El Galeón Featured in NBC’s Crossbones
Don’t miss NBC’s Crossbones featuring El Galeón! The show stars John Malkovich as Blackbeard. The episodes were filmed in Puerto Rico, which took five months to complete. Many of El Galeón’s crew members acted in the series as extras. El Galeón and the crew are featured in three of the Crossbones episodes.
Crossbones airs on Fridays at 10 p.m.
Learn more – http://www.nbc.com/crossbones
El Galeón & Nao Victoria in St. Augustine
Both El Galeón and Nao Victoria are together again at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. The ships add to St. Augustine’s picturesque skyline with the tall, magnificent masts blending with the terracotta rooftops, coquina fort and historical bridge against the backdrop of the brilliant blue Florida sky.
Visitors and community residents have the opportunity to tour both historical ships. El Galeón will be in St. Augustine from Jan. 5 to July 26, 2014 (depending on weather, tide and wind). The Nao Victoria will be in St. Augustine from April 14 to September 2014. Both ships will return in 2015 for St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary year.
El Galeón is a replica of the vessels that traveled the coasts of Florida between the 16th and 18th centuries, transporting men, goods, culture and ideas, creating ties between America and Europe. Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world.
WhereSt. Augustine Municipal Marina
111-E Avenida Menendez
St. Augustine, FL 32084
WhenShip tours are available daily.
- Sunday to Thursday – 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Friday & Saturday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hours vary based on the changes in daylight.
- Adults (12 years old & up) – $15
- Youth (5 to 11 years old) – $8
- Youth (4 years old & younger) – free
- Veterans & St. Johns County Residents receive $2 off admission ($13 for adults & $6 for youth)
- Adults (12 years old & up) – $10
- Youth – $5
Combined Ticket (El Galeón & Nao Victoria)
- Adults – $20
- Youth – $10
Tickets are available here:
- At the ship
- Ripley’s Red Train booth located at the miniature golf course in front of the marina
- All Old Town Trolley Tours ticket locations
- St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum at 12 S. Castillo Drive
- Colonial Quarter at 33 St. George Street
- Online through Trusted Tours
Group ToursGroup tours (10 or more people) are available on El Galeόn, including school groups.
Event RentalsEl Galeόn can be rented for events for various durations including quarter day rentals (less than three hours), half-day rentals (less than six hours) or full day rentals (greater than six hours). Half and full day rentals must be booked at least one (1) month in advance. Quarter day rentals (less than three hours) must be booked at least two (2) weeks in advance. El Galeόn event rental fee is based on the type of event, number of guests and duration of the rental.
For more information about El Galeón and the Nao Victoria Foundation, visit www.ElGaleon.org.
*Please note, this contest is organized and coordinated by the Nao Victoria Foundation and is not associated with the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration.
Photo by Stacey Sather of SGS Design & Art.