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Maritime Museum of San Diego Tours and Tickets

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From steamships to submarines, the Maritime Museum of San Diego welcomes you aboard an array of historic ships, letting you delve into the rich maritime history of San Diego. Each vessel offers its own exhibits and experiences. The museum’s fleet ranges from the world’s oldest active sailing ship—Star of India—to modern submarines.

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San Diego Seal Tour

San Diego Seal Tour

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Take in the highlights of San Diego Bay during a sightseeing tour by amphibious vehicle. Travel on both land and water like a ‘duck tour,’ starting on the streets of Seaport Village and rolling down Harbor Drive alongside San Diego Bay. Transition into the water after departing Seaport Village. Cruise past the SeaWorld and Vacation Isle, experiencing the best of maritime San Diego on this fun and informative tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission Ticket

Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission Ticket

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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 two submarines. You’ll view the USS Dolphin research submarine, a Soviet B-39 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.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$20.00
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San Diego Scavenger Hunt Adventure

San Diego Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Make San Diego your personal game board with a 3-hour smartphone scavenger hunt that leads you through the city’s scenic waterfront, historic sites and atmospheric downtown neighborhoods. Form a team of 2–5 people, then trace a 2.5-mile route through the heart of the city, on foot and using public transit. Solve a series of exciting puzzles and challenges, compare your scores to other teams, and enjoy the freedom to explore San Diego at your own pace, with plenty of time to eat, drink and sightsee. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.34
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San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise
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San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise

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Sail along the San Diego Bay on this relaxing 1-hour cruise. While aboard, enjoy views of the city, as well as US naval vessels, the Star of India, and the Coronado Bridge. Catch sight of the Hotel del Coronado, and spot sea lions in their natural habitats. Along the 1-hour route, you can pick up a snack and drink at the snack bar (own expense), and relax as you cruise the water.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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GPS Talking GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

GPS Talking GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

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Zip through downtown San Diego and Balboa Park in just two hours with the use of a GPS-enabled GoCar. You and your partner will get settled, strap on your helmets, and use the provided map and GPS to get exploring. You'll cover tons more ground than you would on foot and can use the navigating devices to make your own route.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.56
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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

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Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat during this tour of San Diego Harbor. Learn the basics of boating from your expert guide before following your guide's boat around the harbor, cruising past highlights such as the USS Midway, a US Navy submarine, Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, the historic ship Star of India and San Diego Maritime Museum. Learn from your guide about these landmarks via the onboard two-way communications system and stop for photo ops on this exciting tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.90
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San Diego Premier Dinner Cruise

San Diego Premier Dinner Cruise

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On this experience, relax in style aboard a luxury dinner cruise. Enjoy panoramic views from the boat's deck and take your time over a gourmet, 3-course meal, as you cruise past twinkling city lights that ring San Diego Bay. Listen to an entertaining DJ play music and enjoy an unforgettable evening, or celebrate a birthday, anniversary or another special occasion.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$117.18
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Small Group Classic Sunset Sail in San Diego
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Small Group Classic Sunset Sail in San Diego

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Watch the sun set over San Diego during an all-inclusive small-group cruise aboard a classic sailboat. Pass landmarks such as the Maritime Museum, Coronado Bridge, and USS Midway, and look for sea lions, dolphins, and other wildlife around San Diego Harbor on the 2.5-hour cruise.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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San Diego Gaslamp Segway Tour

San Diego Gaslamp Segway Tour

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Explore San Diego by Segway on this comprehensive tour. Led by a local guide, learn about the city’s major landmarks and history while passing top attractions like Balboa Park, the USS 'San Diego' Memorial, Petco Park and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Snacks and beverages are included along the way, as well as a brief safety session to ensure that you feel completely comfortable hitting the streets on your Segway.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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Luxury Sunset Sail Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group

Luxury Sunset Sail Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group

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Set sail at one of the best times of day—sunset—during this San Diego Bay cruise. Board a comfortable sailing yacht and cruise along San Diego's coastline, taking in views of the scenic waterfront, military vessels, and historical landmarks. Catch sight of marine life and enjoy spectacular photo ops. Gorgeous sunset views and Wine makes this tour a great choice for couples or travelers celebrating a special occasion.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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San Diego City Lights Night Tour

