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Central Coast Maritime Museum Association (Nonprofit)

Morro Bay Ca 93443, Morro Bay, CA 93443-1775
+1 888-502-5115
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Unique and informative experience.

This feature is under development and will soon have an indoor experience to go with the outdoor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Riverside, ca
Cool sub

Really enjoyed the submarine really interesting on the construction of it. Being built by Lockheed... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Renton, Washington
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Visit a rescue boat exhibit on the Embarcadero in Morro bay. The highlight is the DSRV Avalon; one of only two search and rescue submarines of its kind. You can also see a US Coast Guard rollover boat, designed to carry out rescues in in rough seas. Coming soon: the Tugboat ALMA. A tug that rescued sailors from the MONTEBELLO when she was torpedoed off the coast California at the start of WWII.
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Morro Bay Ca 93443, Morro Bay, CA 93443-1775
+1 888-502-5115
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This feature is under development and will soon have an indoor experience to go with the outdoor display. The museum adds to the ambiance of the city of Morro Bay, and is easily accessible.

Thank adelaidetaylor
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the submarine really interesting on the construction of it. Being built by Lockheed Martin struck me as odd. Deep submersible is really cool

Thank Pblue2001
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Get out and read the signs...interesting story about early submersibles designed to save sailors trapped in submarines..

Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
Reviewed 12 April 2017

There are not really established exhibits yet but it sure looks promising. They do have a rescue vehicle for downed submarines that will blow your mind. They also have an old trawler that saved victims of an oil tanker sunk off the shores nearby by...More

Thank Del J
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This small collection of interesting vessels was a neat part of our stroll around town. I believe the association has bigger plans for the future, but for now it's just 4 or 5 vessels near the docks. We love things nautical, and enjoyed seeing the...More

Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The central coast maritime museum is a small collection of boats. We enjoyed seeing the undersea rescue boat which was built after the thresher went down. The parking area is also host to classic car exhibits sometimes on saturdays. It is worth a fifteen minute...More

1  Thank Stephenvt123
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were happy to see an addition to the Morro Bay Maritime Museum. They added a World War Ii Tugboat. The Tugboat named Alma aided US troops. We also liked seeing the other two exhibits again. It is free to visit and by the road...More

2  Thank mini
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A. Group of go-getters is taking this group to another level by adding a bldg. visit their site on the Embarcadero today and see the first pieces of their collection and come back later when then are in their new bldg.

1  Thank SuzanneinMB
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Nice kiosk and explanation of plans and future development of the area and displays. Neat to see the submersible up close.

Thank 23rlw
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The vessels located here are to be part of the Future Maritime Museum, but are on display in a lot where the museum will be built. The vessels are interesting, especially the DSRV Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel. Worth stopping by seeing and reading the information...More

1  Thank csarchibald
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