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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Nao Santa María scheduled to arrive on Thursday, May 27

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Replica of Columbus' ship open for tours on Thursday, May 27

The Nao Santa María, a 200-ton replica of the ship on which Christopher Columbus first traveled to North America, arrives in St. Augustine on Thursday, May 27, weather permitting, and will dock at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina until Tuesday, June 1. 

As one of the historic ships built and operated by the Nao Victoria Foundation, the Nao Santa Maria expects to be open for tours starting Friday, May 28, and will continue to receive visitors through Monday, May 31 from 10:00am - 7:00pm daily. The self-guided tour includes the ship's four decks with panels relating the history of the ship and the experience of Spanish sailors 500 years ago. 

Tickets are available for purchase dockside as well as on the Nao Santa Maria website.  For complete information visit

While visiting, be sure to check out additional activities offered at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, including Schooner Freedom, Black Raven, Scenic Tour St. Augustine (Victory III), St. Augustine Eco Tours, and St. Augustine Parasail.  Complete information about these merchants is available at

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