May 13th, 20178.- The “Ships of Discovery” will arrive to the town of Scheveningen, to take part in the event Vlaggetjesdag Scheveningen 2017, where they will be open to the public from June 16th to 18th. An historical Spanish nao (carrack) and a Portuguese caravel that ruled the oceans, discovered new worlds and opened new routes on the sea that would connect the whole planet during XV and XVI centuries.

They are the caravel Boa Esperança, the replica of the Portuguese ship used by Bartolomé Díaz when he passed the Cape of Good Hope in 1488, and the Nao Victoria, the replica of the Spanish vessel that some years later (1529 – 1522) achieved the first tour around the world in history with the work of two captains: Ferdinand Magellan and Juan and Sebastián Elcano.

Both ships are sailing togheter for the first time on a European Tour named Ships of Discovery Tour 2017, calling in ports of Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, France, England and Spain. A unique event in which visitors will be able to board and tour the most symbolic vessels of those times. They arrive to the port of Scheveningen and will be open to the public from June 16th to 18th form 11am to 9 pm.

Visitors on board will explore the most representative ships of the discovery era and their extraordinary history, and know the authentic interiors of a 15th and 16th centuries vessels, while experiencing their meticulous craftsmanship and historical details”, says Soledad Gea, their project Manager.

From Scheveningen the ships will sail next Monday, June 19th, to Oudeschild (Texel Island). We offer you the chance to become part of the crew of these vessels through its trainee program. You will be able to participate in the sails and docking maneuvers as well as learn other maintenance and daily works on these types of ships. Above all, you will enjoy the journey on these unique vessels. It will be an exceptional experience. For further information:

Visitor information:
Date: June 16th- 18th
Place: Port of Scheveningen (Vlaggetjesdag Scheveningen 2017)
Opening hours: 11 am to 9 pm
Tickets: Adults: 5.00€ / Children from 5 to 10 years: 3.00€

Tickets can be purchased on-board at the pier or here.

Soledad Gea: (+34) 663 881 993

Fundación Nao Victoria