The Nina, a full-size replica of the one Columbus' crew sailed in approaches Naples from the North in the Gulf on March 31, 2010. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta were headed to dock at Tin City in Naples on Wednesday for a couple days as part of an enhanced sailing museum. Starting April 1, the public can take self-guided tours of the ships, $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children. Children under 4 years old are admitted for free. The boats sailed from St. Petersburg, and will depart for Fort Myers on Tuesday, April 6th. Greg Kahn/Staff
The Nina and the Pinta, replicas of Christopher Columbus' famed ships, made their way to Naples on Wednesday. The Columbus Foundation, based in the British Virgin Islands, created the two vessels to tour together as a 'sailing museum.' The Nina was created entirely by hand without the use of power tools and is an exact replica of the original. The Pinta was later created in Brazil at double the original size.
They are docked at Tin City in Naples until Tuesday, April 6th when they will depart for Fort Myers. The public is invited to walk aboard for self-guided tours between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. beginning Thursday. Cost of admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children. Children 4 and under are admitted free.