Upcoming Events

Brats and Beer on the Bay

Fathers Day Sail

Brats and Beer on the Bay

Family Overnight

Picnic Dinner & Fireworks Viewing

Californian Away Trip


The museum's permanent exhibits include "Age of Sail," "Age of Steam," "Charting the Sea," "Harvesting the Ocean," and "San Diego's Navy." The museum fleet consists of the 1863 bark Star of India, the 1898 San Francisco ferryboat Berkeley, and the 1904 Scottish steam yacht Medea. The HMS Surprise, used in film Master and Commander, is permanently on exhibit; see artifacts, costumes, props used in making of the flick.

Also open for touring: the USS Dolphin, also known as the "world’s deepest-diving submarine"; and a B-39 Soviet attack submarine, among the largest conventionally powered submarines ever built. Nautical exhibits, ship carpenters, model building, ships in bottles, woodcarvers, complete research library.

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Business hours

Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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