Columbus Ships open for tours in Chattanooga

Dates: October 4, 2019 - October 25, 2019
Recurrence: Recurring every week day

On Friday, October 4th, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Chattanooga. The ships will be docked at Chattanooga Pier, 200 Riverfront Drive, until their departure early Monday morning, October 28th. Tickets are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, $6.50 for kids, and free for 5 and under.

The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight land in the New World. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse.

While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 for students 5 - 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations necessary.

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1-787-672-2152 or email ninapintatour@gmail.com. Minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No Maximum. Visit our website at www.ninapinta.org.

Columbus Ships open for tours in Chattanooga
  • 200 Riverfront Parkway
  • Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • to
  • Ross Landing
  • $
  • Recurring every week day