Frequently Asked Questions

The most common questions answered including where to park, ship tours, exhibits, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Active & IOWA Ship Tours

No reservations or tickets needed for active duty ship tours! Active duty ship tours are free and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anyone wishing to tour an active duty ship will need to come to the main event EXPO to board a free ship tour shuttle. Ship tour shuttles run daily from 10:15 am to 4:00 pm*, Friday-Monday, May 27-30, 2022. The main event EXPO is located at 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731 – directly adjacent to the Battleship IOWA.

IMPORTANT: The only way to reach the ship tour location is by shuttle from the main event EXPO. There is no personal vehicle or pedestrian access to the ship tour area.

Please wear closed-toed shoes. For your safety, flip flops and high-heeled shoes are strongly discouraged.

Battleship IOWA tours are separate. To purchase tickets for the IOWA you can purchase the day of or in advance at https://www.pacificbattleship.com. Current enlisted military and veterans with proof of service are free of charge during Memorial Day weekend.

*Subject to reaching capacity limitations which may cause early closure to accomodate all guests in line by event end time.

Yes, taking photos on the decks of vessels is allowed and encouraged.  Please share them with your friends and tag us at #lafleetweek. No interior photography, please. No camera lenses over 100mm will be allowed into the event.

Yes, there are several restrictions that should be noted:

  • Visitors must be at least five years of age to tour vessels.
  • No strollers are permitted on the ship.
  • Visitors must be able to walk unassisted without the aid of supporting devices for access on vessels; guests must be physically able to walk through tight spaces and up/down steep ladders – an equivalency experience will be offered if desired.
  • There are no public restrooms on vessels; restrooms are located on the dock.

No. Battleship IOWA tours are separate. To purchase tickets for the IOWA please visit https://www.pacificbattleship.com. Current enlisted military and veterans with proof of service are free of charge during Memorial Day weekend.

In prior years, we had a ship-viewing tour available to walk along pierside of the vessels and take pictures.  In 2022, it is unconfirmed if this option will be available.

Unfortunately we are unable to disclose this information until the week of the event. This is primarily due to security requirements.  You can find the list of ships in previous years and when released at https://lafleetweek.com/events_schedule/ships/.

No reservations or tickets needed for active duty ship tours! Active duty ship tours are free and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anyone wishing to tour an active duty ship will need to come to the main event EXPO to board a free ship tour shuttle. Ship tour shuttles run daily from 10:15 am to 4:00 pm*, Friday-Monday, May 27-30, 2022. The main event EXPO is located at 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731 – directly adjacent to the Battleship IOWA.

IMPORTANT: The only way to reach the ship tour location is by shuttle from the main event EXPO. There is no personal vehicle or pedestrian access to the ship tour area.

Battleship IOWA tours are separate. To purchase tickets for the IOWA you can purchase the day of or in advance at https://www.pacificbattleship.com. Current enlisted military and veterans with proof of service are free of charge during Memorial Day weekend.

*Subject to reaching capacity limitations which may cause early closure to accomodate all guests in line by event end time.

The ships will be located at the Outer Harbor berths in San Pedro, CA and will only be accessible via a free ship tour shuttle from the main event EXPO, located at 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731, directly adjacent to the Battleship IOWA Museum.

IMPORTANT: The only way to reach the ship tour location is by shuttle from the main event EXPO. There is no personal vehicle or pedestrian access to the ship tour area.

Battleship IOWA tours are separate and located at the main event EXPO. To purchase tickets for the IOWA you can purchase the day of or in advance at https://www.pacificbattleship.com. Current enlisted military and veterans with proof of service are free of charge during Memorial Day weekend.

 

Unfortunately you will not be able to, primarily due to a variety of capacity available per ship.

Yes, the Friday prior to Memorial Day is specially dedicated to those who have served in our armed forces. However, veterans are welcome to tour active ships throughout the weekend. Reservations are not required. Visitors will be permitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

General

No reservations or tickets needed for active duty ship tours! Active duty ship tours are free and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anyone wishing to tour an active duty ship will need to come to the main event EXPO to board a free ship tour shuttle. Ship tour shuttles run daily from 10:15 am to 4:00 pm*, Friday-Monday, May 27-30, 2022. The main event EXPO is located at 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731 – directly adjacent to the Battleship IOWA.

IMPORTANT: The only way to reach the ship tour location is by shuttle from the main event EXPO. There is no personal vehicle or pedestrian access to the ship tour area.

Please wear closed-toed shoes. For your safety, flip flops and high-heeled shoes are strongly discouraged.

Battleship IOWA tours are separate. To purchase tickets for the IOWA you can purchase the day of or in advance at https://www.pacificbattleship.com. Current enlisted military and veterans with proof of service are free of charge during Memorial Day weekend.

*Subject to reaching capacity limitations which may cause early closure to accomodate all guests in line by event end time.

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