Seafaring Event with 45-Minute Historic Bay Cruise and Naval History

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Maritime Museum of San Diego, remains open weekends only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Maritime Museum of San Diego’s outdoor experience includes a walking tour of the upper decks of the historic fleet, including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India, H.M.S Surprise, the revolutionary war navy frigate replica of the H.M.S. Rose, also featured in the motion picture Master and Commander, the state’s official tall ship schooner, Californian, Spanish galleon replica San Salvador and the elegant Victorian-era steam ferry boat BerkeleyObservation Deck. Indoor exhibits, below deck galleries and submarines will remain closed temporarily due to operational and capacity limitations. 

Visitors to the Museum looking for a tour ashore and on San Diego Bay can add on a 45-minute narrated Historic Bay Cruise, which features naval history highlights for only $5.00 with purchase of general admission. The Museum expanded the bay boat tour schedule now offering five weekend bay tours Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. The 45-minute sightseeing tour takes guests out on the water in a large loop first heading toward North Island and the Aircraft Carriers, then stopping at buoy 22. ?During the entire run, guests will see a mixed history of the area and certain attractions within sight. ?

Bay Boat tour reservations will be hosted aboard two restored nationally recognized historic power boats including the Vietnam-era PCF 816 Swift boat used in the training of U.S. Naval sailors and the 1914 Pilot boat, the oldest active harbor pilot boat in the country.  

Customers can make reservations for the boat tours upon arriving at the Museum when purchasing general admission passes from the Ticket Booth or online in advance at, while supplies last. Ticket sales end one hour prior to closing at 4 p.m. 

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.? 

Located at Star of India Wharf, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is situated along the north embarcadero between Grape and Ash Streets at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309. For more information, visit

The Maritime Museum of San Diego’s outdoor experience includes a walking tour of the upper decks of the historic fleet.

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