- The oldest active sailing ship- Star of India - HMS Surprise - used in the movie "Master & Commander" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" - Russian submarine - B-39 Foxtrot Class - American submarine - USS Dolphin - Steam ferry Berkeley - built in 1898 - Scottish steam yacht Medea - California's State tall ship, Californian (available for sailing experiences) - SD Harbors Pilot boat (available for bay tours) - PFC Swift Boat - from Vietnam War era (available for bay tours) - San Salvador - a 1542 Spanish Galleon (construction project)
The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world's finest collections of historic ships, including the world's oldest active ship, the Star of India.
The Maritime Museum of San Diego displays permanent and temporary exhibits on maritime history, commerce and exploration. It stages popular public events such as: The Chocolate Festival, Pirate Buccaneer Birthday Bash, Festival of Sail (Labor Day weekend), and family sleepovers on the Star of India. The Star Of India is in the Guinness Book of World Records as "The oldest sea-going sailing vessel", which is a 1,197-ton iron barque built in 1863.
Thousands of school children throughout Southern California visit the Museum each year for a variety of dockside and at-sea educational programs.