Lighthouse and Harbor Tours

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Private Lighthouse & Harbor Tours

Public daily lighthouse tours are available from late May – early October. Check out our Daily Visits page for more info. 

Embark on a voyage of discovery! Be pleasantly surprised and experience the wonder of Newport’s best kept secret. Climb aboard our Island Ferry, “Rose”. Take in the amazing views of Newport Harbor as your captain steers the way to the Rose Island Lighthouse. A fascinating introduction to the Rose Island Lighthouse awaits you upon arrival, along with a tour of Fort Hamilton, a first system U.S. Fort built in 1798 with its Barracks building still intact, observations of Rose Island’s wildlife, and more!

This 2 hour private tour will take you around Newport Harbor to Rose Island. Tour accommodates up to eight guests (children must be over 5 years old). Cost for up to 8 ppl is $475 plus tax. Additional guests (max – 12 ppl) are $30 per person. Guests may bring their own food & drink aboard.

Private tours must be booked in advance and are weather permitting.  Please call the Rose Island Lighthouse office at (401) 847-4242 or email at least one week prior to your sail date to make a reservation. Tours are available Monday through Saturday, between 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Sunset tours are available on a limited basis and with an additional fee. Please be in touch for more information. 

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