More than 150 years ago the schooner Aleut entered the Golden Horn Bay. A few years later a stone pier was erected in this place, and in the early 1900s a modest building was built. It was Vladivostok's first marine station.
In the middle of the XX century Vladivostok was decided to turn into a "new San Francisco" and the city built the largest of the marine stations on the entire Russian Pacific coast. An unusual structure reminiscent of the outlines of a giant fantastic ship became the embodiment of the spirit of romance and adventure. Today there is a special information and tourist center at the Marine Station, where one can find answers to many questions that interest the guests of the city.