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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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Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-775-1943
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting to visit the submarine. The audio guide was easy to use and interesting, with memoirs read out by the people who themselves worked on the ship.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent audio tour of this World War 2 submarine. I never realised how little room their was, it makes you wonder how the crew managed in such cramped conditions. The audio tour is very informative, you can go at your own pace stopping and starting...More

Thank SueJim126
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a lad growing up in England my uncle Tot (Thomas) told me about his internment in a Japanese prison of war camp and how the Japanese transport ship was torpedoed by a US submarine and then rescued by the same Sub. Never in my...More

Thank Nickpea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting this was my first ever visit on a sub it was amazing how small it was considering how many people used to live on board. The audio tour was amazing really brought the whole thing to life.

Thank CarolineD0863
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to the wharf on a lot of the seasons and find the summer months to be the best. Everything is up and running. Crowds and traffic are inescapable.

Thank GoofysAwesomeTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've always wanted to tour a submarine, and in San Francisco I finally got my chance! The audio tour was interesting, but what made the tour unique were the retired submariners who took questions and told stories of their past submarine experiences that were along...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived all of the headsets were already being used. So, we waited about 15 minutes for some to become avaialbe. The headsets did not work, which was a disappointment. As one can imagine, very tight quarters. Glad we saw it once.

Thank BDD_11_12
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The USS Pampanito was incredibly interesting, paired with a brilliant audio guide. The only thing that you should remember is that inside the submarine is very cramped, especially if you are tall.

Thank Balmirals100
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Very neat to see, great staff, easy access, interesting. Not a military buff but my kids and husband were keen to see a submarine and I found it really interesting. Great audio tour, not too many tourists so it was comfortable and I'd recommend it.

Thank JennySGY
Reviewed 4 August 2017

An interesting historical opportunity to walk through a real submarine. It gives you new appreciation for how our Service Men and Women live when on active duty.

Thank 2movinon
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