Nao Santa Maria Ship Set to Dock In Ocean City August 11 – September 5
Ocean City, MD – (July 28, 2021): Embark and walk the decks of the Nao Santa Maria that is set to dock in Ocean City on August 11, 2021. This full-scale replica of a 15th Century merchant vessel, known as a carrack, showcases what would have been seen as modern innovation 550 years ago. The Nao Victoria Foundation designed and built the replica Santa Maria in 2017 and it has been touring around seaports all over the U.S. in recent years.
Setting sail on a voyage to cross the Atlantic Ocean in the 1400’s was like sending astronauts to space in the 21st Century – it’s been done but opening it to all of humanity takes further collaborative initiative, new ways of thinking and additional new risk. Boarding the vessel and stepping back five centuries into the past yields tales of history related to boat building and tales on the sea with vessels like the Nao Santa Maria.
“We are excited to host a piece of history right here in Ocean City,” commented Special Events Director Frank Miller. “We have hosted other tall ships but this is a first for the Nao Santa Maria.”
The ship will dock at 3rd Street and the Bay, and will be open to the public from August 12 through September 5 from 10am – 8pm each day. Tickets are available at the dock or by visiting www.naosantamaria.org. The pricing is $15 for adults, $5 for kids from 5-10 years old, under 5 are free with an adult. Family tickets are $35 and include 2 adults and up to 3 kids that are 5-12 years old. The fourth child pays $5 for the family ticket.