Historic Bay Cruises Aboard Pilot

Swift Boat & Pilot Boat are down for annual maintenance.

Pilot Boat Maritime Museum of San Diego

45 Minute Historic Bay Cruises
Aboard Pilot

Launched in 1914 to her removal from regular service in 1996, Pilot enjoyed an active career as San Diego’s chief pilot craft – assisting almost every one of the thousands of major commercial ships to enter or leave the bay during that time.

Restored by the Maritime Museum of San Diego and relaunched in 2002, Pilot now hosts school groups on “Economy and Ecology” voyages, where students help with navigation and perform water quality experiments while exploring the Bay, in addition to her public day cruises.

Pilot Boat Maritime Museum of San Diego

This is a add-on activity, tickets are $7.00 plus Maritime Museum admission. Tickets are only sold at the Maritime Museum of San Diego on a first come first serve.

Daily boarding times for Pilot are 11:15am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm and 3:45pm. Available most days.

Please note there are no restrooms aboard Pilot.

Pilot Boat Maritime Museum of San Diego

Pilot Boat Maritime Museum of San Diego