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Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Address: 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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+1 619-234-9153
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00

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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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USD 16.00*
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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission
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USD 107.00*
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Classic Sailboat Sunset Sail
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USD 90.00*
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Classic Sailboat Harbor Morning Cruise

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Several different boats/ships/subs make this an interesting attraction. We enjoyed learning about the boats, some of the exhibits could have used some refreshing - but all in all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newport, RI
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Newport, RI
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Several different boats/ships/subs make this an interesting attraction. We enjoyed learning about the boats, some of the exhibits could have used some refreshing - but all in all a good spot.

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Riverside, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the San Diego Maritime Museum on Sunday, April 23, 2017. We had such a great time touring all of the ships and submarines. We also took the 75 minute Swift Boat tour of San Diego bay. We had a great time. Totally recommend for families and veterans. The costs are very reasonable for what you get. Be... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice visitor friendly museum - easy to visit and interesting. It maintains and operates old historic vessels which is an additional attraction and worthy form of operation. We found the outdoor portion of the museum visit especially interesting. Star of India is the world's oldest active sailing ship.

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Sunward Park
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed boarding the the Star of India, extremely interesting giving a view of travel to NZ under very harsh conditions for crew and passengers. The other highlight was going onto the Russian submarine. Can't believe how people lived in those very cramped conditions. Shari g a tiny bunk bed for extended periods of time

Thank Linda K
San Diego, California, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With our daughter and 12-year-old grandson who were visiting from out of town we enjoyed wandering the decks of great old ships, learning about their history and the process of restoring them. The tickets are very reasonable, and the surrounding embarcadero area is also fun and interesting.

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Merrick, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maritime Museum was an interesting exhibit to visit. There were various boats to walk around on to include an old Russian Sub. The tour was not that expensive and takes about an hour. It was something different to see. It is located close to the Midway Exhibit.

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here after visiting Midway Museum. Picked it 'cause it's close by and I would suggest parking at the Navy Pier by Midway and then walk over. It's actually quite interesting, being made up of several ships & boats linked together. There are 2 subs you can get into, 2 tall ships and a couple others with interesting... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really cool activity we did just in the moment they had some really interesting and fascinating ships I'd recommend a visit to everyone

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring your adventure hat, crawling through the submarines is rather tight, but so neat to see how people used to manage in such small places and continue to do so on current subs. The history available to read about is so worth the ticket prices. There are several types of boats to board and very few places they don't want... More 

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Euless, tx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here with nephew before flying back home..Interesting submarines ..Other ships so so..Models of ships A+ Use coupon to save a few bucks

Thank PaPaEuless_tx

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