England Lighthouse Tours - Van
tours to some of New England's most beautiful and historic lighthouses,
based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
- American Princess Cruises - 250-passenger
vessel, specializing in lighthouse cruises from various locations
including Long Island Sound out to Stratford Shoal Light.
Harbor Whale Watch Company of Bar Harbor, Maine, has
cruises that go to Petit Manan Light for puffin watching, as
well as some that pass Egg Rock Light in Bar Harbor.
Queen Cruises in Warren, Rhode Island has a wonderful
lighthouse cruise, scheduled periodically during the summer,
that passes many lighthouses in the Narragansett Bay.
|Bay Spirit Tours
of Hyannis, Mass., offers an 85-minute lighthouse tour of scenic
Hyannis Harbor and Lewis Bay on the smooth-riding 63-foot catamaran Bay Spirit.
Includes a view of Point Gammon Light, as well as the privately built
lighthouse in Lewis Bay and the present navigational light at the
Bishop & Clerks ledges.|
|Captain Andy Patterson in Cutler,
Maine runs the Bold Coast
Charter Company, offering trips
to Machias Seal Island for puffin watching. The lighthouse
on the island is officially Canadian; which country the island
belongs to is the subject of a long-running dispute. The cruise
also passes the Little River Lighthouse in Cutler Harbor.
Cruises in Haddam, Connecticut passes Lynde Point Light
and Saybrook Breakwater Light on their Long Island cruises; they
also have cruises that pass Plum Island (NY) Light and Cedar
Fish's Whale Watch and Scenic Cruises in Boothbay Harbor
offers several lighthouse cruises, including one past famous
Pemaquid Point Light.
John Boats in Plymouth, Massachusetts, has a variety
of cruises that pass near the Plymouth Lighthouse and Duxbury
Pier Light (Bug Light).
John's Sport Fishing Center in Waterford, Connecticut,
runs several excellent lighthouse cruises each year, narrated
by Capt. Benjamin Rathbun, author of "Capsule Histories
of Some Local Islands and Lighthouses in the Eastern Part of
Long Island Sound." You'll see at least 9 or 10 lighthouses
on this cruise.
Squire Tours - Customized group tours and much
more. This company is now offering lighthouse tours of New England.
Lighthouse Cruises - Offering great views of lighthouses
in the New London, CT area and Eastern Fisher's Island Sound.
|East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation - Lighthouse cruises include Long Beach Bar, Orient Point, Plum Island, and Little Gull lights.
sailboat EVENTIDE on Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts,
sails past and gives views of three lighthouses during its 90-minute
cruises of Hyannis and Hyannisport harbors: Harbor Point Light,
a working full scale replica of the Brant Point Light; Hyannis
Harbor Light, and Point Gammon Light, retired, at the tip of
Great Island in West Yarmouth.
Cruises of Ogunquit, Maine, offer cruises past the famous
Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light.
of the Boston Harbor Islands offer several cruises to
Boston Light each year, as well as other special cruises passing
a number of lighthouses.
|You can take the Islesboro
ferry from Lincolnville Beach, Maine, and visit the Grindle
Point Lighthouse and museum on Islesboro.
Boat Cruises in New Harbor, Maine runs a lighthouse sunset
cruise. They also have a ferry to Monhegan Island, where you
can visit the lighthouse and museum.
VENTURES (Keepers of the Light) - Fun and educational
tours for groups and families, from 5 to 50 people. Included
are Boston, Lexington, Salem, Concord, Sturbridge, Sudbury, WHALE
WATCHES, the beautiful coast of Maine and Lighthouses!
Boat Line out of Port Clyde, Maine, offers trips to Monhegan
Island year-round. The company's Lighthouse Tours run Wednesdays
through Fridays from 2:30-5:00 p.m., with views of Marshall Point
Light, Southern Island (Tenants Harbor) Light, Two Bush Light,
and Whitehead Light. The cruises run from the end of June through
the end of September.
|Monomoy Island Excursions
- Daily seal cruises in season offer views of Chatham Light, Stage
Harbor Light, and Monomoy Point Light. Departing from Harwich Port,
of Shoals Steamship Company in Portsmouth, NH has cruises
that pass near White Island Light in the Isles of Shoals as well
as Portsmouth Harbor Light and Whaleback Light. They also sometimes
run longer lighthouse cruises.
Maine Maritime Museum runs a variety of cruises, including
visits to Seguin Island Light and Ram Island Light.
Resource Guide also lists a number of cruises.
Expressions - Fun and educational tours of the
rugged Maine coast, including lots of lighthouses!
- The "Portland City Tour" and "Land and Sea Tour"
include visits to Portland Head Light.|
|Norwalk Seaport Association
- Ferry to Sheffield Island Lighthouse and other events on the
smooth-riding 49 passenger, 63-foot catamaran C.J. Toth Quest.
Quarry Ocean Adventures - The Lighthouses Boat Trip from
Stonongton, Maine provides views of 7 lighthouses: Isle au Haut,
Saddleback, Brown's Head, Goose Rocks, Eagle Island, Pumpkin
Island, and Deer Isle Thorofare (Mark Island).
|Penobscot Narrows Lobstering Tours - Located in Bucksport, offering lobstering cruises and a lighthouse cruise that includes Fort Point Light and Dice Head Light.|
River Run Tours - River
Run Tours was created for people that are looking for something that
scheduled tour boats don't offer. Departing from Bath and Five Islands.
Island Bay Lighthouse Cruises - Operated by Rhode
Island Fast Ferry, Inc. in North KIngstown. Take a narrated cruise
past 10 lighthouses in Narragansett Bay along with a complete
Newport Harbor Tour.
|A ferry runs to Rose
Island Light from Jamestown and Newport, Rhode Island.
- Sea Venture Custom
Boat Tours - Offers six different lighthouse tour packages
that allow lighthouse buffs an opportunity to visit the 12 lighthouses
found in the greater Mount Desert Island area.
Chance, Inc. in Kennebunkport, Maine, is now offering
a special "Lighthouse Folklore Cruise" with a closeup
view of Goat Island Light.
|You can take the Swans
Island Ferry from Bass Harbor, Maine, and visit the Burnt
Coat Harbor Lighthouse.
Thacher Island Association in Rockport, Massachusetts,
holds special lighthouse cruises on occasion (I've had the honor
of narrating several of them).
Top Tour and Travel - This company's New England tours
include lighthouse trips. The Maine Lighthouse Trail motor coach
tour looks great!
Ferry from Rockland, Maine, passes Owls Head Light and
Rockland Breakwater Light, and on Vinalhaven you can see Brown's
- Explore the scenic coasts of Maine, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland
and Labrador, with your hosts Captains Rick and Karen, aboard
the renovated 90-foot Dutch fishing vessel, the WANDERBIRD. They
offer a four-day Lighthouses of the Maine Coast cruise.
Boat Co. - Contact this company for information on lighthouse
cruises in Maine's Penobscot Bay, including custom tours.