Pirate Days on the Embarcadero! Maritime Museum of San Diego, May 17–18


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Aye, if you hear the word PIRATE, it often strikes terror in the heart of any seaman, yet at the Maritime Museum of San Diego the word tingles with fun and excitement, if not suggesting a bit of a devilish encounter.

There is a saying: “Where there is a sea, there are Pirates,” so the Museum holds to the time-worn tradition of swashbuckling Pirates, brandishing their swords, to engage, delight, guide and educate our visitors.

A two day celebration for kids of all ages, will include kids costume contests, carnival games, cannon firings, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, scary stories, and scavenger hunt for the pirate treasure which the mermaid holds at the end of the treasure hunt.

Climb aboard me hearties and join in the fun!

Pirate Days Events

  • Carnival games: 10am to 3:30pm
  • Mermaid grotto: 10am to 3:30pm
  • Treasure/scavenger hunt: 10am to 3:00pm
  • Photo opportunity with pirates: 10am to 3:00pm
  • Craft activities: ongoing upper deck Berkeley
  • 45 min Historic Bay cruises: 10:15, 11:15, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45
  • Sail with a Pirate Adventure: 11:30am, 1:30pm
  • Re-enactors: ongoing aboard HMS Surprise
  • Costume contest aboard Star of India, main deck: 12:30am
  • Cannon firing at end of mooring platform: 12, 1, & 3pm
  • Sword fighting demonstration: 10:30am & 1:00pm aboard Star of India-poop deck
  • Knot tying & rope making
  • Maritime Dancers Sunday only – 11:30am
  • Events & times are subject to change.

Don your pirate outfit, dust off your eye patch and come on down to the Maritime Museum of San Diego!

Costume contest held both days, will you have the bragging rights of most Piratical Pirate?


  • 10:00am – Event opens
  • 10:00am – 3:00pm – Photo ops with Pirates
  • 10:00am – 3:00pm – Re-enactors (HMS Surprise)
  • 10:30am – Sword fighting demo (Star of India-poop deck)
  • 11:30am – Sail with a Pirate Adventure (Tickets booths)
  • 11:30am – Maritime dancers Sunday only
  • 12:00pm – Cannon firing demonstration (Mooring platform)
  • 12:30am – Costume contest (Star of India)
  • 1:00pm – Cannon firing demonstration (Mooring platform)
  • 1:30pm – Sword fighting demo (Star of India-poop deck)
  • 1:30pm – Sail with a Pirate Adventure (Tickets booths)
  • 3:00pm – Cannon firing demonstration (Mooring platform)
  • 4:00pm – Pirate Days Event ends
  • Events & times are subject to change.

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