Meriken Park is also where you can board sightseeing cruises around the bay. One to two hour cruises run between 1100 and 3300 yen. Look for the terminal just west of Kobe Tower. The east side of the park has a small memorial to the 1995 earthquake with some preserved ruins.
Admission to both sides of the Maritime Museum is 600 yen, and admission to Kobe Tower is 700 yen. A ticket for both the museum and the tower is only 1000 yen. The museum is open 10:00-17:00, closed on Monday. Kobe Tower is open 9:00-21:00.