Cinco De Mayo
Sunset San Salvador Sail

Sunset at the docks

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents
New Spanish-Themed
2020 Cinco De Mayo Sunset San Salvador Sail

SAN DIEGO, CA — Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, exhibits, and on-the-water adventure guest experiences, announce a new sunset sail experience for Cinco de Mayo, Tuesday, May 5. The new event is all staged aboard the San Salvador, a replica of Explorer Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo’s vessel, the first European to reach America’s West Coast in 1542.

Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego is excited about this new concept and explains, “We wanted to create a fun and unique sailing experience during evening hours. Last year we hosted a private event similar to this new public sail theme. Spanish guitar, custom cocktails, delicious food, all while underway at sunset on the Bay aboard this lovely vessel representative of Spanish Pacific Heritage. Cinco de Mayo is the perfect holiday to celebrate aboard the Museum’s Spanish galleon replica San Salvador.”

Tickets are $75.00 per person and $130 for couples and includes 2-hour sail, live music, light Mexican appetizer and specialty tequila cocktail. A cash bar will also be on board. Guests will board at the Maritime Museum of San Diego at 5:00 p.m.


Book now! Cinco De Mayo Sunset San Salvador Sail.

  • Boarding Check-in ends: 5:00pm
  • Sailing adventure returns: 7:30pm
  • General Admission not included

San Salvador under the command of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542, before proceeding further north in search of new trade routes that would link Mexico to Asia and Europe. She was the first recorded European vessel to sail along Southern California, and survey its coastline.

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.