Monday, July 29 through Saturday, August 3

Ship tours are free! Bring the family to see the ships arrive in port on Monday at approximately 1:00pm. Ships that will be joining us for the 2019 festival are the USCGC ALDER, USCGC BRISTOL BAY, USCGC KATMAI BAY, and USCGC BUCKTHORN.  There are  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 29
6pm – 8pm
Tuesday, July 30
1pm – 3pm
6pm – 8pm
Wednesday, July 31
1:00 – 3:00pm
Thursday, August 1
10am – noon
1:00 – 3:00pm
6:00 – 8:00pm
Friday, August 2
10am – noon
1:00 – 3:00pm
(USCGC  ALDER will be CLOSED all day Friday for private events)
Saturday, August 3
10am – noon
1:00 – 3:00pm
6:00 – 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.