Lighthouse trips, tours and cruises
New England
New England Lighthouse Tours - Van tours to some of New England's most beautiful and historic lighthouses, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
American Princess Cruises - 250-passenger vessel, specializing in lighthouse cruises from various locations including Long Island Sound out to Stratford Shoal Light.
The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company of Bar Harbor, Maine, has cruises that go to Petit Manan Light for puffin watching, as well as some that pass Egg Rock Light in Bar Harbor.
Bay Queen Cruises in Warren, Rhode Island has a wonderful lighthouse cruise, scheduled periodically during the summer, that passes many lighthouses in the Narragansett Bay. 
Bay Spirit Tours of Hyannis, Mass., offers an 85-minute lighthouse tour of scenic Hyannis Harbor and Lewis Bay on the smooth-riding 63-foot catamaran Bay Spirit. Includes a view of Point Gammon Light, as well as the privately built lighthouse in Lewis Bay and the present navigational light at the Bishop & Clerks ledges.
Captain Andy Patterson in Cutler, Maine runs the Bold Coast Charter Company, offering trips to Machias Seal Island for puffin watching. The lighthouse on the island is officially Canadian; which country the island belongs to is the subject of a long-running dispute. The cruise also passes the Little River Lighthouse in Cutler Harbor. 
Camelot Cruises in Haddam, Connecticut passes Lynde Point Light and Saybrook Breakwater Light on their Long Island cruises; they also have cruises that pass Plum Island (NY) Light and Cedar Point Light.
Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch and Scenic Cruises in Boothbay Harbor offers several lighthouse cruises, including one past famous Pemaquid Point Light.
Captain John Boats in Plymouth, Massachusetts, has a variety of cruises that pass near the Plymouth Lighthouse and Duxbury Pier Light (Bug Light).
Captain John's Sport Fishing Center in Waterford, Connecticut, runs several excellent lighthouse cruises each year, narrated by Capt. Benjamin Rathbun, author of "Capsule Histories of Some Local Islands and Lighthouses in the Eastern Part of Long Island Sound." You'll see at least 9 or 10 lighthouses on this cruise.
Country Squire Tours -  Customized group tours and much more. This company is now offering lighthouse tours of New England.
DownEast Lighthouse Cruises - Offering great views of lighthouses in the New London, CT area and Eastern Fisher's Island Sound.
East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation - Lighthouse cruises include Long Beach Bar, Orient Point, Plum Island, and Little Gull lights.
The excursion sailboat EVENTIDE on Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, sails past and gives views of three lighthouses during its 90-minute cruises of Hyannis and Hyannisport harbors: Harbor Point Light, a working full scale replica of the Brant Point Light; Hyannis Harbor Light, and Point Gammon Light, retired, at the tip of Great Island in West Yarmouth.
Finestkind Cruises of Ogunquit, Maine, offer cruises past the famous Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light. 
The Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands offer several cruises to Boston Light each year, as well as other special cruises passing a number of lighthouses.
You can take the Islesboro ferry from Lincolnville Beach, Maine, and visit the Grindle Point Lighthouse and museum on Islesboro.   
Hardy Boat Cruises in New Harbor, Maine runs a lighthouse sunset cruise. They also have a ferry to Monhegan Island, where you can visit the lighthouse and museum.
KOTL VENTURES (Keepers of the Light) - Fun and educational tours for groups and families, from 5 to 50 people. Included are Boston, Lexington, Salem, Concord, Sturbridge, Sudbury, WHALE WATCHES, the beautiful coast of Maine and Lighthouses!
The Monhegan Boat Line out of Port Clyde, Maine, offers trips to Monhegan Island year-round.  The company's Lighthouse Tours run Wednesdays through Fridays from 2:30-5:00 p.m., with views of Marshall Point Light, Southern Island (Tenants Harbor) Light, Two Bush Light, and Whitehead Light. The cruises run from the end of June through the end of September.
Monomoy Island Excursions - Daily seal cruises in season offer views of Chatham Light, Stage Harbor Light, and Monomoy Point Light. Departing from Harwich Port, Massachusetts.
