Additional Lighthouse Cruises Throughout the U.S.


Pacific Coast

Washington

San Juan Islands Lighthouse Cruise - See details under Featured Cruises


Great Lakes

Michigan

Charity Island
View Gravelly Shoals Lighthouse on their cruise to the island where you can view the Charity Island Lighthouse.  Cruise includes dinner.  Departs from the Caseville Municipal Harbor.   989-254-7710.     Website:www.charityisland.net

Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Line (Isle Royale Lighthouses)
P.O.. Box 10529, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110.  Trips leave from Grand Portage, Minnesota.  Views of Rock of Ages, Rock Harbor and Isle Royale (Menagerie Island)   Island lighthouses.  Stop at Windigo Bay where the 2nd order lens for the Rock of Ages lighthouse is located.  Phone: Nov-April (651) 653-5872, May-Oct: (218) 475-0024 or (218) 475-0074
Website:  www.isleroyaleboats.com     Email:  reservations@isleroyaleboats.com

Harbor Beach Lighthouse Tours - See details under Featured Cruises

Keweenaw Excursions - Multi-Day Lighthouse Tours-See details under Featured Cruises

N. Manitou Shoal & S. Manitou Island - Manitou Island Transit
Seasonal daily trips view the North Manitou Shoal Light and the South Manitou Island Lighthouse, see schedule on website. 207 West river St., PO box 1157, Leland, MI  49654.  231-256-9061. Cruise departs from Fishtown, Leland, Michigan.  Vessel capacity = 116
www.manitoutransit.com                   email: manitou@freeway.net         

Passage Island Lighthouse, Isle Royale
National Park Service guides an 8-mile boat tour on the MV Sandy crossing one of the Isle Royale’s popular shipping lanes. The 2-mile guided round-trip hike leads to Passage Island Lighthouse.  Website:  www.nps.gov/isro/index.htm

Riptide Rides (Grand Island East Channel & Grand Island North Lighthouses)
1309 Commercial St, Munising, MI 49862.  Circumnavigates the Grand Island National Recreation Area in a jet propelled boat.  Tours leave from William’s Landing   Our ticket office is located at 1309 Commercial Street, Munising, Michigan.  They have the stamps for the two lighthouses on Grand Island.  (906) 387-8888.  Website:  riptideride.com       Email:  info@ riptideride.com

Shepler's Ferry Company (Lake Michigan & Lake Huron Lighthouses)
556 E.Central, Mackinaw City, MI 800-828-6157.  Provides 3.5 – 5 hours lighthouse tours east of Mackinaw Island into Lake Huron and west into Lake Michigan.  Websites:  www.sheplersferry.com       sheplersferry.com/visit/lighthouses
Emails:  lighthouses@sheplersferry.com

Upper St. Mary’s River Lighthouse Cruise
Cruise passes the light keeper’s residence at Cedar Point, the remains of the original lighthouse on Round Island, Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Gros Cap Reefs Lighthouse (Canada) and Pointe Aux Pins Range Lights.  You will also ride through the Soo Locks and experience navigating the Upper St. Mary’s River channel.  The cruise last approximately 4 ½ hours.  Early May to mid October.  Reservations are recommended: 906-632-2512.  Soo Locks Boat Tours, PO Box 739, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783.  Tour leaves from Dock #2, 515 E. Portage Ave., Sault Ste Marie.
Website:  http://www.soolocks.com/lighthouse-cruises-26/       Email:  sales@soolocks.com


Wisconsin

Apostle Island Cruises
The Grand Tour includes views of Raspberry and Devils Island Lighthouses.  Tours leave from the City Dock in Bayfield, WI.  800-323-7619    During the Annual Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration, tours to several of the other lighthouses in the Apostle Islands may be offered.
Website:  www.apostleisland.com/grand-tour/           Email:  cruisetheislands@gmail.com


     

