Come aboard Mateys! The Columbus Ships sail continuously discovering new ports every week throughout the year in the United States. On Friday, 15th May, the Pinta and the Niña, replicas of Columbus Ships, will land in Wilmington and be open to the public through Tuesday, 19th May.
The Niña was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built”. The Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Niña on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.
Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced sailing museum for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
Take a Tour
While in port the ships will be docked at 700 S Justison Street in Wilmington until their departure. The general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and $6.00 for students aged 5 – 16. Children aged 4 and under are free. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations necessary.Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787 672 2152 or email columfnd14[email protected]. Group minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No maximum.
Visit the Columbus Ships website at www.ninapinta.org for exact locations and more details
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