Maine Lighthouse Photo Tour

Marshall Point Lighthouse at the entrance to Port Clyde Harbor, Maine.
Explore Marshall Point Lighthouse while on the Maine Lighthouse Photo Tour.

Sign up for the Maine Lighthouse Photo Tour for an exciting way to learn photography. Explore 4 lighthouses, along with quaint harbors and off-the-beaten-track scenic locations. Learn about the lobster fishing industry and eat seafood for lunch. It will be an exciting day that includes both land and sea adventures.

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This one-day Maine Lighthouse Photo Tour is perfect for all photographers & all camera types including iPhones and tablets. You will be met at your skill level with guidance to build on your camera-handling techniques including tips on seeing and composition.

“I greatly appreciated Dee’s instruction and guidance. It was an amazing and memorable tour!!” – Tom B.


  • Wed, June 12
  • Fri, July 20
  • Thur, Aug 1
  • Sat, Aug 24
  • Sept. ? (check back)
  • Sat, Oct 19

TIMES: 10-6, roughly, depends on the charter boat schedule.
MEET: Camden Public Landing (more info after booking)
RATES: (Does not include meals.)

  • Adult = $175
  • Ages 11-16 = $115
  • Ages 10 and under = $55
  • Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Owls Head Lighthouse, Maine
Owls Head Lighthouse assists navigation into Rockland Harbor.

NOTE: If there is no boat excursion included due to weather or availability, the fees would then be adjusted to $145/$95/$0. Rest assured that this will still be an all-day excursion, and it will still be a great adventure.

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Indian Island Lighthouse at the entrance to Rockport Harbor, Maine.
Indian Island Lighthouse at the entrance to Rockport Harbor.
Curtis Island Lighthouse at the entrance to Camden Harbor, Maine.
Curtis Island Lighthouse at the entrance to Camden Harbor.

About the boat ride:

We’ll join a lobster cruise and you’ll witness up-close a trap being hauled and re-baited and learn a little marine biology. You’ll photograph two lighthouses from the water and keep an eye out for marine wildlife such as seals, ducks, ospreys, bald eagles, and porpoises. Check out more details about the boat, Lively Lady at www.camdenharborcruises.com

About the lighthouses:

On shore, you will stop at scenic and interesting locations as we drive to our lighthouse destinations. Photographing the Maine lighthouses and explore the grounds, the structure, and it’s history. A couple lighthouses have a museum and gift shop in what was originally the lighthouse keeper’s dwelling. The museums house artifacts that help paint a picture of the lifestyle and the type of work required in keeping the beacon shinning, as well as other displays of coastal history.

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Actual excursions on the Maine Lighthouse Photo Tour will depend on the weather and other logistical factors.

This is an all-day excursion so plan to stop for either lunch or dinner at one of the ‘fish shacks’ (seafood restaurants at waters edge) in the region. Menu options include; steamed lobster, fried lobster, lobster salad, lobster pie, lobster stew, lobster rolls. Oh, did I mention they have lobster, and of course other seafood and turf selections as well. Meals are not included in the price of the tour.

A few fun history facts about a couple lighthouses…….

Marshall Point Lighthouse has a rich history, which started in 1832 with the erection of the tower and the light keeper’s house. Over the years there were renovations, expansions, a devastating fire in 1895, and a rebuild to what is standing today. Automation in 1971 left the keepers house deserted. Since 1935 the Coast Guard has maintained the light and in 1988 the town’s historical society leased and renovated the house and now maintains it as a museum. This lighthouse was featured in a scene in the movie “Forrest Gump”.

There are 8 lighthouses in Maine that still carry their original Fresnel lens and two of these are in this region; Owls Head Light, which you will see, and Pemaquid Light is on another tour. The others lighthouses have all been updated with LED.

How to prepare…(this is also included in your confirmation email once you register.)

Please wear good walking shoes because will be on our feet a lot. A wind-breaker is recommended for the boat ride along with other warm clothing; sweeter, hat, gloves, etc.

Weather…This is a rain or shine event. Dress accordingly for the weather, and dress in layers.

Camera equipment…

Any camera is acceptable, and whenever possible, please bring your owners manual. Your battery should be fully charged and bring extra batteries. You should come with plenty of room on your memory card for at least a few hundred pictures, but we do recommend having a second memory card with you. If you have a tripod it will be useful for our later day shooting. For those shooting with DSLR’s you may want to bring additional lenses if you have them.

Suggested items – sun protection; sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, etc.

Cancellation Policy –  I will give a complete refund in the event that I need to cancel a tour for any reasons. If you need to cancel and do so with 48 hours or more notice from the date and time of your tour you will receive a full refund. If you cancel in less than 48 hours from your tour date and time a 50% refund of your tour fee will be given.

Once you have registered you will be given further information about the tour. Contact me in the meantime if you have any immediate questions.

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