Additional Lighthouse Cruises Throughout the U.S.
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. 989-737-4078.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cross Sound Lighthouse Cruises
Cross Sound Ferry Services, Inc., 2 Ferry Street, New London. CT 06320. Lighthouse Cruises depart from New London at 12:30 p.m. and offer two different tours: Classic Lighthouse Cruise and Lights & Sights Cruise. Enjoy views of 12 lighthouses between the 2 cruises from CT, NY and RI on board our comfortable high-speed Sea Jet. The Sea Jet gets up close and personal to the lighthouses and rotates in a 360 degree rotation so everyone gets a good look no matter where you are sitting! For more information and reservations call 860-444-4620
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Cedar Keys Lighthouse
Tidewater Tours offers a tour that includes views of the lighthouse from the water. 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 407-341-7374 (leave a message).
Hillsboro Lighthouse Tours
Tours to Hillsboro Lighthouse leave from Sands Harbor Resort Boat Dock. 954-942-2102
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two companies provide tours out to the Georgetown Lighthouse: Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Plantation Tours, Georgetown, SC 29440. 843-477-0287 and Rover Tours, 735 Front Street, Georgetown, SC 29440. 843-546-8822