Point Arena Lighthouse Full Moon by Tom Birdsell

Come experience a spectacular night time view . . .

. . . from atop the Point Arena Lighthouse. Enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and coast from the lantern room at the top of the Tower, and if the weather cooperates it will be illuminated by the full moon! Our docents and guides will help you experience what it was like to be a Lighthouse Keeper and climb the Tower at night.  They will guide you on your journey into the past and explain the unique history of this historic landmark, the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast. Champagne, sparkling  juice and snacks will be served as part of the tour, and you get to take home an etched Point Arena Lighthouse champagne flute as a souvenir of this unique experience!

Night Tours  are scheduled on every full moon, with extra  weekend tours added when the full moon falls within a day of Friday or Saturday. All proceeds go toward the support and maintenance of  Lighthouse Tower, Museum and grounds. Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. thank you for your generous support.  Individual tickets are $30 each or tickets-for-two for $50.  

Reservations must be made by phone at  at 877-725-4448 ext. 1 or 707-882-2809 ext. 1 or in person no later than 3:30 p.m. three (3) days before the date of the event.

Cancellation policy: No refunds given if you cancel your reservation three days or less before the event. Tours are limited to a minimum of eight and a maximum of twenty people, and will be cancelled if less than eight sign up. You will receive a full refund if the event is cancelled.  Please call our Reservation Desk at  at 877-725-4448 ext. 1 or 707-882-2809 ext. 1 three days prior to the tour to confirm the event is happening as scheduled.

Night Tour Schedule*


Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 (almost) Full Cold Moon
Gate Opens: 5 
p.m. – Tour Starts: 5:30 p.m.

In order to allow guests to enjoy the unique experience of climbing to the top of the Lighthouse Tower under a brilliant moon, we are offering an almost Full Cold Moon Night Tour this month.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Native American cultures which tracked the calendar by the Moons called December’s full moon the Full Cold Moon. It is fittingly associated with the month when winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark.  This Full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes because it occurs near the winter solstice – the night with the least amount of daylight.

We have sold out our last seven Night Tours, so call 707-882-2809 ext. 1 at least three days prior to the tour to insure you get a spot.



Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 Full Cold Moon
Gate Opens: 5 PM – Tour Starts: 5:30 PM

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Native American cultures which tracked the calendar by the Moons called December’s full moon the Full Cold Moon. It is fittingly associated with the month when winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark.  This Full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes because it occurs near the winter solstice — the night with the least amount of daylight.

We have sold out our last seven Night Tours, so call 707-882-2809 ext. 1 at least three days prior to the tour to insure you get a spot.



*NOTE: Tours will take place regardless of the weather conditions if the minimum number of guests sign up. Guests understand that visibility could be limited due to fog, rain, etc. and there is no guarantee that the full moon will be visible during the tour.