New England

Connecticut

New London Ledge Light
The New London Ledge Light Foundations operates tours to the Ledge Light.  They last 2.5 hours and leave from UConn/Project O dock at Avery Point and New London City Pier.  All the tours are hosted by Ledge Light Foundation docents and include an orientation film, a gift shop, and a tour of the entire lighthouse, where there are exhibits in most rooms.  See website for times, dates and fares.
Website:  www.ledgelighthouse.org/tours.html     Email:  info@ledgelighthouse.org

New London Maritime Society (Custom House Maritime Museum) - See details under Featured Cruises


Massachusetts

Bakers Island Lighthouse Boat Tours - See details under Featured Cruises

Thacher Island - Cape Ann Twin Lights
The Thacher Island Association provides transportation and tours to the Cape Ann Twin Lighthouses on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Trips leave from T-wharf in Rockport, MA.  On the way to the island, you will also pass Straitsmouth Lighthouse.  Reservations for 2015 will open on May 18, 2015.  Trips are limited to 5 passengers and 4 trips per day are offered.  Passport stamps for the lighthouses are provided on the island.  617-599-2590.  http://www.thacherisland.org/howto_gethere.html.  They also offer an 3 hour cruise around Cape Ann to view all six lights on the Cape on July 10.  Call or check the website at www.thacherisland.org.

Harbor Tours, Gloucester - See details under Featured Cruises


Maine

Bar Harbor Lighthouses - Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.
1 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME. 207-288-2386 or 1-888-WHALES-4.  A Great Duck Island Loop tour (2 ¾ hours) is offered 5 days a week which includes lighthouses of Great Duck Island, Egg Rock, Winter Harbor, Baker Island and Bear Island.  They also offer a Grand Slam Lighthouse tour for mid-coast lighthouses and another for Northern Maine and neighboring Canada.  Passport stamps are available for some of the lights they visit.  Website:  www.barharborwhales.com/lighthouses.php  Email: info@barharborwhales.com

Isle au Haut Boat Services, Penobscot Bay Lighthouses - See details under Featured Cruises

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures 
130 Settlement Road, Stonington, ME.  207-367-8977
Various trips include the following lighthouses: Robinson Point, Isle au Haut, Saddleback, Brown's Head, Vinal Haven, Goose Rocks, Fox Island Thoroughfare, Heron Neck, Mark Island and Deer Isle Thoroughfare.  Visit website for complete list of tours and lighthouses visited.  USLHS Passport Books are for sale and stamps are available for many of the lighthouses.
Website:  http://oldquarry.com/shop/boattrips.php     Email:  info@oldquarry.com

Monhegan Boat Company, Port Clyde   
Tours depart from Port Clyde and includes Marshall Point, Whitehead Island, Two Bush Light and Southern Island (Tenants Harbor) lighthouses.  207-372-8848.  Website:  monheganboat.com/special-cruises/lighthouse-cruise/ 

Schooner Mary Day
P.O.. Box 798, Camden, Maine 04843.  Conducts a two day New England Windjammer Cruise that view up to 23 Maine Lighthouses.  1-800-992-2218.  Website:  www.schoonermaryday.com       Email:  captains@schoonermaryday.com          

Downeast Coastal Charters - See details under Featured Tours


New York 

East End Maritime Museum - See details under Featured Tours

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse
Hudson-Athens LH Preservation Society provides tours to the eight room lighthouse listed on the National Historic Register.  Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling Hudson Cruises at 518-348-8993 or 888-764-1844.  In the fall they offer a tour that includes the Hudson-Athens Light, Saugerties, Roundout and Esopus Meadows Lighthouses.
Website:  www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org       Email:  ​lighthouse@hudsonathenslighthouse.org

National Lighthouse Museum Lighthouse Tours (New York Harbor, Long Island Sound & Hudson River Lighthouses)  
The National Lighthouse Museum has five lighthouse boat tours scheduled for 2015.  These include their signature lighthouse tour to see 14 lighthouses, New York Harbor and points South.  Other tours with circumnavigate Staten Island, tour through Hell's Gate to Long Island Sound as far as Execution Rocks Lighthouse and cruise up the Hudson River to Tarrytown and beyond.  For specific dates, times, lighthouses viewed and ticket information click here.  
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RHODE ISLAND

