2024 Northern California

Aug 24, 2024 to Sep 02, 2024

A fabulous trip up the North Coast of California.  Don't Miss this one from San Francisco to Crescent City.  

We will start our tour with two (2) nights at the Embassy Suites, 150 Anza Blvd. Burlingame, CA with
dinner at the hotel. On this tour, we will visit Alcatraz Island for tour of the lighthouse and prison, see
the Farallon Island lens at San Francisco Maritime Museum, take a half day cruise of San Francisco
Bay passing by Point Knox, Point Blunt, Alcatraz, Fort Point, Point Diablo, Point Bonita, Lime
Point (fog Signal Station –Ruins) Yerba Buena Island and East Brother Island with Lunch on
board. Dinner at Quinn’s Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub to see Oakland Harbor Lighthouse.
We will climb Point Bonita, Point Reyes, Point Arena, Point Cabrillo, Cape Mendocino, Trinidad
Head and Battery Point Lighthouses. We will Walk thru Chandelier Drive Thru tree and take photos
of Table Bluff and Fort Point Lighthouses and Lightship Relief LV 605. Helicopter flights to St.
George Reef Lighthouse and visit Del Norte County Museum, Trinidad Museum to see Trinidad lens
and Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum to see Fresnel Lens from Table Bluff Lighthouse

Tour Leaders: Kelly Bowers, Mike Rosenberger

210 – 180 days prior to departure $150.00 processing fee will be charged 
179 – 150 days prior to departure Deposits become non-refundable 
149 – 90 days prior to departure 25% of tour price becomes non-refundable 
89 – 60 days prior to departure 50% of tour price becomes non-refundable 
59 - 1 days prior to departure 100% of tour price becomes non-refundable 

NOTE: Trip Insurance is now required or a signed waiver on file at the USLHS headquarters.

NOTE: Due to the dynamic and fluctuating world financial markets, the price per person quoted on this tour is an approximation.  The actual cost may change after all of the tour elements have been negotiated and finalized.  



Day 1 - Saturday, August 24, 2024 
             Arrive at San Francisco and check into Embassy Suites (Night 1 of 2)
       1800 - Welcome Dinner at hotel

Day 2 - Sunday, August 25, 2024
       After Breakfast we will catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island (15 minutes crossing). We will tour the island and climb the Alcatraz Lighthouse.  Back to the San Francisco Pier and then over to Pier 40 where we will board a boat to cruise San Francisco harbor.  We will have lunch on board and see from the water the following lighthouses: Point Knox, Point Blunt, Alcatraz, Fort Point, Point Diablo, Point Bonita, Lime Point (ruins), Yerba Buena Island and East Brother.   After the cruise we will head to the Oakland Harbor Lighthouse and have dinner at the restaurant there (Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub).  Then back to the hotel.

Day 3 - Monday, August 26, 2024
        Today we pack up and head for Point Bonita Lighthouse.  From this location you will have a distant view of Mile Rocks Lighthouse.  Next is lunch at Point Reyes Roadhouse.  After lunch we head to Point Reyes Lighthouse.  We will stay at Bodega Bay that night and dinner at the hotel.

Day 4 through Day 8 - Tuesday, August 27, 2024 and Wednesday August 30, 2024
      We check out of the hotel and go to Point Arena Lighthouse.  We then have lunch at Point Arena Cafe.  After lunch we go to Point Cabrillo Lighthouse for a tour. The following day we will visit Trinidad Head Lighthouse, Cape Mendocino Lighthouse as well as the Chandelier Drive Thru tree in Leggett.  In the next few days we will visit Table Bluff Lighthouse in Woodley Island Marina and Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum to see the Fresnel Lens from Table Bluff Lighthouse.  Then on to Crescent City hotel.   

Day 8  and Day 9 - Saturday, August 31, 2024 and Sunday September 1, 2024
        We will spend time flying to Saint George Reef Lighthouse or visiting Battery Point Lighthouse depending on weather and tide conditions.  We will check out of the hotel in Crescent City and head for a hotel by the San Francisco Airport.  If time allows, we will visit Fort Point Lighthouse at Fort Point National Historic Site and the Lightship Relief LV 605.  Farewell Dinner this evening.

Day 10 - Monday, September 2, 2024
             Breakfast and flights home.

Northern California Tour Map
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Double (per person)

What's Included:


9 Nights of Lodging
9 Breakfasts
6 Lunches
7 Dinners

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