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TRIP PLANNING


WHAT TO BRING

Cub scout climbing the ladder to the conning tower.Each crewmember will be responsible for bringing his or her own sleeping bag, blankets, pillows, etc. The bunks on board the submarine do not have sheets or blankets. It is recommended that you also bring:
* personal toiletries
* face cloth
* warm clothing (nights can be chilly)
* flashlight
* camera (with flash) & film (or camcorder)
* card or board games, if desired (we have checkers, chess & backgammon)

Important: Your group must bring its own first aid kit!

Do not bring radios (Walkman, portable CD players, handheld electronics, computer games, etc.), gum or alcoholic beverages.


FOOD

Each group is responsible for arranging for their meals (dinner & breakfast). Because of time limitations, you should arrange to eat prior to your arrival in the evening and after your departure in the morning.  Please be advised that there is no cooking allowed on board the submarine.

You are allowed to bring prepared foods on board the submarine for snacks. When selecting foods to bring, consider ease of clean up as you will be responsible for any spills. If you bring food, you will also need to provide your own paper plates, cups, flatware, towels, etc. There is no refrigeration available, so be sure to bring a cooler for perishables. Do not bring portable gas stoves, barbecue grills, etc.

Eating space is available in the mess deck of the submarine where there are four tables with bench seats. However, as was the case on board all World War II submarines, eating space is limited. Therefore, if your group is large, you may want to plan on eating in shifts (just as real submariners did).

We will provide a 30-cup hot water urn for use in preparing hot beverages. We will also supply instant coffee, tea and cocoa for your group--if you don't see it already out in the crew's mess area, just ask.

Please advise any group members who will be arriving late that they may want to eat before arrival as we will not have any special in/out privileges for individuals once our pier gate is locked.

Suggestions for meals:
* Late night snack - bring submarine sandwiches, order pizza (see our staff before ordering)
* Breakfast - muffins, sweet rolls


OTHER ATTRACTIONS

The USS Pampanito is located at the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. There are a number of world-famous attractions within easy walking distance which you may wish to visit while in the vicinity. Among these are:
* San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
* World War II Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien
* Pier 39
* Wax Museum
* Ghirardelli Square
* San Francisco Cable Cars
* The Cannery
* Bay Tours and Alcatraz Tours via ferries . . . and much more!

For more information, please call (415) 775-1943x13 or drop us a note (attn: Pampanito).

 

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