Isle au Haut Boat Services 2018 Lighthouse Weekend
Sponsored by the US Coast Guard, the State of Maine and the American Lighthouse Foundation, Open Lighthouse Day offers the opportunity to view and photograph many of the coast's iconic lights.
To make a complete lighthouse weekend, on Sunday, September 9, Isle au Haut Boat Services is offering a special cruise to see four lighthouses east of Stonington. Leaving our wharf at , we'll visit Hockamock Head Light (Swan's Island), Great Duck Island, Bass Harbor Head Light and Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse (also called Eggemoggin Lighthouse). Sorry - we don't go ashore at these Sunday lights.
On our Saturday September 8 Lighthouse Cruise, along with the six lights described below, we'll stop at the Isle au Haut Light and go ashore for a guided tour of the lighthouse. Now owned by the Town of Isle au Haut, the normally closed tower will be open for our trip.We're donating $10 of each fare to the Lighthouse Restoration fund.
Sunday, September 9, 11:45 am, adults $75.00
Package Special: September 8 and September 9 cruises, together for $115.00!
Midcoast Maine is home to many beautiful and historic lighthouses. Isle au Haut Boat Services is offering a tour of six lighthouses on two summer weekends in 2018. Vistors will ride our fully Coast Guard licensed and inspected 46 foot passenger vessel for a cruise lasting about four hours.
Leaving our Stonington wharf at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday we'll cruise past the Mark Island Light at the western entrance to Deer Isle Thorofare and then cross the East Penobscot Bay to view the Goose Rocks Light. We'll travel through the Fox Islands Thorofare, passing picturesque North Haven Village, and then pass the Brown's Head Light and its keeper's house. After travelling down the west side of Vinalhaven Island, we'll see the Heron Neck Light. Sailing back across the bay, if weather permits we'll stop for photos at remote Saddleback Ledge, and then return to the Isle au Haut Thorofare for a view of the Isle au Haut Light on Robinson's Point.
Saturday, 11:45 am:
Snacks and Water:
September 8, 2018
Please bring with you
* Routing is weather dependent and at the discretion of the Captain.