The Nina & Pinta are docked at the Vero Beach City Marina now through Wednesday, April 17th! The Columbus Foundation raised funds to have these historically correct replicas of Columbus’ ships brought to life by American engineer & maritime historian, John Patrick Sarsfield. The ships were built in Valenca, Brazil by 8th generation Portuguese shipwrights which took over 32 months per ship to complete.
The Columbus Foundation’s aim is to educate the public on the type of ship, the “caravel”, that Columbus used to discover a new world in the year 1492. Columbus made 4 voyages totaling 12 years on ships like these. The replicas tour together as a sailing, floating museum to educate the public about the ships.
While in port, you are invited to board Columbus Ships and take self-guided tours. Just head over to the Vero Beach City Marina located at 3611 Rio Vista Blvd. between 9:00-6:00 daily until April 17th, when they set sail for the next port. Admission is $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors (age 60+), $6.50 age 5-16, age 4 and under are free.
Visit www.ninapinta.org for more information about the ships!
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