St. Marys Tall Ship Alliance, Inc. (“SMTSA”) is excited to announce that it has organized and is hosting the world-famous tall ship Nao Santa Maria’s 1st visit into the historical downtown waterfront of Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, Florida.
This Nao Santa Maria visit is made possible by the Nao Victoria Foundation, City of Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island TDC (Tourist Development Council), Fernandina Marina Advisory Council, and Amelia River Cruises. The Nao Victoria Foundation is a non-profit entity specializing in promoting and spreading historical events, which are supported by the construction of historical ships (the Nao Victoria, El Galeón and the Nao Santa María) that are sailed throughout the world’s ports.
Noa Santa Maria is a beautiful 3-year-old replica of Christopher Columbus’ famous flagship. The Nao Santa Maria a floating and sailing historical museum that allows the public to come aboard and tour 5 different decks. Visitors will be taken back in time experiencing what life was like back in the 15th century’s age of discovery.
Amelia Island resident and SMTSA Vice Chair, Jon Slaughter, “looks forward with great anticipation to the opportunity it affords our students and citizens to educate and relive an event that was so meaningful in the history of our past.
The Nao Santa Maria will arrive in the City of Fernandina Beach on June 1st/2nd with public deck tours June 3, 4, 5 & 6th.
The St. Marys Tall Ship Alliance, Inc. (“SMTSA”) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 2016 to share the rich tall ship history of the region with students and the general public. Since founding the SMTSA has hosted 5 tall ship visits to the region and over 17,500 public deck tours. SMTSA news can be found at www.smtsa.org and on Facebook and Instagram. For more information contact [email protected] Fair Winds,