Make History on a WWII Submarine at Sub Bnb


Private room in boat hosted by Wisconsin Maritime Museum

  1. 16 guests
  2. 6 bedrooms
  3. 65 beds
  4. 3 baths
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Make history when you spend the night on USS Cobia, our fully restored World War II submarine.

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum has been the home of USS Cobia for 50 years. Founded as a submariners' memorial in 1969, we have grown to be the state's maritime museum with exhibits on shipwrecks, models, car ferries & subs.

Sub Bnb sleeps up to 50 people in sailors' bunks throughout the boat. The listed price includes the first five guests.

The space
USS Cobia is the best preserved World War II submarine in the country. It has been meticulously restored with amenities added like heat and air conditioning, making it perfect for year-round overnight visits.

Your stay will be as unique as the submarine. No two visits are exactly alike. With more than 50 different places to sleep, you get to choose your own adventure on USS Cobia.

During your stay, you're welcome to explore the submarine. Your stay includes a personalized behind-the-scenes tour through the boat. This staff person will be your point of contact and on-site all evening.

Your stay includes admission to the museum after-hours. All of our exhibits will remain on just for you throughout your visit. The theater is also ready for your group's private screening of a movie from our large library of maritime and submarine movies. Playing cards and board games are available for your use.

We provide bedding and toiletries. Showers and restrooms are on-site (in the museum) and available to all guests. A light breakfast and freshly brewed coffee (from a veteran-owned company, of course) will be served in the morning.

USS Cobia is only accessible via stairs and there are seven bulkhead doors to climb through to navigate the entire boat. The only access to get out onto the boat is through the museum.

Because we are an operational museum, our policies are a little different. You're welcome to stay several nights, but we will pack up and secure your items during the hours the museum and sub are open for tours.

The restrooms on Cobia are 76 years old. They're lovely, but they're not functional. The Museum's more modern restrooms and showers will be accessible to you at all times.

We're happy to store your food in the museum's kitchen. You're welcome to use the fridge, freezer and microwave there. The kitchen is stocked with coffee, tea and light snacks for you to enjoy during your visit.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
18 bunk beds
Bedroom 2
4 bunk beds
Bedroom 3
4 bunk beds

What this place offers

Bay view
City skyline view
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States

Manitowoc has a long history of shipbuilding. We built schooners here during the 1800s. During World War II, our town built 28 submarines for the war effort. We continue to manufacture luxury yachts and tour vessels at local shipbuilders like Burger Boat. You can walk from the museum in almost any direction and immerse yourself in maritime history. The lighthouse, shipyards, car ferry dock and bustling harbor are all nearby.

The museum also has a rooftop bar, the Sub Pub! It's open during the summer months. The view is unbeatable.

We are only steps away from excellent local restaurants and pubs. A full-service hotel is immediately next door.

The SS Badger docks right across the river from the Museum, making this an easy destination for those traveling across the lake on the car ferry from Ludington, Michigan. Manitowoc is about 30 minutes north of Sheboygan and 45 minutes south of Green Bay.

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Hello, I am Kam! I am the special projects coordinator at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and manage the AirBnb overnights and experiences program for the Museum. Our team creates engaging and inclusive museum experiences that support our mission to welcome all people to connect with our waterways. This could be behind the scenes tours of our WWII submarine or interactive programs all about Wisconsin's shipwrecks. I am a trained and passionate sailor, scuba diver, and historian. My goal is to create opportunities for people to experience and explore history in their own terms.
Hello, I am Kam! I am the special projects coordinator at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and manage the AirBnb overnights and experiences program for the Museum. Our team creates en…

During your stay

For your safety, a staff member will remain on-site during your stay. They will be completely reachable throughout your visit. They will sleep in different area of the submarine so you will have complete privacy throughout your stay.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

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