Replicas of Christopher Columbus’ Ships the Pinta and the Nina are coming to Harbourside Place in Jupiter for a week. Starting Friday, March 29th through Sunday, April 7th the ships will be docked at Harbourside Place for tours.
The Nina replica was built by hand and is considered to be the most historically correct and accurate replica of Columbus’ ships. The length of the ship is 65 feet long and the beam is 18 feet wide. Columbus sailed the Nina across the Atlantic Ocean on three voyages to the New World in 1492. Today, the replica is a floating museum and visits ports all over the Western Hemisphere.
The Pinta replica was built in 2005 and was launched in Brazil and made to accompany Nina on off the voyages. The Pinta is a larger ship at 85 feet long and the beam is 23 feet wide. The Pinta is a larger version of the archetypal carvel for space to walk around for tours. There is also a 40-foot main air-conditioned cabin below with seating. The Pinta is available for charters and private parties.
Both ships tour together as a sailing museum to educate the public on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used for early explorers. While the ships are in port, the public can climb aboard and tour the ships either with a self-guided tour or a private guided tour. No reservations are required. Tickets are $8.50 for Adults, $7.50 for Seniors, $6.50 for Children ages 5 to 16 and Kids under 4 years old are free.
The Nina and The Pinta will be at Harbourside Place starting this Friday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 31st. The ships will depart Harbourside early morning on Monday, April 1st. The ships are open everyday from 9 am to 6 pm.
For more information, visit their website or call 787-672-2152.