Current and upcoming events at the Maritime Museum of San Diego


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.


Patrick O'BrianRaise a glass to Patrick O’Brian!

December 12, 2014, 6 Bells to 2 Bells (7pm-9pm)

Join us on the HMS Surprise on December 12th to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Patrick O’Brian.

Members can share passages and memories of his Aubrey-Maturin series aboard the ship featured in the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, based in part by the book of the same name.

Maritime inspired drinks will be available on board at our no-host bar. Behind the scenes tour of the filming of the movie will also be available.

CLICK HERE for flyer.

parade of lights on san diego bay Parade of Lights Holiday Dinner

Our annual fundraiser is held on the Berkeley steam ferry, comes complete with dinner and is a spectacular platform for viewing the Parade of Boats.

Since the Berkeley is the judging platform for the Parade of Lights awards, this event is typically a sell-out and its popularity has grown......
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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.

Pre-Launch Fandango, one night only Sept 27, 2014 Click here for info.

Tim Flannery in ConcertTim Flannery & Friends in concert aboard the Star of India

Annual event returns Saturday December 20, 2014
to the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Tim Flannery and friends will perform their colorful blend of folk, country and traditional music and storytelling aboard the Star of India. Some of San Diego’s most popular artists......
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Swift BoatSwift Boat at the Maritime Museum.

75 minute Tours now available on weekends.

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
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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.....
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festival of sail logoFestival of Sail Labor Day.

Fun for the entire family.

Friday September 4 to Monday September 7, 2015

Festival of Sail is an annual event with something for everyone.

With expanded venue, beer gardens, kids activity zone, and a low admission per person, this is the premier waterfront event year after year.

We start Festival of Sail with a bang, as Cannon fire salutes the entrance of the tall ships from all over.....
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Limited Parade Sail tickets will be available for Thursday September 3.

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!

Adventure SailTall Ship Adventure Sail aboard Californian
Californian is down for scheduled maintenance till February 2015 (date subject to change).

Embark on this special sailing journey aboard California's Official State Tall Ship .....Click to read more.

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