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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)

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 8pm. 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.


California Gold Admission

California Gold Cruise

California Gold Special Event Admission.

Sunday March 12, 2017

  • Adult 18+ $17.00
  • Senior 62+, Military w/ID, Students 13-17 years $14.00
  • Child 12-3 years $9.00
  • Child 2 & under FREE

Take a step back to the days of the Gold Rush here at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.


California Gold cruise aboard a Tall Ship.

Choose from two 1 hour cruises. Ticket includes admission.
Cruise check-in times are: 12:30, 2:30

Tickets range $37 – $18

Ride aboard a Tall Ship with a narrated history of the role ships played in the Gold Rush.

  • California Gold activites run – 10am to 4pm
  • Museum hours are 9am – 8pm
  • Enjoy a 45 minute Pilot bay cruise for an additional $5.00. Tickets available at the museum.
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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. Two tours daily: Saturday & Sunday.
Tickets range $26 to $10

  • Check-in time ends: 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. Starting March Check-in times will be: 12:15pm & 2:15pm
  • 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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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.

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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San Salvador Sailing Adventure
 

NEW San Salvador Sailing Adventure

A 4 hour sail aboard the San Salvador

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.

Saturday’s, 11:30 to 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.
  • Custom explorer’s cinch souvenir bag included! (free child ticket excluded)
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Schooner Cup aboard Californian Ticket

Schooner Cup viewing San Salvador Ticket

 

Schooner Cup Charity Regatta aboard Californian & viewing from aboard the San Salvador.

Saturday, April 1st.

The Silver Gate Yacht Club will be hosting the 29th America’s Schooner Cup Charity Regatta in San Diego Bay.

This is the West Coast’s premier gathering of these historical schooners of all sizes. Boats come from as far north as Puget Sound. If you are a Schoonerman come join the fun.

Tickets range from $65.00 to $48.00


San Salvador, a replica of Juan Cabrillo’s ship which first visited San Diego in 1542, the ultimate viewing platform for this years schooner cup.

  • Saturday April 01, 2017
  • Boarding Check-in ends at 9:45pm
  • Race ends approximately 3pm
  • You can check-in as early as 9am. Ticket includes general admission, enjoy the Museum after your sail.
  • For more info, click here.


Pirate Day Admission

BOARDED A New Pirate Adventure
 

Pirate Days Special Event Admission.

Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21st.

  • Adult 18+ $17.00
  • Senior 62+, Military w/ID, Students 13-17 years $14.00
  • Child 12-3 years $9.00
  • Child 2 & under FREE

Pirate Days, a two day celebration for kids of all ages.


BOARDED! A New Pirate Adventure!

Choose from 3 shows per day aboard the Tall Ship Californian. Ticket includes admission.
Sails are not set for BOARDED
Check-in times are 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm

Tickets range $37 – $18

This hilarious one hour interactive show puts you right in the middle of the pirate action.

  • Pirate Day activites run – 9:30am to 4pm
  • Museum hours are 9am – 8pm
  • Enjoy a 45 minute Pilot bay cruise for an additional $5.00. Tickets available at the museum.
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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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