Trip time: 2 3/4 hours
Great Duck Island Loop (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, and Sat)
Highlights include Great Duck Island, Egg Rock, Winter Harbor, Baker Island and Bear Island Lights. Also, Isleford Life Saving Station, and Acadia National Park highlights, history, and islands. Many stunning coastal mansions including: Anchorage (Ford Family), Breakwater Estate (Astor), Chatwood (Pulitzer), Eastern Watch, High Seas Estate, Kenarden, Rockefeller Estate, Southerly, and Skylands (Martha Stewart). This trip is fully narrated and offers ample time at each light for excellent photo opportunities. (See Schedule)
Somes Sound Tour (Wednesday and Sunday)
This tour is similar to the Great Duck Loop except that you do not venture as far offshore and stay in more protected waters and see Bass Harbor light and Somes Sound instead of Great Duck and Winter Harbor Lights. Somes sound is a famous and spectacular fjord-like sound with mountains, waterfalls, and cliffs. All the park highlights and mansions with extra mansions. This trip has excellent narration and offers ample time at each light for excellent photography. (See Schedule)
Grand Slam US/Canada 17-Lighthouse Photography Tour
Trip times: 9AM – 6 PM (8.5 to 9 hours)
Saturday, July 25th; (Rain Date – Sunday, July 26th)
Come with us on a grand all day visual adventure. Stop at all the lighthouses between Bar Harbor and New Brunswick, then circumnavigate Grand Manan Island and stop to see six Canadian Lights. Highlights include West Quoddy Head Light, Gannet Rock, Machias Seal Island Light, Swallowtail Light, and Petit Manan Light. We will have the opportunity to see lots of wildlife throughout the tour and two of the largest seabird nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine. This tour is guided by two of the best lighthouse authorities in North America: Jeremy D’Entremont and Christopher Mills. Also, featuring two special guests: Bob Trapani, Director, The American Lighthouse Foundation, Mike Leonard, Vice President, Portland Camera Club. For a visual display of the lights and route please view our Grand Slam Digital Story Map.
Downeast Lights Fall Photography Tour
Trip Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm (4 hours)
Saturday, October 10
Join us on a special fall downeast lights photo tour with a group from the the United States Lighthouse Society. This tour will travel up the coast into the Bay of Fundy and visit Petit Manan Light, Moose Peak Light, Nash Island Light, Narraguagus (Pond Island) Light, and Prospect Harbor Light. This trip will take place at the peak of the fall foliage and should offer some outstanding photo opportunities. Moose Peak Light on Mistake Island was used in a film about a mid 1800’s woman light keeper shot during the summer of 2014.