LIGHTHOUSE BOAT TOURS
- All boat tours will depart from Pier 1, St. George, Staten Island, adjacent to the National Lighthouse Museum.
- Check-in begins an hour before boat’s departure. Boarding begins 30 minutes before departure. Indoor seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Tide and currents may delay our return to the dock. Please plan accordingly.
- Due to space and safety requirements, large coolers are not permitted on board, only very small carry-ons. Light refreshments available for purchase on board.
- Please be aware that there may be boarding limitations for the disabled at certain piers. Kindly call us to discuss if this might be an issue for you or your guest 718-390-0040.
- Please note that Paypal is the processor of credit card payments for the National Lighthouse Museum. A charge for Paypal will appear on your credit card statement, not National Lighthouse Museum. Tickets are non-refundable.
- Lighthouse Boat Tours commence rain or shine.
2019 LIGHTHOUSE BOAT TOURS
AN EXCITING ADDITION TO OUR POPULAR BOAT TOURS HAS JUST BEEN ANNOUNCED!
Every adult ticket holder has a chance to win a free ticket to our August 2, 2019 Light Keeper’s Gala, or our October 27, 2019 Haunted Halloween East River tour and costume party.
Twenty semi-finalists will be picked on each of our four May, June, and July tours, with a chance to win a ticket to our annual Light Keeper’s Gala, a $200 value!
Twenty semi-finalists will be picked on each of our three August, September, and October tours, with a chance to win a ticket to our Haunted Halloween Party boat tour. Take a tour! Be a winner!
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – Fleet Week Parade Review & Brunch Looking for a midweek adventure? Why not join us for a Fleet Week Parade Review and Brunch? This excursion is planned in collaboration with the Navy League. We’ll have a water view of the ships in port and peruse the Brooklyn Navy Yard too!
Sunday, June 16, 2019 – The Great Staten Island Father’s Day Tour. This tour is for everyone, but makes a unique Father’s Day gift. 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. Click the link above for complete information and to register.
Friday, June 28, 2019 – Sunset Tour of Ambrose Channel. Popularly regarded as NLM’s “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. Click the link above for complete information and to register.
Sunday, July 14, 2019 – East River Journey Through Hell’s Gate to Long Island Sound. Join NLM members and friends for a cruise up the East River and pass through Hell’s Gate to Long Island Sound. We will cruise as far as Execution Rocks Lighthouse and learn of its gruesome history. This is a memorable cruise with expert presenters sharing little known facts about New York City history and the lighthouses we’ll see. Click the link above for complete information and to register.
Sunday, August 4, 2019 Lighthouse Weekend Ambrose Channel Tour. 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. 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. For complete information and to register click the link above.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 The Great Staten Island Boat Tour. 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. Lighthouses described and seen on this exciting tour include: Robbin’s Reef, Great Beds, Prince’s Bay, Staten Island’s Rear Range, (site of the Old Orchard Shoals Lighthouse destroyed by Sandy in 2012), New Dorp, Elmtree Beacon and the Battery Weed Light of Fort Wadsworth. For complete information and to register, click on the link above.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 Hudson River Boat Tour. Expert speakers will narrate the cruise as we view the Little Red Lighthouse at Jeffrey’s Hook, Ambrose Lightship, Frying Pan Lightship, Lilac Light Tender and the Tarrytown Light. Presenters will also note significant New York City sites and relate historic tales. The magnificent Palisades is an added attraction and if Mother Nature is kind, we may be treated to some early Fall foliage. For complete information and to register, click on the link above.
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Haunted Lighthouse Boat Tour and Party. 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 27, 2019, we will cruise up the East River through Hell’s Gate recalling haunted tales of lighthouses along the way and other points of spooky interest. Hear about the haunting river stories on the way to Execution Rocks Light and dance our way back down the river. There will be a DJ for entertainment, a buffet dinner, raffles, awards for best maritime and creepy costumes and all the fun you can stand! For complete information and to register, click on the link above.