Fun for adults and kids, this museum on water is the focal point of San Diego's historic Embarcadero Promenade. Comprised of ... More
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Fun for adults and kids, this museum on water is the focal point of San Diego's historic Embarcadero Promenade. Comprised of several painstakingly restored historic ships, it is a tribute to the sea-faring age. One of the ships showcased at Maritime Museum of San Diego is the Star of India (1863), a stunning vision that graces the coastline as the world's oldest actively-sailed, square-rigged ship.
My husband and I recently had our wedding reception on board The Berkeley Ferryboat. We loved, loved, loved every second of it! Jim, our coordinator, was amazing! He was there every step of the way to ensure the night went smoothly! I cannot sing his praises enough.
Great fun for my kids and for me. We explored the ship the star of India- a historical landmark and learned about steam yachts. The kids loved exploring the inside of the ship. I'm glad I tried this museum out, I had my doubts but it was included with my Go San Diego Card so I went ahead and checked it out. Great attraction. Plenty to do. I'd allow about an hour and a half for your visit.
we recently visited the maritime museum and it was absolutely awesome! there are about 4 places right in a row to tour and all are really cool. star of india, russian sub, maritime museum, uss midway. all were really interesting and not expensive. way cool. i would do it again. parking was easy.
it was very interesting the first time we seen these ships. they have alot of history and it is interesting to see the insides of the old ships. once you've seen them though there is no reason to see them again. once is enough. i would recommend the tour for first timers.
although interesting, the museum is a combined exhibit of 7 or 8 ships of varying vintage. One was used in filming Master and Commander. To see all of the ships interior, some climbing is required. It's a neat little hour or two for $8 per person (adult). The nicest part is just being on the waterfront.