Maritime Museum San Diego California

Looking for something inexpensive to do in San Diego? Sea World and The infamous San Diego Zoo have your budget spent? Do you like sailing ships and submarines? Then you must visit the Maritime Museum located on the San Diego Bay.

At the time of this post the admission into the Maritime Museum is an affordable $14 per adult. Cheap! And you can spend hours touring the 3 sailing ships, a steam sailing ship, a pilot boat, a huge steam ship and 2 submarines.

For an additional $3 per person you can take a 45 minute Bay Cruise aboard the Pilot. Well worth the money! Really!

At this wonderful museum you are allowed to board all of the vessels and explore to your heart’s content.

My favorite ship was the HMS Surprise.

This ship was used in 2 movies.

Master and Commander with Russell Crowe in 2003 and drum roll please

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 with my most favorite actor, Johnny Depp. This was the ship that the mermaids sank. Sadly, Johnny was not aboard the ship during the shooting of the movie. But just think….he was nearby!!!

Look Johnny…I will sail the ship for you!

Here are some more photos for your viewing pleasure…

Is that Russell Crowe up in the crow's nest?


Everyone has a little Captain in them! Captain Alan of the Star of India

The deepest diving submarine

That's a lot of Valves. Guess you have to have a lot of valves to make a submarine go down to the bottom of the sea.

I would not do well on a submarine!

Contrary to popular belief I did not have to starve myself like Winnie the Pooh for a week to get through the rabbit hole!


8 thoughts on “Maritime Museum San Diego California

  1. Hi,
    I love maritime museums, I haven’t been to one for a long time. The one I visited here in Brisbane Australia, doesn’t have a sub, I would love to go exploring in one just because I’m curious. 😀

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