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General Admission & Family Package Tickets
 

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

  • Adult 18+ $16.00
  • Senior 62+, Military w/ID, Students 13-17 years $13.00
  • Child 3-12 years $8.00
  • Family Package Admission Special $43.00 (Admission for Two Adults and Two Children 3 – 12)
  • Monday Sailor Days Are Back! June 20 thru August 15 Click Here for info

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 9pm (8pm after Labor Day weekend). 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, $60.00 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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Sip n Ship Beer Festival Tickets
 

Sip N’ Ship Beer Festival

Join the Maritime Museum of San Diego and Rock Star Beer for the first Sip N’ Ship 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 trucks on site.

Saturday August 20, 2016 • Ticket range, $50.00 VIP, $35.00 regular, $10.00 Designated Driver.


Festival of Sail 2016

Tickets for all Festival of Sail events. Click here for more event information.


Parade of Ships Festival of Sail Tickets

Parade of Sail – Festival of Sail

Join the celebration as part of the flotilla of ships that sails into San Diego Bay to kick off Festival of Sail! Sail in a Tall Ship Parade! Sail from the mouth of San Diego Bay, past Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Downtown, and back to the Maritime Museum. Be one of the first to see the San Salvador with her sails flying.

*Parade Ships taking passengers: American Pride, Bill of Rights, Curlew, Exy/Irving Johnson, Spirit of Dana Point

Friday September 2nd 10:45am to ~3:30pm Ticket range, $60.00 to $40.00

Parade itinerary:

  • Check-in ends at 10:45am
  • Leave docks 11:30
  • Parade Starts 1:30
  • Return approx 3:30
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Groups will be assigned to the same ship if possible.
*Ship selection subject to change


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 3-5 2016,
Saturday & Sunday 9am to 7pm | Monday 9am to 5pm.

Ticket range, $7.00 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?
Enjoy one of these special Festival of Sail on the water adventures!

Includes Festival of Sail admission.


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, $14.00 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.
Sept 3-5 2016
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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, $72.00 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.
Sept 3-5 2016
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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, $56.00 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.
Sept 3-5 2016
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Swift Boat Festival of Sail Tickets

Swift Boat Cruise – Festival of Sail

A special Festival of Sail 30 minute 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, $17.00 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.
Sept 3-5 2016
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Twilight Sail Festival of Sail Tickets

Twilight Sail – Festival of Sail

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

Started in 2010, Twilight Sail 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 5:00pm for a 2 hour sail. Twilight Sails are Saturday & Sunday only

Ticket range, $52.00 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.
Sept 3-4 2016, Saturday & Sunday only
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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.

The Hausmann Quartet

The Hausmann Quartet and the Maritime Museum of San Diego are excited to partner to present the launch of Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, a quarterly concert series aboard Berkeley – an 1898 steam ferryboat that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay.

No Refunds, all sales are final.

San Salvador is dockside viewing only.
Swift Boat is on tour.