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General Admission Tickets

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Walk-up General Admission tickets are available at the ticket booth, till 4pm.

Optional Historic Bay Cruise add-on
Walk-up tickets are available at the ticket booth, till sold out.

General Admission

Adult 18+: $20.00
Senior 62+, Military w/ID, Students 13-17 years: $15.00
Child 12 to 3: $10.00
*Child 2 & under: $zero (*General Admission is free for children 2 and under but requires payment for any add-on activities)

Optional Historic Bay Cruise add-on for just $10, boarding times are: 11:00am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm

You have a great museum. Fortunate enough to have visited from Illinois three times over the past 20 years.

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Swift Boat Naval History Tour

Take a high-speed Naval History Tour
aboard a legendary Swift Boat

75 minute narrated tour aboard Swift Boat PCF816, includes Museum General Admission

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 $35 to $15

  • Boarding starts at the early time listed on your ticket. Check-in at least 15 minutes before (we suggest 30 minutes)
  • 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 12 cylinder engines.
  • You can check-in as early as 10am, enjoy the Museum before and/or after your tour. Ticket includes general admission.
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  • Click for General Admission info.

“We opted to add the Swift boat harbor tour once we got there. You MUST add this to your museum tour. You get a 75 minute tour of the harbor mainly focusing on the Navy ships moored down on 32nd Street. The Docent was an old Vietnam Swift boat crewman and is well versed on the history of that boat and anything else at the museum. Ran into this guy 3 different times while in the museum and he just kept giving out information like a walking encyclopedia.”

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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 $99.00 to $59.00

  • Boarding starts at 11:30am
  • Sail is 4 hours and returns to the museum at 4pm
  • You can check-in as early as 10am, enjoy the Museum before and/or after your sail. Ticket includes general admission.
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  • 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 $59.00

  • Boarding starts at 11:30am
  • Sail is 4 hours and returns to the museum at 4pm
  • You can check-in as early as 10am, 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


“Don’t miss it! Great attractions and good value for money! Wonderful day on the waterfront for you and your family! Loved the recreated ships. Numerous photo ops.”

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General Admission has the option of a Historic Bay Cruise add-on for $10 per person. About Historic Bay Cruises.

2021 Parade of Lights Dec 12 & 19 doesn’t show on calendar view, Click here for tickets and information.

“What a great museum!! We got to walk around several amazing ships, and two submarines. It was very informational, and very fun! We also took the optional bay cruise, and it was really great!! Our tour guide was Kiki and she shared a lot of very interesting facts and tidbits with us. Overall, a really great day!!“

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Maritime Museum of San Diego Gift Cards, good for Sailings aboard Californian or San Salvador, General Admission with Harbor Bay Cruise option, and Swift Boat Tours.


Gift Cards

Gift Cards can be redeemed on-line (link included with Gift Card), or by contacting support@sdmaritime.org

Your gift card may only be used for making purchases with Maritime Museum of San Diego, and cannot be redeemed for cash unless required by law.


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Current safety measures UPDATE – PLEASE READ

CDPH has mandated that everyone in California wear a mask in indoor public spaces. The order is in effect December 15, 2021 to February 15, 2022.

FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF, AND GUESTS, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF SICK.

STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

Please do not attend if you are sick or experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, headache, shortness of breath, body aches, persistent pain or chest pressure, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

CURRENT PROTOCOL In compliance with the San Diego County health and safety guidelines, all guests must:
  • Wear a face mask when indoors or below decks.
  • Masks are not required on outdoor main deck areas.
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