Nao Trinidad replica to returns to Wilmington
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A replica of the Nao Trinidad has returned to downtown Wilmington for public tours from Saturday, June 3, to Sunday, June 11.
Per the Wilmington Harbor Enhancement Trust, the original ship was the flag ship of the Magellan-Elcano expedition.
It was originally scheduled to arrive on Thursday, but high winds delayed its arrival. On Friday morning, it docked at London Wharf on the downtown Wilmington Riverwalk near the Veterans Memorial and Hotel Ballast.
Tours will be offered June 3-11, letting the public tour the four decks of the ship and talk to crew members sailing on the replica. Tours will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every other day. Tickets are $15 for anyone over 13 years old, $5 for kids between 5-12 years old or $35 for a family with two adults and up to three kids between 5-12 years old.
Tickets can be bought online here, and parking is available at nearby public lots and decks operated by the City of Wilmington and the New Hanover County Parking Garage next to the NHC Public Library.
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