What better way to explore the historic lighthouses of Long Island’s East End than with a Long Island lighthouse cruise with the East End Seaport Museum?
Many people don’t realize it but Southold, New York, located on the North Fork of Long Island, has more lighthouses than any other town in the United States: eight, with seven offshore, including the Plum Island light, Orient Point, Latimer Reef, Little Gull, Race Rock, Horton Point, North Dumpling, and the iconic and oft-photographed Long Beach Bar Light – more commonly referred to as the Bug Light.
That’s a lot of lighthouses for one town – luckily the East End Seaport Museum, located in the heart of Greenport Village, offers a variety of Long Island lighthouse cruises of the famous offshore lighthouses of Southold during the warmer months of the year.
A Long Island lighthouse cruise from the East End Seaport Museum will give you an opportunity to not only photograph the historic lighthouses of Long Island but also learn about them through the thorough and fascinating narration provide by local historians and occasional guest narrators. The Bug Light Tour even provides an exclusive opportunity to explore the lighthouse!
The lighthouses of Southold have seen the era of clipper ships, whalers, steamers, rum runners, and the Picket Patrol of World War II – what will you see when you visit them during your Long Island lighthouse cruise?
Long Island Lighthouse Cruise
East End Seaport Museum – 3rd St, Greenport
www.eastendseaport.org – 631-477-2100
2015 Long Island Lighthouse Cruise Schedule
June 20 – Bug Lighthouse Tour and Ferry
July 4 – Bug Lighthouse Tour and Ferry
July 5 – Bug Lighthouse Tour and Ferry
July 9 – Bug Lighthouse Tour and Ferry
July 18 – Evening Lighthouse Cruise
July 25 – Haunted Lighthouse Cruise
Aug 6 – Plumb Island – Members Only
Aug 8 – Evening Lighthouses Cruise
Aug 13 – Bug Lighthouse Tour and Ferry
Aug 21-24 – Schooner SOUNDWATERS Educational and Public Sails
Aug 27 – Bug Lighthouse Tour and Ferry
Aug 29 – Evening Lighthouse Cruise
Sep 5 – Bug Lighthouse Tour and Ferry
Sep 6 – Bug Lighthouse Tour and Ferry
Sep 14 – Super Cruise – 12 Lighthouses
Sep 26 – Bug Lighthouse Tour and Ferry
Sep 27 – Bug Lighthouse Tour and Ferry
Oct 24 – Bug Halloween Special – Adults
Oct 25 – Bug Halloween Special – Families
Long Island Lighthouse Cruise Lodging
The beautiful village of Greenport on Long Island’s Northfork provides numerous reasons for a visit: lighthouse cruises, wineries, craft beer, dining, museums, and Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast! Locally owned and operated, Arbor View House is a Long Island B&B that offers upper-tier amenities, delicious breakfasts, an insider’s knowledge of the area, and a surprisingly broad array of spa services! Give yourself the reward of luxury, comfort, and uncommon service during your Long Island getaway with a stay at Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast