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Burnt Island Light Station

Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Amazing Lighthouse & Location

I live only ten minutes ride by kayak to Burnt Island Lighthouse and lucky to do so. You can paddle... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Boothbay Harbor, Maine, United States

nice visit - love booth bay and the harbor area - would revisit next year and hope for warmer but... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

I live only ten minutes ride by kayak to Burnt Island Lighthouse and lucky to do so. You can paddle out using your own kayak or renting them from an outfit in the harbor or take a tour. This tour is 2 days per week,...More

Thank BabblingBrooke99
Reviewed 10 October 2016

nice visit - love booth bay and the harbor area - would revisit next year and hope for warmer but look forward to next trip

Thank margjim81
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I kayaked out to the island yesterday it took us about an hour. Beautiful and very peaceful. We were the only ones on the island and enjoyed climbing on the rocks and looking at the great views. Relaxing!!!!

Thank erinwiggin12
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We've been coming here for years by our own boat. Often we can tie up to the dock or take a mooring and row in. Nice well-kept trails, with a clean bathroom, wonderful lighthouse, with great views of the harbor and beyond. There is even...More

Thank AnchorAweigh
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A short ferry ride gets you to the island .. the lighthouse and adjoining keeper's home have been lovingly restored to the 1940's and there are guides throughout. Also a great shore climb out on open rocks provides great views and challenge to get close...More

Thank PeterKussell
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This tour is a reenactment of what it was like for a lighthouse keeper and his family to live on the island in the 1950s. It was very interesting and well-paced with some time afterwards to climb the lighthouse and take pictures. The climb in...More

Thank aretiredteacher
Reviewed 25 August 2016

During the summer, you can go out to Burnt Island for a living history tour on Mondays or Thursdays. You take the Balmy Days cruise boat from Boothbay harbor. It is a brief 15 minute trip. At the lighthouse, volunteers re-create a living history of...More

1  Thank NChoagie
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The adult and youth volunteers/presenters were authentic in portraying life on Burnt Island in the 1950's. It was a very fun and informative tour. Climbing the lighthouse was a nice added bonus.

Thank talldaddy13
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Burnt Island is one of several lighthouses in the Boothbay Harbor area. You can visit it by boat from the harbor itself - or you could swim or take a rowboat I presume! I don't recommend the swimming but suppose it's possible. It's a charming...More

1  Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We have summered at Boothbay for years and have never done this tour. What a great experience. They dress as the light keeper, Muise family, who were light keepers in the 1950's. The actors tell you the actual family actual stories from there time living...More

1  Thank 702Towne
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can you take a ferry and a tour Sept. 12-16 2016?
29 August 2016|
Response from 702Towne | Reviewed this property |
They only do the tour on certain days. Call balmy day cruises and they can answer that for you.
Beth B
Hi is there a ferry to the light house? How do you get to it? Are you open Sept 27-29?
12 September 2015|
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Response from nelsone104 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a Ferry to the island. But there are only curtain days for the tour. I think that we went on a Tuesday.