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Burnt Island Lighthouse

Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
+1 207-633-9559
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A Living History Lighthouse

While Burnt Island is a charming light, the real reason to take the tour out to it is the living... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bardgirl1
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New York City, New York
Don't be in a rush just to see the lighthouse.

Take the interpretive tour that runs twice a week. The lighthouse service comes alive. You'll step... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MasterMaineGuide
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Brunswick, Maine
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Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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+1 207-633-9559
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While Burnt Island is a charming light, the real reason to take the tour out to it is the living history presentation. After an initial lecture upon disembarking on the island, those on the boat will be split into three different groups who will take...More

Thank bardgirl1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the interpretive tour that runs twice a week. The lighthouse service comes alive. You'll step back to 1950 where the family living there doesn't have electricity, running water, or an easy go of it. The lights must turn on and you'll learn how and...More

Thank MasterMaineGuide
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a piece of living history. Not only was this Lighthouse, Keepers home, gardens restored using ONLY private funds...no government assistance, but these funds and the volunteer workers also built an education center, for kids & educators to come and learn about the tide...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have truly loved Burnt Island for many years. This year, however, we were so sad to find the island inundated with ticks. This was NEVER an issue before. We walked the trail on June 24 staying on the path and wooden walkways only, not...More

6  Thank nmccann
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

We kayaked to Burnt Island from Boothbay Harbor. We rented our kayaks from Tidal Transit Kayak Company. Paddling from island to island was a bit of a challenge while dealing with boat chop and a slight breeze. The beach we landed on was sandy with...More

Thank Dawn B
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

This is a great place to take you children & grandchildren. It's a lovely little boat ride. Everyone will learn so much about what is like to be a lighthouse keeper and their family.

2  Thank Pam R
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

My family had a wonderful time visiting Burnt Island and their Lighthouse! The tour was very informative and interesting. Weather was perfect as well!

Thank MikeHagen
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

While staying at the Spruce Point Inn, they offered a complimentary boat ride to Burnt Island and gave us a tour of the inside of the lighthouse....very informative and fun!

Thank Maura R
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

we are appassionate to lighthouses and also this one has satisfied our wishes . Following lighthouses trip by boat or by land you can appreciate more of this nice region

Thank pinta92
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Beautiful day for a cruise. We saw all 7 lighthouses. It was hard to hear the commentator at times but it was great and the scenery was beautiful.

Thank fmv101
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Maria D
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Dawn B | Reviewed this property |
We paddled kayaks to the island so I don’t know where you would buy tickets for a boat ride or any other way to get there. Sorry.
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deborah931
August 29, 2016|
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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.
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