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The ocean around the island

This is a tiny museum so it doesn't take much time to see it. You will learn about the various... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Crockett, TX, United States

Impressive collection, impeccably assembled and presented. I do not think I exaggerate if I say... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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A rich maritime history just a short walk away. Visit us and discover one of the treasures of Puerto Rico. The only Maritime Museum in San Juan with the largest lifering collection in the world, ship models: Discovery vessels, Tall ships and Cruise...more
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360 Calle San Francisto, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-977-4461
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is a tiny museum so it doesn't take much time to see it. You will learn about the various countries and ships that have used the harbor in San Juan. It gives a bit of a different history to Puerto Rico. The collection of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank G9629OJjamesw
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Impressive collection, impeccably assembled and presented. I do not think I exaggerate if I say that this museum is the crown jewel of the thematic museums in Puerto Rico. Interesting for historians, archaeologists, sailors, military, tourists, students, pirates, dreamers, small children and anyone who is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank HBustelo
Reviewed 6 September 2017

One of our stops on a tour of San Juan & really enjoyed the museum. Alexis was very informative & gave a very good presentation of the history of the San Juan as a port city. plenty of ship models to see. Found it cool...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank raye2349
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I was in Old San Juan for a couple of days with my fiance before heading out on a sailing trip to Culebra. We came upon this little pocket museum by accident. Glad we went in. Excellent ship models and artifacts, all tied together by...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Alexis was very informative he gave us a history lesson on the island and its inhabitants. He also suggested places to visit. Alexis made the tour interesting and fun. The museum is small but interesting.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank jadore c
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I luckily went early Saturday morning in the off season so I had the place pretty much to myself. Carlos the manager was very happy to show me around and even told me about some of the battles that took place between the English and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank jayduck9
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This place is located in old San Juan and we just found it walking by. We went in to check it out and it was really nice. It has air conditioning as well. It has all kinds of replicas of boats from the old Spanish...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 155alk
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This is probably the smallest museum I have been in my life !!! You have to give it a try in case you like big boats and some history telling. You may be there 5 minutes or a full hour, either way, is worthy.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Jorge R
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Small and beautiful museum, they have the largest collection of life saving equipment in the world.The staff is very helpful and will answer your question gladly Prepare to spend at least 30-45 min.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank luis g
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This place is wonderful for people who love history and boats. It has the Guiness Record for Life Saver Collection including one that was part of the cold war. Great maps and beautiful sailing equipment

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank NicoleRiveraRivera
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