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Maritime Museum of San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego

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From steamships to submarines, the Maritime Museum of San Diego welcomes you aboard an array of historic ships, letting you delve into the rich maritime history of San Diego. Each vessel offers its own exhibits and experiences. The museum’s fleet ranges from the world’s oldest active sailing ship—Star of India—to modern submarines.

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1492 North Harbor Dr, San Diego, California, 92101
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Classic Sunset Sail in San Diego

Classic Sunset Sail in San Diego

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Watch the sun set over San Diego during an all-inclusive small-group cruise aboard a classic sailboat. Pass landmarks such as the Maritime Museum, Coronado Bridge, and USS Midway, and look for sea lions, dolphins, and other wildlife around San Diego Harbor on the 2.5-hour cruise.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.00
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$110.00
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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

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Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat during this tour of San Diego Harbor. Learn the basics of boating from your expert guide before following your guide's boat around the harbor, cruising past highlights such as the USS Midway, a US Navy submarine, Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, the historic ship Star of India and San Diego Maritime Museum. Learn from your guide about these landmarks via the onboard two-way communications system and stop for photo ops on this exciting tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.90
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GPS Talking GoCar 1HR Tour: Downtown & Gaslamp

GPS Talking GoCar 1HR Tour: Downtown & Gaslamp

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Make your own way around San Diego in a GoCar, a pint-sized vehicle that lets you experience the beauty of the City in Motion and visit places tour buses can't easily go – all at your own pace! With a GPS unit onboard, it's easy to stay on course, helping you see more during your tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.31
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San Diego Day Sail

San Diego Day Sail

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Sail Liberty offers the unforgettable experience of a beautiful sailboat touring adventure aboard a traditional sailing yacht. Our replica 1904 Yacht, offers excellent sailing for small group harbor tours and a remarkable sunset cruise all the while using traditional sailing techniques aboard a classic vessel unlike any other in San Diego.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.34
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$117.34
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San Diego Gaslamp Segway Tour

San Diego Gaslamp Segway Tour

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Explore San Diego by Segway on this comprehensive tour. Led by a local guide, learn about the city’s major landmarks and history while passing top attractions like Balboa Park, the USS 'San Diego' Memorial, Petco Park and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Snacks and beverages are included along the way, as well as a brief safety session to ensure that you feel completely comfortable hitting the streets on your Segway.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.00
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$159.00
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1Hr GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1Hr GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

This GPS guided scooter tour takes you on a multi-cultural tour of San Diego, starting in Little Italy, where you learn about the rise and fall of San Diego’s Italian population, your tour continues past the maritime history museum, the USS Midway, and into beautiful Seaport Village. You also get to travel past Horton Plaza which just begs be visited again after the tour ends. After Horton Plaza you make your way into the heart of San Diego, with a quick loop around the Home of San Diego Padres, and into the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, which after its reinvention is MUCH more family friendly then it used to be. As you leave the Gaslamp Quarter you will enter Banker’s Hill with is unique shops, also borders the always beautiful Balboa Park. Tour Highlights: • Little Italy • Maritime Museum • U.S.S. Midway • Seaport Village • Horton Plaza • Historic Gaslamp Quarter • Petco Park • Bankers Hill
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.11
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GPS Talking GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

GPS Talking GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

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Zip through downtown San Diego and Balboa Park in just two hours with the use of a GPS-enabled GoCar. You and your partner will get settled, strap on your helmets, and use the provided map and GPS to get exploring. You'll cover tons more ground than you would on foot and can use the navigating devices to make your own route.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.56
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Exclusive: San Diego Harbor Speed Boat, Electric Scooter and USS Midway Tour

Exclusive: San Diego Harbor Speed Boat, Electric Scooter and USS Midway Tour

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Explore the wildlife, skyline, and maritime legacy of the San Diego Harbor by land and by sea on this Viator Exclusive tour. Take the wheel of a speed boat during a cruise through the ship-studded bay before hopping on a bike for a closer look at shoreline attractions like Broadway Pier and the San Diego Air Station. Finish with a guided tour of the USS ‘Midway’ aircraft carrier, featuring an interactive glimpse into both US Navy and Air Force operations.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.02
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GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure in San Diego

GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure in San Diego

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Discover San Diego independently by mini speedboat and mini car with 2- to 4-hour rental. Hit the town (and water) solo or with a friend. Whether you’re on land or in the water you have the freedom to explore at your leisure. Recorded commentary and GPS guidance inside the car enable you to explore the city stress-free. The sightseeing route takes you past Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter, and more.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.98
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San Diego Seal Tour

San Diego Seal Tour

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Take in the highlights of San Diego Bay during a sightseeing tour by amphibious vehicle. Travel on both land and water like a ‘duck tour,’ starting on the streets of Seaport Village and rolling down Harbor Drive alongside San Diego Bay. Transition into the water after departing Seaport Village. Cruise past the SeaWorld and Vacation Isle, experiencing the best of maritime San Diego on this fun and informative tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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GPS Guided Coronado Electric Scooter Tour

GPS Guided Coronado Electric Scooter Tour

This tour is for anyone that wants to discover California’s Crown Jewel, Coronado Island. Explore Coronado’s pristine beaches, the famous Hotel del Coronado, the Ferry Landing, shops and much more. As you enjoy the drive, it takes you to all the best sites, recommends restaurants, cracks jokes and tells the stories that bring a destination to life. Start in Downtown San Diego before boarding the ferry to take you over to Coronado Island. See the visually stunning Coronado Bay Bridge and the San Diego Harbor as you make your way across by ferry. Make your way through Downtown Coronado where you’ll hear all about Coronado Island’s rich history from the speakers on your scooter. Drive along the beaches and pass by the Naval Air Station on North Island. Don’t miss out on one of our most unique tours!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.80
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

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Electric Scooter & Speedboat Combo where you get to explore the bay in your very own speedboat then explore San Diego in your very own GPS guided storytelling scooter. This combo land sea adventure makes for the perfect day in San Diego. Both tours do not need to be taken on the same day.  Just book the day and time of the speedboat portion you want online and call the number above to book your scooter tour. After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a confirmation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.46
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San Diego City Lights Night Tour

San Diego City Lights Night Tour

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Explore San Diego at night under the moonlight with this 1.5-hour city lights tour. Travel from the city’s Gaslamp Quarter to Balboa Park and the Embarcadero. Catch sights of the historic San Diego County Administration Center, the USS Midway Museum, and the Star of India. Plus ride to the top of the Coronado Bridge and see sights lit up all over the city, as well as some from Tijuana.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.00
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The 3 Hour Tour

The 3 Hour Tour

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A fully restored 70 foot private sailing ship for your own private group of upto 12. We can comfortably accommodate 12 passengers, we have a bluetooth stereo, and a immaculate interior belowdecks. There is a clean restroom belowdecks and we have a tremendous crew. You will have a Captain and two crew on board to assist with all the sailing, answer any questions, and to assist you in anything needed. If you would like you can assist in hoisting and trimming sail, or, you can sit back and enjoy a cold beverage and some salami, cheese, and crackers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,349.34
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Luxury Sunset Sail Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group

Luxury Sunset Sail Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group

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Set sail at one of the best times of day—sunset—during this San Diego Bay cruise. Board a comfortable sailing yacht and cruise along San Diego's coastline, taking in views of the scenic waterfront, military vessels, and historical landmarks. Catch sight of marine life and enjoy spectacular photo ops. Gorgeous sunset views and Wine makes this tour a great choice for couples or travelers celebrating a special occasion.
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  • 2 hours
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$119.00
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$119.00

Downtown to Balboa Park Tour

Downtown to Balboa Park Tour

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Join us for a unique, private adventure in and around downtown San Diego with a guided tour in a motorcycle sidecar! Learn about the past & present of “America’s Finest City”, the birthplace of California, cruising in style! It's safe, it's fun, & it's an unforgettable experience of a lifetime! With Pegasus Sidecar Tours, your private driver & guide will take you on a tour around the beautiful San Diego area in our top-of-the-line 3-passenger sidecar rigs. This means 2 passengers can sit in the sidecar, and a third behind your personal driver and guide. Our helmets are equipped with industry leading SENA communication system offering 4-person HD audio connectivity, so you can talk directly with one another & with the guide during the entire tour. Pets are also allowed to ride along, for what is life without our furry friends! There is even a convertible top that can enclose the sidecar in case (by some rare chance in San Diego) it rains. Tours are highly customizable. Lets ride!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