Downeast Lighthouse Cruises
Cruises to the lighthouses of Fisher’s Island Sound (Same as New London Harbor plus Morgan Point and North Dumpling Island) and New London Harbor (Avery Point, New London Harbor, New London Ledge).  Leaves from Pine Island Marina.   860-460-1802 
Website:  www.downeastlighthousecruises.com     Email:  lighthousecruises@yahoo.com    

East Bay Charter
279 Water Street, Warren, Rhode Island, 401-996-4706
Private boat tours for up to six guests.  Three different tours available – Upper Narragansett Bay (9 lighthouses), Lower Narragansett Bay (9 lighthouses) or All of Narragansett Bay (15 lighthouses).  Visit website for a complete list of lighthouses viewed.
Website:  www.eastbaycharters.com          Email:  eastbacycharters@gmail.com

Narragansett Bay Lighthouses, Rhode Island
Cruise Newport Rum Runner II’s Lighthouses & Mimosas Cruise takes you on a 90 minute cruise highlighting a number of lighthouses and mansions in the southern end of Narragansett Bay.  Leaves from Bannister Wharf in Newport.  Dock phone: 401-847-0298.
Website:  cruisenewport.com/newport-cruises-vessels/rum-runner-ii     Email:  info@cruisenewport.com    

Norwalk Seaport Association (Sheffield Island)
Provides trips and tours of Sheffield Island Lighthouse.  Also provides views of Green Ledge and Peck’s Ledge lighthouses in route to or on the island. 203-838-9444
Website:  www.seaport.org/event-1887614      Email:  info@seaport.org 

Rhode Island Bay Cruises, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
10 Rhode Island Lighthouses of Narragansett Bay  401-295-4040,  90-minute cruise showcases some of Rhode Island’s most beautiful Lighthouses including Poplar Point, Plum beach, Dutch Island, Whale Rock, Beavertail, Castle Hill, Lime Rock (Ida Lewis Yacht Club), Goat Island, Rose Island and Conanicut.  Departs from Quonset Point, North Kingstown
Website:  https://www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com/     Email:  info@rhodeislandbaycruises.com

Rum Runner II 
Rum Runner II’s Lighthouses & Mimosas Cruise is a 90 minute cruise highlighting a number of lighthouses in the southern end of Narragansett Bay.  Atlantic Star Lines, Classic Cruises of Newport, 24 Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI. 401-847-0298
Website:  http://cruisenewport.com/cruise-itineraries   Email:  info@cruisenewport.com

Save the Bay Lighthouse Tours - See details under Featured Tours


Delaware Breakwater & Harbor of Refuge
Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation offers several sunset lighthouse cruises to the Breakwater and Harbor of Refuge Lights.  Meet at Anglers Fishing Center, 213 Anglers Road. Anglers Marina, Lewes, DE.  Book at least one week prior to cruise date  (302) 226-3866 or  (302) 542-4432.  Website:  www.delawarebaylights.or


Maryland

Calvert Maritime Museum Lighthouse Cruises - See details under Featured Cruises

Chesapeake Lights Lighthouse Tours
P.O.. Box 248, Tilghman Island, MD.  800-690-5080.  Several different lighthouse tours in the Chesapeake Bay area (sunset trip to Bloody Point and Thomas Point Shoal), a five lighthouse tour and both northern and southern Bay expeditions.  Departure is from Tilghman Island, Bay Hundred Restaurant.
Website:  chesapeakelights.com/tours.htm     Email:   info@chesapeakelights.com

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Cruise - See details under Featured Cruises

Watermark Cruises on the Bay – Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses     
Provides a three hour ride to Thomas Point Shoal, Sandy Shoal and Baltimore Harbor Lighthouses.  Departs from the Annapolis City Docks, 1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.  410-268-7601
Website:  cruisesonthebay.com/annapolis-and-baltimore-day-cruises/annapolis-cruises/lighthouse-cruises/


