On Friday, July 18- Sunday, July 20 the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will be open for walk-aboard, self-guided tours in Newburgh. The ships will be docked at the Riverfront Marina, 40 Front St., until their departure early Monday morning July 21.
The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ‘Nina’ “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 60+, 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. No reservations necessary. The ships are not wheelchair accessible.
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. Check Facebook “Columbus Ships” or visit our website at www.thenina.com.
The ships arrive on Thursday, July 17 between noon & 2 p.m. There will be a private viewing of the ships for the media after docking.