On Dec. 11, the “Pinta” and the “Nina,” replicas of Columbus’s ships, will arrive in Biloxi. The ships will be docked at Seafood Industry Museum schooner pier, 367 Beach Blvd.
The ships will be open to the public Thursday, Dec. 12 through Jan. 1. The “Nina” was built by hand and without the use of power tools and considered to be the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built. The “Pinta” was built in Brazil and is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space shuttle of the fifteenth century.
While in port, the public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard self-guided tour. The prices are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for students 5–16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No reservations necessary.
Teachers or groups wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member or any other questions should call the ship directly at 1-787-672-2152, or visit www.thenina.com and click on Take a Tour. Minimum of 15, no maximum. All groups are $5 per person regardless of age.