Below is a list of boat tours and cruises that offer specific lighthouse cruises around Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay, Newport Harbor, and along the south shoreline of Rhode island, here in New England. You may find while some may offer specific lighthouse cruises, some will pass by specific lighthouses as part of charters, narrated wildlife and historic tours, ferrying passengers, whale watching, fishing tours and other types of excursions. For additional convenience, you'll also find ferry info access to lighthouses on Block Island, around Newport Harbor, and Watch Hill. Contact info is provided to help you plan your special trips to Rhode Island’s shorelines. Enjoy!
Argia Mystic Cruises
Offers a special lighthouse 1/2 day cruise aboard an 81-foot sailing schooner out of Mystic Connecticut. Passes by Watch Hill Light.
15 Holmes Street
Mystic, CT 06355
Lighthouses: Morgan Point, Mystic Seaport’s replica of Brant Point, North Dumpling (NY), Latimer Reef (NY), Race Rock (NY), New London Ledge, New London Harbor, Watch Hill (RI), and Avery Point.
Rhode Island Bay Cruises
Offers weekly lighthouse tours in season. Their narrated cruise covers 10 Rhode Island Lighthouses in Narragansett Bay along with a complete Newport Harbor Tour.
347 Roger Williams Way
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Lighthouses: Beavertail Lighthouse, Poplar Point Light, Plum Beach Lighthouse, Conanicut Light, Dutch Island Lighthouse, Plum Beach Light, Newport Harbor, Ida Lewis Light, Rose Island Light, Prudence Island Light, and Castle Hill Light.
Save the Bay Tours
Organization for lighthouse and coastal preservation provides Ultimate Lighthouse Tour, Northern Bay Lighthouse Tour, Southern Bay Lighthouse Tour, and Providence Sunset Lighthouse Cruise. Include stopovers to tour inside lighthouse.
100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905
Lighthouses: Beavertail, Castle Hill, Lime Rock (Ida Lewis), Newport Harbor, Rose Island, Prudence Island, Hog Island, Bristol Ferry, Conanicut Point, Poplar Point, Plum Beach, Dutch Island, Nayatt Point, Pomham Rocks, Conimicut, and Warwick.
Classic Cruises of Newport
Newport Harbor excursions aboard a newly restored Elco Motor Yacht, called the rumrunner, built during prohibition in 1929 for local bootleggers, or go sailing on the 72-foot Schooner Madeleine. Both offer views by the Newport lighthouses.
Dockside/Reservations: (401) 847-0298
Lighthouses: Newport Harbor Light, Ida Lewis Light, Rose Island Light, and Castle Hill Light.
Offers three specific lighthouse tours around Narragansett Bay and to Block Island in addition to other adventure tours, like whale watching and shark cage diving.
22 Colvintown Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816
Home (401) 821-7373
Boat/Cell (401) 487-9044
Lighthouses: Block Island Southeast, Block Island North, Watch Hill, and Point Judith, Beavertail, Castle Hill, Lime Rock (Ida Lewis) Light, Newport Harbor, Rose Island, Prudence Island, Hog Island, Bristol Ferry, Conanicut Point, Poplar Point, Plum Beach, and Dutch Island, Sakonnet, Nayatt Point, Pomham Rocks, Conimicut, and Warwick Lighthouse.
Rhode Island Ferries
These Ferries will take you to the islands where you can hike to the stationed lighthouses. The Block Island ferries will get you to the dock, where can hike a mile to Block Island Southeast Light, then hike, or take a taxi to Block Island North Light. Some ferries allow you to bring your car but can be quite expensive. The Point Judith Dock allows you to visit Point Judith Light nearby.
Davis Park Ferry Co.
Ferry from Patchogue, Long Island, to Watch Hill, Rhode Island. You can walk to Watch Hill Lighthouse from the dock.
Fax (516) 289-2185
Lighthouses: Watch Hill Light
Bristol - Prudence Island Ferry
Ferry will take you to Prudence Island where you can walk a mile to Prudence Island (Sandy Point) Light. Also passes by Bristol Ferry Light.
Phone: (401) 253-9808
Lighthouses: Bristol Ferry Light, Prudence Island Light
Operates daily during the tourist season between Newport, Fort Adams, Rose Island, and Jamestown. Visitors and can be dropped off and picked up by the ferry.
One Ferry Wharf
Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone: (401) 423-9900 Boat: (401) 864-2985
Block Island Ferry
Block Island is accessible by ferry from Point Judith, RI.
Take Sandhill Cove Road from Point Judith Lighthouse, to Galilee ferry landing.
Ferry service to Block Island is also available from Montauk Point, NY and New London, CT.
Lighthouses: Point Judith
Block Island Express
Out of New London, CT
Out of Montauk, NY
My 300-page book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, provides special human interest stories from each of the 92 lighthouses, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor coastal attractions you can explore, and lots of tours.