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USS Pampanito

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USS Pampanito General Admission
from $20.00*
USS Pampanito General Admission
from $20.00*
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World War II submarine docked at Pier 45.
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Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-775-1943
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sub is amazing and introduces you to living conditions endured by those who served to protect us. This is an audio tour and the tour is not recomended for those who are uncomfortable in tight spaces.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to kill an hour whilst waiting for family so decided to do the USS Pampanito tour for $20. This ww2 historical submarine is docked near fisherman’s wharf. You enter the sub via one end and enter out the other. The sub has been left...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great to spend some time looking around this unspoiled,WW2 submarine. Just to get a feeling on what life was about on this vessels in wartime is an eye opener. The audio tour is vital, our only criticism was the badly behaved kids running...More

Thank simonwoods2017
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I usually don’t say much about discounts. They discount “active” military and usually I do not have an issue with it. Like any non-military officiated entity like say, Disney. However, I’m a combat veteran. I’m not going to go into depth about me but I...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

If you are interested in history and in Naval warfare, you must stop and see the USS Pampanito. This hour long visit is conveniently located at Fisherman's Wharf and is well worth the stop. After paying your admission, make sure you obtain one of the...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

If you don't like small confined spaces then skip this one otherwise it's a great value at 20 with the audio tour for the once very active WWII submarine 6 different engagements i believe

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Granted, we didn't do the audio tour so I can't fully comment on that aspect...but it is a very enjoyable tour even without the audio portion...I felt my age getting thru those hatches, tho 🙄.... If I have a "beef", it's with the $20 entrance...More

Thank terry329
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is located at Fishermens wharf. It is an interesting Sub in an interesting place. It's not cheap to tour and it's a tight fit. If you don't like confined spaces then this is not for you but you can view from the outside and...More

Thank DeltaBiker
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Possibly because I just came from a much better tour of a WWII sub in Philly, this seemed pale in comparison - and more expensive. The audio tour was not as comprehensive here, and the presentation not as fun as the subs in SD. Had...More

Thank scott r
Reviewed July 31, 2018

She is a decommissioned submarine that has been preserved as memorial & museum. I) Used in 6 battles from 1944 -45. From 1945-60, remain unused but kept in order for any emergency. Then served as naval reserve training ship from 1960 -1971. II) Flies a...More

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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