The San Diego Maritime Museum is offering aspiring buccaneers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Throughout September, they’ll be hosting cannon battles on the high seas (of San Diego Bay) as the state’s official tallship, The Californian, defends our harbor from the invading privateer Lynx.
The mock battles – with real explosions but, thankfully, no actual danger – will take place over two weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, Sunday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 26.
Visitors can experience these epic battles in several ways.
- The Maritime Museum is offering wannabe pirates the opportunity to climb aboard the tall ships and experience all the cannon battle action from the inside.
- San Diego Harbor Excursions are running slightly more sedate spectator cruises that get you close to the action but keep you out of the line of fire.
- Finally, landlubbers can stake out a waterfront spot along the Embarcadero, Harbor Island, Shelter Island or Coronado – and enjoy the show from the safety of the shore.