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Kayak trip

Kayaked from Boothbay Harbor to the island... absolutely spectacular.. packed a lunch.. relaxed on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Harwinton, Connecticut
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Kayaking to Burnt Island

We love kayaking from Spruce Point Inn to Burnt Island and getting out and stretching our legs and... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Jennifer C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kayaked from Boothbay Harbor to the island... absolutely spectacular.. packed a lunch.. relaxed on the island for an hour or so and paddled back.. lovely

Thank katemarytop
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We love kayaking from Spruce Point Inn to Burnt Island and getting out and stretching our legs and walking around the island. The views are spectacular from there.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed August 20, 2018

My son and I kayaked to the light house in the morning. Although not on a day the light house was open for touring, we hiked around the island and read the few placards on the surrounding buildings.

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Viewed from the water while traveling to Cabbage Island. Spectacular and picturesque enough to turn the boat around for another look. Nicely preseversed.

Thank Yodeler
Reviewed August 4, 2018

This visit starts with a boat ride to the island. You get a short talk about the history of the lighthouse and then actors portraying the family that lived there in the 1950s give interesting talks about what their lives are like. Actors are all...More

4  Thank badgerbacker49
Reviewed August 3, 2018

There is a tour out to Burnt Island Lighthouse on Monday and Thursday on the Novelty. This was a great experience. There is some walking but not a lot. The way it is presented was great!!! Many people were still talking about it on the...More

2  Thank bruceclifford526
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I loved this tour. We both have been to many lighthouses but this is the first with an actual reenactment. Most of the actors were children, I’m guessing between the ages of 10 - 15ish. They were amazing. Everyone involved really brought...More

1  Thank Cange333
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This was very cool, knowing the historic significance only made it cooler!!!! This was so pretty!!! One of many awesome landmarks on display in Boothbay!!

Thank biohazard169
Reviewed July 21, 2018

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

1  Thank bardgirl1
Reviewed July 9, 2018 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

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Maria D
June 19, 2018|
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.
August 29, 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.