The Ships

Walk the decks of historic ships

Star of India, San Salvador, Californian :: Photo by Mark Albertazzi

History on the high seas.

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

Sailing Ships
Steam Powered
Powered – on the bay tours available
As of July 2018, the Maritime Museum of San Diego now has four vessels of historic distinction on the National Register – PCF 816 Swift Boat, 1914 Pilot boat, the world’s oldest active sailing ship Star of India, and the 1898 steam ferry boat Berkeley – listed as National Historic Landmarks.
Explore the museum:

Sail, Steam, Submarine at Maritime Museum of San Diego