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|Nina and Pinta replicas coming to Perdido Key|
January 18, 2014 — Perdido Key, FL (PK) — On Tuesday Feb. 11, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Perdido Key. The ships will be docked at the Oyster Bar Restaurant & Marina, 13700 River Rd, until their departure early Thursday morning Feb. 13.
The ‘Nina’ 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 Nina 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.
While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for students 5-16. Children 4 and under are Free.
The ships are open every day from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and no reservations are necessary.
Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787-672-2152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Minimum of 15. $5 per person. No Maximum. Visit our website at The Nina.
The ships arrive on Monday Feb. 10, and there will be a private viewing of the ships for the media after docking.