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Lighthouse tours and picnic

This is a great place to take a tour (offered two days a week - check the schedule) and picnic on a... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Amazing Island

Take the ferry or kayak to this Island. Thsi Island has tours of the light house and the light... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Debrah Y
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a great place to take a tour (offered two days a week - check the schedule) and picnic on a hill overlooking the harbor. Fantastic views, rock scrambling, a quick circumnavigation of the island and you have a nice, safe, memorable adventure. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Take the ferry or kayak to this Island. Thsi Island has tours of the light house and the light house keepers home. Its has rock formations that are stunning, Bring a picninc and hang out the rocks and soak in the views. Donations are accepted...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Debrah Y
Reviewed November 7, 2018

In the summer, they have a wonderful Living History Presentation offered through Balmy Days, downtown. I enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank M C
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Burnt Island has been lovingly restored to be an education centre, a living history where actors, in summer months, demonstrate how the lighthouse family lived. Kayakers are able to visit the island & picnic on the beaches at their leisure. There is a gift shop...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank zehmjoan
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is nostalgic to me, since I went to school in Boohbay Harbor with Ann Muise whose father was a lighthouse keeper. The Muise family (including the lighthouse keeper) was portrayed by competent actors & actresses. It was a fun visit on a very warm...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Fred B
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Kayaked from Boothbay Harbor to the island... absolutely spectacular.. packed a lunch.. relaxed on the island for an hour or so and paddled back.. lovely

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank katemarytop
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We love kayaking from Spruce Point Inn to Burnt Island and getting out and stretching our legs and walking around the island. The views are spectacular from there.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed August 20, 2018

My son and I kayaked to the light house in the morning. Although not on a day the light house was open for touring, we hiked around the island and read the few placards on the surrounding buildings.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Douglas S
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Viewed from the water while traveling to Cabbage Island. Spectacular and picturesque enough to turn the boat around for another look. Nicely preseversed.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Yodeler
Reviewed August 4, 2018

This visit starts with a boat ride to the island. You get a short talk about the history of the lighthouse and then actors portraying the family that lived there in the 1950s give interesting talks about what their lives are like. Actors are all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank badgerbacker49
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Maria D
June 19, 2018|
Response from Dawn B | Reviewed this property |
We paddled kayaks to the island so I don’t know where you would buy tickets for a boat ride or any other way to get there. Sorry.
August 29, 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.