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.  A tour filled with unique visits to these lighthouses.  Don't miss it.

UPDATED: July 6, 2024

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 Ferry arrives Pier 33 and walk to Fisherman's Wharf for lunch on your own.  Then we will meet at the San Francisco Maritime National Park Visitor Center in the afternoon.  From there we will go to Fort Point Lighthouse at Fort Point National Historic Site.  We will board the bus to travel to the Lightship Relief LV at Jack London Square.  Next we will travel to Oakland Harbor/Quinn Lighthouse for dinner.  Then back to the hotel. Night 2

Day 3 - Monday, August 26, 2024
        Depart for South Beach Harbor Pier 40 San Francisco, CA 94107 Compass Rose for half day cruise of San Francisco Bay where we will pass by the following lighthouses: Alcatraz, Fort Point, Mile Rock, Point Bonita, Lime Point (fog Signal Station –Ruins) East Brother Island and Yerba Buena Island.  Lunch will be on board. When we arrive back at Pier 40 we will board the bus and go to Point Bonita Lighthouse.  From there we will have a distant view of Miles Rock Lighthouse. We will stay at Bodega Bay that night and dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4 - Tuesday, August 27, 2024 
      We check out of the hotel and go to Point Arena Lighthouse.  We pick up a box lunch at Arena Market and Cafe.  We will continue to Point Cabrillo Lighthouse for a tour. We then travel to a hotel at Fort Bragg and dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 5 - Wednesday, August 28, 2024
       After breakfast we will visit the Chandelier Drive Thru tree in Leggett.  After a stop for lunch we will travel to Cape Mendocino Lighthouse. Next is the hotel for the night and dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 6 - Thursday, August 29, 2024
    On this day we will visit Table Bluff Lighthouse in Woodley Island Marina and Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum to see the Fresnel Lens from Table Bluff Lighthouse.  Next is the Trinidad Lighthouse and a visit at the Trinidad Museum after lunch.  Then on to Crescent City hotel.   

Day 7 - Friday, August 30, 2024
      After breakfast we will depart for Pelican Bay Lighthouse, Port of Bookings, OR.  We will stop at Tidewind Sport Fishing for the Lighthouse Passport collectors to get a stamp.  Our next stop is Del Norte County Historical Society Museum.  Another stop for Lighthouse Passport collectors to get a stamp at Del Norte County Chambers of Commerce.  We will get off the bus in Crescent City and you will have time to explore and have lunch on your own.  Later in the day we will walk from the hotel to Battery Point Lighthouse (tide dependent).  Then you will have more time on your own to explore the city and have dinner on your own.

Day 8 - Saturday, August 31, 2024 
        We will spend most of this day flying to Saint George Reef Lighthouse in groups. Box lunch will be provided.  We will check out of the hotel in Crescent City and head for a hotel further south to prepare for the next day lighthouses.

Day 9 - Sunday, September 1, 2024
      After breakfast we will head south, picking up a box lunch on the way.  In the afternoon we will arrive at Point Reyes Lighthouse for the long ride and walk to the lighthouse.  After this adventure we will have a long bus ride back to San Francisco hotel for the Farewell Dinner.

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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