The massive Spanish El Galeón Andalucia recently returned to St. Augustine for the 2014-2015 Annual Nights of Lights Season. Its tours were originally scheduled through 31st of January but word has gotten out that the Galeon extended its stay through February 17th!
Tours aboard this beautiful vessel are available each day until then from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Step back in time aboard El Galeón, the breathtaking 1/1 scale reconstruction of a 16th Century Spanish galleon, while she sails up and down the Eastern US Coast this Fall. Spanish Galleons, used primarily for their cargo transporting abilities, were frequently bought and sold by Spanish and English governments during the 1600s, and often taken over and converted into Pirate ships in the rough Carribean sea waters.
The full-sized replica of a 16th century Spanish ship, El Galeon is open for tours at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Named Andalucia, it is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played such an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. It is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. The ship is available for tours from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.
Admission to El Galeon is $15 for adults; $10 for children 5-12 and free for those younger than 5. Veterans and St. Johns County residents receive a $2 discount per ticket.
See this amazing ship museum at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.