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
El Galeón recently left St. Augustine, but it will return in 2015 for St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary year. The Nao Victoria is in St. Augustine until September 2014, and it will also return in 2015.
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) – $10
– Youth – $5
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, including school groups.
Event RentalsThe ship 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. The ship event rental fee is based on the type of event, number of guests and duration of the rental.
For more information about the ships and Nao Victoria Foundation, visit www.ElGaleon.org.
Photo by Stacey Sather of SGS Design & Art.