1492 N Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 234-9153
32.721090, -117.173959

Dog-Friendly: No    Kid-Friendly: Yes

HOURS: 9am-9pm daily


Admission: For the (current) price of $20 you get to explore 11 historic ships and an optional guided 45-minute boat tour of the bay area. Kids 12 and under $10, Senior 62+, Military w/ID, Students 13-17 years $15.00.


The Medea Steam Yacht was built in 1904 for British Army Officer William Macalister Hall of Torrisdale Castle, Scotland. He would mostly use the Medea for social outings and hunting trips around the isles of western Scotland.

Armed with a 75mm gun, depth charges and an observation balloon,she operated as a convoy escort for French sailing ships during World War.

Today Medea still cruises the Bay on special excursion cruises for invited guests. Although she is not permitted to carry paying passengers, she is open dockside to welcome all visitors to the Maritime Museum.

Interesting Facts:

* Medea was constructed in a record building time of 51 days
* She was launched with steam up in her boiler
* Built with a coal-fired boiler, Medea was converted to oil in 1964
* Medea has served in two world wars, under three navies and six national flags
* A book on Medea’s history is available at our on-line store

Personal Experience: The Medea is pretty quick to explore, but the interior is beautiful! The upkeep of this yacht has been well taken care of and the details inside make for some great photos!


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