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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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1492 North Harbor Dr, San Diego, California, 92101
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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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$46.00
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$46.00

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, 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 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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$20.00

San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise

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
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$36.30
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$36.30

Sunset Sailing Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group
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Sunset Sailing 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 Embarcadero Waterfront Ghost Tour

San Diego Embarcadero Waterfront Ghost Tour

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San Diego's waterfront has a long history of adventure and dark deeds, so explore the more sinister side of the harbor on a walking ghost tour. Hear chilling tales of haunted ships, deadly outbreaks, and espionage, right on the water where it happened. There are even opportunities to do some ghost hunting of your own on this spine-tingling, PG-13 stroll.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.00
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Afternoon Sail Aboard a Classic Yacht

Afternoon Sail Aboard a Classic Yacht

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Set sail on the San Diego Harbor without spending a fortune on this affordable small-group sailing tour. Climb aboard a replica 1904 yacht that's unlike any other in San Diego, and enjoy several hours of cruising the bay and harbor, from Seaport Village past the USS Midway Museum and other shoreline attractions. No sailing experience is required, as a captain handles the navigation so you can enjoy the voyage.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00

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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$94.82
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San Diego Summer Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise

San Diego Summer Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Hop aboard a whale-watching cruise in San Diego for the chance to see whales and other Pacific marine life. You'll head out of the bay into the open ocean on board a large boat to look for the whales on the surface of the water.
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  • 4 hours
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$66.00
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$66.00

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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Save money by booking a San Diego Explorer Pass, which grants you access to your choice of two to seven local attractions and activities at discounted rates. The pass is valid for 60 days after first use, making it great for visitors and San Diego residents alike. Available attractions include the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego natural History Museum as well as speedboat tours and bike rentals.
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  • 60 days
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$89.00
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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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GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

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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$86.46
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$86.46
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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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Experience San Diego Bay the way it was meant to be seen, from the water on a private yacht. A dedicated captain handles the navigation so your group can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bay, from the USS Midway to Seaport Village and harbor seal hideouts. With room for up to six passengers, it's a great value for families, special occasions, and small groups.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$625.00
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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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$154.71
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San Diego Bay Relaxing Sailing Tours

San Diego Bay Relaxing 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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$99.00
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$99.00

Sunset Sail Aboard A Classic Yacht
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Sunset Sail Aboard A Classic Yacht

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

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

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San Diego is a big city and sightseeing while visiting can usually take a long time on foot and you could miss out on things if riding by vehicle. Instead, book this San Diego Harbor and Gaslamp Quarter Self-Guided Scooter Tour, and go through the city on a scooter. See the Seaport Village, Little Italy, the Maritime Museum, Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, and Bankers Hill.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.11
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Private Sailing Charter on San Diego Bay
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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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$429.00
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$429.00
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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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$169.00
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$169.00

2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

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If you want to see almost all of the greatest sights that San Diego has to offer. The Downtown San Diego and Balboa Park tour is THE essential San Diego Tour to do. You will visit Balboa Park up close and personnel with your scooter. Stop at one of a dozen of museums and explore the fragrant flower gardens or outdoor organ pavilion. Head up to Hillcrest which has a variety of shops and restaurants and is known to have some of the best food in the country. See Downtown San Diego’s Maritime Museum or the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. San Diego will be one of the most diverse and visually appealing cities your will ever visit and the Balboa Park scooter tour is one of the best ways to take it all in.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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$81.56

1 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1 Hour GPS 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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.44
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2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

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For a fun twist on the typical San Diego tour, first-time visitors shouldn't miss this GPS guided scooter excursion, where you can visit the city's top attractions, all while soaking up the fantastic weather. Just hop on your scooter, start cruising through the city, and feel the wind in your hair as you pass top sights. Highlights include Balboa Park, the Maritime Museum, and even the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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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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This is the ultimate way to explore San Diego by land and sea. Instead of being stuck on a crowded tour bus/boat, take control of your sightseeing and have an independent sightseeing adventure instead. Enjoy the thrill of driving your own speedboat, and have the chance to ride a GPS-guided storytelling scooter. No need to feel time pressures—each segment of the tour can be done on different days depending on your preferences.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.46
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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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$146.04
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$146.04
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What's the best way to experience Maritime Museum of San Diego?
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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 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Maritime Museum of San Diego costs USD 20.00. Guided Maritime Museum of San Diego tours start around USD 20.00 per person.