January 29, 2022


Santa Maria History

Tall ship Neo Santa Maria in Galveston for tours

The traveling to Santa Maria is a reproduction of the ship that controversial explorer Christopher Columbus sailed to the New Earth in 1492.

GALVESTON, Texas — The Galveston Historic Seaport will quickly welcome a 2nd tall ship that guests can tour together with the 1877 Elissa.

The Neo Santa Maria sails as a result of ports about the world to educate visitors about seafarer’s background and traditions. It will devote a week in Galveston.

It’s a duplicate of the ship that controversial explorer Christopher Columbus sailed to the New Globe in 1492. The Neo Santa Maria was created in Spain in 2017 to commemorate the 525th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage.

The structure is genuine to the initial with a few modern-day features like GPS and basic safety tools.

The ship has five decks, weighs 200 tons and is practically 100 feet prolonged with a crew of largely volunteers from Spain.

“When you stare at her from the outside the house, you really don’t seriously know if you’re time traveling or in an epic movie or something,”  Project supervisor Angel Rosa told WGME.

The tall ship Elissa is the Seaport’s delight and pleasure and one of Galveston’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming 40,000 people annually.

Look at: Working day sail onboard the Elissa


It’s one particular of only a few ships of its kind in the entire world to nevertheless actively sail, according to the Galveston Historic Basis. They brought Elissa from a scrapyard in Greece to Galveston in 1978 and remodeled it into a floating museum.

The Nao Santa Maria and Elissa tours will be offered commencing Saturday, April 24th and by means of Sunday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Combo tickets for both equally ships are $20 for grownups, $11.50 for ages 6-18 and free for small children 5 and under.