Go Back in Time at the Maritime Museum!

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Prepare to sail through time here at the Maritime Museum! (Complete with our Rat Stew and live music!)

Come join us at any of our unique events where we’re sure you’ll have a blast!

Every event comes with a beautiful view of the San Diego Bay, so make sure to check out our different venues!

Catalina Kayak and Adventure Sail This Weekend!

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Sail with us to Catalina on Californian

Looking for a cruise with more substance?

Join us as we set sail to the beautiful waters surrounding Catalina Island aboard the schooner Californian. Each voyage offers a unique perspective on seamanship, maritime history and the awesome beauty of the Pacific Ocean.

The Catalina adventure sail will use the tall ship, Californian, as our base camp for a kayaking adventure. Exploring by kayak is a great and fun way to get up close and personal to all of the sights. The crystal clear waters provide excellent viewing of the rugged shoreline, hidden coves and the underwater marine preserve. Colorful sea stars, flying fish and bright orange garibaldi are just some of the amazing sea creatures surrounding the island.

All onboard meals, Kayaks (October sail only), life vests, paddles, safety equipment, and ACA certified kayaking instructor and tour guide are included.

We are sailing this weekend, October 11th-14th.  Stay tuned for awesome photos and video!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

Star Gala 2013

This year’s 150th Anniversary Gala for the Star of India was a huge success!

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Star Gala

Delicious appetizers by Continental Catering and craft cocktails Craft & Commerce made the evening sparkle.  Twinkle lights adorned the Star of India as she was moored in the middle of San Diego bay for this once in a lifetime event.

Specialty bar in the hold
Specialty bar in the hold

Generous guests were escorted over aboard the tall ship Californian and accompanying vessels.  Live music enchanted the guests as the sun set over the bay.  A live auction was held to raise funds for the San Salvador Project where many generous donations were made.  Thank you to everyone who participated!

For more photos check out our Flickr set!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

#FOS2013 Coming Labor Day Weekend

Festival of Sail in San Diego

Festival of Sail 2013
Labor Day weekend.
Friday August 30 thru Monday September 2, 2013
Open 9am to 7pm Friday – Sunday
Open 9am to 5pm Monday

Fun for the Entire Family

Daily addmission is just $5.00 per person!

This year’s Festival of Sail features an expanded events area, more booths to explore, larger kids zone, vintage boat display, stage for live entertainment, and a beer garden.

Festival of Sail is the LARGEST Tall Ship festival on the west coast and is hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforming the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park for 4 adventure filled days.

Held over Labor Day weekend each year, we start with a parade! On Thursday, a day before FOS (Festival of Sail) vendors and ships open to the public, you can watch the ships majestically sail into San Diego bay, enjoy cannon fire salutes, and seeing the ships end their journey at the Maritime Museum’s docks. A limited number of tickets are made available to participate being aboard during the tall ship parade.

Daily Activities during Festival of Sail: enjoy the visiting ships and crew, kids petting zoo, kids craft activities, face painting, Tall ship cannon battles, a special 30 minute Festival of Sail bay cruise, beer garden, on stage entertainment, Naval reinactors, photo ops with Captain Sunny and Pirates, and 100’s of arts and craft vendors, plus a multitude of food options, and so much more…

Click here for tickets!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

ComicCon 2013

Jackdaw photo

The Star of India was transformed last week into @assassinscreed Jackdaw for ComicCon 2013!

Star ComicCon

Our crew worked hard around the clock to get the Star over to 5th Avenue Landing behind the Convention Center.

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Assassin’s Creed transformed the Star into the Jackdaw and threw a giant party Friday night.

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Photo by @assassinscreed

Guests danced, drank, and had the opportunity to demo Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on board the ship.

Check out this video for more coverage:

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

Get Your 4th of July Tickets!

4th of july celebrations at the MMSD

Independence, Stars and Stripes, Fireworks. It’s a day full of tradition.
Watch the Fireworks From the Best Venue in Town, included with General Admission.

Join us at the Maritime Museum of San Diego for a spectacular 4th of July!

Our Independence Day celebration includes some of the best fireworks viewing on San Diego Bay, and the chance to explore one of the most amazing collections of historic ships & exhibits anywhere!

Witness the extraordinary awesomeness of our Napoleonic Cannons being fired as the Maritime Museum of San Diego rings in the start of the fireworks show.

A General Admission ticket to the Maritime Museum lets you explore all of our world class ships, except Berkeley’s upper deck and the Californian. Watch the fireworks from the Star of India, or the HMS Surprise, or the West viewing platform! It’s your choice.

For maximum fun join us for a Picnic Dinner, Adventure Sail, or Fireworks cruise! Tickets.

Fair winds,

Erica Geary