The Nina is a replica of the ship Columbus sailed to the New World three times, according to the Columbus Foundation website. The Nina replica was built by hand in a tiny port town in Brazil.
It first set sail in 1991.
The Pinta replica was launched in 2005. It was also built in Brazil and is larger than the original ship.
There is no word on whether there are plans to build a replica of the Santa Maria. Representatives with the Columbus Foundation could not be reached for comment.
Admission to the ships is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 60 years old or older and $6 for children 5 to 16. Admission is free for children 4 years old or younger.
The ships are currently on display in Marietta, Ohio, according to the website. They are scheduled to depart for Charleston Oct. 21.
Representatives from the foundation had contacted Charleston officials about a year ago to schedule the event, Molgaard said.