Explore Historic East End Lighthouses

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East End Seaport Museum looks forward to welcoming you aboard our lighthouse cruises. These experiences offer views of the famous offshore lighthouses of Southold Town, including the iconic Long Beach Bar "Bug" Light, the seafaring symbol of the North Fork.

During our 3-hour Lighthouse Cruise and September Super Cruise, the tour vessel stops next to each lighthouse, providing photo opportunities along with complete narrative histories of each structure presented by onboard experts. Our weekly, seasonal Bug Light Cruise & Tour offers the additional, exclusive opportunity to explore the interior of the lighthouse.

2017 Tour & Cruise Schedule


DATES: Saturdays, May 20 - October 21          TIME: 4 – 6 pm

Round-trip cruise, narrated tour and time to explore inside of Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse.

 $39  Adults   $19  Youth 3-15  $29  East End Seaport Members, Seniors (55+), Military



DATES: Sundays, 5/28, 7/2, 8/6, 9/3 & 9/28            TIME: 4 – 7 pm

Narrated cruise to 4 lighthouses for up-close viewing, cruise past 5 islands & seal search.

 $49 Adults   $39 East End Seaport Members, Seniors (55+), Military   $29 Youth 3-15



DATE: Monday, September 11 TIME: 9:30 – 3PM

5.5-hour narrated lighthouse cruise. Lunch included.  

$89 Adults  $79 East End Seaport Members, Seniors (55+), Military    $59 Youth 3-15



DATES: Adult Cruise – 10/28   Family Cruise – 10/29         TIME: 4 – 6 pm

Adult Cruise$49     East End Seaport Members $39

                   Family Cruise: Adults $25   Youth 3-15$10                   


Our Narrator

                         Bob Allen

                         Bob Allen

Our lighthouse cruises and tours include a narrated guided tour. Our main guide is Bob Allen. We occasionally host guest narrators.

Bob Allen was brought up in Greenport and is a descendant of a lighthouse keeper.  His great-grandfather, William H. Follett, was stationed at Montauk Point, Cedar Island and the Long Beach Bar (Bug) Light stations from 1912 until 1940.  Bob’s father, Bill, quit school at a young age to help his grandfather at Bug Light. When Bob is narrating a tour he also shares stories and photos of his family when they were on these lighthouses. Become a friend on Facebook


Super Cruise Photos 2016

Bug Light Cruise Photos 2016