The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company in Portsmouth, NH has cruises that pass near White Island Light in the Isles of Shoals as well as Portsmouth Harbor Light and Whaleback Light. They also sometimes run longer lighthouse cruises.
The Maine Maritime Museum runs a variety of cruises, including visits to Seguin Island Light and Ram Island Light.
The Maine Resource Guide also lists a number of cruises. 
Maine Expressions -  Fun and educational tours of the rugged Maine coast, including lots of lighthouses!
Mainely Tours  - The "Portland City Tour" and "Land and Sea Tour" include visits to Portland Head Light.
Norwalk Seaport Association - Ferry to Sheffield Island Lighthouse and other events on the smooth-riding 49 passenger, 63-foot catamaran C.J. Toth Quest. 
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures - The Lighthouses Boat Trip from Stonongton, Maine provides views of 7 lighthouses: Isle au Haut, Saddleback, Brown's Head, Goose Rocks, Eagle Island, Pumpkin Island, and Deer Isle Thorofare (Mark Island). 
Penobscot Narrows Lobstering Tours - Located in Bucksport, offering lobstering cruises and a lighthouse cruise that includes Fort Point Light and Dice Head Light.
River Run Tours - River Run Tours was created for people that are looking for something that scheduled tour boats don't offer. Departing from Bath and Five Islands.
Rhode Island Bay Lighthouse Cruises -  Operated by Rhode Island Fast Ferry, Inc. in North KIngstown. Take a narrated cruise past 10 lighthouses in Narragansett Bay along with a complete Newport Harbor Tour.
A ferry runs to Rose Island Light from Jamestown and Newport, Rhode Island.
Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours - Offers six different lighthouse tour packages that allow lighthouse buffs an opportunity to visit the 12 lighthouses found in the greater Mount Desert Island area.
Second Chance, Inc. in Kennebunkport, Maine, is now offering a special "Lighthouse Folklore Cruise" with a closeup view of Goat Island Light.
You can take the Swans Island Ferry from Bass Harbor, Maine, and visit the Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse.
The Thacher Island Association in Rockport, Massachusetts, holds special lighthouse cruises on occasion (I've had the honor of narrating several of them).
Tye's Top Tour and Travel - This company's New England tours include lighthouse trips. The Maine Lighthouse Trail motor coach tour looks great!
The Vinalhaven Ferry from Rockland, Maine, passes Owls Head Light and Rockland Breakwater Light, and on Vinalhaven you can see Brown's Head Light. 
Wanderbird -  Explore the scenic coasts of Maine, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, with your hosts Captains Rick and Karen, aboard the renovated 90-foot Dutch fishing vessel, the WANDERBIRD. They offer a four-day Lighthouses of the Maine Coast cruise.
Wooden Boat Co. - Contact this company for information on lighthouse cruises in Maine's Penobscot Bay, including custom tours. 

Outside New England
Long Island Lighthouse Safaris - Exciting, informative group tours which explore Long Island's rich maritime heritage.
East End Lighthouses -  Offering fundraising cruises that visit lighthouses from Long Beach Bar, NY to Latimer Reef. offers cruises that include views of Alaska's Guard Island Lighthouse. The tour is the major funding source for Guard Island Heritage, Inc. the nonprofit groupworking to save the lighthouse.
Auke Bay Landing Craft and Excavation - Owned and operated by Peter B. Wright and Karen Forrest, this Juneau-based business can get you to some of Alaska's hard-to-reach lighthouses.
Kapt'n Ken - Will take you on a tour of the Umpqua River Lighthouse at the mouth of the Umpqua River by the Salmon Harbor at Winchester Bay, Oregon. You will go inside this 106 year old lighthouse to view the beautiful French rotating Fresnel lens. The tour is sponsored by Douglas County, in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Siskiyou Coast Escapes in Oregon offers a tour called "Cape Blanco Nights: A Late Evening Lighthouse Experience." at the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. Sounds like lots of fun! Take a look at their interesting website.

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