New schedule for visits in Galveston is from April 13th until April 23th
Galveston, TX April 5th.- The Spanish ship El Galeon, a replica of the galleons that sailed the seas during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, is not able to sail to Galveston, TX, as planned, due t the bad weather conditions.
It is expected that The Galleon departs from Panama City, FL this Sunday and arrives to Galveston on Wednesday April 12th. She will be opened for visitors daily from 10 am to 7 pm, from April 13th, until April 23th . Her five decks will be available for tour.
El Galeon will be docked at Texas Seaport Museum thanks to Galveston Historic Foundation and the ship will be accompanied by the local tall ship ELISSA. Admission cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12. Children five and under accompanied by an adult are free. Tickets can be purchased on site and on line. School groups are welcomed and invited to tour the ship with advanced arrangements.
El Galeon is a full-scale reconstruction of the popular 16th Century sailing cargo vessel. Built by the Nao Victoria Foundation in 2009, the ship measures 170-feet long by 125-feet-tall, has a 30-foot beam, weighs 495 tons and draws 11 feet of water. The ship is commanded by Capt. Manuel Murube, and maneuvered by 17 Spanish crewmembers.
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. The vessel and the crew will be sailing back to Spain at the end of the summer after 4 years in America. The ship will arrive to Galveston from Panamá City, FL, and this is the first port call in town and in Texas.