Lighthouse Sunset Photo Tour

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Journey

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine October

This Photography Tour is an absolute fantastic way to spend the day exploring, learning, and experiencing the Maine coast. On the Lighthouse Sunset Photo Tour we slowly make our way down the Bristol peninsula stopping at numerous unique locations with stunning Maine scenery, fishing villages, and at spots known only to locals. This tour is a thrill of an adventure.

Once at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, one of the most dramatic lighthouse locations, you will have time before sunset to explore the grounds, the buildings, and the phenomenal rock formations. We will have an early dinner at a waterfront location followed by a journey back to the lighthouse for the sunset light.

“On our way to the lighthouse, we had the opportunity to shoot at four different locations which allowed for a variety of photos and teaching moments. I learned so much!” – Diane D.


  • Sat, May 19
  • Fri, June 14
  • Wed, July 3
  • Sun, Aug 18
  • Wed, Sept 11
  • Sun, Sept 27
  • Sat, Oct 26

TIME: 1-9pm: This will vary based on sunset times.


  • Adults 17+ = $175
  • Ages 11 – 16 = $95, adult supervision required
  • Ages under 11 = free, adult supervision required

Does not include meals. Payment is by cash, check if you are registering early enough, or if you prefer to book online there’s an additional fee.

Sunset Lighthouse Workshop at Pemaquid Point.
Lobster boats and lobster buoys in New Harbor, Maine.
Images from the Bristol peninsula, Maine.

Lighthouse Sunset Photo Tour Details:

  • we begin with camera handling tips, review of your menu settings, and a discussion on exposure
  • in the field will be lessons on framing and composition, and general demonstrations on seeing
  • technical exercises with camera settings and focal length lens selection
  • learn tripod adjustment techniques


The lighthouse tower is usually available to tour (operated independently by the American Lighthouse Foundation, http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/), as well as the Fishermen’s Museum next door. Here you’ll find displays and artifacts chronicling the area’s maritime heritage. You will depart from the Lighthouse approximately a half hour after sunset.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse tower stairs.
Bristol peninsula, Maine. Lobster traps on the way to sunset at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.

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Fun Facts about Pemaquid Point Lighthouse: 

The Lighthouse tower is 38 feet tall, constructed of stone and was completed in 1835. The wood frame Keeper’s House was added in 1857. The grounds around the light are approximately 35 feet above sea level with beautiful rock formations between the tower and the sea.

This lighthouse, chosen to represent Maine in the U.S. mint’s state quarter collection in 2003 has a fully functional light. Operated by the Coast Guard as a navigation aid, the beacon flashes a single white beam every 6 seconds and reaches 14 nautical miles out to sea. Check out their official web site with a webcam that updates every 5 minutes, http://www.pemaquidpoint.org/wc.php.

Preparing for your Photo Tour:

How to prepare: Please wear good walking shoes and bring along sun protection.

Weather: This is a rain or shine event, so dress accordingly for the weather.

Camera equipment: Any camera is acceptable. Bring along a tripod if you have one. For those shooting with DSLR’s you’ll want to bring any additional lenses that you have.

Food: I recommend bringing along water and snacks. We will share a meal together at either a lobster shack or restaurant for an early dinner. I will try to accommodate any food restrictions. Please call if you have any concerns or specific needs. The cost of meals is not included in the price of the photo tour.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse during sunset with kit fliers.

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 receive further information about the tour. Please call or email if you have any immediate questions.

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