Sept-Oct SENTINELS ON THE SOUND New London Summer Lighthouse Boat Tours
Custom House Maritime Museum New London, CT
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There is every variety of lighthouses within easy reach of New London harbor. New London Maritime Society owns three of them, and each summer provides a variety of lighthouse boat tours every Saturday & Sunday from July through October.
Take a memorable 55-minute ride to view the three picturesque lighthouses of New London Harbor: New London Harbor 'Pequot' Light a classic octagon, the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Long Island Sound; 1909 brick New London Ledge Light reputed home to Erie the ghost; and Avery Point Light built in 1943, the newest lighthouse in Connecticut. The boat takes six passengers, only. Fees: $35.00 Adults, $25.00 Kids age 6 to 12. Meet at the Custom house Maritime Museum 15 minutes before departure. Tours leave Saturday and Sunday, on the hour, from 11 AM through 4 PM, July through October.
In 2014, NLMS received the title 'Best Lighthouse Tour' from Yankee Magazine for our 55-minute tour of the three harbor lights. We also a 2 -hour boat trip to visit Ledge Light, and moonlight tours of the lighthouses. See the museum website for the tour schedule.
Note: - The boat and the docking facilities do not meet ADA regulations. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with a closed heal or back strap to keep the shoes on the feet. Flip-flops are not allowed due to safety concerns.
Check in at the Custom House Maritime Museum fifteen minutes before departure. Your boat leaves from the Custom House Pier located one block away. Two-hour parking is available on the street and in the municipal New London parking lot, one block away.
Your boat-tour ticket includes admission to the Custom House Maritime Museum (a $5 value).
When making reservations, please leave contact information for the day of your trip. We may need to contact you if there is a change due to weather conditions. Ticketing fees applied to all reservations.
Please call 860-447-8700 for more information.
Tickets are non-refundable unless there is a weather cancellation.
New London Harbor 'Pequot' Light is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Long Island Sound. According to the US Coast Guard, from the lantern of Harbor Light, one can see more lighthouse than from any other spot on earth! The 1801 lighthouse was conveyed to the New London Maritime Society by the federal government in 2010. Still an active aid to navigation, the lighthouse represented Connecticut on a 2013 US Postage stamp.
Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320