45 Minute Historic Bay Cruises
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.
Since Pilot is out of operation due to annual maintenance, daily Historic Bay Cruises will be aboard Swift Boat.
Historic Bay Cruise 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 start at 11:10am, with the last run weekdays at 3:45pm, weekends 3:15pm. Multiple runs per day, check for next available run when at the Maritime Museum. Available most days.
Please note there are no restrooms aboard Pilot or Swift Boat.