In addition to sightseeing cruises, Hornblower specializes in catered cruises with drinks, dinner or brunch (from $62 plus tax, service...
This museum preserves a historic collection of fire-fighting equipment and has exhibits depicting some of San Diego’s ‘hottest’ moments...
Harbor tours and seasonal whale-watching cruises from the Embarcadero, from one to several hours long.
Opened in 2007 just south of Little Italy, Anthology presents live jazz in a swank supper-club setting. It books both up-and-comers and...
Anthony’s Fish Grotto & Fishette
Next to the Maritime Museum, this pair of restaurants serves seafood and chowders with views of the tall ships on the harbor. The...
1492 N Harbor Dr · interesting places nearby
Maritime Museum information
This museum is easy to find: look for the 100ft-high masts of the iron-hulled square-rigger Star of India. Built on the Isle of Man and launched in 1863, the tall ship plied the England–India trade route, carried immigrants to New Zealand, became a trading ship based in Hawaii and, finally, ferried cargo in Alaska. It’s a handsome vessel, but don’t expect anything romantic or glamorous on board.
The seven vessels moored here include submarines, the California, California’s official tall ship, and the America of America’s Cup fame. The latter two go out on excursions from a few hours to overnight, from $20 per person for the shorter cruises. The 1914 Pilot, which took harbor pilots to their merchant ships, has narrated rides that last 45 minutes and cost $5.