Come to Greenport, Long Island this Halloween for a special, Halloween lighthouse cruise to the Long Beach Bar Light!
From haunted houses to corn mazes to costume parties, Halloween has something for everyone. Here the North Fork is no exception. We have lots of great things to do for this spooky holiday. One of the best is the annual Halloween lighthouse cruise to the Long Beach Bar Light – also known as the Bug Light!
The East End Maritime Festival in Greenport Village, Long Island is a weekend-long celebration of the area’s rich, nautical history. September 23rd through the 25th, 2016.
Greenport’s annual Maritime Festival attracts over 40,000 people with its three days of history, food, and fun. Wooden sailing ships, lighthouse tours, live music, a parade, and more will keep you busy.
Don’t miss the schooner America in Greenport this summer – June 8th through the 10th, 2016 – as this beautiful tall ship, a replica of the schooner responsible for America’s Cup tradition, visits ports along the East Coast!
The original America was a 19th-century racing yacht made famous by besting all her British competitors during the August 22nd, 1851, One Hundred Sovereign Cup regatta around the Isle of Wight. America, representing the New York Yacht Club, passed the Royal Yacht in first position to win the 53 mile race by 18 minutes.
Greenport Village on Long Island’s North Fork is a charming and beautiful destination for anyone looking to enjoy a Long Island getaway – but what to do? Let our list of the Top 10 Things To Do In Greenport Village help!
Long Island’s Greenport Village is always good for a getaway – whether it’s for an afternoon or for a week. Beyond the simple attraction of being located on Long Island, Greenport Village is smack dab in the middle of Long Island Wine Country. It would be very easy to spend a weekend just visiting vineyards – and you’d very likely still not get to them all!
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.
Join us in celebrating Greenport’s Annual Maritime Festival Sept. 2013-Greenport, NY. Over the weekend of Friday 20th through Sunday 22nd over 40,000 visitors from all over the world visit this wonderful slice of historic America to enjoy the museums, fishing contests, parade, flyovers, fireworks, amazing food, and so very much more.
Enjoy a late summer day on the water, learning about the historic and beautiful lighthouses of Long Island on the Long Island Lighthouse Cruise.
Long Island Lighthouse Cruises
The Eco-Lighthouses Cruise, sponsored by the East End Seaport Museum, will take place on Saturday, August 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be a unique guided tour exploring the relationship between light-keepers and their marine environment. During the cruise, you will see around seven lighthouses up close. Lunch will be provided during disembarkation at the “Bug Light,” where you will also tour the lighthouse.
These summer lighthouse cruises are a perfect opportunity to take panoramic photos of the Long Island shore and enjoy stunning views. The trip is narrated by Ted Webb, a local expert on maritime history and/or Bob Allen, the great grandson of the last lighthouse keeper of Bug Light. These two men will share the family stories and history as well as the legends and possible haunting of several of the lighthouses.
The excursion is $95, $85 for senior or military.
Other Lighthouse Cruises
The East End Seaport Museum sponsors several other cruising events throughout the summer and fall. Some of the other tours you can take include:
Super Cruise – See over 10 lighthouses in one day while riding on a hi-speed vessel. September 16
Bug Light Excursion – Spend a couple hours over the weekend at Long Beach Bar Lighthouse, aka Bug Light. Take a tour and explore the grounds while enjoying great views. September 21 & 22
Chowder Cruise – A special Lighthouse Day Cruise to close out the season. Warm, delicious chowder served! October 12
See more information about pricing and tickets on the East End Seaport website. Keep in mind: Tickets for cruises often sell out in advance, so make sure to get yours early!