Lighthouse Tours

Due to the ongoing public health crisis and the most recent guidance coming from Rhode Island Department of Health and Governor Raimondo, Save The Bay regrets to announce that we are canceling our 2020 lighthouse tours.

We share your disappointment and apologize for any inconvenience. We will be issuing all ticketholders a full refund via Doubleknot. Stay safe and healthy.

Rhode Island Lighthouse Tours

For true lighthouse aficionados!

Save The Bay's Northern Bay Lighthouse Tours offer an exclusive opportunity to explore the Pomham Rocks lighthouse and grounds.
Save The Bay’s Ultimate Lighthouse Tours offer an exclusive opportunity to explore Pomham Rocks and Rose Island lighthouses and grounds all in one trip.

When you join a Save The Bay 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 in just one tour.

On this 7.5-hour tour, you’ll view about 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 both Rose Island and Pomham Rocks will provide an opportunity to explore both lighthouses and 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. Proceeds of lighthouse tours are used to support the restoration and preservation of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse and Rose Island Lighthouse.

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 the drinks, water and binoculars. Bring your camera!

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the trip to be eligible 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, contact our Public Programming Office at (401) 272-3540 x103.


2020 Dates: June 27, July 25, August 22, September 13, September 27, October 10
2020 Times:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


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


Adult, non-member: $150
Save The Bay members, seniors, and children ages 3-12: $140


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Lighthouse Tours

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)

About the Lighthouses


*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.


September 28, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

Save The Bay is now offering limited volunteer opportunities and Seal Tours and Nature Cruises, each with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of our guests and volunteers.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.