Columbus Ships Pinta and Nina to Land In Grand Rivers

Pinta NinaOn Thursday August 29th, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships will open in Grand Rivers. The ships will be docked at the Green Turtle Bay Resort, 263 Green Turtle Dr., until their departure early Monday morning September 9th.

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. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

Both ships will be touring together as an 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. The prices are $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for senior citizens and $6.00 for students 5 to 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ship will be open every day from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 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 Minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No Maximum. Visit our website at for additional information.

The ships arrive on Wednesday August 28th, and there will be a private viewing for the media after docking.

In addition to the Nina and Pinta visit, Kentucky’s Western Waterland will host their 38th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday August 31 through Monday September 2 in Grand Rivers’ Little Lake Park. For a complete calendar of Grand Rivers Labor Day weekend events, visit the Grand Rivers Calendar of Events.

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