There are very few offshore lighthouses in the world that people can go aboard - you can tour one of them with us!
The Seaport Museum offers 5 six-hour cruises as well as the popular Bug Light House Excursion. Each cruise begins with a welcome at the museum, where participants get their boarding passes and see the actual Fresnel lenses of Plum Island and Little Gull lighthouses.
Cruise participants have the opportunity to explore these lighthouses, take photos, enjoy the panoramic views, and learn about their history. Our trips are narrated by Ted Webb, an expert on local maritime history and one of the people instrumental in its preservation and/or Bob Allen, the great grandson of William H. Follett, the last lighthouse keeper of Bug Light. They share family stories and legends about the lights, including several that are reputedly haunted.
MANY CRUISES SELL OUT WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE DATE!
Duration: 9 AM to 3 PM. Meet at the museum by 8:30 AM for boarding passes, tickets and cruise pamphlets. The PECONIC EXPRESS departs promptly at 9 AM.
HAUNTED HOUSE LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE:
If you love Lighthouses and Haunted ones, this is the tour for you. Join Bob Allen, Great Grandson of William Follett, a Lighthouse keeper for almost 30 year, for his Haunted Lighthouse Tour. You will be going to 4 offshore lighthouses where Bob talks about their history and the paranormal activity that goes on there. When you get to the 4th and final lighthouse, you will actually go on that lighthouse where Bob will talk about his family when they were the keepers on that site and about the paranormal investigation that Bob took part in on June 29th, 2012. So mark your calendar now for August 3rd and join Bob Allen on his first and only Haunted Lighthouse tour of 2013.
NOTE: Duration 4 - 8 PM! Prices & services same as Day cruises.
Special Lighthouses Day Cruise exploring the relationship between lighthouse keepers and their maritime environment. This cruise has two narrators:
a Lighthouse Expert and a Naturalist from The Group For The East End.
A unique annual day cruise. See 10-12 lighthouses - the most of any tour! ALL the famous lighthouses of Long Island Sound and Gardiner's Bay, including Long Beach Bar "Bug" Light, Orient Point, Plum Island, Little Gull, Race Rock, New London Ledge, New London Light, Latimer Reef, North Dumpling, The Ruins and Cedar Point.
This narrated special cruise is made possible by the generous Cross Sound Ferry donation of the use of their comfortable hi-speed vessel and professional crew. This boat easily accommodates large groups. So bring your family and friends! Very suitable also for your company or club outing, and celebrations of any kind.
BUG LIGHTHOUSE EXCURSION:
See the views the lighthouse keepers saw!
Visit the North Fork’s iconic lighthouse – Bug Light. Enjoy a 15 minute ride aboard the PECONIC STAR. Followed by 45 minutes to explore the lighthouse, take photos, view a special exhibit, learn about the lighthouse history and enjoy the guide’s stories.
From the lighthouse pier, the lighthouse is accessed on the ground floor, and a stairway leads to the main level. The wrap-around observation deck offers spectacular surround views. On a clear day, the shore of Old Saybrook, CT, is visible across Long Island Sound.
GROUPS ARE WELCOME!
SPECIAL OCCASION? Family reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, company and club outings… Consider a cruise, and receive our group discount. Call 631-477-2100 or email email@example.com to make arrangements.
LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE REGISTRATION OPTIONS
Generally we cannot accommodate same-day registrations since trips often sell-out. To avoid disappointment, please pre-register for the trip of your choice.
For the comfort and safety of all passengers,
our lighthouse trips are non-smoking.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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