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Event: Pinta and Nina in Cape Girardeau

Date: Friday, 9-29-2017 at 9:00 AM to Friday, 9-29-2017 at 6:00 PM

Location: Riverfront Park

Cost: $8/$7/$6/Free


The ships office at: 1-787-672-2152 or Visitcape at: 573-335-1631



On Thursday, September 28th, the 'Pinta' and the 'Nina', replicas of Columbus' Ships, will sail in to Cape Girardeau. The ships will be docked at Riverfront Park until their departure early Monday, October 9th.  The 'Pinta' and the 'Nina' will be available for tours Friday, September 29th, thru Sunday, October 8th from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day.

     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.”  In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight land in the New World.    Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

     Both ships tour together as a new and 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. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse.

     While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.  Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 - 16.   Children 4 and under are Free.  The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.    No reservations necessary.