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Burnt Island Lighthouse

Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Great Day for Everybody

The Burnt Island Lighthouse experience is a wonderful destination for anybody who likes history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Wonderful Family Day Trip

The Burnt Island Lighthouse boat tour was a wonderful day trip for my family, including our four... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Burnt Island Lighthouse experience is a wonderful destination for anybody who likes history, lighthouses, and a fun place to visit. On a bright, sunny, blue sky days this visit is a must see. The first person interpreters represent the Muise family--a family of seven--who...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Burnt Island Lighthouse boat tour was a wonderful day trip for my family, including our four year old daughter. The volunteers who played the roles of the lighthouse keeper and his family was magnificent. My daughter loved interacting with the children who played the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to get a nice photo of this from the Bennie Alice on the way to Cabbage Island. The Captain even took a moment to turn the boat so everyone could see it.

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked midtown Boothbay harbor in sight of pier. Boarded on time comfortable trip around harbor. Breathtaking views, sail boats, lobster bouys, islands, rocks. Working original lighthouse. Light house boat pea pod on greased rails. Kitchen to die for. And accounts of keepers of the light....More

Thank Phillip F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful day spent with family. Great for all ages. Short, scenic 15 boat ride from Boothbay harbor to Burnt Island. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and charming. 3 hour history lesson. Well worth the trip, time and money. Highly recommend this...More

Thank Teri N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do you have 3 or 4 hours to spare? If you have a kayak, you really should kayak over and explore. Not just the grounds. Being able to go up in the lighthouse, is a treat all by itself. Seeing the inside of the house...More

Thank _hluber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we came for the day. people very helpful on telling you about the history . they also tell about the lighthouse. you can visit on Tuesday and Thursday. had a great time. also came on July 20,2017.

Thank janet t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I last visited Burnt Island in 1997, the first year it opened to the public. At that time it was a good tour. Tuesday's tour was great. Volunteers, reenact the role of the Lightkeeper and his family in 1953. The adults give a great tour...More

Thank Patricia6600
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My teenagers and I kayaked with a tour group from Boothbay Harbor to Burnt Island during our vacation. The island was quiet and beautiful, with no services (as you would expect). There were restrooms available. My kids enjoyed exploring the island, climbing on the rocks...More

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I planned our whole trip to Boothbay Harbor to coincide with the Living History Tours offered on Burnt Island through Maine Department of Maine Resources. The Mr and I were not disappointed. We 'met' the Muise family circa 1950. Actors portrayed Mr Joseph Muise the...More

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29 August 2016|
Response from 702Towne | Reviewed this property |
They only do the tour on certain days. Call balmy day cruises and they can answer that for you.
Beth B
12 September 2015|
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Response from nelsone104 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a Ferry to the island. But there are only curtain days for the tour. I think that we went on a Tuesday.