San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission Ticket

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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sail back into history during this visit to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Enjoy one of the world’s biggest collections of historic ocean vessels, including five ships and one submarines. You’ll view the USS Dolphin research submarine, the iconic Star of India and the HMS Surprise (star of the ‘Master and Commander’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean films’) among others. A fun collection kid-friendly exhibits, plus an on-site maritime research library, round out the experience.
  • Explore San Diego's Maritime Museum
  • Discover this unique museum's collection of historic vessels, including five ships and two submarines
  • Explore the famous HMS Surprise, star of the films 'Master and Commander' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
  • Enjoy a kid-friendly collection of hands-on exhibits
  • Immerse yourself in maritime history at the museum's renowned research library
  • Great experience for families and children

What's Included

  • Admission ticket
  • Exhibit entry - wander the below deck galleries
  • Does not include bay excursions

Meeting and Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2024 - 9/30/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

  • 10/1/2024 - 10/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

  • 11/1/2024 - 12/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

What To Expect

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by Maritime Museum of San Diego

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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82 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Maritime Fun
Cina_H, Oct 2023
Lots to see, Great history lesson for all ages. Real hands on experience, great people working there to help with ticketing needs. A+ service!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for such a rave review! We really like to hear from our guests about their experience at the Maritime Museum. We hope to see you again soon!
Ships ahoy
Christine_H, Jul 2023
Lots of different old time boats to roam around in. Plus a sub you could go inside and check out. The museum had lots of cool things to look at.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts about the ships and especially how cool you thought visiting the sub was. We hope to see you again soon when you can take the time to add a narrated bay tour!
Historical maritime tour
Eric_Z, Mar 2023
Loved the historical information. There was a school group there while we were there which was great to see!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for sharing your comments following your recent visit to the Maritime Museum of San Diego! Yes, our educational programs are very popular indeed! Such fine Living History staff and programming for sure! Kids just love it. So glad that you could witness that!
Awesome ships
Bryan_L, Oct 2022
Awesome old ships. Can’t believe people lived on them months at a time. They are pretty spacious though.
Postcard exhibit on Display was very nice! Wonderful Museum! 😃
Maria_B, Jun 2022
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! 😃👏🏻
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for visiting Maria! We really appreciate the time taken to write this review and share with others!
Mother's Day on the USS Midway.
Verna_S, May 2022
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
Trip to the past
Juan_C, Apr 2022
A wonderful and interesting museum, to visit and walk on the deck of all the ancient sail and steam ships exhibited was a great experience, unfortunatly the one y wanted to survey at most ,the Surprise was closed for repairing, that should have been advised to chose another date, a great disappointing for this
back in time
Juan_M, Nov 2021
The pirate ship and the submarine was cool. The ship models were very fun to look at. I would recommend.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you for visiting Juan. You summed it up perfectly. A step back in time. We hope to see you again!
The trip around the bay...
Lee_D, Sep 2021
The trip around the bay was great. Kiki the narrator was fabulous. Going in the old ships was like stepping back in time!
A true learning experience
Christina_H, May 2019
The replica ships are wonderful and give a true historical experience. I enjoyed wandering the decks of all of these ships very much.
We had no idea how great this would...
Kimberly C, Oct 2017
We had no idea how great this would be. We were able to take our time wandering through all of these amazing boats. We're too young to remember the Cuban missile crisis, so the tour and experience of the Russian submarine really brought this history to life!
The maritime museum is very...
Donna B, Jul 2016
The maritime museum is very interesting! It has ships from 1800s to a Russian submarine.

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