Sunset Lighthouse Cruise – 2024

A boat with people on it in the water.
Cruise aboard the Privateer IV for a sunset viewing of all six Cape Ann lighthouses!

The Thacher & Straitsmouth Islands Association presents the very popular Sunset Lighthouse Cruise as our premier fundraiser of the year. With your support TSIA preserves and provides accessibility to Straitsmouth and Thacher Islands, including their 15-plus lighthouses, buildings, ramps and walkways. So join us for a cruise aboard the Privateer IV, operated by 7 Seas Whale Watch, and enjoy a specially narrated tour of Cape Ann’s coast and its six historic lighthouses.

Tickets for the cruise are $75 each. Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the cruise date will receive a full refund of the ticket price. You will be notified if it becomes necessary, due to weather or sea conditions, to cancel the cruise – and your ticket price and Eventbrite fees will be refunded.

Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite. Use the links below to go directly to the ticket pages.

The cruises depart from, and return to, 7 Seas Whale Watch, 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester MA and run from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. 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

We can’t guarantee a perfect sunset, but we can guarantee a wonderful time! Bring your own picnic dinner or purchase light food and drinks on board.

We look forward to seeing you on the cruise.

Thank you for supporting one of Cape Ann’s National Historic Landmarks!