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Maritime Museum of San Diego Tours and Tickets

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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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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, 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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$46.00
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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
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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission Ticket

Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission Ticket

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Sail back into history during this visit to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Enjoy one of the world’s biggest collections of historic ocean vessels, including five ships and two submarines. You’ll view the USS Dolphin research submarine, a Soviet B-39 submarine, the iconic Star of India and the HMS Surprise (star of the ‘Master and Commander’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean films’) among others. A fun collection kid-friendly exhibits, plus an on-site maritime research library, round out the experience.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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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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San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise
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San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise

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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
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego

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Take a trip through American naval history with admission to the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. This enormous ship, known as the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, now offers a range of interactive exhibits, a self-guided audio tour and numerous restored aircraft across its 4-acre (1.6-hectare) flight deck and sections below. It’s an essential piece of San Diego’s, and America’s, military history.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your or or two day trolley pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

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Meet some of the world's most exotic animals with your admission ticket to the renowned San Diego Zoo, one of California's top family-friendly attractions. More than 4,000 animals representing 800 species live in this state-of-the-art zoo, including some that are rarely seen at other zoos. Admire the animals and go in-depth during daily keeper talks and guided bus tours. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo. Ticket must be redeemed on travel date selected.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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San Diego Harbor Cruise

San Diego Harbor Cruise

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Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1 or 2 hour San Diego Harbor cruise. Sit back and relax as you take in a fully-narrated tour, offering top-notch sight lines of the San Diego skyline, a cruise under Coronado Bridge, a look at the bustling US Naval fleet and a chance to spot some of the harbor’s resident sea lions. Choose between 1 and 2 hour cruise options, offering you two trips to fit your schedule and interests.
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  • 2 hours
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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

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View more than 4,000 animals roaming in large enclosures on a 2-day visit to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This admission ticket allows you to spend two days at the Zoo, or split your time between the Zoo and the Safari Park. At the zoo, see the diverse collection of animals, many of which are not present at other zoos in the United States. The Safari Park is inspired by the Serengeti Plains in Africa and the Asian plains and is home to lions, tigers, zebras, which you can see from the a 32-acre (13-hectare) safari trail. Access to all shows and exhibits, as well as use of all the in-park transportation, are included. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

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The renowned San Diego Zoo Safari Park presents more than 3,500 animals roaming in large enclosures that replicate their natural habitat. Go on a safari adventure unlike any other outside of Africa itself, with exhibits inspired by the African Serengeti and the Asian Savanna. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Safari Park. Ticket must be redeemed on travel date selected.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride
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San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride

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Zoom around the waters of San Diego Bay on a jet boat ride that provides speed, splashes, and spins. As you race through the scenic waterway, your captain points out landmarks including the USS Midway, Coronado Island, Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, and the city skyline. Hang on as your captain takes your boat into power slides, 360-degree spins and other thrilling maneuvers—a high-octane twist on sightseeing in San Diego.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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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
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Sunset Sail Aboard A Classic Yacht
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Sunset Sail Aboard A Classic Yacht

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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
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$125.00
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Sunset Sailing Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group
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Sunset Sailing 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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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
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STERLING SAILS 2 Hour Private Sailing Experience in San Diego Bay

STERLING SAILS 2 Hour Private Sailing Experience in San Diego Bay

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Experience San Diego Bay the way it was meant to be seen, from the water on a private yacht. A dedicated captain handles the navigation so your group can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bay, from the USS Midway to Seaport Village and harbor seal hideouts. With room for up to six passengers, it's a great value for families, special occasions, and small groups.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$625.00
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San Diego City Lights Night Tour
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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
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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
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Afternoon Sail Aboard a Classic Yacht

Afternoon Sail Aboard a Classic Yacht

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Set sail on the San Diego Harbor without spending a fortune on this affordable small-group sailing tour. Climb aboard a replica 1904 yacht that's unlike any other in San Diego, and enjoy several hours of cruising the bay and harbor, from Seaport Village past the USS Midway Museum and other shoreline attractions. No sailing experience is required, as a captain handles the navigation so you can enjoy the voyage.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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San Diego Summer Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise

San Diego Summer Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Hop aboard a whale-watching cruise in San Diego for the chance to see whales and other Pacific marine life. You'll head out of the bay into the open ocean on board a large boat to look for the whales on the surface of the water.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Sailing Charter on San Diego Bay
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Private Sailing Charter on San Diego Bay

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Sail the lovely waters off San Diego on a private yacht charter. The itinerary is up to you, or your captain can suggest some places to go. You can opt for a whale watching tour (seasonal), or lay anchor and go for a swim. If you prefer, choose a bay tour; seeing the sights like the Hotel del Coronado, Point Loma Lighthouse, Tijuana, and the San Diego skyline.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$480.00
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Go City: San Diego Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

