New Field Trip Added to February Schedule
Discover Columbus’ Ships
Date: Wednesday, February 12th
Location: Perdido Key, FL – The Oyster Bar Restaurant & Marina
Cost: $5 pp, ages 2 & up
Registration: Via email to coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org, payment day of tour via CASH
Deadline to register: Day of tour
During the tour you will learn what life was like aboard a ship in the 15th century, about Columbus’s many voyages, the mechanics of the ship, life aboard today, and much more.
The Niña – Most Historically Accurate Columbus Replica Ship Ever Built
The Niña is a replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492. Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles. That ship was last heard of in 1501, but the new Niña has a different mission. We are a floating museum, and we visit ports all over the Western Hemisphere.
Pinta – Our Second Columbus Replica Ship
Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 40 ft air conditioned main cabin down below with seating. Pinta is available for private parties and charters.
Both The Niña and Pinta will be touring 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.