Punta Gorda, FL. - –On Wednesday, April 4th, at 5:00 pm the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will arrive in Punta Gorda.
The ships will be docked at Fishermen’s Village, 1200 West Retta Esplande, until their departure early Monday morning April 16th.
Please call the ships’ phone at 787-672-2152 for travel updates as the ships travel to Punta Gorda or if you plan to see the ships arrive.
The media are invited to a private viewing of the ships on Wednesday, April 4th once the ships are docked. The Nina was built by hand and without the use of power tools and is considered to be the most historically correct Columbus Replica ever built. The ‘Pinta’ was recently built in Brazil and is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.
While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $6.50 for students 5 – 16. Children 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 787 672 2152 or visit our website www.ninapinta.org, click on ‘Take a Tour’ and fill out online form. Minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No Maximum. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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