|New England Lighthouse Tours - Van tours to some of New England's most beautiful and
historic lighthouses, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
- American Princess Cruises -
vessel, specializing in lighthouse cruises from various locations
including Long Island Sound out to Stratford Shoal Light.
|The Bar 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.
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 Point Light.
Whale Watch and Scenic Cruises in Boothbay Harbor offers
several lighthouse cruises, including one past famous Pemaquid Point
John Boats in Plymouth, Massachusetts, has a variety of cruises
that pass near the Plymouth Lighthouse and Duxbury Pier Light (Bug
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.
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.
|The Friends of
the Boston Harbor Islands offer several cruises to Boston Light
each year, as well as other special cruises passing a number of
|You can take the Islesboro
ferry from Lincolnville Beach, Maine, and visit the Grindle
Point Lighthouse and museum on Islesboro.
|Hardy 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.
|KOTL 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!
|The Monhegan 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,
|The Isles 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.
|The Maine Maritime Museum runs
a variety of cruises, including visits to Seguin Island Light and Ram
Resource Guide also lists a number of cruises.
|Maine Expressions - Fun
and educational tours of the rugged Maine coast, including lots of
- 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.
|Old 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.
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.
|Rhode 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
|The Thacher Island Association
in Rockport, Massachusetts, holds special lighthouse cruises on
occasion (I've had the honor of narrating several of them).
|Tye's 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 Head
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.
|Wooden Boat Co. - Contact
this company for information on lighthouse cruises in Maine's Penobscot
Bay, including custom tours.