A drive down a picturesque, coastal Maine peninsula brings you to the historic Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, which sits on the dramatic, rocky, wave worn ledges of Muscungus Bay. On this Sunset Lighthouse Journey you will stop along the way at locations with beautiful Maine scenery, fishing villages, and at spots known only to the locals.
“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.
- May 20
- June 11
- July 12
- Sept. 10
- Sept. 30
- Oct. 28
Times: 1-9pm, roughly, due to changing sunset times, and our meeting place is different with each group. This will all be determined a day or two before your tour. Check back for additional dates or call to reserve a private tour to accommodate your schedule. For private tour rates go to the Private Rates page
Rates: Adults 17+ = $169, Ages 16 and under = $125, and must be accompanied by an adult. Does not include dinner. Payment is by cash, check if you are registering early enough, or if you prefer, book online for an additional fee.
Once we are all together we will begin with camera handling tips, review of your menu settings, and a discussion on exposure. We’ll set out to explore a nearby harbor and small fishing village. Your ‘Lessons on Location’ will begin with framing and composition, and general demonstrations on seeing.
You will have time before sunset to explore the grounds, the buildings, and the dramatic rock formations. Also, the tower might be 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.
We will have an early dinner at a waterfront location followed by a journey back to the lighthouse for the early evening light of sunset.
Fun Facts about Pemaquid Point Light:
Check out their official web site with a webcam that updates every 5 minutes, http://www.pemaquidpoint.org/wc.php. 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.
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 and the beautiful rock formations sit between the tower and the sea.
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 may want to bring additional lenses.
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.
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.