Tour of Goat Island Lighthouse

Tour of Goat Island Lighthouse2018-08-06T17:03:08+00:00

With the only way to access this iconic lighthouse by boat, New England EcoAdventures is thrilled to partner with the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust as one of the approved tours of Goat Island Lighthouse.  On this 2-Hour Tour we will travel along coastal Kennebunkport, past Walker’s Point and into Cape Porpoise Harbor with its working waterfront and tranquil surroundings, to historic Goat Island Light.  After taking in the Harbor we’ll dock at Goat Island Lighthouse so that you can explore at your leisure and of course capture some of the most breathtaking photo opportunities along the southern Maine coast.  Upon conclusion of the lighthouse tour, we will embark to Bumpkin Island to hopefully enjoy the playful seals that call this island home.  A cruise past Kennebunk Beach will wrap the tour as we return back to Kennebunkport.  ($59.00/pp) ***Tickets must be purchased in advance***

Tour of Goat Island Lighthouse New England EcoAdventures

Photographer: John Shaw
Location: Cape Porpoise, ME

AT ONE WITH THE OCEAN

This is an incredible ride on a Navy S.E.A.L Rigid Inflatable Boat! (R.I.B)

RIB’s are known for being speedy, stable and sturdy. They are the preferred choice of military and rescue teams around the world. Our boats are known for being low to the water and fast making your trip even more spectacular.  No other vessel will allow you to reach your destination so quickly while also providing a complete 360-degree view! Our R.I.B even comes with a full marine head to provide maximum passenger comfort. Get the most out of your time on the best boats available – RIB’s!

GOAT ISLAND LIGHT

Goat Island Lighthouse is an iconic landmark in Cape Porpoise Harbor. It was established in 1833 and has been a beacon for boaters since that time. It has seen shipwrecks, ferocious storms, generations of keepers, countless visitors, Presidents and the most glorious sunsets in Kennebunkport. The original station was upgraded in 1859 to the current brick tower with a fifth order Frensel lens. The keeper’s quarters were added to the island in 1960, where a keeper lives to this day. The light station was automated in 1990 which was one of the last to be automated in the United States. Today, Goat Island and Goat Island Lighthouse is owned and maintained by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.

For more information on Goat Island Lighthouse please visit the links below:

http://www.kporttrust.org/kctgoat-island-lighthouse/

http://mainelighthousesandbeyond.blogspot.com/2014/05/goat-island-lighthouse.html

http://www.nelights.com/exploring/Maine/goat_is_light.html
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What to Expect

  • A first-class adventure tour without any crowds
  • A narrated ocean tour
  • Amazing wildlife and scenery
  • Amazing photo opportunities
  • Custom POD seats for maximum comfort and storage
  • Educational face to face interaction
  • A knowledgeable Captain

Important Information

  • Please muster below Federal Jack’s at their ‘beer tasting’ area on the ground level, on the river side of 8 Western Ave. 15 minutes before your scheduled trip. The Captain or mate will meet you and take you to the boat by 10 minutes of.
  • There is very little storage aboard the boat – please no large bags or coolers.
  • If you are taking a child we have life jackets for children that are between 50lbs and 90lbs.
  • If you are taking advantage of the free parking make sure you’re able to print the parking portion of your receipt and leave it on the dashboard.

What’s Included

  • Parking
  • Discounted day parking
  • Complimentary water
  • Binoculars
  • Ponchos if it rains
  • Motion sickness wristbands
  • Waterproof storage bag

What You Need to Bring

  • Your camera (make sure it’s charged)
  • Warm clothing (dressing in layers is always smart)
  • Sturdy Footwear
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen