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General Admission & Family Package 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
  • Family Package Admission Special $47.00 (Admission for Two Adults and Two Children 3 – 12)

Self-guided Group Tours

  • Adult $11.00
  • Child 3-12 years $7.00
  • Entire group must enter the museum at the same time.
  • Ticket quantity must be 10 or more 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.

Star of India Companion Sail


Star of India Companion Sail

1863 Star of India sets sail for first time in five years.

Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 Star of India sailing celebration includes the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail aboard one of three legendary sailing vessels surrounding Star on this historic occasion as she heads out off Point Loma.

Includes catered breakfast, lunch, drinks, and celebratory champagne. Each ship will include an on-board historian to deepen guests’ understanding of Star of India, the history behind all vessels and the Museum.

Tickets $249.00

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 Weekends, 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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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 Weekends, 11:30 to 4:00pm Tickets range, $99.00 to $49.00

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

  • 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.
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Haunted Tales

Haunted Tales Aboard Star of India

Is the Star of India Haunted?

Find out Saturday October 20 & 27, 2018

Starting at 6pm, storytelling tours happen every 15 minutes, with the last tour starting at 9:15pm

Enjoy lantern led tours around the ship and hear eerie legends from the Star of India’s past.

Included with paid admission.

BOARDED A New Pirate Adventure

BOARDED A New Pirate Adventure

Saturday, November 24 & December 29

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

Tickets range $30 – $20

Sails are not set for BOARDED

Tim Flannery and Friends Ticket

Tim Flannery & Friends

love harder project
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. Some of San Diego’s most popular artists have been known to join Tim Flannery for a special night of music such as Eve Selis and Steve Poltz but you never know who might show up this year.

Saturday December 15, 2018 • Ticket range, $85.00 VIP, $49.00 regular.

This is a 21 and over event.

  • 21 and over event
  • VIP gate opens 6pm
  • Regular gate opens 7:30pm
  • Concert is from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with a 20 minute intermission.
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Black and Gold NYE 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.

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.

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