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Puerto Vallarta Excursions: Pirate Ship Vallarta The Renowned Marigalante

Puerto Vallarta Excursions: Given that 1995, the Pirate ship Marigalante has been a single of the most well-known excursions in all of Vallarta, and a single of the most recognized symbols of Puerto Vallarta. Not like any other vessel on Banderas Bay, this stunning craft is an correct replica of the Santa María, a single of the ships utilised by Christopher Columbus more than 500 yrs ago to learn new lands.

The Marigalante was designed in Alvarado Veracruz, Mexico by the Mar, Hombre y Paz Civil Association, (Sea, Gentleman and Peace a non-profit business,) to commemorate historical voyages, specifically the five hundredth Anniversary of the Discovery of The usa. About 30 varieties of tropical woods had been utilised all through development, which started in 1980 and was concluded in 1987.

On September 26 1987, the Marigalante took her maiden voyage from Alvarado Veracruz to Santoña in Cantabria Spain, the birthplace of Juan de la Cosa, the creator of the incredibly initial Mapa Mundi. The owner of the Santa Maria, Cosa sailed with Columbus on his initial 3 voyages to the New Entire world, and was the master and cartographer of the Marigalante in 1493.

From Santoña, the Marigalante sailed to Seville and up the Guadalquivir to produce 10,000 “Maravedies” gold cash corresponding to the payment promised by Christopher Columbus – and never paid out – to the initial gentleman to shout “Land Ho!” This reward was due to Rodrigo de Triana, whose authentic identify was Juan Rodriguez Bermejo.

The cash had been gathered from the 33 American nations around the world and spanned various centuries. They had been placed in a chest designed with the exact 30 varieties of wooden as people utilised to designed the Marigalante. The chest is exhibited in “La Antigua” chapel in the Cathedral of Seville.

The Marigalante then sailed the Nao route, from Acapulco to the Orient, browsing Japan for the commemoration of its one hundred yrs of trade with Mexico. She also followed the Cocoa route to South The usa and sailed to Spain after once again in 1992 for the five hundredth Anniversary of the discovery of The usa.

The Marigalante’s voyage included 87 ports and islands around the environment, totaling fifty two,000 nautical miles or 96,304 kilometers – the equivalent of 2-one/3 excursions around the environment. Given that then, the Marigalante has been sailing the length and breadth of the Bay of Banderas, sharing the magic, the joy and the tradition of our beloved Mexico with all the travellers who visit Puerto Vallarta.

Climb aboard the Marigalante Pirate Ship and get completely ready for a excellent enjoyment-stuffed frolick with the Pirates of the Bay as you sail across the stunning blue waters of the Bay of Banderas. No matter if you opt for a enjoyment-stuffed day of family journey on the TREASURE LAND tour or a BUCCANEER’S Night dinner cruise, you may enjoy the special practical experience of sailing on a authentic galleon – and an unforgettable practical experience.



  1. Amazing. It was a blast for me, and I am past 40 imagine the kids. Can't wait to get there again. Worth every penny and more . Can't get more authentic than this. Drop of a hat guys

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