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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
More about Group Tours

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.



Festival of the Sea Admission


Tall Ship Gun Battle


Sunset Evening Cruise aboard San Salvador


BOARDED A New Pirate Adventure aboard San Salvador


HMS Surprise Pub


Movies Beneath the Mast

Festival of the Sea Admission Tickets

Festival of the Sea Admission Tickets for the Memorial Day weekend celebration event

$18.00 for adults, students 13-17/military/seniors 62+ $13.00, and children 3-12 $8.00, Children 2 and under are free


Festival of the Sea Gun Battles on the Bay

Adventure calls for all that want to partake in an exciting Gun Battle between the state’s official tall ship schooner Californian and the 136’ two-masted gaff rigged schooner Bill of Rights. Share in the excitement 10:30am to 1:30pm or 2:30 pm to 5:00pm.

Tickets $59.00 per person – includes Festival of the Sea Admission
Tickets include water and snacks on board.


Festival of the Sea Sunset Evening Cruise aboard San Salvador

For those longing to enjoy summer sunsets on the Bay, the Museum offers this special treat from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26. Join us for this elegant pre-evening cruise aboard the galleon replica San Salvador.

Cruises include appetizers and 2 drinks per person and no-host bar (cash only) on board.
Tickets $89.00 per person – includes Festival of the Sea Admission


BOARDED A New Pirate Adventure aboard San Salvador

Monday, May 27th only

This hilarious interactive show puts you right in the middle of the pirate action. After you are sworn in as part of the crew you will be trained how to navigate, sword fight, bail water from a sinking ship, escape from the Kings Jail, swab the deck and other pirate skills. But beware…there be mutiny afoot, a lost crew and cursed treasure.

2 shows – Monday, May 27, 2019 onlyCheck-in times are 10:30am, 12:45pm

Tickets: Adult $79.00 | Child 3 – 12 $59.00

Sails are not set for BOARDED


Festival of the Sea HMS Surprise Pub

For those longing to enjoy summer sunsets on the Bay, the Museum offers this special treat from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26. Join us for this elegant pre-evening cruise aboard the galleon replica San Salvador.

Cruises include appetizers and 2 drinks per person and no-host bar (cash only) on board.
Tickets $89.00 per person – includes Festival of the Sea Admission


Festival of the Sea Movies shown below deck

Movies in Star of India’s Hold Gallery
Sat, Sun, showings 5:30pm & 8:00pm

Adults $15.00
Child 3-12 $12.00

See ticket for movie information.
Popcorn and standard movie treats will be available prior to the shows.


Fathers Day Sail Aboard aboard Californian


Fathers Day Sail Aboard aboard San Salvador

Father’s Day Sail

Make Father’s Day a special one-of-a-kind adventure!

The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to a Fathers Day celebration aboard Californian or San Salvador.

Guests will have the opportunity to sail aboard Maritime Museum tall ships including schooner Californian, official tall ship of California or San Salvador, the 1542 Spanish galleon replica while enjoying lunch and beer or soft drinks during the three-hour sail on San Diego Bay.

Ticket Range: $99 – $25


4th of July Picnic Dinner Tickets


Fireworks Viewing aboard Small Vessel


Fireworks Cruise aboard Californian

4th of July Picnic Dinner aboard Berkeley

The observation deck of the Museum’s historic 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley offers guests a spectacular view of the fireworks over San Diego Bay. A buffet dinner will be provided on the upper deck interior of the 1898 Victorian-era steam ferryboat Berkeley, and guests may choose from two sittings: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Ship doesn’t leave dock.

Tickets range from $45.00 to $20.00


Historic Small Vessel Fireworks Viewing

Enjoy a bay front cruise on one of the Museum’s smaller historic engine powered vessels. A unique, fun 4th of July adventure awaits: bring a jacket, comfortable clothes, your camera, a friend or two and celebrate the 4th with us. Check-in by 7:30pm

Tickets $35.00 per person


Fireworks Cruise aboard Californian

For those looking for a more exhilarating experience, the museum is offering a fireworks cruise aboard the schooner Californian. Watch the fireworks from one of the best vantage points while enjoying a magnificent evening on the water. Check-in by 6pm

Tickets $85.00 per person



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


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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