Entry ticket

San Diego: Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission

Entry ticket

San Diego: Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission

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From sail, to steam, to submarine, Maritime Museum of San Diego features 500 years of seafaring history on an educational walking tour of this historic fleet.

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Duration 45 - 75 minutes
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  • Take an educational voyage back in time
  • See galleries and exhibits below deck
  • Learn about the rich pacific maritime history
  • Marvel at the beautiful views of the San Diego Bay from this waterfront museum
  • Explore the famous HMS Surprise, star of the films 'Master and Commander' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
Full description

Start your visit to the Maritime Museum of San Diego with a tour of the 1898 Victorian-era steam ferry boat, Berkeley. See a range of exhibits on the naval and commercial fishing industry history. Learn about navigational exploration and see vintage photography and artwork, military artifacts, and impressive yacht models. After the Berkeley, head down the gangway underwater to the USS Dolphin. Explore the USS Dolphin and see what the world’s deepest dive submarine looks like on the inside. Make your way to the Vietnam-era PCF 816 Swift boat, the 1904 royal steam yacht Medea, and a 1914 Pilot boat. See the replica of the 1452 Spanish galleon Explorer Cabrillo, which sailed into the West Coast. See both the replica galleon and the Californian topsail schooner. See a collection of ships which includes one of the world’s oldest active ships, the Star of India with three decks of treasured exhibits and gallery space. Learn about the history of the great Age of Sail onboard. Admire the H.M.S Surprise, which has undergone restorations to the main deck and below deck exhibitor areas. This ever-popular Navy frigate replica was featured in the award-winning film "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World".

  • Admission ticket
  • All vessel visits and exhibits
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Prepare to climb on and off ship decks or climb up and down ship ladders.
    • Food and drinks are not permitted inside the Museum.
    • The ticket booth closes at 4:00 p.m. Last entry into the museum is 4:00 p.m.
    • The H.M.S. Surprise upper main deck (outdoor) area of the vessel has reopened and may be visited
    Customer reviews

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    September 9, 2022

    August 18, 2022

    My two 15 year old granddaughters and I really enjoyed our tour. It was varied and most interesting.

    June 14, 2022

    Product ID: 402025