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San Diego Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum Is Open




Visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego for a safe, fun, educational outdoor adventure. They will be open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

They've Extended Their Special Offer

Tour the top decks of our ships, then head out on the Bay for a free Historic Bay Cruise with general admission.* We'll take guests out on the water in a large loop first heading toward North Island and the Aircraft Carriers, then stop at buoy 22. Often there's a sea lion or two, and then the tour continues down along Coronado.

We'll head under Coronado Bridge and make a port (left) turn around one of the bridge pillars. You will then head back towards the Maritime Museum, passing Seaport Village, B Street Pier, Midway and Portside Pier along the downtown side of the waterfront.

Your outdoor visitor experience includes a walking tour of the upper decks of the historic fleet, including the world's oldest sailing ship, Star of India, among other legendary vessels.

Three 45-minute narrated bay tours will be offered daily on Saturday and Sunday with required check-in fifteen minutes prior at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. Space is limited due to lower capacity requirements in accordance with state guidelines.

Tour Reservations

Bay Boat tour reservations can be made by customers upon arriving at the Museum when purchasing general admission passes from the Ticket Booth or online in advance at, while supplies last. Once scheduled, guests must check-in for boat tours on the docks behind Berkeley 15-minutes prior to scheduled runs, before or after you explore the Maritime Museum.

Public Health Safety

The Museum staff closely monitor the guidelines from the state, local and health authorities and have prepared the Museum to abide by public health safety and CDC recommendations to ensure visitors enjoy a clean and safe experience. In the coming weeks, management may announce weekday operations.

Temperature checks and wellness screenings are required of all staff, volunteers and visitors prior to admittance. Anyone feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted inside the museum to protect everyone's safety. Facial coverings will be required at all times. Social distancing protocols will be followed and the Museum has designed an easy to follow one-way foot path. 

Additional sanitation, disinfection and cleaning procedures have been implemented throughout the Museum vessels. Museum staff and crews will sanitize the boats before and after each tour. The Museum has invested in additional convenient hand sanitizer dispensaries available for use before and after touching handrails.  Frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized multiple times on a daily basis. 

Purchasing Tickets

Credit/Debit cards may be used to purchase tickets at the Museum Ticket Booth machines located on the embarcadero. Cash will not be accepted at this time.

Please remember that ticket sales end one hour prior to closing (or 4:00 p.m.). Tickets are for same day visits, and are based on reduced capacity.

We hope to see you soon!

*This offer may not be combined with any other offer.


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