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Explore beautiful and historic lighthouses in South County

Lighthouse Cruise - Tails Up Fishing Charters - Warwick, RI
Tails Up Fishing Charters

1161 Old Succotash Road Wakefield, RI, 02879 Phone: 401-302-0963

Lighthouses still beacons of beauty: Tour them on these scenic cruises

Symbolic, historic and beautiful to look at: The lighthouses of New England have safeguarded sailors for centuries and now beckon tourists eager to get up close to these magnificent, and romantic, structures. At Tails Up, you can tour several lighthouses from a unique vantage point: the water. Cruise by the lighthouses of the Upper Bay (Pomham Rocks, Connemicutt Point, Warwick Neck, Prudence Island and Hog Island) or the Lower Bay (Rose Island, Castle Hill, Beavertail, Point Judith, Dutch Island and Plum Island). Or, you can arrange for a combination tour of Upper and Lower Bay lighthouses. Scenic tours led by experienced crews are a specialty at Tails Up: All you have to do is show up with your camera!
Point Judith Light

Location: West side of entrance to Narragansett Bay

Accessibility: The grounds are open during the day, but the lighthouse is not open to the public. The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Lighthouse built in 1857. Light flashes white; fog signal is one blast every 15 seconds.
Dutch Island Light

Location: West passage of Narragansett Bay

Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat. The facility: Lighthouse is owned by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. A chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation is working to restore Dutch Island Light. Lighthouse built in 1857.
Plum Beach Light

Location: West passage of Narragansett Bay

Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. It can be seen as you drive over the Jamestown Bridge, and is best viewed by boat. The facility: Lighthouse built in 1899.
Watch Hill Light

Location: Fishers Island Sound east approach (juncture of Block Island Sound and Fishers Island Sound)

Accessibility: The lighthouse is closed to the public. The grounds are open during the day, and a museum in the oil house is open limited hours in summer. There is no parking near the lighthouse; visitors must park in town and walk (about 15 minutes). The Watch Hill Lighthouse Museum in the station's oil house is open July and August; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Buildings and grounds maintained by Watch Hill Lighthouse Keepers Association. Lighthouse built in 1856.
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