OC Tall Ship Tours

August 11 - 27, 2017

Bayside Boardwalk

3rd & 4th Streets on the Bay


Website: http://www.fundacionnaovictoria.org/

Event Type: Family

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Tall Sailing Ship Tours aboard the Galeon Andulica

August 11-27 (subject to change)

Tour the authentic wooden replica of a 17th Century Spanish Galleon during its visit from Sevilla, Spain.  Walk the main decks and gun deck, interact with the crew, and learn about the vital role Galleons played as part of Spain's West Indies Fleet in sea trade and pirate warfare over two centuries of service.  It's a rare opportunity to experience a vital piece of maritime history.

Times: 10am to 8pm Monday thru Sunday

$12 - Adult (age 13 & over)
$6 - Child (age 5-12)
Under age 5 is free with adult ticket purchase

For more information, call 410-250-0125.

For two evenings this week, it may seem as if the Galeón Andalucia has been commandeered by pirates! Trey Eversman as “Captain Jack Sparrow” will make a special guest appearance aboard the vessel, Tuesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 23 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Patrons purchasing admission to the vessel will have the opportunity to not only explore the authentic replica of a 17th century Spanish merchant ship, but take photos with one of the most legendary pirates to hit the silver screen.

The Galeón Andalucia is a replica of the type of vessel used by the Spanish Crown for maritime expeditions from the 16th to18th centuries. Galleons were intended to discover and then establish trade routes between Spain, America and the Philippines, and formed the then called Fleet of the Indies. With an innovative design at the time, galleons were armed merchant vessels with tonnages ranging from 500 to 1,200, whereas their over-all lengths would range from 130 to 200 feet. They were designed to cross the largest oceans as efficiently as possible. For three centuries, these Spanish galleons crossed the Atlantic Ocean back and forth, sailed around the Caribbean Sea and the American coasts, and covered the Pacific route as well. They carried plenty of seamen, merchant traders and settlers, while their holds bore the fabulous cargo resulting from American and Asian trade.

In addition to the special appearance hours, the Galleon is open from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily through August 27. Standard admission prices: Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children, (children 5 and under are free).