We’re concluding Lighthouse Weekend with our cruise, popularly regarded as the “Signature Tour.” This exciting boat tour familiarizes passengers with key lighthouses that facilitate safe passage from the Atlantic Ocean into Lower New York Harbor.
We explore a total of nine lighthouses on this boat tour: the Battery Weed Light at Fort Wadsworth, the Coney Island, West Bank, Romer Shoals, Sandy Hook and Twin Lighthouse of Navesink at the Atlantic Highlands, the Staten Island Rear Range at Richmond Hill, the New Dorp Light, and the Elm Tree Beacon at Miller Field, also located in New Dorp.
After sailing past historic Forts Wadsworth and Hamilton at the Narrows, we head under the Verrazzano Bridge passing the former Quarantine stations of Hoffman and Swinburne Islands. We then head toward the Coney Island Lighthouse, where Frank Schubert, NYC’s last Light Keeper, resided for 40 years.
Enroute to the Sandy Hook Light, which is situated near the tip of an eight mile spit at Fort Hancock, a coastal defense base that once guarded the approach of NY Harbor, we learn about the role this proud and historic beacon has played on behalf of NYC’s maritime trade and commerce over the centuries.
Cruising toward the Atlantic Highlands past the towns of Keyport and Leonardo, home to Naval Weapons Station Earle in the distance, we can see Mount Mitchill, the highest point on the Atlantic coast from Maine to Mexico east, and, closer to the Atlantic Ocean, the stunning Atlantic Highlands overlook, home to one of the most spectacular lighthouses in America, the Navesink Twin Light Station, the very first structure immigrants to America could see following an Atlantic crossing.
West Bank Lighthouse
Upon our return through the Ambrose Channel we learn about the history of the stalwart West Bank and Romer Lighthouses and how they operate in conjunction with the powerful Staten Island Rear Range Light to facilitate a safe passage for mariners heading towards NYC.
This season we will be yachting on the Majestic Princess which features climate-controlled interior spaces with large windows as well as amble outdoor space to fully enjoy the “yachting experience.” As for food items, the Majestic Princess offers food and snack items as well as a bar for “adult beverages.”
Treat yourself or a special someone to a memorable cruise. Don’t forget your cameras. The views are incredible! The boat leaves promptly at 11:00 am, rain or shine, from Pier 1, adjacent to the National Lighthouse Museum.
Tickets are $62 Adults, $42 Children (10 & under). Tickets are non-refundable.
Join National Lighthouse Members and friends for a sunset cruise as we cruise the harbor and Hudson River on Friday evening, September 18, 2020 leaving from Pier 1, St. George, Staten Island, adjacent to the Museum at 6:30 pm.
We will be yachting on the Majestic Princess which features climate-controlled interior spaces with large windows as well as ample outdoor space to fully enjoy the “yachting experience.” A complete buffet dinner will be served and the Majestic Princess also offers a cash bar for “adult beverages” if you so desire.
Expert speakers will narrate the cruise as we view the Little Red Lighthouse at Jeffrey’s Hook, Ambrose Lightship, Frying Pan Lightship, and the Lilac Light Tender on our trip as far as the George Washington Bridge. Presenters will also note significant New York City sites and relate historic tales. The Palisades are magnificent when viewed from the water.
This trip takes place, rain or shine and leaves promptly at 6:30 pm. Delays are possible, but not likely. Please refrain from booking a subsequent event too close to the time our tour is scheduled to end so that your plans will not be impacted. Non refundable tickets are $77 Adults, and $42 Children (under 10yrs.).
- 12 pm Registration and Brunch
- 1:30 pm Shotgun Start
- 6:00 pm Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Buffet Dinner with Open Bar – Awards, Raffles and Contest Prizes
- Golfer $175
- Corporate Foursome $750 (includes Tee Sign)
- Foursome $700
- Event Sponsor $2000 (Company/Name displayed at event, includes one (1) foursome, table of eight at dinner and two (2) tee signs)
- Cocktails and Dinner only $100
- Golf Cart Sponsor $500 (Name displayed on golf cart)
- Tee Sign Sponsor $100 (Company/Name displayed on one tee)
- Beverage Cart Sponsor – SOLD
- Banquet Sponsor – SOLD
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Bill Britton is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour for fifteen years during the 1980s and 1990s.
Britton was born and raised on Staten Island, New York, and attended Monsignor Farrell High School. He played college golf at Miami Dade College, winning the National Junior College Championship in 1975. He received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida.
Britton then turned professional in 1979 and joined the PGA Tour in 1980. During his 15 years on the Tour, Britton won once and had 23 top-10 finishes. His best finishes in majors came in 1990: T-7 at The Masters and 4th in the PGA Championship.
After his years as a touring pro were over, Britton became a teaching pro and author in New Jersey. He has published articles for The Met Golfer, New Jersey Golfer and Sports Illustrated. He has been named one of the “Top Ten Teachers” in New Jersey by Golf Digest. He was New Jersey Section PGA’s Player of the Year in 2002, and Senior Player of the Year in 2006. Britton now currently serves as the head men’s golf coach for Monmouth University.
This is one of our most popular tours. Explore fascinating and mysterious sites unfamiliar to most New Yorkers on this memorable boat ride, one that encircles Staten Island taking you past critical points of maritime interest and the historically rich Shooters, Prall, Hoffman and Swineburn Islands.
Our journey up the Kill Van Kull, and the Arthur Kill waterways, over to Raritan Bay, Princes’s Bay Staten Island’s southern shore around the Narrows contains much important history critical to NYC’s development and to its maritime life: Sailor’s Snug Harbor, the Caddell’s Shipyard and Repair Facilities at Port Richmond, Mariners Harbor, Port Ivory, Rossville, the eerie site of the Ship’s Graveyard, Tottenville, Prince’s Bay and Seguine’s Point together with key New Jersey maritime, commercial and industrial sites located along the Kill Van Kull and Arthur Kill, Bayonne, Elizabeth, Linden, Carteret and historic Perth Amboy, which overlooks the beautiful Raritan Bay.
Bridges under which our boat passes include the recently renovated Bayonne, the restored Vertical Lift Railroad Bridge, the all new Goethals Bridge, the Outerbridge Crossing and the Verrazzano Narrows.
A few of the Lighthouses described and seen on this exciting tour include: Robbin’s Reef, Great Beds, Prince’s Bay, and the Battery Weed Light of Fort Wadsworth.
We will be cruising on the Majestic Princess which features climate-controlled interior spaces with large windows as well as ample outdoor space to fully enjoy the “yachting experience.” As for food items, the Majestic Princess offers lunch and snack items as well as a bar for “adult beverages.”
The boat will leave promptly at 11:00 am. Please arrive early. Tickets are $62 Adults, $42 Children (10 & under).
Do you dare to party to the very haunted Execution Rocks Lighthouse?
You’re invited to join us for a special Halloween Lighthouse Boat Tour and celebration! October 30, 2020, we will cruise up the East River through Hell Gate recalling haunted tales of lighthouses and other points of spooky interest along the way. Hear about the haunting river stories enroute to Execution Rocks Light and dance our way back down the river.