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USS Pampanito: Tours & Tickets

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World War II submarine docked at Pier 45.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always wanted to see a submarine from the inside so bought a ticket. Wife did not because 20 dollars is way too steep. The submarine was pretty cool and the audio tour very interesting. Two stars because too expensive (tickets used to be 12 dollars)

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tour415047
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not a history buff, but we had walked by the USS Pampanito and I had not toured a submarine before so I wanted to go. Found $5 off in the San Francisco tourist map making admission $15 per adult so I convinced my husband...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 9kathyf
Reviewed 6 September 2019

A nice submarine from the WWII. It's in the seaport next to the big boat. You can visit inside if you want.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GlobeTrip78
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Fantastic little time killer (30 mins) complete with a veteran who knows everything about it. Great idea and parked just in front of the USS Jeremiah O'Brian

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank andy10132
Reviewed 27 August 2019

World War II real submarine, with an audio tour from real soldiers stories. The quarters are tight - good for thin and short people (just saying)

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank iamheatheratwood
Reviewed 18 August 2019

I am honestly in awe everytime I see one of these vessels up close. How do so many people get around on such a cramped ship. Incredible respect for our navy and the men and women who serve

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michael A
Reviewed 11 August 2019

This WWII submarine is an important part of our past and illustrates the expectations placed on those who served our country. The tight quarters and confining nature of submariner life are probably unimaginable to young people, but serve to bring awareness of sacrifices routinely expected....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cmc082019
Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

Real life submarine from the second world war. Plenty of room inside to see how everything works. Amazing history of this sub.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank roryjdoyle
Reviewed 23 July 2019

I did not have the tour the sub but I had still had great views. Imagine those Navy personnel on this boat going off far distances. Wow. Take a look at the battery cell (not for phones) and the torpedo. Impressive!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Flounder M
Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

This is a missed opportunity to bring the Navy to life. There could have giving sound effects of torpedoes screaming through the water. Call to battle stations by the captain! Routine orders over the air ! I really respect her military and this was just...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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This would be difficult for anybody physically challenged due to entrances that are tight and passagways that are narrow. Add to that the need to traverse through hatches to see the entirety of the submarine and the... More
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