Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history! Admission to the "Maritime Museum of San Diego" grants you access to one of the world's finest collections of historic sea vessels. Once on board our museum ships, you will find that we offer something for people of all ages. You not only get to explore our ships and submarines, the museum displays permanent and temporary exhibits on art, maritime history, commerce and exploration.
The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship Star of India. Its collection of ships and exhibits are available for public tours. Named one of the worldwide top three Maritime Museums, this needs to be on your bucket list!
Tall Ship Adventure Aboard Californian
Tall Ship Adventure is a four-hour adventure history sail aboard the schooner Californian. The Californian is a replica of a gold rush era revenue cutter and the Official Tall Ship of the State of California.
Join the crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship. Passengers will be invited to haul a line, man the helm and watch the crew as they scamper up and down the rigging to set and furl the sails. Listen as the Californian’s crew relates the history of sailing and exploration in San Diego, tales of whaling and sea otter trade, local sea battles, the art of ship’s gunnery, life at sea and more.
- Tall Ship Adventure is 4 hours
- Boarding starts at 11:30am, please check-in at least 15 minutes before (we suggest 30 minutes)
- Includes admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Enjoy before or after your tour
- You can check-in as early as 10:00 am, enjoy the Museum before or after your sail.
- Return to museum at 4:00 pm
*Schedule is subject to change. Any new times will be noted on ticket.
*Boarding is at 11:30am. Check-in before boarding time, at the white Info/ticket booth in front of the Berkeley Steam Ferry at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
*Tall Ship Adventure Aboard Californian does not fit within the approval guidelines of IEM Charter (South Sutter, Ocean Grove, Sky Mountain)
Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.
Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational field trip activities, trip organization and student ticket.
The Maritime Museum of San Diego
Once you submit an order for tickets with your charter school, they will reach out to us with your request. You will be receiving your e-tickets and educational materials in an email within 1-2 days after we receive that request. Please make sure to check your email spam folder if you don't see your tickets in your inbox by that time. Submitting your order at least 7-14 days prior to your trip date is generally best unless you are trying to book a venue that requires more advanced planning.