Lighthouse Cruise

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Location(s):

Boston, MA

Availability:

Select Saturdays; June - early October

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The lighthouses of New England are timeless images woven into our country's history. Come enjoy this lighthouse cruise and learn more about the region's history!
  • Family owned tour operator with over 80 years experience
  • Enjoy views of 9+ historic lighthouses, including the oldest lighthouse station in America
  • Whether you are visiting Boston, or are a local who would like to learn more about these beautiful landmarks - join us for this memorable tour


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Description:

Thoughts of the New England shoreline often conjure up visions of rocky outcrops, sandy beaches and grassy marshes. Other classic images gracing our region's coastline are the lighthouses which once kept sailors from navigating too close to shore.

Expert members of the American Lighthouse Foundation will narrate your tour.

The Northern tour will begin in Boston with passes by Long Island Head Light and Deer Island Light, and then a pass by Boston Light, the oldest lighthouse station in America. Heading north, the tour will pass by Graves Light, Minots Ledge Light, Marblehead Light, Fort Pickering Light, Baker's Island Light, Eastern Point Light, Dog Bar Light, Ten Pound Island Light, Straitsmouth Island Light and more. Your tour culminates with a view of Thacher Island, site of the only still operating twin lighthouses left in the country.

The Southern tour will begin in Boston with passes by Long Island Head Light and Deer Island Light, and then a pass by Boston Light, the oldest lighthouse station in America. The tour will then pass by Graves Light, Minots Ledge Light, Situate Light, Gurnett Point Light (Plymouth Head Light), Duxbury Pier Light (Bug Light), and Mayflower Ship Light.

Come enjoy a memorable tour highlighting New England's scenic coastline and rich history.

*Please not that actual viewing of lighthouses may vary from trip to trip as it is weather dependant.



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Essential Information:
This is great whether you are visiting or would like to learn more about your beloved city in a serene environment.

Food and beverages are available for cash purchase. Food and beverage selections include sandwiches, hot pretzels, popcorn, chips, nutritional bars, fresh fruit, nuts and cereals, fruit juices, teas, sports drinks and more, including a full bar serving beer, wine and top-shelf cocktails.

You will depart from Long Wharf, one block from Faneuil Hall. Parking is available in adjacent garages and lots. All Quincy Market parking is within easy walking distance.

Duration:
5 hours

Maximum Participants:
Your excursion will be in the company of others enjoying the historic views.

Spectators:
Not allowed

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Dress for the weather and bring extra clothes in case it gets windy. Sunscreen recommended.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance of intended date of use.

Cancellation Policy:
Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rebooking are allowed up to 14 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and rebook at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.

Experience ID:
WAT-BOS-0004



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  1. What do I need to wear?
    Dress for the weather and bring extra clothes in case it gets windy. Sunscreen recommended.
  2. Is there food on board?
    A full line of appetizing food and drink is offered aboard the vessel for cash only. The galleys offer a terrific selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, tasty snacks such as hot pretzels, popcorn and chips, nutritional bars, fresh fruit, nuts and cereals. There's also a wide menu of fruit juices, teas, sports drinks and other beverages including a full bar serving beer, wine and top-shelf cocktails.

Customer Reviews:

  • Lighthouse Cruise

  • October 09, 2013

  • 5

  • Boston

"Best guide we have ever had, it was a greeat day"

  • Lighthouse Cruise

  • September 06, 2013

  • 5

  • Boston

"Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Nice trip."

  • Lighthouse Cruise

  • August 19, 2013

  • 5

  • Boston

"We had a fantastic harbor cruise experience. Everything about our trip was perfect including the weather. The ride was enjoyable and our guide was more than knowledgeable about the lighthouses and the history of the area. I would recommend this trip to anyone. One suggestion would be adding a snack to the list of what to bring. They have a good selection of food on the ship, but I wish that we had packed some fruit or something. We should have thought of it, but we were so excited about our trip that we didn't even think of it. I will definitely recommend Cloud 9 to family and friends. I have already found a few experiences that I plan on getting as Christmas gifts."