On Friday, August 21st, the Pinta and the Niña, replicas of Columbus Ships, will be docked at English Park, 2 Woodford Ave. The ships will be open to the public through Tuesday, August 25th.
While in port, 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 [email protected] Group minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No maximum.
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.