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 (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 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 (707) 882-2809, ext. 1 three days prior to the tour to confirm the event is happening as scheduled.

Night Tour Schedule*

Friday, February 10th, 2017 Full Snow Moon
Gate Opens: 6 PM – Tour Starts: 6:30 PM

Saturday, February 11th, 2017 (almost) Full Snow Moon
Gate Opens: 6 PM – Tour Starts: 6:30 PM

The Full Snow Moon Night Tour will be offered on the day of the full moon – February 10th – and also the following day – February 11th.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, February’s Full Snow Moon is so named because usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon. 

The remainder of the 2017 Night Tour schedule is coming soon.  These tours have become extremely popular, selling out for the last for most of the last 12 months, so make your reservations early!

*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.