Tour Columbus’ ships before they sail away

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The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome two Christopher Columbus replica ships, The Niña and The Pinta. The ships, which arrived in Beaufort earlier week, are docking at the Downtown Beaufort Marina along Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park until Sunday, April 13.

The public is invited to take a tour of the ships from  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $7 seniors, $6 for children; kids 4 years and under are free. Groups of 15 or more can call 787-672-2152 in advance to reserve a guided tour for $5 per person.

A small chase boat helps push The Niña, a replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship, into position before tying up at the Downtown Beaufort Marina on Monday, April 7.
A small chase boat helps push The Niña, a replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship, into position before tying up at the Downtown Beaufort Marina on Monday, April 7.
A small but enthusiastic crowd braved threatening weather to greet the ships as they sailed into town. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
A small but enthusiastic crowd braved threatening weather to greet the ships as they sailed into town. Photos by Bob Sofaly.