The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools, and was called by Archaeology magazine "the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built." The craftsmanship of construction and the details in the rigging make it a truly fascinating visit back to the Age of Discovery. The Nina was used in the production of the film "1492."
The Pinta was built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 900 sq. ft. main salon down below to view slide shows of the ships' construction. The Pinta is available for private parties while in port.
Both ships are touring together as a "sailing museum" to educate the public and students on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
While in port, the public is invited to visit the ships for walk-aboard, self-guided tours. Prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children. Children 4 and under are Free. The ship is open every day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. No reservations necessary.
Teachers or groups wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call the ship directly at 787-672-2152. Minimum of 15. $4 per person. Visit www.thenina.com for additional information.