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USS Pampanito

Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-775-1943
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World War II submarine docked at Pier 45.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-775-1943
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had always wanted to go aboard a WWII sub. This is a very good example of one and a really great exhibit. The men who served on these boats were tuff guys and we owe them so much. Highly recommend you take your kids...More

Thank Patiodadio
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so average it was boring. A clapped out old boat and submarine. Poorly displayed. Dont spend more than one minute of you life here. Very, very average !!

Thank TravelsDaGlobe
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a somewhat difficult tour for me, there are two steep stairways -aka ladders- to negotiate and it is incredibly cramped. The result though is that you have a good mental image of what its crew experienced under far more difficult circumstances during war...More

Thank Jmc5606903
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I admit I haven't been on many subs but I've been on many ships. I like the price of this one $10 adults $5 kids over 5, free for kids 5 and under. Self guided audio tour (headphones with an iPod nano) It's a tight...More

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

The audio tour is great and really gives you an insight into what life would be like. The spaces are small and so there aren't many people allowed on at the same time, which is nice because it's not too cramped. Very interesting to see...More

Thank Lizzie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the audio tour. This was one of our favorite things we did in San Francisco and I'm so glad we stopped. The sub was almost empty when we were touring it so it gave us tons of room and it was such a...More

Thank Brigitte C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a great interest in anything WW2 related and in particular the far eastern war this visit for me was an unbelievable treat! the audio tour explains in detail from the stern to the aft this piece of American history, what a credit it is...More

Thank Martyn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great tour of a WW2 Submarine. You get a audio set at the ticket booth, but remember to talk to the veterans on board. They are the ones with the interesting stories and further information. It may seem a little expensive but proceeds go...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short tour of a real World War II submarine. The caption of 80 Men, 75 days, no showers. An incredible tribute to the brave men of the 1940's and the conditions of submarine life. Makes your truly appreciate the sacrifices of these men and...More

Thank canadalaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most interesting and informative tours we've done, so much history. Staff were fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend doing this tour.

Thank Jules141110
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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Is this possible for anyone disabled?
22 July 2015|
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Response from puckerstoppled | Reviewed this property |
This would be difficult for anybody physically challenged due to entrances that are tight and passagways that are narrow. Add to that the need to traverse through hatches to see the entirety of the submarine and the... More