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USS Pampanito

Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-775-1943
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World War II submarine docked at Pier 45.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-775-1943
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband suggested that we visit this submarine with our young children whilst in San Francisco, and I must admit to having been a little sceptical...but I was wrong! We spent an hour or so completing the audio tour and wandering the deck, and all...More

Thank cab-80
Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour and the submarine was great, it was a bit pricey for the size of the tour. However, the only downside is the parking in the area, as the sub tour doesn't validate parking. Parking is hard to find and cost in the range...More

Thank rb123456789rb
Reviewed 1 week ago

My granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed the tour of this 80% function WWII submarine. I was surprised when she said it was one of the highlights of the trip. Everyone should take an hour to learn what it was like for 80 men to spend 75 days...More

Thank TomA15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hats off to the submariners who served on WWII subs just like that...I couldn't do it. The self-guided audio tour is excellent, you get to go to every part of the vessel...and you will be asking yourselves how anyone could live and work in those...More

Thank Margot P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the family while on a week's visit to SF. Going on board is fascinating and as a family not pricey. The cramped spaces, sights and smells combined with the stories of the kind Veteran, patiently recounting tales was a fascinating break from the city...More

1  Thank Steve E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour has a nice audio guide through the submarine which is in excellent condition. The tour is on the expensive side but was enjoyable. If you are claustrophobic this tour could be difficult as the submarine is very tight.

Thank Dale L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great WW2 Sub, from one side to another, slowly at your own paste.. You get an mp3 player which is been used as a personal audio guide which works perfectly ! Too bad some of the areas in the sub are closed.

Thank Shir_Aviv_Musikanth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You do a headset audio tour through the sub. Very interesting to hear from some of the sailors and hear of their adventures. Its tight quarters and crazy to hear what all happened and how many people lived and worked there. It does require to...More

Thank blueandgreeneyes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had always wanted to go aboard a WWII sub. This is a very good example of one and a really great exhibit. The men who served on these boats were tuff guys and we owe them so much. Highly recommend you take your kids...More

Thank Patiodadio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was so average it was boring. A clapped out old boat and submarine. Poorly displayed. Dont spend more than one minute of you life here. Very, very average !!

Thank TravelsDaGlobe
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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Response from puckerstoppled | Reviewed this property |
This would be difficult for anybody physically challenged due to entrances that are tight and passagways that are narrow. Add to that the need to traverse through hatches to see the entirety of the submarine and the... More