Step aboard and tour a replica Spanish galleon from when Juan Ponce de Leon first came to La Florida in 1513. Travel back in time on board the ship's decks, which will be open to FREE public visits in Fort Lauderdale, during her stay at Bahia Mar Marina. El Galeón is a 170 foot, 495 ton, authentic wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain's West Indies fleet. Visitors will have the chance to learn about the history that began 500 years ago while admiring the craftsmanship and grandeur of these galleons that reached Florida's coast centuries ago. Ship tours will be available from 9am to 5pm May 14-19, 2013. Free tickets were available at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, 100 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale.