Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced “sailing museum” for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the New World.
Their homeport is the British Virgin Islands and they are operated by The Columbus Foundation.
While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students ages 5-16. Children age 4 and under are free.
The ships will be open Aug. 25-28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The ships are scheduled to depart from the marina, 1920 Lakeshore Drive, on Aug. 29.
The Nina visited Grand Haven in August 2004.