Current and upcoming events at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

San Salvador Pre-Launch Fandango


San Salvador Pre-Launch Fandango, Click here for info.


Star of India celebrating 150 years - Click Here to view video.


Plan your visit: Click here to view the Maritime Museum of San Diego events calendar.


father and son on fathers dayMake Father's Day a special one-of-a-kind adventure!

The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to a Father’s Day celebration aboard the 145’ schooner Californian

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The sail begins with a souvenir group photo of all in your party. Each adult receives a delicious bratwurst sandwich and a cold beer prior to sailing. Hotdogs and .....Click to read more

fireworks on the bayIndependence, Stars and Stripes, Fireworks, and a Picnic Dinner. It's a day full of tradition.

Join us at the Maritime Museum of San Diego for a spectacular 4th of July!

Our Independence Day celebration includes some of the best fireworks viewing on San Diego Bay, great food, music, and the chance to explore one of the most amazing collections... .....Click to read more

San Salvador modelSee San Salvador being built.

At Spanish Landing NTC

Open to the public

For info, and more Click here for hours, directions, demonstration schedule, and more.

Included with Maritime Museum of San Diego admission, or build-site only visits for $5.00!

Photographer Jerry Soto’s comprehensive photographic record of San Salvador Construction at Spanish Landing Park. Click Here to view.

Summer 2014, San Salvador launch event is in the works. Details to follow.

Swift BoatSwift Boat at the Maritime Museum.

You can help get her running!

In 1971, the US Navy donated two Swift Boats to the newly formed Republic of Malta’s Maritime Squadron. After forty years of coastguard duty, Malta retired these boats from service. In 2011, Malta's Minister of Defense donated a Swift Boat to the Maritime Museum of San Diego with our
.....Click to read more, and how you can help.

Adventure SailAdventure Sail aboard Californian

Need to find some fun?

Most weekends plus lots of Fridays during the summer season, fun on San Diego bay! Check the calendar for sail dates Click Here

Embark on this special journey and spend the afternoon sailing towards the Pacific Ocean and back on the Official State Tall Ship .....Click to read more and purchase tickets.

kid fun during family dayFamily Day at the Maritime Museum!

Children 12 years and under are admitted free with adult admission!

Upcoming Family Day's
May 04, 2014

It's a great way to spend some family time together! A Kids craft activity... .....Click to read more

Plein AirMaritime Impressions

Showing April 12, 2014 to Feb 1, 2015

Compass Gallery aboard Berkeley. Included with admission.

Take a tour of San Diego County’s thriving marine scene, and see it through the eyes of an artist! The artists of the Plein Air Painters Association of San Diego(PAPASAN) exhibit 35 impressionistic, contemporary paintings which....
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tattoo scrimshawTattoos and Scrimshaw: The Art of the Sailor

Showing March 21, 2014 to end of January 2015

Gould Eddy Gallery Aboard Berkeley. Included with admission.

The modern western tattoo evolved from the early days of global exploration, when ancient mariners sailed to the South Pacific communities and were introduced to the idea of body art.....
... .....Click to read more

maritime museum gift certificateMaritime Museum of San Diego Gift Certificates now available.

Can't decide what to get someone?
How about a Maritime Museum of San Diego Gift Certificate? Available in popular amounts, that is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face.

Gift certificates can be used in our store, for a adventure sail on our tall ship Californian, historic bay cruise on our pilot boat, admissions or to purchase a membership!

BUY NOW Click here to purchase gift certificates online now!

Plan your visit: Click here to view the Maritime Museum of San Diego events calendar.

Upcoming Events:

• Adventure Sail now booking

Quick Links:

• Buy Tickets
• Public Events Main Page
• Plan your Event/Rentals
• Plan your Wedding
• Swift Boat
• San Salvador Build-site
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• Location & Hours

On the Water Adventures:

• Sailing Adventures
• Historic Bay Cruises, daily

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