The history of the United States is built upon the oceans. From the Vikings to today's cruise ships, the history of sailing has been fundamental to the nation's success. The floating museum in San Diego captures some of these.
The star performer is the Star of India, a hardworking transporter of the 19th century but the rising star is the San Salvador, the 16th century vessel used by Cabrillo to first visit San Diego in a search for a faster way from Spain to the Orient. In the middle comes the submarines and swift boats, yachts and pilot boats that smell of the tar and the harbour that gave a window to the world.
In the middle of it all is HMS Surprise, the frigate in the middle of one of the greatest sea adventures ever filmed, Master and Commander starring Russell Crowe.
The Museum's Ships to Explore
Star of India (November 14, 1863)
Replica of the 1848 Revenue Cutter which patrolled the California coast during the Gold Rush
Pilot Boat Times (Subject to Change):
Swift Boat Tours (Saturday and Sunday only)