El Galeón

A Spanish Floating Museum

  • Step back in time aboard El Galeón, the breathtaking 1/1 scale reconstruction of a 16th century Spanish galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet.
  • In 1565, the prestigious Spanish sailor, Pedro Menendez de Aviles received a commission from the Spanish king to arm a fleet and sail from Spain to La Florida. They left Cadiz on June the 29th, with almost one thousand men in the Menendez fleet including El Galeón San Pelayo.
  • With 5 decks of exhibits to explore, you will learn about 16th century European sailing techniques and technology. El Galeón tells the 500-year story since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León on the eastern shore of Florida.


Ship Stats:

  • Vessel Type: Galleon
  • Flag: Spain
  • Homeport: Sevilla, Spain & currently St. Augustine Florida
  • Draft: 10’ 6”
  • Beam: 33’
  • Rig Height: 121’
  • Sail Area: 10,010 square feet
  • Power: 2x380HP
  • Hull: Fiberglass