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Following State Guidelines, we are Reinstituting CLOSURE measures as of July 7, 2020.


Anticipating our next opening, changes made to protect you on your next visit:

MUSEUM HOURS
New Museum hours of operation: Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CAPACITY
Timed-ticketing; reduced capacity limits number of guests at one time. We will monitor every 15 minutes and may ask for your patience to enter after a short wait.
FOR YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY
  • Cash will not be accepted
  • Temperature checks required prior to admittance
  • Facial covering required
  • Regular sanitation, disinfection and cleaning procedures throughout the Museum
  • Easy to locate hand sanitizer dispensaries for use before and after touching handrails and doorknobs
  • Social distancing protocol with 6 foot markers (excludes members of same family)
  • Reduced capacity to ensure social distancing measures are met
TOURS
  • New One-way tour path created for you to visit a selection of vessels and exhibits; submarines temporarily closed
  • Tour begins at Berkeley, and ends with Star of India
  • Self-guided only tours available
  • Docent, staff and volunteers stations throughout the tour
  • Docent led tours discontinued at this time
ON THE WATER ACTIVITIES
  • Pilot Bay Cruise, temporarily unavailable
  • Swift Boat Naval History Boat Tours, temporarily unavailable
  • Californian and San Salvador Tall Ship Sailing Adventures, temporarily unavailable
Museum Member Admission Protocol: CLICK HERE
For complete information on the new opening protocols: CLICK HERE

Purchase Online Today!


General Admission Tickets
 

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

  • Adult 18+ $20.00
  • Senior 62+, Military w/ID, Students 13-17 years $15.00
  • Child 3-12 years $10.00
  • *Children (2 and under) – Free

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

Note: Submarines & HMS Surprise temporarily closed

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 10am to 5pm

*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.


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 $30.00 to $10.00

  • 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.
  • Includes General Admission to the Maritime Museum



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.

4 hour sail, boards at 11:30, returns 4:00pm – Tickets range $99.00 to $49.00

  • 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.
  • Includes General Admission to the Maritime Museum



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.

4 hour sail, boards at 11:30, returns 4:00pm – Tickets range $79.00 to $44.00

  • 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.
  • Click for more Tall Ship Adventures info.
  • Includes General Admission to the Maritime Museum


Partner adventure tickets


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.


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.


General Admission Tickets
 

COVID-19 UPDATE, Events through date TBD, have been postponed or cancelled. Click for more information.

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