Lighthouse Tours

Lighthouse Tours

… for true lighthouse aficionados!

A white lighthouse sits on a stone foundation outcropping on Narragansett Bay. The water reaches the stones at the bottom of the foundation, and the blue-green Newport Bridge is visible in the background
Save The Bay’s Lighthouse Tours offer an exclusive opportunity to explore the Rose Island grounds.

When you join a Save The Bay Ultimate Lighthouse Tour, you’ll experience Narragansett Bay’s historic lighthouse sites first hand! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island and historic Fort Adams—and be amazed by how many iconic sites you can see on just one tour.

On this 7-hour tour, you’ll view up to 20 active and inactive lighthouse sites in Narragansett Bay. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A stop at Rose Island will provide an opportunity to explore the grounds. Lunch will be provided at Rose Island.

Expert Narration

Save The Bay educators provide expert narration on all Lighthouse Tours. Discover the historic role Rhode Island’s lighthouses played in the history of the Bay and those that are actively assisting in marine navigation.

What to Bring

Come prepared for a few hours on the water (hats, sunscreen, light outerwear for the afternoon sea breeze, and snacks). Lunch will be provided along with drinks, water and binoculars. Bring your camera!

Cancelation Policy: Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, all Lighthouse Tours are subject to cancellation with customers receiving a full refund. If you cannot attend your scheduled trip, cancellations with at least 24 hours’ notice, prior to the event, are required for a full refund. Save The Bay reserves the right to cancel any scheduled trip due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, tickets will be refunded or rescheduled by guest choice.

For more information about our tours, contact our Public Programming Office at (401) 272-3540 x103.


June-September 2022


Save The Bay Center
100 Save The Bay Drive
Providence, RI 02905


Adult, non-member: $125
Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12: $110
Children under 3: Free


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This tour was absolutely amazing! I lost count of how many different lighthouses we were able to view! It was a smaller vessel, and the weather was perfect! Our tour only had about 15 people on it. The tour guide, captain and assistant were all fantastic and helpful. They answered all of our questions, and it was a very phenomenal experience. Each lighthouse had fascinating facts or stories to go with it! [...] The captain takes you super close to each one and slows down to ensure everyone gets the pictures they want!
Teri R. (TripAdvisor)

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