Guided Tours of the Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers group and guided tours to accommodate the needs of school groups, touring groups, youth groups, community groups, Reunions and conventioneers as well as offering a discount with your visit. Tours are led by trained and knowledgeable museum docents. Elementary School age groups are led by educators who bring history to life through storytelling and reenactment. Group tour leaders should contact our museum to reserve a date for your tour.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers group and guided tours to accommodate the needs of school groups, touring groups, youth groups, community groups, Reunions and conventioneers as well as offering a discount with your visit.

Tours are led by trained and knowledgeable museum docents who bring history to life through storytelling and reenactment. Tours typically encompass visits to a number of ships including Star of India, HMS Surprise, B-39 Submarine, the 1898 Berkeley and the 1904 Medea as well as our galleries and exhibits which display a wide variety of maritime topics. Any tour can be designed to emphasize particular interests such as subjects related to a school curriculum.  See below for detailed information regarding Maritime Museum of San Diego tours.

 

Group tour leaders should contact our museum to reserve a date for your tour. please call or email:


 

Group Tours
 

Time: Guided tours last two hours and can begin anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Price: $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children 17 and under.
Group Size: Minimum of 8. Children must be accompanied by adults.

 

Groups may also visit the museum without taking a guided tour. Reservations are required for these visits as well.
Groups check in at the Information Booth located in front of the Berkeley ferry boat, north of the Star of India.

 

Group rate prices offer a significant discount from the regular admission prices.


 

School Tours K-6
 

This hands-on dockside tour program is specifically designed for grades K-6 using California State Standards and guided by our Education Staff. Students will tour several of our ships, including the Star of India, while focusing on a grade appropriate lesson. This is an exciting introduction to the Maritime Museum!

 

Class Size: 15 participants or a minimum flat rate of $100.
Class Size maximum: 100 participants (call ahead if over 70 kids)
Cost: $7.00/per student. $8.00/per adult.
Required: One Adults Chaperone required for each 10 students.
Tours last: 1.5 hours.

 

Available Add-Ons:
$5.00 per person: 45 minute narrated bay tour aboard Pilot Boat.

 

To schedule a School Tour, call Jacob Keeton @ (619) 234-9153 x132
or email me - Click Here


 

Pilot Option
 

For an additional $5.00 per person you can enjoy a 45 minute narrated cruise on San Diego Bay aboard our fully restored 1914 Pilot boat.

 

To summarize, your adult group gets a guided two hour tour of six vessels for $10.00 and a forty five minute Pilot boat ride for $5.00. That is only $15.00 each for three hours of adventure and discovery!


To reserve a date for a tour, please call or email:

 

Reservations must be made for all tours. Please reserve four weeks in advance to ensure the availability of your desired date.