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Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
+1 619-234-9153
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Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history! Admission to the "Maritime Museum of San Diego" grants you access to one of the world's finest collections of historic sea vessels. Once on board our museum ships, you will find that we offer something for people of all ages. You not only get to explore our ships and submarines, the museum displays permanent and temporary exhibits on art, maritime history, commerce and exploration. We also offer guided tours and host family friendly events regularly. Historic bay cruises run daily and can be added on to the price of admission for an extra nominal fee. There is no better way to spend the day than on the bay!
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1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
+1 619-234-9153
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Reviewed yesterday

After touring the USS Midway last week, we decided to make a day of it and tour the Maritime Museum, since it was something I/we always wanted to do. It cost us $18/per person, for two adults, so $36. We spent about 3 hours here....More

Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent a couple of hours exploring the ships moored here. It was fortunately very quiet so was enjoyable absorbing the interesting information displayed. The vessels are varied ranging from The Star of India Clipper to both Russian and US subs. As a fan of...More

Thank LAR60
Reviewed 2 days ago

A couple of pirate ships and two submarines plus a museum inside another ship rounded out this tour. The Soviet sub was my favorite because it was so unique. Small spaces had to be navigated (be sure to pay attention to the display outside with...More

Thank gabi_kansas
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum offers several ships to board including one of the pirate boats featured on the movie: Pirates of the Caribbean and also a submarine. The submarine does require climbing steep stairs and entering through smaller entries so good to keep in mind. We had...More

Thank Off-2-seeTheWizard
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very cool to tour the different ships and see everything up close! It was like taking a step back in time. We got there at 7:45 pm and they close at 9 pm, and it was perfect timing because we had the place to ourselves,...More

Thank dsmithscc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 11 and 12 year old really enjoyed these ships! The staff is friendly, funny and informative and the ships provide a great way to enjoy San Diego's beautiful weather while also taking in the sights. We spent a couple hours here but the tickets...More

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an inexpensive and very educational way to spend 1/2 day on the water of San Diego Bay. There are 9 vessels that you board and wander about on a self guided, at your on pace tour. The vessels range from a replica of...More

Thank Brad4242
Reviewed 1 week ago

We particularly enjoyed the Star of India and the submarines. The Star of India has a lot of information to read about the very interesting life of the ship.

Thank winags
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the purchase of a ticket, you get to tour 2 submarines (a Russian and an American one) as well as 4 historic vessel. I never been into a submarine, so -for me- that was the best part. Price is reasonable, so I would definitely...More

1  Thank Marco L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an awesome experience seeing the Star of India and then followed by a Russian sub, several other sailboats and then an American Sub, and of course the Ferry boat. There was a gentleman on board Star of India who introduced us to various posts...More

Thank Theresa L
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Lisa P
9 March 2017|
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Response from gaustriaMMSD | Property representative |
Hello there! We recommend between 1.5 and 2 hours to see the whole museum. You can definitely stay longer as there is quite a bit of history here and some "on the water" add-on activities you can do.
Heidi B
4 March 2017|
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Response from Richard_PF_59 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few areas that are accessible such as much of the steam ferry Berkeley (which does house a great many exhibits), however, most are actual or replica historic ships which were far from ADA compliant.
19 June 2016|
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Response from juliviolet | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Sorry.