Go City: San Diego Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

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Save money by booking a San Diego Explorer Pass, which grants you access to your choice of two to seven local attractions and activities at discounted rates. The pass is valid for 60 days after first use, making it great for visitors and San Diego residents alike. Available attractions include the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego natural History Museum as well as speedboat tours and bike rentals.
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  • 60 days
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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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What people are saying about Maritime-Museum-of-San-Diego tours and tickets

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San Diego Seal Tour
"My second time doing it but was my girlfriends first time. We loved it!! She was very pleased and learned things from the guide."..."
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San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
"Really enjoyed this adventure. The boats goes really fast and you get a guided tour of the bay at the same time. Breath taking views and a ride on a speed boat you can’t go wrong. Fun for all ages."..."
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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission Ticket
"My daughter and I went together, for our Mother's Day celebration to each other. We had a full day and went top to bottom. We enjoyed all we saw and experienced"..."
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San Diego Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"This was a fun and excellent way to see and learn about an area of San Diego that we’ve visited several times in the past, but never took the time to pay attention to the details. We enjoyed taking in all the sights and learning the history of the location! Highly recommended! Personal tips and critiques - The location and challenge tips we’re not too helpful for us. Take a little extra time to read each question carefully so you’re answering them accurately and completely."..."
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San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise
"Nice weatherand the captains history. Great boat too. Taken this many times and it's always been wonderful."..."
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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
"Great day out plenty to see and learn. The flight deck was great a lot of planes and helicopters and the staff are very knowledgeable and more than happy to chat. Fantastic!"..."
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
"Great opportunity to see San Diego area within a day. Drivers where very knowledgeable & professional & friendly."..."
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San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
"Easy admission, and we stayed all day & enjoyed it very much! It was easy to plan our visit ahead of time from another city."..."
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
"Such a beautiful site to see. Loved going under the cornodo bridge and seeing the sea lions. Plus tge beautiful weather san diago brings. My wife and I just loved it all."..."
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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
"The San Diego Zoo was the best zoo trip I have ever experienced! The only downside was we didn’t get to see the Penguins.."..."
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
"Great honeymoon stop for us while we were in San Diego. lots to see volunteers were so helpful highly recommended."..."
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San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride
"I loved the speed and hook slide turns and stops! Sit up front to get the best experience with the turns and bouncing."..."
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GPS Talking GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa
"We weren’t sure what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised at how informative and fun it was for the whole family. The weather was fantastic and we learned so much more about San Diego then we ever did before, and we had been to San Diego many times before."..."
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Sunset Sail Aboard A Classic Yacht
"Beautiful scenery within the bay of San Diego of course and a great Captain! Fun experience you will enjoy!"..."
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Sunset Sailing Experience on San Diego Bay - Small Group
"Fantastic tour, captain could not have been nicer. Would recommend to anyone. Perfect way to end a fun day"..."
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San Diego Gaslamp Segway Tour
"We covered so much ground! Time was spent making sure we were comfortable on the machines, which are so easy and sturdy feeling. Then we took off and saw a ton of the city! Wonderful trip and worth the money!"..."
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STERLING SAILS 2 Hour Private Sailing Experience in San Diego Bay
"Came with family to celebrate my sister birthday. The sailing ⛵️ Was amazing. Trip was so much fun. Captain was very nice and accommodating."..."
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San Diego City Lights Night Tour
"We had a great time and recommend taking this tour on your first day in SD as it really allows you to plan out your trip! More history of the City would be 👍 great but overall a very enjoyable experience!"..."
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley
"The narration was very enlightening and being able to get off at stops that interested us. Have been to San Diego many times but finally got to know the heart of that city through the Trolley tour! Loved Hotel Del Coronado as we haven't been there in over 25 years and it still mesmermizes us as the location is just beautiful!"..."
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Afternoon Sail Aboard a Classic Yacht
"It was a very pleasant afternoon sail with Captain Phillip. Wish we could have done the sunset sail, but his wife won’t let him buy another boat. It’s all good! Wonderful time anyway. 😁 Maybe next time."..."
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San Diego Summer Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise
"The hosts were super friendly and with the limited capacity it was actually pretty nice not having big crowds. Saw 3 different pods of dolphins and sea lions but unfortunately no whales. Wish we'd been told the odds of whale sightings was about 25% but overall a great day on the water and a memorable experience"..."
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Private Sailing Charter on San Diego Bay
"Lovely day on the water. Brett, our captain, was informative and knowledgeable. We saw Navy dolphins, submarines, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."..."
Frequently Asked Questions
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Should I book Maritime Museum of San Diego tickets in advance?
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit Maritime Museum of San Diego 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Maritime Museum of San Diego costs USD 20.00. Guided Maritime Museum of San Diego tours start around USD 20.00 per person.