Lighthouse Tours

Rhode Island Lighthouse Tours

Join us on one of our narrated cruises to see as many as two dozen of Rhode Island’s historic lighthouse sites in Narragansett Bay. With breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island, and historic Fort Adams, you’ll be amazed by how many notable sites you’ll see in just one tour.

Discover the lighthouses that played an important role in the history of the Bay and those that are actively assisting in marine navigation. We’ll provide the binoculars but bring your camera! You won’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

Expert Narration

Save The Bay educators provide expert narration on all Lighthouse Tours. 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. Non-alcoholic beverages, water, and binoculars are provided. Bring your camera!

Gift certificates are available. For more information, contact our Public Programming Office at (401) 272-3540 x133

Ultimate Lighthouse Tour

  • 7-hour tour, starting in Providence and venturing down to Newport
  • View 20 active and inactive lighthouse sites in Narragansett Bay
  • Includes a lunch stop at Rose Island, a tour of the Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds

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Southern Bay Lighthouse Tour

  • Spend 3.5 hours enjoying views of the Newport Pell Bridge and Prudence Island
  • Observe nearly a dozen active and inactive lighthouses
  • Includes a lunch stop at Rose Island, a tour of the Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds

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Northern Bay Lighthouse Tour

  • 3.5 hours exploring the upper Narragansett Bay and Providence River, including Hog Island and Prudence Island
  • View up to 10 active and inactive lighthouse sites 
  • The only lighthouse tour to make a stop at the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse

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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)

Ultimate Lighthouse Tour

For true lighthouse aficionados!

On this 7-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 lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of the Rose Island Lighthouseand the grounds.

WHEN:

2019 Dates Coming Soon

WHERE:

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

PRICING:

$90 for Save The Bay members
$100 for non-members

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This lighthouse tour was absolutely amazing! There are so many different lighthouses to view, that you can easily lose count. Our tour was a perfect size with only about 14 people on it. The captain is personable, knowledgeable, and humorous. It was a very outstanding experience filled with many fascinating facts, stories, and many opportunities to take pictures.
Stephen S., New Zealand (Skyscanner)

Southern Bay Lighthouse Tour

Departing from historic Fort Adams, enjoy the rich, historical sights of the lower part of Narragansett Bay, including breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Prudence Island, and close to a dozen active and inactive lighthouses. This tour includes a stop at Rose Island, tour of the Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds, and lunch. You’re even permitted to climb up the tower to view the Fresnel lens up close!

WHEN:

2019 Dates Coming Soon

WHERE:

Alofsin Piers at Fort Adams
Newport, RI 02840

PRICING:

$60 for Save The Bay members
$65 for non-members

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In every way this was perfect—from the captain to the first mate to the historian... special kudos to whomever was in charge of cloud array, too!
Barry R. (Facebook)

Northern Bay Lighthouse Tour

Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence River. With breathtaking views of Gaspee Point, Hog Island, Prudence Island, and Conimicut Point, you’ll view up to 10 active and inactive lighthouse sites. Starting in Providence, this 3.5-hour tour includes a stop and a tour of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse.

WHEN:

2019 Dates Coming Soon

WHERE:

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

PRICING:

$50 for Save The Bay members
$55 for non-members

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