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Maritime Museum of San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 North Harbor Dr, San Diego, California, 92101

The Basics

The collection of ships creates an engaging environment not found in many maritime museums. Each vessel hosts its own exhibits, from those focused on the Navy to that of commercial fishing, early sailing explorers, and more. Plus, the museum’s many ships are more than just relics—they are functioning sailing vessels. Take a historic bay cruise aboard Pilot, embark on a sailing adventure on the schooner Californian, and see the ship that starred in Pirates of the Carribean.

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San Diego Seal Tour
San Diego Seal Tour
star-4.5
$46.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A great day in my birthday
It’s was a great experience to by in the Seal Tour and the weather was great and to see all around us by the water
RicardoMartell, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

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The cruise ship was super...
Irene_G, Jun 2022
San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise
The cruise ship was super clean and staff were super friendly ☺️ As well as the tour speaker Jayden did a great job! My kids and I really enjoyed this experience, we got to see seals, and dolphins which was a plus ! I’d definitely recommend this trip to anyone. We will be back
star-5
Awesome experience!
Lidia_D, Jun 2022
Sunset Sailing Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group
Wonderful experience and our Captain, Kyle, was super nice and attentive. The views were great and tea got to see the area and learn a lot Definitely recommend it!
star-5
Perfect!
Lola_B, Jun 2022
Sunset Sailing Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group
Perfect! Kyle was the perfect captain, the cruise was very romantic, nothing more to say we highly recommend
star-5
Amazing Cruise
ELOMON_N, Jun 2022
San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise
It was an amazing experience with my family. Very educative too. The service was prompt and the captain very welcoming.
star-4
Postcard exhibit on Display was very nice! Wonderful Museum! 😃
Maria_B, Jun 2022
Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission Ticket
All the History of this vessel, the exhibits were all very nice! Touring the submarine was fascinating! The fishing industry display very informative, enjoyed looking at the Beautiful wooden boat on display! 😃👏🏻
star-5
Great sights, guide, stops
Cathleen_F, May 2022
San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley
Tour was fabulous. Highly recommend. Fun for all. Great pickups. Easy boarding. Guide very friendly and knowedgeable.
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San Diego Trolley Tour
MaryC_W, May 2022
San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley
I fell in love with San Diego on this trolley tour. Fascinating history & awesome neighborhoods. All fun!
star-5
A must-do in San Diego!!
Laura_W, Jun 2022
Sunset Sailing Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group
Captain Kyle was an excellent host and sailor! The views were outstanding, the snacks great, and he even provided blankets when we got cold at sunset! I highly recommend this experience!
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Mother's Day on the USS Midway.
Verna_S, May 2022
Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission Ticket
My daughter and I went together, for our Mother's Day celebration to each other. We had a full day and went top to bottom. We enjoyed all we saw and experienced
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It was a great cruise....
Sabrina_T, Jun 2022
San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise
It was a great cruise. Very relaxing and interesting. Would definitely do it again and recommend it to anyone visiting San Diego.
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Big vibes
Keith_L, Jun 2022
Sunset Sailing Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group
A Memorable experience to say the least. The sunset view was remarkable! Also, the complementary snacks and wine was a plus. Thank you again to Captain Kyle for the cruise.
star-5
Awesome
Reggie_G, May 2022
San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise
Nice weatherand the captains history. Great boat too. Taken this many times and it's always been wonderful.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum is a must-visit for maritime enthusiasts.

  • You can add a bay cruise to your museum admission for a small fee.

  • While much of the museum is wheelchair accessible, some areas are not due to historic construction.

  • If you are traveling with a group of 10 or more people, you can book a docent-led tour.

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How to Get There

The museum is located just off I-5 on Harbor Drive. From the interstate, take the Airport exit and follow signs for Embarcadero-Maritime Museum. The museum is located 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the international airport and within walking distance of the cruise ship terminal. You can also reach the museum on the San Diego Trolley.

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When to Get There

Visit the museum year-round to explore its many exhibits or to take a harbor cruise. The museum hosts numerous public events—ranging from concerts to pirate-themed adventures. Check out the museum’s online event schedule for more details.

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Exploring San Diego’s Waterfront

A visit to the Maritime Museum of San Diego is just the start of the seaside attractions you can explore along San Diego's Embarcadero. Less than a mile south of the maritime museum you can shop and dine at Seaport Village. Between the two, stop in at the USS Midway Museum and enjoy photo opportunities and public art displays along the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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