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Save The Bay Ultimate Lighthouse Tours

June-Oct: Join Save The Bay for a day of exploring the lighthouses of Narragansett Bay the way they were intended to be viewed -- from the water. Sail down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage, viewing more than a dozen active and inactive lighthouses. A tour of historic Rose Island Lighthouse is included. Lunch and binoculars are provided. Tours run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., on select Saturdays. Tours depart from Save The Bay Center, 100 Save the Bay Dr., Providence. Call for tickets and more information at 401-272-3540, ext. 133., www.savebay.org

Rhode Island Bay Lighthouse Cruises & Newport Harbor Tours

May-Oct: A one-hour and forty minute narrated tour of Narragansett Bay featuring 10 Lighthouses. Other sights include 10 islands, sailing under the Jamestown & Newport Bridges, passing by historic Fort Adams, Hammersmith Farm, Castle Hill, the Aircraft Carriers “USS Saratoga” and “USS Forrestal”, and through famous Newport Harbor filled with Sailboats and Yachts. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online or over the phone. Adults $25, Seniors (60 ) $22, Children (2-12) $14, Infants are free.  Group rates are available. Dockside parking is provided free of charge.  Cruises depart from Quonset Point in North Kingstown. Visit our website for sailing dates and times or call Rhode Island Bay Cruises at 401-295-4040 or visit www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com

Rhode Island Lighthouses

All Rhode Island lighthouses are closed to the public with the exception of those noted. More information can be found at www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/ri.htm

  • Beavertail Light (1749) Conanicut Island/Narragansett Bay entrance, Jamestown . May 24-Mid June, weekends and Memorial Day, noon-3 p.m.; June 16-Labor Day, daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Labor Day-Columbus Day, weekends, noon-3 p.m.; 401-423-3270; www.beavertaillight.org
  • Block Island (North) Light (1829) Sandy Point/North End Block Island; 401-466-5200
  • Block Island (Southeast) Light (1875) Mohegan Bluffs; 401-466-5009
  • Bristol Ferry Light (1846) Strait between Mount Hope and Narragansett Bays
  • Castle Hill Light (1890) Narragansett Bay East Passage, Newport
  • Conanicut Island Light (Old) (1886) North End of Conanicut Island, Jamestown
  • Conimicut Shoal Light (1868) Providence River Mouth/Narragansett Bay, Warwick
  • Dutch Island Light (1826) Dutch Island/Narragansett Bay, Jamestown
  • Hog Island Shoal Light (1886) East Passage Narragansett Bay, Portsmouth
  • Ida Lewis Rock Light (formerly Lime Rock) (1854) Inner Newport Harbor, Newport.
  • Nayatt Point Light (1828) Nayatt Point/Providence River Mouth, Barrington
  • Newport Harbor ( Goat Island ) Light (1824) Grounds only open to public. Goat Island/Newport Harbor entrance, Newport
  • Plum Beach Light (1897) West Passage/Narragansett Bay, North Kingstown
  • Point Judith Light (1810) West Side of Narragansett Bay entrance. Grounds only open to public, 8 a.m. -sunset. 401-789-0444
  • Pomham Rocks Light (Old) (1871) Providence River, East Providence; www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org
  • Poplar Point Light (1831) Wickford Harbor, North Kingstown
  • Prudence Island ( Sandy Point ) Light (1852) East Side Sandy Point/Narragansett Bay, Portsmouth
  • Rose Island Light (1870) North of Newport Harbor, Newport . Daily, July 1-Labor Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Overnight stays available. 401-847-4242; www.roseislandlighthouse.org
  • Sabin Point (1872) Providence River near Providence
  • Sakonnet Light (1884) Little Cormorant Rock/Sakonnet River, Little Compton
  • Warwick Light (1827) Warwick Neck/Narragansett Bay, Warwick
  • Watch Hill Light (1808) Fishers Island Sound, East Approach, Watch Hill
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