San Diego City Lights Night Tour

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Explore San Diego at night under the moonlight with this 1.5-hour city lights tour. Travel from the city’s Gaslamp Quarter to Balboa Park and the Embarcadero. Catch sights of the historic San Diego County Administration Center, the USS Midway Museum, and the Star of India. Plus ride to the top of the Coronado Bridge and see sights lit up all over the city, as well as some from Tijuana.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

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Explore San Diego at your own pace with a full-day ticket to ride a hop-on, hop-off trolley through the city. Simply board the trolley at your cruise ship’s port of call and visit historic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods at eleven centrally-located stops. Get a glimpse of California’s past in Old Town then see the magnificent ships that moor at the bustling waterfront; grab a spot on a beach to watch surfers catch breaking waves, and try to spot the famous ghost at the elegant Hotel del Coronado.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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STERLING SAILS 2 Hour Private Sailing Experience in San Diego Bay

STERLING SAILS 2 Hour Private Sailing Experience in San Diego Bay

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Sailing is an art, an adventure, and a great way to relax. Weather you're throwing a special event or you just want to get back to nature, the sea is the place to be. Sailing yacht 'Mojave' is the perfect place for birthday parties, anniversaries, family vacations, engagements, or just a tour of the bay. Join Captain Liz on a trip to see the icon sites of San Diego such as The USS Midway aircraft carrier, The Star of India, The Coranado Bridge, or just say hello to the sea lions. Sailors have crossed oceans to explore new places for thousands of years. The Vikings sailed to North America around 1,000 years ago! Keep the ancient tradition of sailing alive and book your trip today for legendary fun in the sun with the whole family. There are complementary snacks and beverages on board. I can even make the party special for your event with balloons, party decorations or whatever you want. It's 2021, time for some fun!!!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$525.00
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Small Group San Diego Day Sail

Small Group San Diego Day Sail

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Sail Liberty offers the unforgettable experience of a beautiful sailboat touring adventure aboard a traditional sailing yacht. Our replica 1904 Yacht, offers excellent sailing for small group harbor tours and a remarkable sunset cruise all the while using traditional sailing techniques aboard a classic vessel unlike any other in San Diego.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Sailing Charter on San Diego Bay

Private Sailing Charter on San Diego Bay

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Sail the lovely waters off San Diego on a private yacht charter. The itinerary is up to you, or your captain can suggest some places to go. You can opt for a whale watching tour (seasonal), or lay anchor and go for a swim. If you prefer, choose a bay tour; seeing the sights like the Hotel del Coronado, Point Loma Lighthouse, Tijuana, and the San Diego skyline.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$480.00
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Relaxing San Diego Harbor Sunset Sailing Tours!

Relaxing San Diego Harbor Sunset Sailing Tours!

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Claire Sailing offers a new, luxury Beneteau sailing yacht. She has a spacious comfortable cabin with new cushions, clean blankets, pillows, and bean bags on the bow. We also welcome special requests so don’t hesitate to ask!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure in San Diego

GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure in San Diego

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Discover San Diego independently by mini speedboat and mini car with 2- to 4-hour rental. Hit the town (and water) solo or with a friend. Whether you’re on land or in the water you have the freedom to explore at your leisure. Recorded commentary and GPS guidance inside the car enable you to explore the city stress-free. The sightseeing route takes you past Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter, and more.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.98
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1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

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This GPS guided scooter tour takes you on a multi-cultural tour of San Diego, starting in Little Italy, where you learn about the rise and fall of San Diego’s Italian population, your tour continues past the maritime history museum, the USS Midway, and into beautiful Seaport Village. You also get to travel past Horton Plaza which just begs be visited again after the tour ends. After Horton Plaza you make your way into the heart of San Diego, with a quick loop around the Home of San Diego Padres, and into the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, which after its reinvention is MUCH more family friendly then it used to be. As you leave the Gaslamp Quarter you will enter Banker’s Hill with is unique shops, also borders the always beautiful Balboa Park. Tour Highlights: • Little Italy • Maritime Museum • U.S.S. Midway • Seaport Village • Horton Plaza • Historic Gaslamp Quarter • Petco Park • Bankers Hill
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  • 1 hour
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Go City: San Diego Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

Go City: San Diego Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

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Discover San Diego with a multi-attraction city pass that gives you free admission to your choice of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions and tours. The San Diego Explorer Pass by Go City saves you up to 50% compared to buying separate attraction tickets, and is valid for 60 days from your first attraction visit. Explore top attractions like the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Natural History Museum, USS Midway Museum, or enjoy popular activities like speedboat tours and full-day bike rentals at La Jolla or Coronado Beach. Your Explorer Pass is fully-digital so you'll be able to download it to your mobile device or print it at home, and enjoy contactless entry to your choice of attractions. Please note: You can now enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans change. All passes are valid for 2 years from purchase and only become activated with your first visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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San Diego Embarcadero Waterfront Ghost Tour

San Diego Embarcadero Waterfront Ghost Tour

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Experience the darker side of San Diego on this walking tour of the downtown waterfront with tales of ghostly history and haunted ships. During this 1 hour walking tour, you will visit several of the Embarcadero’s most popular haunted locations while learning of spooky spirits, disease, death and espionage. With many infamous ghosts & ships there are several notable occurrences of haunting at the downtown San Diego Embarcadero along the waterfront. You will hear the thrilling stories of the spirits and have an opportunity to ghost hunt outdoors in several areas along the way. * Tour Rating: PG13. Please note due to the type of information shared we advise children to be at least 13 years of age. This experience includes discussion of death that some may find offensive. Children under the age 13 are allowed to attend with parental supervision.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.00
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

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Electric Scooter & Speedboat Combo where you get to explore the bay in your very own speedboat then explore San Diego in your very own GPS guided storytelling scooter. This combo land sea adventure makes for the perfect day in San Diego. Both tours do not need to be taken on the same day.  Just book the day and time of the speedboat portion you want online and call the number above to book your scooter tour. After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a confirmation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.46
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GPS Guided Coronado Electric Scooter Tour

GPS Guided Coronado Electric Scooter Tour

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This tour is for anyone that wants to discover California’s Crown Jewel, Coronado Island. Explore Coronado’s pristine beaches, the famous Hotel del Coronado, the Ferry Landing, shops and much more. As you enjoy the drive, it takes you to all the best sites, recommends restaurants, cracks jokes and tells the stories that bring a destination to life. Start in Downtown San Diego before boarding the ferry to take you over to Coronado Island. See the visually stunning Coronado Bay Bridge and the San Diego Harbor as you make your way across by ferry. Make your way through Downtown Coronado where you’ll hear all about Coronado Island’s rich history from the speakers on your scooter. Drive along the beaches and pass by the Naval Air Station on North Island. Don’t miss out on one of our most unique tours!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.80
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Downtown to Balboa Park Tour

Downtown to Balboa Park Tour

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Join us for a unique, private adventure in and around downtown San Diego with a guided tour in a motorcycle sidecar! Learn about the past & present of “America’s Finest City”, the birthplace of California, cruising in style! It's safe, it's fun, & it's an unforgettable experience of a lifetime! With Pegasus Sidecar Tours, your private driver & guide will take you on a tour around the beautiful San Diego area in our top-of-the-line 3-passenger sidecar rigs. This means 2 passengers can sit in the sidecar, and a third behind your personal driver and guide. Our helmets are equipped with industry leading SENA communication system offering 4-person HD audio connectivity, so you can talk directly with one another & with the guide during the entire tour. Pets are also allowed to ride along, for what is life without our furry friends! There is even a convertible top that can enclose the sidecar in case (by some rare chance in San Diego) it rains. Tours are highly customizable. Lets ride!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Early Bird - Return By 12 Noon Special

Early Bird - Return By 12 Noon Special

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SAVE UP TO $50. The EARLY BIRD 1/2 DAY SPECIAL requires the vehicle be returned to the departure location by 12:00 PM. All for the price of 2 hours in a GoCar. Let GoCar take you off the beaten path through many of San Diego’s iconic parks like the Balboa Park and Petco Park on the way to Hillcrest and back. Snap some amazing photos along the Pacific Ocean and see the San Diego up close. You can even park and take a stroll along if you choose. On the way back explore the boutique shopping districts of Hillcrest. This tour is approximately two hours drive time at a slow pace and has several fun, informative detours and stop options along the way. If you want to extend the tour you have the option of taking the Oldtown loop at the end of the tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.72
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Should I book Maritime Museum of San Diego tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Maritime Museum of San Diego can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Maritime Museum of San Diego 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Maritime Museum of San Diego costs USD 17.00. Guided Maritime Museum of San Diego tours start around USD 17.00 per person.
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