2021 Penobscot Bay, 15-Lighthouse, & Fall Foliage Photography Tour

Guided by Lighthouse Historians/Author: Jeremy D’Entremont & BHWW CO. Guide, Julie Taylor. With Photography expert: Michael Leonard, Portland Camera Club.


If you have any additional questions about the trip, please see our FAQ.

2021 Penobscot Bay, 15-Lighthouse, & Fall Foliage Photography Tour

Trip time: approx 8.5 hours

Saturday, October 9th - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Rates: Adults Seniors (62+)
Juniors (16 under)
Penobscot Bay $199.00 $159.00 $159.00

Tour Description:
Cruise aboard a stable and comfortable jet-powered catamaran through Penobscot Bay from Bar Harbor to Bucksport during the peak of Fall Foliage. Along the way pass through Eggomoggin Reach and under the Deer Isle Bridge, visit Castine harbor, view Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Enjoy a full catered lunch with gourmet deli sandwiches, fruit, chips, cookies, clam chowder, soda, coffee and tea. During the tour lighthouse historians Jeremy D’Entremont and Gene Torbeck will provide narrative at fourteen lighthouses – with eight-minute stops at each light. Michael Leonard, a lighthouse photography expert will be onboard to help you take amazing photos. A representative of the friends of Fort Knox will be onboard to provide commentary on Fort Knox.


  • 15 Lighthouses with 8-10 minutes at each for historical narration and photography.
  • Free Evening lecture and workshop on Lighthouse Photography with Mike Leonard – August 8th. Location and time TBD. Please check back for details.
  • Lunch provided including sandwich, cookies, clam chowder, chips, fruit, coffee, and soda.
  • State of the art 112-foot jet-powered 30-mph comfortable catamaran.
  • Peak fall foliage, Coastal Mansions and Acadia National Park.
  • Castine Harbor, Eggemoggin Reach, Fort Knox
  • Penobscot Bay and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.


● Egg Rock ● Winter Harbor ● Bear Island ● Bass Harbor ● Blue Hill Bay ● Pumpkin Island ● Dice Head ● Fort Point ● Eagle Island ● Great Duck ● Baker Island ● Burnt Coat ● Robinson Point/Isle Au Haut ● Grindle Point ● Deer Isle Thorofare

Tour Guide Bios:

Jeremy D’Entremont: An author of more than twenty books, including The Lighthouses of Maine, Great Shipwrecks of the Maine Coast, and The Lighthouse Handbook: New England. Jeremy is president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation.

Important Details:

Cancellation Policy: You may receive a full refund up to seven days before departure, after that tickets are non-refundable.

Ticket reservations: All reservations must be made online at https://www.barharborwhales.com and are fully refundable up to seven days before departure. Tickets are non-refundable starting seven days before departure of the tour. If you have questions about the trip please call our ticket staff at 207-288-2386. Please pick up your tickets in our ticket office/gift store at Harbor place 1 west street (where the boat departs) in the days before the tour or the morning of the tour before you board the Friendship V.

Departure: Harborplace, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME. Next to the downtown pier.

Boarding: Begins at 8:30AM on dock one.

Dress Code: It is often 20 degrees colder on the Gulf of Maine so please bring layers and a warm jacket. Gloves and a winter hat are cherished items. Additional hats can be sometimes be bartered with guests that haven’t remembered to bring one for camera equipment and lunch money.

Group and Charter Rates available on request.  All dates, times and prices subject to change without notice.

Reservations are recommended for all tours. All tours need minimum number of passengers to go.

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