The Ark of Noah brings the experience of hope through the teachings of Jesus Christ to visitors worldwide.
Hundreds of thousands have already visited this true-size Biblical Ark of Noah, built by the carpenter Johan Huibers in The Netherlands, his second replica Ark.
The vessel itself is an immense life-sized exhibit with multiple floors. Visitors will experience Bible based stories and exhibitions, attractions, a movie theater and more. The Ark of Noah Foundation will bring the Ark of Noah to Brazil with the help of worldwide supporters.
Transportation of the Ark of Noah from The Netherlands to Brazil will be an incredible undertaking made possible by donations. The voyage will be streamed live on the internet. People will see the barge on which the Ark of Noah will be mounted for the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
After docking at several port cities in Brazil, the Ark of Noah will visit many other harbors on its journey through South, Middle and North America. While still in the planning phase, desired ports to visit include: Montevideo and Buenos Aires, Havana, Panama, Columbia and then off to the United States: San Diego, Long Beach, San Francisco and Seattle.
Meet Johan Huibers
Born in 1958, Johan Huibers grew up in the Dutch province of Noord-Holland, in the ‘Realm of a thousand Islands’. His fascination with water in all its facets dates back to his childhood. When he was 24, he encountered God, who planted a desire in his heart to help others. Having been involved in adventure filled aid projects in Ethiopia, Albania and Bosnia, he set about realizing his big dream: to reconstruct Noah’s Ark.
At 33 years old, building constructor and carpenter, Johan Huibers dreamt that a fierce storm-tide flooded the entire province of Nood-Holland in the Netherlands. That dream marks the start of an exciting adventure in which Johan overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve his ultimate goal; the building of a replica of Noah’s Ark!