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*

CANCELLED – Minimum # of guests not reached

(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.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, full moon names were created by native American tribes around the country.  This Full Moon got its name from the Algonquin tribes who knew it as a signal to gather the ripening fruit of wild strawberries. It has also been known as the Honey Moon and the Full Rose Moon in Europe.

Full Buck Moon Night Tour

Friday, July 27, 2018

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

Special Event – Chowder Under the Full Moon!

Followed by the (almost) Full Buck Moon Night Tour

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Gates open 7:30 p.m., Chowder Dinner at 8 p.m., Tour starts around 9 p.m.

Join us for the first Chowder Under the Full Moon!  Enjoy a dinner of rich and creamy clam chowder, fresh organic and locally sourced salad and locally baked bread in the Fog Signal Building Museum.  This delicious clam chowder is lovingly made by Lisa Giacomini of Baby Tomato using only the finest ingredients.  After enjoying your dinner you will be treated to a special presentation about the Lighthouse, and then the Lighthouse Guide will lead you to the top of the Tower under the (almost) Full Buck Moon.

The evening will still feature champagne, sparkling juice and sweet and savory snacks and you get to take home an etched Point Arena Lighthouse champagne flute as a souvenir of this unique experience.  Tickets for this unique dinner and tour experience are $60 per person or $100 for 2 people.  Make your reservations early as this special event (limited to 20 guests) is sure to sell out!

(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.