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Posted on: October 24, 2023

Nao Trinidad scheduled to visit St. Augustine in 2024

Nao Trinidad boat

Replica of Magellan-Elcano expedition flagship that first sailed around the world

On Monday, October 23, at their regularly scheduled City Commission meeting, the city commission approved a dockage agreement to bring the vessel Nao Trinidad (Trinidad) to the St. Augusitne Municipal marina as part of the 2024 celebration of the relationship between St. Augustine and Avilés, Spain.

The Trinidad is a 150-ton, 93-foot replica of the flagship of the Magellan-Elcano Expedition that led to the first circumnavigation of the Earth, confirming for the first time that the Earth is round.  The ship boasts three masts and a bowsprit and is built of African hardwood and pinewood.

While in port, this floating museum will be open for guided and self-guided tours, including the ship's four decks, complete with information panels relating the history of the ship and the experience of Spanish sailors over 500 years ago.  The Trinidad was previously outfitted as a replica of Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria, but it has been renamed and now includes the Magellan-related exhibits. 

Details of the ship’s arrival and hours of operation will be published when available.

For media inquiries, contact Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, at 904.293.3307 or via email at

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