Tall Ship – Galeón Andalucía – offers a Living History Lesson for Provincetown Visitors

Provincetown, MA – Calling all amateur historians, sailing enthusiasts and anyone who loves Tall Ships – your chance to tour a replica of a 16th century Spanish Galleon is here!  During October 6-9, 2016 the crew of the Galeón Andalucía will be docked at Provincetown’s MacMillan Pier and will shout ‘All Aboard’ to welcome visitors to tour this unique ship.
Photo courtesy of Galeon Andalucia
Converted into a floating museum, the vessel offers an interpretive center dedicated to galleons and four floors of space open to the public.  Daily tours will be offered from 10 am – 6 pm throughout her stay in Provincetown. The admission is $10 for an adult, $5 for children (5-12 years old); children under 5 come in for free.


For three centuries, Spanish Galleons crossed the Atlantic Ocean, sailed around the Caribbean Sea and the American coasts, and covered the Pacific route as well. The Galeón Andalucía is a 500-ton galleon, 160 ft. long,
Photo courtesy of Galeon Andalucia
with four masts that hold 6 immense sails. Her average speed is 7 knots and it takes a crew of 15-35 people to sail her. She has navigated the Pacific and Indian oceans, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, and her wake has spread over the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the South and East China seas, the Aegean Sea and the Caribbean Sea, covering thousands of nautical miles in an attempt to evoke her ancestors.
“For a town known as America’s First Destination, the docking of a 16th century galleon reminds us that the pilgrims first set foot in the New World here in Provincetown, MA in 1620, and they drafted the Mayflower Compact in the town’s harbor. The streak of independence that began 400 years ago remains a beacon for people looking for an authentic, welcoming place to visit,” said Rex McKinsey, Provincetown’s Harbormaster.
Photo courtesy of Galeon Andalucia 
The town’s award-winning accommodations offer
appealing seasonal rates and guests are treated
like locals as Provincetown’s renowned shops, galleries and restaurants open their doors to the sidewalks to welcome visitors to America’s “Best Beach Town” as named by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
For more information about Provincetown, visit provincetowntourismoffice.org.
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