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Full-moon Lighthouse Boat Tours SENTINELS ON THE SOUND New London Summer
Custom House Pier, on New London's Waterfront Park
New London, CT
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See New London's lighthouses in the dark, as they were built to be seen. End your evening downtown with an intimate full-moon boat tour to our harbor lighthouses.

There is every variety of lighthouse within easy reach of New London harbor. New London Maritime Society owns three of them, and each summer we provide a variety of lighthouse boat tours from mid-June through October. We use local captains and boats, and tours are given by local lighthouse and history lovers.

View the three picturesque lighthouses of New London Harbor: New London Harbor 'Pequot' Light,  a classic octagonal structure that is the the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Long Island Sound; the 1909 brick New London Ledge Light,  reputed home to Erie the ghost; and Avery Point Light, the newest lighthouse in Connecticut, built in 1943 by the USCG. The boat takes six passengers only. Donations support lighthouse restoration. Tickets are $25.00 for kids ages 6-12, and $40.00 for adults.

In 2014, NLMS received the title 'Best Lighthouse Tour' from Yankee Magazine for our 55-minute tour of the three harbor lights. In addition to our sunset and full moon tousr, we also have daytime tours on Saturdays and Sundays. See the museum website for the complete tour schedule.

Note: - 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.
The boat and the docking facilities do not meet ADA regulations.

For Full-Moon tours, check in at the Custom House Pier on New London's Waterfront Park ten minutes before departure. The Custom House Pier is located on the waterfront right behind the Custom House (but you have to drive on Water Street and cross the tracks to get there). Parking is available on the pier, on the street and in the municipal New London parking lot, one block away.

Your boat-tour ticket also includes admission to the Custom House Maritime Museum (a $7 value).

When making your 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.

We prefer each trip to include at least 4 passengers. Flexibility with regards to departure times is very much appreciated and helps us to maximize the lighthouse tour experience for all involved. If your departure time needs to be adjusted for any reason, you will be contacted.

Please call 860-447-8700 for more information.

Tickets are non-refundable unless there is a weather cancellation.

Day-of ticket sales can be made by calling 860-447-8700.

For other lighthouse boat-trip dates in 2015, search Brown Paper Tickets: "New London Lighthouses"

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. NLMS completed Phase I restoration of the lighthouse in 2014. Still an active aid to navigation, the lighthouse represented Connecticut on a 2013 US Postage stamp.
Wednesday Jul 01, 2015 8:30 PM - Monday Sep 28, 2015 8:00 PM | $25.00 - $40.00


Custom House Pier, on New London's Waterfront Park (View)
Waterfront Park
New London, CT 06320
United States


Education > Tours

Minimum Age: 6
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Custom Houae Maritime Museum - New London Maritime Society
On BPT Since: May 19, 2014
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Waterford, CT United States
Aug 27, 2015 12:52 PM
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Waterford, CT United States
Aug 27, 2015 12:52 PM
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Middletown, CT United States
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Middletown, CT United States
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Middletown, CT United States
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