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Twin Lights on Thatcher's Island

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Address: Thatcher Island, Rockport, MA

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Visit one of the only islands in America with twin lighthouses

I have been wanting to visit Thacher Island for over 8 years. I finally took the plunge (figuratively) and went on a kayak tour through Northshore Kayak in Rockport at T-Wharf... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been wanting to visit Thacher Island for over 8 years. I finally took the plunge (figuratively) and went on a kayak tour through Northshore Kayak in Rockport at T-Wharf. Four of us were expertly guided by Jake our native born host. He provided all the information we need to successfully kayak to the island and back. This island... More 

Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took awhile - but we found the way - we took Marmian Rd and were able to get a picture - such fun to find all of these

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful ride to East Glousecter by car to see the Twin lights. However, it is even more beautiful by boat. Some of the Whale watches go out by the Twin Lights and they tell you the history about them, well worth the price and great whale watching too!!

Thank Vicki D
Middleborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We had a very nice boat ride to thachers island, climbed both the north and south light houses, brought a lunch and had a pic-nic in Carrolls camp ground park. a nice boat ride back and visited salvages island to see seals.

Thank Christine W
Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

See them all, they are all beautiful and the history behind each one is very interesting. Enjoy it from the water or from the port.

Thank 2013TravelinFool
Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Book early! The Island is worth it! A summer's day,a salty sea and an island of beauty. The nesting seagulls made the 3 mile walkabout more exciting,as they protected their babies with a vengeance. Photographers,professional as well as amateurs can find their perfect shot in any direction. A lovely picnic spot to soak up the sun and be caressed by... More 

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Lanesborough, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

To get out to the island/lighthouses, you must contact the folks from Thacher Island (We got the phone number off the website) and book a spot on the boat , which you catch at the pier in Rockport.( I believe it was about 20 dollars a person. Plus it is like a donation to help run the island) It is... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

what a great place for a quick visit. nice boat ride to island also. have a picnic there and wander the trails and climb the towers. you won't believe how the lights are powered. awsm time anytime....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Not sure where a good place to get the best view is. We drive around trying to find a good spot. It was to windy to try to kayak to the island.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Heading into Rockport you can stop and get some pictures of Twin Lights. Unless you have a private boat there is no way I know of to get out to the island. Interested in lighthouses? Only twin lights on the east coast.

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