ORANGE BEACH, Ala. -- On Thursday, Feb. 14, at noon, the Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will arrive in Orange Beach.
The ships will be docked at The Wharf, at 23101 Canal St., until their departure early Monday, Feb. 25.
If you want to see the ships arrive, you can call 787-672-2152 for travel updates as the ships travel the Intracoastal Waterway to Orange Beach.
The ships will be open to the general public Friday starting at 9 a.m.
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 5:00 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 email@example.com