Maritime Museum of San Diego

4 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $17 Per Adult / $8 Per Child

Maritime Museum of San Diego

4 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $17 Per Adult / $8 Per Child

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      Maritime Museum of San Diego

      San Diego, California, USA
      From (USD) $17 Per Adult / $8 Per Child

      Boats, ships, and other maritime artifacts are on the water and on display on this tour! Visit the collection of historic vessels at the Maritime Museum of San Diego for an incredible experience. 

      Tour highlights

      • Star of India tour, the oldest and active sailing ship 
      • HMS Surprise, a vessel featured in some of Hollywood’s top productions 
      • Permanent exhibits detailing comprehensive nautical history 

      What’s included in the tour

      • Family-friendly and educational experience 
      About this San Diego tour

      Boats and ships of all shapes and sizes are proudly on display at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Experience all things related to transportation on the water as you tour some of the finest ships. Travel through the past for a fascinating look at historic ships, wartime boats, and a lavish 18th century replica of a Royal Navy vessel featured in top Hollywood blockbusters.

      The best part of the Maritime Museum is that the ships are accessible. Feel free to board the handpicked, massive boats for a thorough look around. It’s quite an experience to walk around the interior of a ship. Explore the Star of India, the world’s oldest and still-active sailing ship that was originally constructed in 1863. Tour a Patrol Craft Fast Swift Boat used extensively during the Vietnam War. Cinephiles will recognize the HMS Surprise, a replica of the 18th century Royal Navy frigate Rose, that was prominently featured in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Check out the confined spaces of the B-39 submarine, an actual Soviet-era submarine that runs on diesel electric power. The stealthy submarine saw a lot of use during the tense moments of the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

      There are other things to do while at the Maritime Museum. Your ticket to the museum gives you access to the visiting and permanent exhibits. Get a glimpse into the illicit history of rum smuggling and how pirates circumvented laws to get their hands on the drink in "Rum: Sailors, Pirates, and Prohibition." Travel back in time to the era where steam dominated in "Age of Steam." If you’re curious about San Diego’s close ties with the Navy, do not miss "San Diego’s Navy." See how the city became home to the largest naval base in the Pacific. For more activities, the Maritime Museum also hosts seasonal public events. This family-friendly tour combines fun, adventure, and education for a memorable experience. 


      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Bring water Bring water
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring money Bring money
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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