45 Minute Historic Bay Cruises aboard Pilot, add-on.
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.Indoor Exhibits, Below Deck Galleries are OPEN, as of June 15, 2021. The Russian Foxtrot class attack submarine B-39 remains closed. Please see “Overview Map” for new tour path.
General Admission ticket range: $30 – $10 with $10 PILOT add-on option
About General Admission
- Open daily 10am to 5pm
- General Admission ticket good all day, walk-up tickets also available.
- Visit most of the museum’s historic ships, for ONE low price.
- All available tickets
- General Museum Information, Location, and Parking
Historic Bay Cruise, boarding times are: 11:00am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm
Online sales end 8 am day of
Walk-up General Admission tickets are available at the ticket booth, till 4pm.
Historic Bay Cruise add-on
Walk-up tickets are available at the ticket booth, till sold out.
Please note there are no restrooms aboard Pilot.
Photos taken pre-Covid, social distancing, and mask requirements.