Columbus replica ‘Santa Maria’ ship to dock in North Carolina

Columbus replica ‘Santa Maria’ ship to dock in North Carolina

A replica of Christopher Columbus’ famous Santa Maria ship which made one of the most important voyages in history will be making a stop in Wilmington, North Carolina..

The vessel will be on display in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina at Port City Marina between May 9-19. It will be docked at the pier at the Port City Marina next to the Wilmington Convention Center.

The Santa María is a replica of the Spanish ships that traveled across the Atlantic Ocean in the 15th and 16th centuries. It first set sail in 2017 to mark the 525th anniversary of the original voyage which started in Spain in August of 1492.

The ship was named after the Nao Santa María sailed by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and was built in Spain by the Nao Victoria Foundation in 2017. The 200-ton, three mast ship made several travels to France and Spain in 2018, as well as a voyage across the Atlantic.

Tours will be available of the ship and are from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. Tickets are $10 Adults (11 yr. +), $5 Kids (5-10 yrs.), $25 Family – 2 Adults + up to 3 kids (5-10 yrs.)