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*

Full Worm Moon Night Tour

Thursday, March 1, 2018

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

The first full moon of March will be a Full Worm moon on Thursday, March 1.  March 2018 will see the second of two Blue Moons that will occur in the year, the other having happened on January 31.  Double Blue Moons in a single year only occur 4% of the time, so this is a very rare occurrence. The evening will feature a special presentation about the Light Station, its history and technology, sweet and savory snacks accompanied by champagne or sparkling juice, capped off by a guided “Climb to the Top” tour of the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast under the rising full moon – if the weather cooperates, of course! March is also when the spring equinox occurs, and this year it will be on March 20.  The first full moon is traditionally called a Full Worm Moon after the earthworms that emerge at this time of year.

Full Blue Moon Night Tour

Saturday, March 31, 2018

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

This will be the second Blue Moon of 2018.  Our Full Blue Moon Night Tour on January 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. There were eight previous Night Tour guests that night, and they brought another six of their friends to enjoy this unique experience.  We do limit the number of guests to 20 so make your reservations early!

(almost) Full Pink Moon Night Tour

Saturday, April 28, 2018

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

Full Pink Moon Night Tour

Sunday, April 29, 2018

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

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.