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Maritime Museum of San Diego: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Star of India is very impressive and the Russian sub is even more so. First time inside a Russian sub. Thank goodness we both fit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sukie630
Reviewed 4 days ago

just walking along this area the food, shops and ships, yachts, boats the boat tours fun but fast the sunset over the water breath taking

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Latonia W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Russian Sub(great history there) plus the oldest sailing vessel? Enjoy! So much to see here you don't want to try and match it with the Midway tour. Take a few days off in between and do them. ENjoy San Diego travelers. You can't go wrong...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just completed a visit to the San Diego Maritime Museum 1/2 mile up from the famed USS Midway. It was great from a standpoint of capturing the evolution of sea going vessels. They have an old British frigate that was used for the movie Master...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jonesyclan1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit. Just go at your own pace and enjoy ships from years past. Tour at your leisure!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Betty R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 84 year old mom on the Swift Boat Tour followed by walking around the docked ships. It wasn't crowded on a Sunday. We both loved every minute of our time spent here. The staff was wonderfully kind to my mom. We even...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Klady13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Star of India is a great old sail ship to explore along with the other vessels that are there. Lots of fun.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the maritime museum it was excellent, I especially liked the submarines as I’d never been in one before. I think the only thing that let it down was there wasn’t enough information about the ships. But al told this was really good...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MarkR205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the waterfront, and close together you can walk the decks of historic through to modern, sailing ships to submarines. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Euan_Huzarmy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful visit saw around some terrific ships the Russian submarine was a real eye opener, it was great to see how the local children get to interact with some of the exhibits a great way to learn about what life was like. Also did harbour...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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April 6, 2019|
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Response from TravelbyFrank | Reviewed this property |
You can enter the gift shop for free but anything past that on the pier requires a paid admission. From the public walkway the largest tall ship is about a 100 feet away.
February 28, 2018|
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Response from hoktefrog | Reviewed this property |
Very close. If you are the slightest claustrophobic I would recommend not going into the submarine.
March 9, 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.