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. 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 people with disabilities at the pier. 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.
2020 LIGHTHOUSE BOAT TOURS
Sunday, June 14, 2020, 11:00 am – Circumnavigate Staten Island. 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 26, 2020, 6:30 pm – Sunset Tour of Ambrose Channel and Buffet Dinner. 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. Some of the lighthouses seen on this boat tour include: 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, and the Staten Island Rear Range at Richmond Hill. Click the link above for complete information and to register.
Sunday, July 12, 2020, 11:00 am – East River Journey Through Hell Gate to Long Island Sound. Join NLM members and friends for a cruise up the East River and pass through Hell 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 9, 2020, 11:00 am 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 Shoal 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.
Friday, September 18, 2020, 6:30 pm Hudson River/Harbor Lights Dinner Cruise Explore fascinating and mysterious sites unfamiliar to most New Yorkers on this memorable boat ride exploring the harbor and lower Hudson River. 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 views from the water. For complete information and to register click the link above.
Saturday, October 3, 2020, 11:00 am Circumnavigate Staten Island 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, and the Battery Weed Light of Fort Wadsworth. For complete information and to register, click on the link above.
Sunday, October 30, 2020, 6:30 pm 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! We will cruise up the East River through Hell 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.