The boats are owned by the Columbus Foundation www.thenina.com located in the British Virgin Islands and they visit ports all over the Western Hemisphere. On Friday, May 23 the Pinta and the Nina, replica's of the ships that brought Columbus to the new World will dock at Captain's Cove Seaport www.captainscoveseaport.com located on 1 Bostwick Ave. in Bridgeport Connecticut. The ships will depart on Tuesday morning, May 27 for their next port of call.
The Nina is a replica of the ships on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on in 1492 and is considered a floating museum. Archeology Magazine has noted that the Nina is the most historically accurate correct Columbus ship ever built. As a matter of fact, the Nina was built by hand and no power tools were used. The total deck length of the Nina is 65 feet.
The Pinta was built in Brazil and is also historically accurate although it is a little larger than the original vessel. The Pinta can be rented out for parties and charters as it has a 40 foot air conditioned cabin with seating. The total deck length of the Pinta is 85 feet.
The public is invited on a self guided tour of the two ships while they are in port. The admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students ages 5-16. The ships are open daily while in port from 9 a.m - 6 p.m.
Teachers and organizations with a group of 15 people or more are invited to schedule a special 30 minute guided tour with a crew member. The cost of a special tour is $5 per person. Those wanting to schedule a special visit should call 1-787-672-2152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.