Ah hoy lads! Replicas of Christopher Columbus’s ships, the “Nina” and the “Pinta”, are coming to Fishermen’s Village. Walk aboard on a self-guided tour of the two most noteworthy ships in America’s History.
The Niña and Pinta will be touring together as a ‘sailing museum’, to educate the public and school children on a Portuguese trading vessel used during the Age of Discovery called a “caravel”. The caravel is considered by historians to be the space shuttle of the fifteenth century. The Nina replica ship was built completely by hand, and considered by Archaeology magazine to be “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The Pinta replica was built 8 years ago in Brazil to be used as a larger model used for charter. These ships are great historical beauties you don’t want to miss!
The ships will be arriving between noon and 2:00pm on Thursday the 28th for a private viewing with the media, and will be open to the public March 29th until April 4th. Walk aboard the ships from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the low prices of $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for senior citizens, $6.00 for students 5 to 16, and free for children 4 and under. Also, schools or organizations of 15 people or more can schedule a tour for $5.00 per person. Make sure to come by and check it out!
For more information on when the ships will be at Fishermen’s Village call (941) 639-0020 or visit http://www.fishville.com. If you wish to schedule a group tour or have any questions about the ships you can contact The Columbus Foundation at (787)672-2152 or http://www.thenina.com. Hope to see you here!