Boat Tours to Bakers Island Lighthouse

Adventure to a place like nowhere else!


Our 2nd season at the Bakers Island Light Station is coming to a close, and we want to give a big thanks to  all of the volunteers and visitors who made it such a successful  summer.  Our volunteer keepers Bill and Brenda Simmons were busy all season creating a small gift shop in the Lantern House, building nineteen board walks to help visitors navigate the stone beach, hosting overnight guests, constructing  a small deck, and much more. We also had volunteers who came out on Wednesday s and they cleared underbrush, cut bittersweet , created another path and worked on the Assistant Keeper’s house.  Our Future Leaders summer jobs kids made 12 new signs to mark the buildings and the trails. We ran regular tours to the light station three days a week and numerous special tours including the Blue Water Sailing Club, the Harvard Club of the North Shore, Liberty Charter School, and Thacher Island Association who maintain the twin lights off of Rockport, MA.  On July 4th, we had a spectacular evening tour watching fireworks by the lighthouse.  This summer we also hosted our first overnight visitors in the Assistant Keepers House.   It was a very good season and if you want to see more check out Bill’s blog.

Stay tuned for the 2017 Boat & Light Station Tour Schedule.  

Special Trips

On occasion Essex Heritage will host special trips to Bakers Island Light Station.  Stay tuned for 2017 opportunities to Spend the Night at the Light!


Please call Essex Heritage's Visitor Information Desk (located in the National Park Service Visitor Center) at 978-224-2036. The Visitor Information Desk is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM.

Essex Heritage does not assume responsibility for any lost or stolen personal property.