The San Diego Maritime Museum has a grand celebration planned once again this year for the Fourth of July. The observation deck of the museum’s historic 1898 steam ferry Berkeley will provide a spectacular view of the fireworks show over San Diego Bay and is included with museum admission. Guests are welcome to watch fireworks from several ships as well as the new mooring platform located directly behind the Berkeley beginning at 9 p.m.
If staying close to shore isn’t your thing, the museum is offering a fireworks cruise on board the schooner Californian. The cruise will leave the museum at 6:30 p.m. and return after the fireworks show is over. Passengers on board will experience the awesome power of Californian’s six-pound deck guns as she joins the fireworks presentation with a rousing broadside. A full cash bar will be on board for those 21 and over. Tickets for the fireworks cruise are $65 each. Guests can also ride on the 1914 Pilot boat from 7:30-9:30pm for just $25 and enjoy the fireworks from the water. For $10 more guests can tour the new art exhibit Cook, Melville and Gauguin; Three Voyages to Paradise with original works by Paul Gauguin.
For more information and reservations, call 619-234-9153 ext. 101 or visit www.sdmaritime.org.