Next week will bring a special treat as the Columbus Ships sail past Tybee up the Savannah River to port. On Tuesday, March 24, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina,’ replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open for visitors in Savannah. The ships will be docked at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza the rest of the week through early Monday morning March 30. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The “Pinta” was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel sailing vessel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel,’ a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.
Admission: $8 for adults, $ 7 for seniors, and $6 for students 5 – 16. Children 4 and under are free. The ships are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations necessary. Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1-787-672-2152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum of 15. $5 per person. No Maximum. Visit our website at www.ninapinta.org. Phone: 1-787-672-2152
Next week will also be a great time to discover Tybee Island in the Spring. Come enjoy warm days and cool nights before the big crowds arrive in the summer. The charming and laid back qualities of Tybee Island are always here, so come enjoy it without the high season traffic. Our Natural Retreats of Tybee Joy Vacations make the perfect vessels for you to sail into Spring, too!
As you can imagine, it’s just such a beautiful sight to see these Columbus Ships sail past Tybee on the way up the Savannah River. It’s just another great opportunity to discover the joys of Tybee Island and Savannah!