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16th century Spanish replica ship docked in St. Augustine

Published: March 3, 2015

» Spanish replica will dock here through January

The Nao Victoria, a modern replica of a 16th century Spanish carrack, docked Monday at St. Augustine Municipal Marina and will remain until the end of January.

The ship was in St. Augustine during April and May. The original Victoria was the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the globe.

In 1519, it was part of a Spanish expedition commanded by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan that left Spain.

That expedition began with five ships, but Victoria was the only one to complete the voyage. Magellan was killed in the Philippines.

Another tall ship, a reproduction of a 16th century Spanish galleon that served with the West Indies fleet is arriving Jan. 6.

El Galeon is 170 feet in length and weighs 495 tons and plans public tours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It was last here in June as part of the state’s Viva Florida 500 celebration.

Tickets for the Victoria are $10 for adults, $5 for students. A combination ticket will be available.

For tour information, go to

Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast is just a short walk from St. Augustine municple marina where the Nao Victoria will be docked until the end of January. We would love to host your vacation to beautiful historic St. Augustine!

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