USS Cobia Submarine Tours

Tour a fully restored WWII submarine from top to bottom and get a feel for life aboard a sub!  See the bunks where men slept above torpedoes, learn why most of the crew showered with their clothes on and hear why submariners were the best fed members of the military.

Tours are conducted seven days a week, weather permitting, throughout the year. Each tour lasts 45 minutes. Please click here for tour times.

Begin your visit to USS Cobia in our new exhibit, USS Cobia: Below the Surface. The interactive exhibits, simulator, and theater will help you learn about  Cobia's six war patrols, the important role that US Navy submarines played in World War II, and how Manitowoc came to build 28 submarines during the war. Take a crew card to learn about the life of a particular crew member and find out where he worked aboard Cobia. Explore more exhibits, look through the periscope of a Manitowoc-built submarine, and see the inner workings of a Mark 14 torpedo in the USS Rasher Concourse before stepping onboard Cobia.

The USS Cobia Overnight Program offers a unique opportunity for groups and individuals to sleep overnight on Cobia and experience first-hand life  aboard a World War II submarine. Details about making a reservation and planning your overnight stay are included in Frequently Asked Questions.

USS COBIA "Nook & Cranny" Tours

A behind-the-scenes look at a WWII submarine!

These smaller tours will last approximately two to three hours and will give guests a chance to see areas of the submarine not seen on normal tours. Please be advised, this special tour will include ladders and smaller spaces and you must be 16 or older to participate. The cost is $15 per person, plus regular admission for non-members. A free bottle of Torpedo Juice (non-alcoholic) is included for a mid-tour break in the Crew's Mess. Space is limited so reservations are required.

Space is limited so reservations are required. For reservations or more information call Mike at 866-724-2356 ext 106.

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NEW! "Cobia After Hours" tours

These "adults only" tours will take place on select Thursday evenings in summer, starting at 7:00 p.m. The groups are limited to 15 people and you must be 21 or older. The tour will be led by the Submarine Curator and will focus on detailed events, the loss of Ralph Huston, Jr, and comical moments aboard Cobia. Due to time and content, many of these stories are not shared on the regular daytime tours, so this is your chance to learn the juicy details! Following the tour, participants can relax on the tour deck and enjoy a free Torpedo Juice cocktail, with an option to purchase more from a limited cash bar. The tour guide will also have an opportunity to share other stories of interest from other submarines. Reservations are required.

The cost is $25 for non-members and $20 for museum members (includes a free drink at the end of the tour)

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Karen Duvalle are kduvalle@wisconsinmaritime.org or call 866-724-2356 ext 105.

 

Tour dates (Thursdays at 7:00 pm):

June 23rd

July 14th

July 21st

August 4th

August 11th

 

NEW! Cobia "Life at Sea" tours

This tour will take place every day at 2:45 in the afternoon during our summer season (July & August). It will focus on what life was like for the crew and feature stories from Cobia’s war patrols. Not a “gear-head?” Then this tour is for you! Learn more about the living conditions, food and downtime, accidents on board, battle stories, and prisoners of war. This tour is perfect for those who want to hear more stories and less of the tech aspects of submarines. Space is limited so reservations are required and are only allowed the day of the tour, by calling ahead or visiting our admissions desk. There is no additional cost for this tour.