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Explore San Diego at your own pace with a full-day ticket to ride a hop-on, hop-off trolley through the city. Simply board the trolley at your cruise ship’s port of call and visit historic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods at eleven centrally-located stops. Get a glimpse of California’s past in Old Town then see the magnificent ships that moor at the bustling waterfront; grab a spot on a beach to watch surfers catch breaking waves, and try to spot the famous ghost at the elegant Hotel del Coronado.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.00
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Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour

Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour

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Experience San Diego’s scenic highlights and hidden gems on a private, 3-hour sightseeing tour with an experienced guide. Customize the itinerary to your interests, then explore the city in the comfort of a luxurious, VW Eurovan that seats up to six people. Visit Balboa Park’s botanical garden and the historic lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument, and enjoy a beachside stroll at Ocean Beach. Take in the bustling downtown and the Gaslamp Quarter, stop by the glamorous Del Coronado Hotel then see the birthplace of California in Old Town San Diego.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.00
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San Diego Scavenger Hunt Adventure

San Diego Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Make San Diego your personal game board with a 3-hour smartphone scavenger hunt that leads you through the city’s scenic waterfront, historic sites and atmospheric downtown neighborhoods. Form a team of 2–5 people, then trace a 2.5-mile route through the heart of the city, on foot and using public transit. Solve a series of exciting puzzles and challenges, compare your scores to other teams, and enjoy the freedom to explore San Diego at your own pace, with plenty of time to eat, drink and sightsee. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.34
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$21.34
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San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion Adventure

San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion Adventure

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Sail along the San Diego Bay on this relaxing 1-hour cruise. While aboard, enjoy views of the city, as well as US naval vessels, the Star of India, and the Coronado Bridge. Catch sight of the Hotel del Coronado, and spot sea lions in their natural habitats. Along the 1-hour route, you can pick up a snack and drink at the snack bar (own expense), and relax as you cruise the water.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Go San Diego Explorer City Pass: Choose any 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

Go San Diego Explorer City Pass: Choose any 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

Discover San Diego with a multi-attraction city pass that gives you free admission to your choice of 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions and tours. The Go San Diego Explorer pass saves you up to 60% compared to normal ticket prices, and is valid for 60 days from your first attraction visit. Explore top attractions like the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Natural History Museum, USS Midway Museum, or enjoy popular activities like speedboat tours and full-day bike rentals at La Jolla or Coronado Beach. Your Explorer pass is fully-digital so you'll be able to download it to your mobile device or print it at home, and enjoy contactless entry to your choice of attractions. Please note: You can now enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans change. All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for 2 years from purchase and only become activated with your first visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$90.00
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$90.00

Private 2 Hour Day Sail

Private 2 Hour Day Sail

Sail the magnificent San Diego Bay on this private cruise aboard a restored 1934 sailboat. A personalized alternative to crowded group outings, the cruise can be tailored to you; help sail the boat, or just relax on deck enjoying included drinks and snacks. With service from a captain and two crew members, you’ll cruise past San Diego landmarks from the Coronado Bridge to the Embarcadero.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$920.00
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Private Sunset Sailing Tour

Private Sunset Sailing Tour

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Step aboard a restored wooden ship to sail around the San Diego Bay with your private party. A captain and crew will be at your service, answering questions, providing commentary, and serving snacks and refreshments. Enjoy personalized attention and having the run of the boat to yourself for great views of the shoreline.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,042.67
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Early Bird - Return By 12 Noon Special

Early Bird - Return By 12 Noon Special

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SAVE UP TO $50. The EARLY BIRD 1/2 DAY SPECIAL requires the vehicle be returned to the departure location by 12:00 PM. All for the price of 2 hours in a GoCar. Let GoCar take you off the beaten path through many of San Diego’s iconic parks like the Balboa Park and Petco Park on the way to Hillcrest and back. Snap some amazing photos along the Pacific Ocean and see the San Diego up close. You can even park and take a stroll along if you choose. On the way back explore the boutique shopping districts of Hillcrest. This tour is approximately two hours drive time at a slow pace and has several fun, informative detours and stop options along the way. If you want to extend the tour you have the option of taking the Oldtown loop at the end of the tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.72
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Maritime Museum of San Diego can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 24 Maritime Museum of San Diego tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Maritime Museum of San Diego costs USD 21.34. Guided Maritime Museum of San Diego tours start around USD 21.34 per person. See all 24 Maritime Museum of San Diego tickets and tours on Viator.