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Hop Aboard Historic Pilot For Cruise of San Diego Bay

October 12

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Enjoy a 45-minute Historic Bay Cruise aboard the Pilot, the oldest wooden escort boat in the country, and a treasure of the Maritime Museum of San Diego as well as the city of San Diego itself.

From her launching in 1914 to her removal from regular service in 1996, the Pilot enjoyed an active career as San Diego’s chief pilot craft, assisting almost every one of the thousands of major commercial ships to enter or leave the bay during that time.

Today, she hosts school groups on “Economy and Ecology” voyages, where students help with navigation and perform water quality experiments while exploring the Bay, in addition to her public day cruises.

Daily boarding times start at 11:15 a.m., with the last run weekdays at 3:45 p.m. Multiple runs per day. Tickets are available at the Maritime Museum of San Diego on a first-come, first-serve basis. $10 per person plus museum admission. Bay cruises are available most days.

Please note there are no restrooms aboard Pilot.


Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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(619) 234-9153