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USS Pampanito

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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+1 415-775-1943
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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World War II submarine docked at Pier 45.

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It is 20$ per person. They give you and ipod that guides you through the submarine and describes what you are looking at. The voices of several of the original crew members... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is 20$ per person. They give you and ipod that guides you through the submarine and describes what you are looking at. The voices of several of the original crew members describe the day to day life and the dangers of their missions. The submarine is a good shape and very interesting, in special if you like mechanical devices... More 

Thank Cambrico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve been wanting to visit a museum submarine for a while but whenever I’ve been to a city with one it’s often been closed for renovation my most recent trip through San Francisco finally gave me the chance. The self-guided tour through the sub provided via an audio guide (an iPod as you pay and enter); the commentary is a... More 

Thank dos_worldwide
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a self guided tour of a real Baleo class submarine. Tickets for seniors are $12 each. Audio tour guide included and very helpful.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful way to spend about an hour, the history that you get from the audio system is great and it's amazing how submariners lived on these things, respect to them and well worth a look at.

Thank wizard60
Issaquah, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have wanted to see a sub forever and was excited for this exhibit. A few things ruined my experience a bit though. The attendee didn't have good customer service (noticing us waiting, warning us it was closing in 30 minutes, and letting drunk people board behind me and my two girls.) If we weren't trying to out run the... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

The boat is tied alongside the fisherman's wharf pier, I did not know it was there until I spotted her from the Alcatraz ferry. You are pay $20 and receive a self guided audio tour set to use if you wish. The tour takes you from the rear down a ladder (steep steps) onto the main deck, as you make... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

I have been on other ships, but never a submarine in the water. I knew they were small, but I had no idea just how cramped the quarters were for a crew of roughly 75. It was fascinating and a lot of fun to see the inner workings. If you take your time, the self-guided audio tour - which I... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Really enjoyed our tour through the Submarine. Well worth the visit & had our 12 year old daughter enthralled also. Much better than we expected.

Thank tatthemother
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

interesting to see this just tied up at the key side. enjoyed looking over this sub. interesting to think people actually went to sea in this ???

Thank Mike P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

We arrived early on a rainy day and had the sub to ourselves. Very interesting self walking audio tour. You have access to almost the entire sub, both torpedo rooms, crew mess, engine room and officers country as they call it. This is a well restored important piece of our history that shows how the heros of the silent service... More 

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