Monday, July 2, 2012

Boston Harbor Island Alliance and National Park Service offer guided tours of Boston Light

Summer-long tours of the United States’ first and oldest lighthouse station

Boston MA- The Boston Harbor Island Alliance will once again take visitors on a journey that unleashes the history and splendor that the Boston Harbor Island national park areas have to offer, with summer tours of Boston Light—the oldest lighthouse station in the United States. 

The three hour excursion begins with a boat cruise, taking visitors on a voyage with a 45-minute park ranger-narrated tour of the Boston Harbor Islands.   Sights include the two other historic lighthouses of Boston Harbor – Long Island Head Light and The Graves Light.  Once docking at Little Brewster Island, home of Boston Light, visitors meet with the Lighthouse keeper and get a close up look at Boston Light's Fresnel lens—the only Fresnel lens still in use. 

Visitors also have the option of packing a picnic to eat while taking in the spectacular views of the harbor. By the tour’s end visitors will be left in admiration for the awe inspiring views and unique experience.

WHO:  All are welcome! 

WHAT: A three-hour boat trip to the Boston Harbor Islands and a tour of the Little Brewster Island and Boston Light 

WHEN:   June 30 - September 30, 2012. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Departing at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Boston Harbor Islands; Trip departs from the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion.

COST:  $39 for adults, $35 for college students, military and seniors with valid ID, $29 for children between ages 3 and 11 

TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased online at  Walk up sales available at the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion 60 minutes prior to departure ($5 service fee applies).

For more information and the full schedule of ferry service, visit