Sunset Lighthouse Cruise 2023 – New Date Added!

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Cruise aboard the Privateer IV for a sunset viewing of all six Cape Ann lighthouses!

The Thacher Island Association presents the 2023 Sunset Lighthouse Cruise as our premier fundraiser of the year. Join us for a cruise aboard the Privateer IV, operated by 7 Seas Whale Watch. Enjoy a specially narrated tour of Cape Ann’s coast and its six historic lighthouses – all while supporting one of Cape Ann’s National Historic Landmarks!

Our Tuesday, July 11th (rain date of Thursday, July 13th) date is now sold out and we have added a second date of Tuesday, August 1st (rain date of Thursday, August 3rd).

We can’t guarantee a perfect sunset, but we can guarantee a wonderful time. BYO picnic dinner or purchase one on board.

The cruise departs from, and returns to, 7 Seas Whale Watch, 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester Harbor, 01930 and runs from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. You will be notified in advance if it becomes necessary, due to weather or sea conditions, to reschedule from the Tuesday date to the Thursday date.

Cruise route:

  • Depart from 7 Seas Whale Watch, Gloucester Harbor
  • Ten Pound Island Light
  • Eastern Point Lighthouse
  • Thacher Island Twin Lights
  • Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse
  • Annisquam Harbor Lighthouse
  • Return to 7 Seas Whale Watch

Tickets are $60 each. Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the cruise date will receive a full refund of the ticket price.

Tickets are now on sale through Eventbrite. Use the link below to go directly to the ticket page.

SOLD OUT – TIA Sunset Lighthouse Cruise – Tuesday July 11, 2023

NEW DATE ADDED TIA Sunset Lighthouse Cruise – August 1, 2023

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With your support TIA preserves and provides access to Straitsmouth and Thacher Islands, including their lighthouses and buildings. Your cruise ticket purchase helps to maintain these historic assets. Thank you for joining us in this mission.