Isle au Haut Boat Services 2023 Lighthouse Weekend
Requiring a minimum of 10 passenger reservations for each day
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.
Midcoast Maine is home to many beautiful and historic lighthouses. Isle au Haut Boat Services is offering a two day tour of ten lighthouses for 2023 Lighthouse Weekend. Vistors will ride our fully Coast Guard licensed and inspected 46 foot passenger vessel for Saturday and Sunday cruises lasting between four and five hours.
Leaving our Stonington wharf at 11:00 am on 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 via the Isle au Haut Thorofare to view the Isle au Haut Light on Robinson's Point. None of these Saturday lights offer shore visits.
To make a complete lighthouse weekend, on Sunday, , Isle au Haut Boat Services is offering a special downeast 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.
Saturday, September 9, 11:00 am, adults $80.00
Sunday, September 10, 11:00 am, adults $80.00
Package Special: September 9 and September 10 cruises, together for $125.00!
Advance payment is required to secure reservations; cash, VISA, American Express or Mastercard, refundable for cancellations 2 days or more before cruise date. Call (207) 367-5193.
* Routing is weather dependent and at the discretion of the Captain.