Bring the whole family to the beach the first weekend in March to explore the Nina and the Pinta replicas docked at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Enjoy a walk-around tour of the vessels and, later, explore all the great shopping and dining that is available at the open-air entertainment complex.

Columbus Replica Ships Come To The Wharf In Orange Beach

The Pinta and Nina Sailing Museum will be docked March 2-6 at The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Bring the kids down to The Wharf to see these historic replica ships maintained by The Columbus Foundation of Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

The ships were built completely by hand without the use of power tools.

The general public is invited to walk around for a self-guided tour of the vessels. Small groups may also register for a visit.

The Nina features a 65-foot deck, an 18-foot beam and a seven-foot draft. Columbus sailed this tiny ship more than 25,000 miles.

The Pinta, with its 85-foot deck, 23-foot beam and 7.5-foot draft was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours. It has a 40-foot air-conditioned main cabin down below with seating and can be used for parties or charters.

Once at The Wharf, be sure to enjoy browsing the shops and dining in the tasty restaurants located right on site. Or, if you’re planning a return trip later in the spring or summer, plan your adventure around one of the numerous concerts held at The Wharf.

A trip to try to escape from the Breakout might also be in order if you are looking for a bit of teambuilding fun.

Be sure to visit the floating museum during a trip to the beach in early March. Stay in a three-bedroom condo so there is enough room for the children to bring their friends.
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