Tall Ship Spanish Galeon Andelucia to Visit Cape May

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Cape May, NJ- Imagine scanning the Cape May horizon and seeing a tall ship at full sail, flying a skull and crossbones. Only this ship is not coming to conquer and pillage but to educate and entertain.

The pirate ship Galeon Andelucia, as seen in Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” and John Malkavic’s “Crossbones” is scheduled to make a Port-O-Call at South Jersey Marina on Schellenger’s Landing from September 3rd through September 7th.

Andelucia is making Port-O-Calls along the mid-Atlantic with stops at Ocean City, Maryland, Baltimore, Annapolis in addition to Cape May. Port-O-Calls have been arranged by the Air, Sea and Space Foundation for the Spanish Government, owner of the Andelucia.

During its stay in Cape May the Foundation hopes to make its Future Explorers program available to local school aged children.

The ship will be open for tours from 10 until 6 daily and available during the evening for private parties and fundraisers.

The Andelucia’s visit to Cape May has been made possible by the Cape May County Department of Tourism and Southern Shores Destination Marketing Organization.

Kudo’s to Mark Allen and South Jersey Marina for initiating this opportunity. Email Mark Allen at South Jersey Marina for additional information and referral, mallen@SouthJerseyMarina.com or by phone: 609-884-2400.

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  1. tom smith
    August 10, 2014 / 10:04 am

    John – try “skull & bones” like the Yale secret society – a “scull” is what Jack Kelly used to row on the Schuylkill River. Will be on the Schooner America to welcome her. regards

    • JohnCooke
      August 10, 2014 / 10:08 am

      Thanks Tom, I should know better I rowed out of #2 Boathouse Row for a long time. Appreciate the quick read and reply.

  2. Ben
    August 10, 2014 / 10:14 am

    I’m bummed I will miss that… Please take some pics of it sailing out in the sea beyond Cape May. Those will be golden!

  3. Ben
    August 10, 2014 / 10:16 am

    Oh, and when I was in the service and our squadron was home-ported in Spain, we were in Rota, in the Andelusian region.

    • JohnCooke
      August 10, 2014 / 10:18 am

      That is very cool Ben. I have to believe this would be one of the larger ships other than a USCG Cutter to enter the harbor. Thanks for reading and commenting. And thank you for your military service Ben.

  4. Susan Sacirbeu
    August 10, 2014 / 10:46 am

    The fun never stops in Cape May, and you don’t even need a passport to board this ship!