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 Californian, 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.