El Galeón will stay in Greenport an extra week

El Galéon near Orient Point Monday evening. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

El Galeón near Orient Point Monday evening. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Due to the popularity of its visit, El Galeón, a replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon, will remain in Greenport Harbor for an extra week.

The boat will offer tours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Sunday, Oct. 30, according to its Facebook page.

The real-life moving museum’s visit, sponsored by the Village of Greenport and the East End Seaport Museum, was originally supposed to only host tours through Oct. 23.

Tours are $10 for adults or $5 for children ages five to 10. They can be purchased here or at the dock.


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El Galeón will also offer a spooky Halloween tour from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and can be purchased here.

The 170-foot, 495-ton ship is fashioned after a 16th century Spanish galleon, which is what cargo ships were called in Spain during the 300 years they plied their trade from the 16th to 18th centuries.

According to the ship’s project manager, Fernando Viota, typical cargo in those days mainly included spices, livestock and slaves.

After Greenport, El Galeón will head south to Alexandria, Va. The ship will winter for several months in Puerto Rico before continuing its tour in 2017.