John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Spanish EL Galleon Arrives in Port Canaveral, Florida. Viva 500 Years!

Spanish EL Galleon Arrives in Port Canaveral, Florida. Viva 500 Years!

El Galeon, a 16th Century, wooden Spanish galleon replica, has arrived at Port Canaveral as it tours the state’s East Coast in celebration of Viva Florida 500; the anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s historic arrival in Florida 500 years ago. El Galeon is a living piece of history that visitors can tour. The 170-foot, 495-ton, wooden galleon replica sailed into Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast and will be on display through May 12. It then moves on to Ft. Lauderdale (May 14-19) and St. Augustine (May 23-June 3).

El Galleon

Lots of Rigging!

 El Galleon

El Galleon is docked next to "Fishlips" Restaurant in the Port.

 El Galleon

Take a walk on the gang plank for a tour.

El Galleon 

Canons at the ready!

El Galleon 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsJohn Mayer • May 08 2013 12:44PM

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Great pictures, John! El Galleon is certainly worth a visit from anyone along the east coast of Florida!
Posted by Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN) almost 6 years ago

What a beauty that ship is!  I have told my kids that when I die, I want them to dress as pirates, and cast my ashes overboard onto warm seas.  That looks like just the kind of ship they will need.  Hopefully, they will be able to do that near International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th.)  

I also have a little saying after every meal when I'm full.  It's "I'm never gonna eat again."  I want that engraved on a rock, near water's edge:-)  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 6 years ago
Hi John, I have a real thing for these ships and just love the photos. Great new personal photo as well. Wonderful John!
Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) almost 6 years ago

Great photos. Can you imagine crossing the ocean in one of those? ANd what it would be like to ride out a major storm?

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) almost 6 years ago

Hi Sharon and Bruce - It's a well maintaned vessel and worth a visit.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 6 years ago

Hi Myrl - That sounds like a great plan. When I die, I want Scotty to beam me up to the Starship Enterprise and tour the Galaxy with Captain Kirk (along with Bikini Babes :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 6 years ago
John, what a wonderful contrast! Both this ship and the space stations were state of F the art for explorers of their time.
Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

Thanks William - Those ships are inspiring and nostalgic with amazing craftsmanship.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 6 years ago

Than - That's why there are so many galleons at the bottom of the sea. It wasn't the same as taking a Carnival Cruise :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 6 years ago

Hi Patricia - A very good point! Who knows what the future will hold for us. Hopefully, it will be a benevelent world where everyone on the planet gets along and works towards ending poverty and misery.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 6 years ago

John  Great photos.  Is the ship a visitor or is it based in the United States?

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 6 years ago

Thanks Karen - I belive it's based in Spain but it's on a round the world tour.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 6 years ago

John, Thanks for sharing the photo's. I am all amazed when looking at the detail and rigging on these boats.

Posted by Keith Gilkey, 410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake (Re/Max Chesapeake) almost 6 years ago

Hi Keith - It took a lot of effort and rigging to make these ships state of the art in their day.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 6 years ago

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