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*

(almost) Full Pink Moon Night Tour

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Gates open 8 p.m., Tour starts around 8:30 p.m.

April’s Full Moon, the Full Pink Moon, heralds the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac full moon names were used by early Colonial Americans who learned the names from the local Native Americans. Indigenous people did not record time by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. Many tribes kept track of time by observing the seasons and lunar months, although there was much variability. The name itself usually described some activity that occurred during that time in their location.

Our Full Blue Moon Night Tour on March 31 sold out well in advance and we got a perfect night, with the moon rising over the hills east of Manchester just as we arrived at the top of the Lighthouse Tower. We do limit the number of guests to 20 so make your reservations early!

Full Pink Moon Night Tour

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Gates open 8 p.m., Tour starts around 8:30 p.m.

(almost) Full Flower Moon Night Tour

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Gates open 8 p.m., Tour starts around 8:30 p.m.

(almost) Full Strawberry Moon Night Tour

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Gates open 8:30 p.m., Tour starts around 9 p.m.

Full Strawberry Moon Night Tour

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Gates open 8:30 p.m., Tour starts around 9 p.m.

Full Buck Moon Night Tour

Friday, July 27, 2018

Gates open 8:30 p.m., Tour starts around 9 p.m.

(almost) Full Buck Moon Night Tour

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Gates open 8:30 p.m., Tour starts around 9 p.m.

(almost) Full Sturgeon Moon Night Tour

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Gates open 7:30 p.m., Tour starts around 8 p.m.

Full Sturgeon Moon Night Tour

Monday, August 27, 2018

Gates open 8 p.m., Tour starts around 8:30 p.m.

(almost) Full Harvest Moon Night Tour

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Gates open 6:30 p.m., Tour starts around 7 p.m.

Full Harvest Moon Night Tour

Monday, September 24, 2018

Gates open 7 p.m., Tour starts around 7:30 p.m.

Full Hunter’s Moon Night Tour

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Gates open 6:30 p.m., Tour starts around 7 p.m.

Full Beaver Moon Night Tour

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Gates open 6:30 p.m., Tour starts around 7 p.m.

Full Cold Moon Night Tour

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Gates open 5 p.m., Tour starts around 5:30 p.m.


*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.