The Ships

• Maritime Museum is closed all day for a special event (Craft Beer Festival) Saturday August 5, 2017
HMS Surprise goes to drydock and will be unavailable for viewing from Thursday July 6, 2017 till Thursday August 17th, 2017
(the anticipated return date).


The Ships

History on the high seas.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego features a world-class collection of historic vessels including sailing ships, steam-powered boats and submarines. You can board and explore our ships. Some even take passengers!

Our 1914 Pilot boat does 45 minute History bay cruises 5 tours a day, 7 days a week. Swift Boat does two 75 minutes tours covering military history of San Diego bay during the weekends. Californian does three hour Tall Ship Adventure Sailings most weekends.