New Jersey

Cape May Whale Watcher – Lighthouses of Delaware Bay
2nd Avenue & Wilson Drive, 1218 Wilson Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204.  (609) 884-5445 or (800) 786-5445.  Offers a Delaware Bay Adventure several times a year to seven lighthouses (Brandywine Shoal, Fourteen Foot Shoal, Miah Maul Shoal, Cross Ledge Shoal, Elbow of Cross Ledge, Ship John Shoal and Cape May).  Lighthouse passport stamps are provided upon completion of the tour.
Website:  www.capemaywhalewatcher.com/grand-lighthouse-cruise.php     Email: info@capemaywhalewatcher.com


South East

Florida

Cedar Keys Lighthouse
Tidewater Tours offers a tour that includes views of the lighthouse from the water.  Website:  www.tidewatertours.com.  352-543-9523 or 352-949-1996.
The lighthouse itself is only open 4-5 times a year via trips with the Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory.  Website:  https://skml.clas.ufl.edu/outreach-2/open-houses/  Email:  Contact through website.

Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation (Florida Keys Lighthouses)
1067 Drift Creek Cove, Orlando, FL 32828.  Tours are provided periodically to six of the reef lights at Fowey Rocks, Carysfort, Alligator, Sombrero, American Shoal and Sand Key.  Visit their website to learn when and where the next trip is available.  Stamps for the US Lighthouse Passport Program are available on board these trips.   Contact Eric Martin, President, ericreeflight@gmail.com or phone 407-341-7374 (leave a message). 
Website:  www.reeflights.org            Email: info@reeflights.org

Hillsboro Lighthouse Tours
Tours to Hillsboro Lighthouse leave from Sands Harbor Resort Boat Dock.  954-942-2102
Website:  www.hillsborolighthouse.org/tours      Email:  info@hillsborolighthouse.org  

Jefferson & Loggerhead Key Lighthouses
Transportation to the Dry Tortugas is provided by the Yankee Freedom III, a high speed catamaran, which leaves from 100 Grinnel Street, Key West, FL.  It takes 2 hours and 15 minutes for the round trip and about 4 hours are spent on the island.  You can walk to the Fort Jefferson Lighthouse and Loggerhead Key Lighthouse is visible from several locations at Fort Jefferson.  Website:  www.drytortugas.com/


Georgia

Sapelo Island Lighthouse
Take a Journey of Sapelo Island with JR Grovner, a direct descendant of slaves brought to Sapelo in the early 1800s to work the plantations.  Provides tours of Sapelo Island, including the Sapelo Island Light and Sapelo Island Front Range Light.  Call JR Grovner  (912) 506-6463.  He will make arrangements for the ferry and tour.  Website:  www.toursapelo.com/

Tybee Island & Cockspur Lighthouses
Capt. Mike’s Dolphin Adventure Tours, PO Box 787, Tybee Island, GA.  1(800)242-0166 or (912)786-5848.  Tours passes by the Cockspur Island Lighthouse and the Tybee Island Lighthouse.  Tours leave from Lazaretto Creek Marina on Tybee Island. 
Website:  tybeedolphins.com


South Carolina

Cape Romain Lighthouse
Four times each year, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge offers a tour to Lighthouse Island with Coastal Expeditions where you can view two historic lights (New and Old Cape Romain).   Tour starts at the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center 5821 Highway 17N, Awendaw, SC) and moves to the McClellanville boat landing (405 Picnkney Street) to board the Coastal Expeditions Ferry to travel to the Island. 
Website:  www.bullsislandferry.com/index.php?page=Cape-Romain-Lighthouses-Tour     Email:  info@coastalexpeditions.com  843-881-4582

Georgetown Lighthouse
Two companies provide tours out to the Georgetown Lighthouse:
Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Plantation Tours, Georgetown, SC 29440.  843-477-0287
Website:  www.lowcountrytours.com/tours.htm
Rover Tours, 735 Front Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.  843-546-8822
Website:  www.roverboattours.com


Gulf Coast

Alabama

Sand Island Lighthouse Tour, Dolphin Island - See details under Featured Cruises