festival of Sail Events

No Refunds, all sales are final.