berkeley b39 submarine

A RARE public investigation of the B-39 submarine

San Diego, CA

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Berkeley B-39 Submarine

DOUBLE DOWN in San Diego, CA for an epic DOUBLE LOCKDOWN event aboard the historic Steam Boat Berkeley AND the B-39 Soviet Submarine





no public events scheduled
accepting private bookings


8:30 PM PST Check-in


4.5 Hours

TWO historic haunts 

Exclusive Access

This is the first public investigation of the B-39 submarine. To top off your night, you’ll also investigate the queen Berkeley herself.

Overview of Itinerary

  • A 4.5 hour exclusive ghost investigation experience aboard the historic (and haunted) Steam Boat Berkeley and B-39 Soviet Submarine led by your OC Ghosts & Legends team.
  • These investigation/events are interactive.  Our team comes prepared with various pieces of investigative equipment.  You and your designated group will participate in various investigative experiments including (but not limited to), spirit box, portal box EVP sessions and more.
  • We will be guiding you every step of the way while allowing you to freely participate (or observe and experience if you’re the shy type.
  • Check-in at 8:30 pm
b39 submarine

B-39 Soviet Submarine

An Actual Soviet-Era Diesel-Electric Submarine also known as “Black Widow” and “Cobra”

B-39 was commissioned in the early 1970s and served on active duty for more than 20 years. 300 feet in length and displacing more than 2000 tons, B-39 is among the largest conventionally powered submarines ever built.

B-39, assigned to the Soviet Pacific fleet, undoubtedly stalked many of the U.S. Navy’s ships home ported in San Diego. Now, less than 20 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall signaled the end of the Cold War, she is berthed on San Diego Bay amidst her former adversaries.

B-39 carried a crew of 78 and could dive to a depth of 985 feet before threatening the integrity of her nickel steel pressure hull.

In an extremely rare opportunity, the B-39 is being opened to the public for a ghost investigation, and we are honored to be able to present her to you.

OC Ghosts & Legends has conducted an investigation aboard the B-39 in early 2019 and there is still so much mystery to her to explore.  

How many people can say they did a ghost investigation aboard an actual submarine?  We can tell you….. there are little-to-none.

The Berkeley

Steam Boat Berkeley

The Berkeley is an 1898 steam ferryboat that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay. A California State Historic Landmark, and a National Historic Landmark.  She is, in a word, “irreplaceable.” 

Berkeley’s engine room is unique worldwide. During the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Berkeley carried thousands of survivors to safety. 

Her captain and crew, not knowing the fate of their own families, worked night and day to help victims escape the burning shores of San Francisco. Their unwavering and unselfish efforts saved many, many lives. 

Berkeley has a unique historical and architectural significance that is reminiscent of the Victorian Age.  She is the finest example of a 19th century ferryboat afloat.

The Berkeley resides right next to her counterpart, the notorious “Star of India.”  We often say the Berkeley lives in the shadow of the Star of India. 

In the recent years, we have taken pride in bringing Berkeley out of the paranormal shadows and giving her some recognition.  She is not to be underestimated.  Berkeley has become a favorite to us and to our guests who have returned multiple times to explore her haunted decks.  

Over the years, there have been countless staff reports of bizarre activity.  Some staff have reported not wanting to be alone on the Berkeley. Strange voices heard throughout the evening after hours, shadow apparitions, doors slamming, footsteps, objects being misplaced and later re-appearing.