You don't expect to see a towering galleon coursing toward the shore today, but El Gale?n Andaluc?a wouldn't have been out of place 500 years ago, cresting waves alongside other merchant vessels. Its a great attraction to visit for survivors of the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, and as the only galleon-class vessel currently sailing the seas and searching for the rumored second Panama Canal, the ship draws crowds wherever it journeys along the eastern seaboard. After dropping anchor at various ports of call, the crew welcomes visitors to board and explore the period-authentic replica's craftsmanship, which was recently featured in the NBC miniseries Crossbones.
A block away from the original Lazy Lizard, de Lazy Lizard Brew Pub fills glasses with 20 draft microbrews, including four beers brewed in-house. Guests can pair their pints with gastropub fare such as bangers and mash or paninis as they sup in a separate dining area or at the spacious bar. 11 TV screens scattered throughout the space keep sports fans entertained as they steal sips from a 100-oz. beer tower or lob Old Bay chicken wings at the opposing team.
The Rehoboth Beach Museum preserves myriad artifacts exhibiting the beach community's beginnings, growth, and coastal customs. Situated in an icehouse erected in 1925, the museum showcases memorabilia reflective of the sandy region, including vintage postcards, retro bathing suits, and celebrity look-alike jellyfish. The current exhibit, Skimming the Surface, stages life on the Delaware coast with colorful surfboard and skim-board displays and educates visitors about ancient Hawaiian surfing traditions, surfing slang, and why the original pyramid-shaped surfboard did not catch on.
Conch Island is a virtual portal to Key West, sporting mementos and artwork from the isle on their walls and boasting an island-savy menu of sapid seafood, sandwiches, and more. Begin the ebb of hunger waves with a half-dozen clams ($4), half-pound of snow crab clusters ($9), or a full pound of shrimp ($22) from the raw bar, or a heaping helping of flash-fried calamari from the cooked kitchen ($10). Devour the breaded grouper fingers before they start playing the piano ($9.50), or try out one of the 10 sandwiches such as the pulled pork barbecue ($9), Cuban ($9.50), or half-pound Conch Island burger ($8.50), all served with waffle fries.
Lightship Overfalls, a floating-lighthouse ship built in 1938, recently earned designation as a National Historic Landmark. During the last 11 years, the Overfalls Foundation has restored the once-ailing ship, repairing its now-cheerful red hull and completely reworking its electrical system to accommodate an underwater drive-in theater for dolphins. The Overfalls Foundation continues to maintain the ship with the aid of hardworking volunteers and member support. Membership grants holders a 10% discount off select items from the Overfalls Ship's Store, such as clothes, books, and collectibles, as well as exclusive access to email announcements about news, meetings, social gatherings, and other events hosted by the Overfalls Foundation. Trained ship guides lead complimentary tours above and below the decks, allowing guests to discuss the difficulties of life before Dramamine and explore a vessel that played an important role in maritime history. The Overfalls Foundation also welcomes volunteers to assist with ongoing ship maintenance, development, and social projects.
Marty Godwin serves a resume that rallies 30 years of tennis teaching experience and a host of celebrity clients. Marty teaches the adult clinic and workouts, which are scheduled for 12–20 people and designed for players between a 2.5 and 4.0 level, figures that correspond to decibels achieved by players' service grunts. By combining proper swing technique and fundamentals with fun games that highlight strategy and court positioning, Marty spares five minutes for a symposium on Elizabethan tennis trash talking.