El Galeon, a 16th Century Spanish tall ship, is visiting Provincetown again from June 23rd to 25th
Step back in time and learn about Spanish Galleons
(June 22nd, 2017) –Once again and after sailing more than 50,000 nautical miles and visiting dozens of countries, El Galeon, a historical Spanish galleon replica, will sail into Provincetown (MA) and dock at Mc Millan Pier.
El Galeon visited Provincentown last June 16th, and the city is ones again one of the ports of call of El Galeón 2017 tour along the South and East coast of USA (Panama City, Galveston, Baton Rouge, Brunswick, Charleston, Baltimore, Norfolk, Boston) and Canada.
El Galeon will be open for visitors daily from 10 am to 7 pm from June 23rd to 25th. Her five decks will be available for tour.
Admission cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12. Children five and under are free. Tickets can be purchased on site and here.
El Galeon is a full-scale reconstruction of the popular 16th century sailing cargo vessel. The historic three-mast tall ship is owned and operated by the Nao Victoria Foundation, a Spanish non-profit organization. Built in 2009, the shipmeasures 170-feet long by 125-feet-tall, has a 30-foot beam, weighs 495 tons and draws 10,5 feet of water. The ship is commanded by Capt. Pablo González and 17crew members who are tasked with maneuvering more than 9,600 square feet of sails in the same fashion as16th century sailors.
“Visitors on board will explore the history and authentic interiors of a 16th century galleon while experiencing the detailed craftsmanship and grandeurof the vessel”, said Fernando Viota, El Galeon project Manager.
El Galeon originally came to the United States from Spain in 2013 to celebrate Florida’s 500th birthday and has been traveling around the country ever since.