On Behalf of The Nao Victoria Fundación, 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 - En Route to Annapolis, MD
Step back in time aboard El Galeón, the breathtaking 1/1 scale reconstruction of a 16th Century Spanish galleon, while she calls Ocean City, MD her port until September 2014. 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.
Tours are given 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm, and allow you to explore four decks full of videos, exhibits, artifacts and more! Purchase printable tickets online in advance and save 25% off the ticket booth price.
Nao Victoria - Preparing to sail back to 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.