The Nao Trinidad tall ship sits by the dock, next to the Bridge of Lions, during the peak hours of the day

Nao Trinidad Tall Ship

This replica of a historic Spanish vessel from the 1500s is open for public tours.

Friday, Feb. 2 - Apr. 30, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The sailing vessel Nao Trinidad, a replica of Magellan's flagship, visits St. Augustine from February through April 30, 2024, and offers public tours.

The Tours

Admission: $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for children, and $35.00 for a family of four or more. Group tickets are available. Purchase tickets on the dock or online, here.

When: Daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. They will host tours as long as they are in town and expect to remain here until April 30, 2024.

Where: On the dock at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, Florida 32084.

The Nao Trinidad

The Magellan-Elcano Expedition left Spain in 1519 with four other ships. They crossed the Atlantic, discovered the Strait of Magellan, and passed through that into the Pacific Ocean. The voyage led to new route discoveries for the Europeans — and new lands, as they touched Brazil, Argentina, the Mariana Islands, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Moluccas (the Spice Islands).

Only two ships survived to reach the Moluccas, the Nao Trinidad and the Victoria. The Victoria ultimately completed the first world circumnavigation. The Nao Trinidad sprung a leak, which was repaired, but they never returned to Spain. Ultimately, the Portuguese captured the crew and the ship. 

The current Nao Trinidad was constructed of fiberglass and wood in Spain in 2018. The vessel weighs 200 gross tons, has three masts, and a bowsprit, and reaches over 80 feet from the waterline to the top of the main mast.

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