Historic Ship Sets Sail from Puerto Rico. Destination St. Augustine FL
thru July 23, 2013
9 am to 7 pm daily, $15 pp (ticket office closes at 6:30 pm)
St Augustine FL City Marina
In tribute to the bold Spaniards who sailed to Florida centuries ago, El Galeón will set sail to Florida’s Atlantic Coast this spring, inviting visitors to come aboard at four ports of call--Miami, Cape Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Augustine FL.
El Galeón is a detailed replica of ships that brought Spanish explorers and settlers to Florida after Juan Ponce de León claimed the land for Spain in April 1513. It is a floating museum and a living-history testament to the mariners who forged Florida’s history. The ship departed from Puerto Rico, where Ponce de Leon was governor, and is being sailed in much the same way his crew did. Visitors will learn about Florida history and sense the spirit of adventure that drove those Spanish mariners to explore such distant lands.
This St Augustine bed and breakfast is located just across the street from this attraction. Enjoy one of our comfy rooms, a great breakfast on the veranda and then an awesome day exploring the ship and tooling around town. If you come through the week (Sunday thru Thursday), you'll score with our Pick-Your-Half-Priced Package for which you will receive a bottle of champagne on arrival and can add either two 30-minute in-room massages or a sunset sail for 2 onboard the Schooner Freedom (both valued at $140) for but an extra $70 in addition to your room rate!
You might also wish to take advantage of our complimentary $50 Shell gas card offer if you decide to stay 2 nights at regular rate Sunday thru Thursday. Be sure to check out all of our summer rate discounts; we are sure you'll find something that appeals to you because at Bayfront Westcott House B&B we'll coordinate your every wish and spoil you every second!