Sunset Lighthouse Cruises from Rye, NH, on June 21 and 28

Our annual sunset lighthouse cruises are among our most popular events. They usually sell out, so don’t wait to reserve your space on board! The cruises on June 21 and 28 […]

Our annual sunset lighthouse cruises are among our most popular events. They usually sell out, so don’t wait to reserve your space on board!

The cruises on June 21 and 28 will start at 7:00 p.m. and will return about 9:30 p.m. They will be aboard the M/V Granite State, departing from Rye Harbor on Route 1A in Rye, NH. The trips include expert narration and lots of raffle prizes. (Raffle tickets are sold for $1 each, 6 for $5.)

The cruises will pass close to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Whaleback Lighthouse, and White Island Lighthouse in the Isles of Shoals.

The boat has a galley serving hot dogs, soft pretzels, candy, chips, soda, water, wine, and beer. You can bring food on board, but you cannot bring any alcoholic beverages on board.

Rye Harbor State Marina is on Route 1A in Rye, New Hampshire. Click here for directions.

There is a large parking lot, and a $5 fee is charged by the State of NH at the marina.

Tickets: $30 each, $25 for members of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, the American Lighthouse Foundation, or the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

If you pay for space(s) on a cruise, please note that there are no physical tickets.

We ask that you plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the cruise. There is a large parking lot at the Rye Harbor State Marina, and the State of NH charges a $5 parking fee. Once you park, go to the Granite State Whale Watch ticket office, one of the small buildings along the side of the parking lot. Your name will be on a list and they will give you boarding passes.

In the event that the cruise has to be canceled due to the weather, we will make every effort to notify everyone as early as possible by email. A cancellation notice will also be posted on this page and on our Facebook page. If a cruise has to be canceled due to weather or sea conditions, the purchase price will be refunded in full.

Otherwise, cruise tickets are non-refundable.

For tickets, click the appropriate line below:

JUNE 21

NON-MEMBER $30 – CLICK HERE

MEMBER OF FRIENDS OF PORTSMOUTH HARBOR LIGHTHOUSES $25 – CLICK HERE

MEMBER OF AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION $25 – CLICK HERE

MEMBER OF U.S. LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY $25 – CLICK HERE

JUNE 28

NON-MEMBER $30 – CLICK HERE

MEMBER OF FRIENDS OF PORTSMOUTH HARBOR LIGHTHOUSES $25 – CLICK HERE

MEMBER OF AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION $25 – CLICK HERE

MEMBER OF U.S. LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY $25 – CLICK HERE