SOUTH PORTLAND — Replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, the “Pinta” and the “Nina,” will be docked at South Portland Marina, 14 Ocean St., from July 3-11.

The ships are a “sailing museum” operated by the Columbus Foundation, which is based in the British Virgin Islands. The “Nina” was built completely by hand, without the use of power tools, and the “Pinta” was recently built in Brazil, a larger version of the archetypal caravel.

While in port, the general public can pay an entry fee to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. The ships are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations necessary.

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1-787-672-2152 or email [email protected]

Visit www.thenina.com for more information.