On Behalf of El Galeón, We Welcome You!
One of the most exciting international nautical events of 2014, Spain delivers two full-size reconstructed Spanish sailing vessels used in early Colonial times to ports on Florida's East and West coasts. With daily tours providing unforgetable memories and information about 16th century European sailing techniques and technology, El Galeón and her sister ship the Nao Victoria will tell the 500 year story since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León on the Eastern shores of Florida.
El Galeón - Docked in St. Augustine Municipal Marina in St. Augustine FL until Jan. 2015
Step back in time aboard El Galeón, the breathtaking 1/1 scale reconstruction of a 16th Century Spanish galleon, while she sails up and down the Eastern US Coast this Fall. Spanish Galleons, used primarily for their cargo transporting abilities, were frequently bought and sold by Spanish and English governments during the 1600s, and often taken over and converted into Pirate ships in the rough Carribean sea waters.
El Galeón Andalucia will be docked in St. Augustine Municipal Marina next to the Bridge of Lions, St Augustine, Florida. The ship is open to visitors daily from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Five of the six decks are available for tour, which holds an exhibition about the "San Pelayo", the Spanish galleon that founded St. Augustine, the first city in the US. It carries an all-Spanish crew of about the history to the ship and what it is like to sail on her.
Purchase printable tickets online in advance and save 25% off the ticket booth price.
Nao Victoria - Cadiz, Spain
Nearly five hundred years since becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world, the Nao Victoria has been reconstructed and has concluded touring the major ports in Florida in 2013 and 2014.
We thank you for sharing your experiences aboard our first and most traveled ship, and we look forward to returning to the US again in the future.