Monday, July 31 through Saturday, August 5

Ship tours are free! Bring the family to see the ships arrive in port on Monday at approximately 1:00pm. 2017 ships that will be joining us are USCGC Mackinaw, USCGC Alder, USCGC Bristol Bay, USCGC Biscayne Bay, and CCGC Constable Carriere!  Unfortunately,  the intended USCGC McLane will not be in attendance this year.  There are still plenty of ships to tour and enjoy so please plan a visit!
Learn how U.S. Coast Guard Cutters break through ice in the Great Lakes in the video. Come to Grand Haven during Coast Guard festival to meet Coast Guard personnel who will lead you on tour of the Cutters. Tours are free but schedules are subject to change.

Ship Tours Schedule

Monday, July 31
6:00 – 8:00pm

Tuesday, August 1

1:00  – 3:00pm
6:00 – 8:00pm

Wednesday, August 2

1:00 –  3:00pm
6:00 – 8:00pm

Thursday, August 3
10:00 am – noon
1:00 – 3:00pm
6:00 – 8:00pm

Friday, August 4
10:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 3:00pm
6:00pm – 8:00pm

(USCGC Mackinaw will be CLOSED all day Friday for private events)

Sat August 5
10:00am – noon
1:00pm – 3:00pm
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Rules and Regulations

Tour times are subject to change at the discretion of the U.S. Coast Guard

  • U.S. Coast Guard Cutters are property of the United States Government.
  • No Weapons are permitted onboard.
  • Shoes are required.
  • Proper attire is required.
  • No backpacks or large carry-ons are permitted onboard.
  • Bags and purses are subject to search.
  • No open food or beverages.
  • We retain the right to refuse entry.
  • No skating onboard.
  • Adults shall be responsible for and remain with children they are accompanying at all times.