BUG LIGHTHOUSE CRUISES & TOURS 

Join us for the rare opportunity to visit and explore an offshore lighthouse!

Your family-friendly excursion includes:

  • round-trip cruise from East End Seaport Museum to Long Beach Bar "Bug" Lighthouse in Orient.
  • a tour guide sharing Bug Light history and lore.
  • time to explore inside this North Fork landmark, revel in expansive bay views from its wraparound deck and ring the lighthouse bell. 

 

TICKETS

  • $39 per person
  • $29  East End Seaport Members, Seniors (62+) & Military  
  • $19  Youth 3-15  

* Groups of 10 or more, please email director@eastendseaport.org.

SCHEDULE through October

SATURDAYS      4:00 to 6:00pm          
SUNDAYS         12:00 to 2:00pm          
WEDNESDAYS  10:00am to 12:00pm (except 9/12)     

NOTE: No cruise Sunday, 9/9 due to arrival of strong E/ NE winds combined with forecasted rain. NEXT CRUISE: Saturday, September 15 at 4 pm.


VISIT & EXPLORE BUG LIGHTHOUSE DURING OUR 29TH ANNUAL EAST END MARITIME FESTIVAL. 

 

SPECIAL SATURDAY CRUISE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 / 2-5PM

This excursion is part of LIRR's Long Island Getaways Experience and includes

  • up-close views of Long Beach Bar "Bug" Light and a guided tour with plenty of time to explore the inside of this iconic offshore lighthouse. You'll also get to gaze out on the bay from the wraparound deck and ring the lighthouse bell!
  • a visit to "The Ruins" of Fort Tyler on Gardiners Point Island to watch grey seals in their natural habitat.

TICKETS

  • $50  per person
  • $40  East End Seaport Members, Seniors (62+) & Military  
  • $30  Youth 3-15  

** If you're traveling from points west, find out about the entire Long Island Getaways Experience package on the MTA website. In addition to the cruise, it includes round-trip transportation to Greenport, chips & water upon arrival at East End Seaport Museum, a guided Waterfront Walking Tour & Orientation plus do-as-you-please time in our historic seaside village.


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Each of our excursions includes the opportunity to learn about lighthouse history and lore from a guide. Our narrator Bob Allen is the great-grandson of William H. Follett, a lighthouse keeper from 1912 until 1940 who was stationed at Montauk Point, Cedar Island and the Long Beach Bar "Bug" Light stations. Bob’s father, Bill, quit school at a young age to help Bob's grandfather at Bug Light. Bob shares engaging stories and photos from his family's experiences at these lighthouses. Become a friend on Facebook.