Nao Trinidad in Delaware City

Nao Trinidad Coming to Delaware City

It is a replica of the ship of the captain of the so-called Armada del Maluco (1519-1522) commanded by Ferdinand Magellan. An expedition of five ships, only one of which was the protagonist of the greatest maritime adventure in history: the first race around the world. And now you can see it right here in Delaware City!

This replica is a magnificent full-size ship of 200 tons, 29 m. long and 8 m. wide, four masts, five sails and five decks, built with exquisite workmanship in iroko and pine wood by the hands of master carpenters of the shore. A ship that sails like a floating museum of Spanish maritime heritage and has already visited dozens of ports in Spain, Mexico, the United States and Europe.

Nao Trinidad in Delaware City


Parking and shuttle bus from:
302 Canal Street
Delaware City, DE 19706


Adults $15 /Children $5 (between 5 and 12 years old) / Family $35 (2 adults and up to 3 children). Children under 5 years old free

Opening hours:

Octobre 18 to 22
10am – 7pm

* Dates may change due to unfavorable weather conditions.

If you have any problems with your ticket purchase, please email [email protected]

REFUND POLICY: Refunds will only be given for tickets not used due to inclement weather.

Get Your Tickets Now!

4 Dates to Choose from: Oct 18 - Oct 22

  • Adults $15
  • Children $5 (between 5 and 12 years old)
  • Family $35 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
  • Children under 5 years old free
Community and Corps at Crossroads: The Battle to Preserve Delaware's Cherished Fishing Pond

Community and Corps at Crossroads: The Battle to Preserve Delaware’s Cherished Fishing Pond

In a move that has ruffled the feathers of the local fishing and hunting community, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has revealed plans to drain a beloved fishing pond situated near Delaware City. The announcement, which came to light through a handwritten notice in June, has sparked a wave of concern and calls for clarity from the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association (DSSA).

The pond, affectionately known by locals as “the dikes,” has been a favored spot for outdoor enthusiasts for over half a century, offering a rich bounty of bass, pickerel, and other fish, as well as being a hunting ground for waterfowl, deer, and small game. Nestled just off Cox Neck Road, the area stands as a rare public freshwater body in New Castle County, a haven where hunters are not required to register for access.

The USACE, which oversees the land encompassing the pond, intends to utilize the site for the disposal of dredging material extracted from the neighboring Chesapeake & Delaware Canal and the Delaware River, a project aligned with their mandate to maintain the nation’s waterways. The agency highlighted that the site had previously served as a dredged material disposal area, albeit inactive in recent years.

DSSA representatives, including the association’s hunting and fishing chair, Steve Kendus, have voiced their frustration over the lack of detailed information surrounding the initiative. Despite reaching out to various officials and organizations, including the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the association finds itself grappling with unanswered questions.

In a bid to foster transparency and explore potential alternatives, DSSA President Jeff Hague has urged the USACE and the DNREC to facilitate public discussions. “We’re hoping our common concern for the fishing and hunting public will provide clarity and possibly offer alternatives,” Hague expressed in a statement.

Echoing the sentiment for a collaborative approach, Steve Rochette, the public affairs officer for the Corps’ Philadelphia District, noted that the agency is contemplating measures to lessen the adverse effects on the local fauna. He assured that the operation would be gradual, with the dredging spoils not expected to arrive for over a year.

Meanwhile, DNREC acknowledged the Corps’ dilemma in identifying appropriate dredging disposal sites, a challenge that extends beyond the New Castle dike project to a statewide issue, emphasizing the necessity to maintain navigable channels for both commercial and recreational purposes.

As the community stands on the precipice of losing a cherished recreational site, the DSSA remains steadfast in its commitment to advocate for Delaware’s sportsmen and sportswomen. The association harbors hopes that through concerted efforts and open dialogue, a resolution that honors the legacy of “the dikes” while accommodating the Corps’ operational needs can be achieved. The coming months promise a careful navigation through a landscape of environmental stewardship and community heritage, as stakeholders seek a harmonious path forward.

Don’t miss the River Towns Ride & Festival!

The River Towns Ride & Festival is a one-day event that is a joint festival held between the two historic Delaware waterfront towns of New Castle and Delaware City on Saturday September 16th at 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

The two towns are 10 miles apart and connected by the bike-friendly corridor of Route 9. Therefore, the event features a bicycling component that will have riders cycling between the two destinations. Professional and amateur cyclists are participating in the River Towns Time Trial for cash and prizes. The Time Trial is also Race #5 on the Mid-Atlantic Time Trial Series (MATTS) and will serve as the Delaware Time Trial State Championship.

Live music by: DJ Paul Freeberry (11:30am-1:30pm)
Groove Brothers, Inc. (1:45pm-5pm)

Activities: Hayride, Face Painting, Kids Games & Attractions, Craft Beer Tastings, Food, Historic Tours, Exhibitions and more.

Live music by: Tony Cappella & Friends (12:30pm-2:30pm) The Honey Badgers (2:45pm-5pm)
Activities: Family-Friendly Riverside Craft Beer Festival featuring fun for every age!
Including: Corn Hole Games, Pony Rides, Inflatables and Scarecrow Making (take home for
your fall decorating with donations benefiting the Delaware City Police Athletic League!)
Main Street shops and restaurants ready to serve you along with complementing vendor
sales! River Towns Ride Cycling Awards at the Gazebo. AND, NEW THIS YEAR…
The British Are Coming… the BRITISH CAR SHOW that is!

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Fort Delaware 2016 Season

Delaware City is home to Fort Delaware State Park located on Pea Patch Island in the middle of the Delaware River.  Fort Delaware is connected to Delaware City by the Passenger Vessel “DELAFORT” operated as Three Forts Ferry.

You can make reservations and find the current ferry schedule by visiting the Three Forts Ferry website.

Secure your space aboard the P/V DELAFORT by visiting the Fort Delaware State Park website or by calling 302.834.7941.

Visit Delaware City by boat and spend the night at the marina!  Then head over to Fort Delaware for a full weekend of fun, adventure and excitement!  For slip reservations at Delaware City Marina call 302.834.4172.

2016 Brings New Opportunities to Delaware City

For many, starting a new year means a fresh slate and new opportunities to grow. We look forward to the coming year in our town, full of fun activities and our calendar of awesome events. The new year also brings opportunity for business expansion and for business minded individuals, our retail and office space options could be exactly the fresh start you are looking for! Come see what life could be like on the waterfront for your business!

For more information, please call 302-832-6805.

Reedy Point Players Production-An Evening of Zombie Inspired One Acts

Zombie Apocalypse
An Evening of Zombie Inspired One Acts

Just in time for Halloween, join us for an evening of five Zombie-inspired one acts! Have you ever wondered how to survive a Zombie attack? What would a group of Zombies be like if they weren’t out looking for brains? Can we – the living – understand what it’s like to be undead??? Come see the Zombie Apocalypse to find out! This is a production you won’t want to miss. Not too scary though – we encourage families to attend!

$5 (Child – Ages 10 and under)
$10 (Senior, Active Military, Student)
$12 (Adults)
***No checks, debit/credit cards, etc. will be accepted***

Friday & Saturday
October 16, 17, 23, 24
All performances at 8 PM.
Box Office opens at 7:30 PM