The Point Arena Lighthouse is home to a number of special events throughout the year. From holiday celebrations to educational programs, there is a lot going on at the Point. Please review the calendar below for the dates and times of our offerings, and be sure to scroll down for detailed information on such events as the monthly Night Tour, Lighthouse Lecture Series, Wind & Whale Celebration, Cruise the Coast and more.
Check back frequently for updates and mark your own calendar with something special to do at the Lighthouse this month!
Night Tours Every Full Moon!
Join us for the unique experience of climbing the 145 steps to the top of the Lighthouse Tower at night and enjoying an unparalleled view of the full moon – weather permitting, of course! Night Tours are held most every full moon year round.
Our September Night Tours sold out. Our next one is the (almost) Full Hunter’s Moon Night Tour on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Reservations required, we have a maximum reservation limit of 20 guests. Call 877-725-4448, ext. 1 or 707-882-2809, ext. 1 to make your reservations. Only $30 per person or $25 per person for two or more guests. Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of the tour date.
*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.
Due to unexpected scheduling conflict the September Lighthouse Lecture Series presentation by Nik Epanchin has been cancelled, but Lecture Series Coordinator Kitty Wolfe was able to schedule a wonderful replacement. Our September lecture will be local naturalist Doug Forsell presenting “Birds and Mammals of the Eastern Aleutian Islands, or why Tufted Puffins are the Coolest Seabirds.”
Doug spent the summers of 1980 and 1981 as part of a team of four biologists surveying the Eastern Aleutian Islands by Zodiac inflatable boats. Our mission was to accurately estimate the distribution and abundance of nesting seabirds to prioritize acquisition of islands for incorporation into the Aleutian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and to identify important seabird colonies so the areas surrounding them could be excluded from planned offshore oil leases. They estimated almost 2 million seabirds nested there, including three of the four largest colonies of tufted puffins and probably over one third of the world population.
This talk is not just about the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Aleutians, but also how we estimate seabird numbers, the trials and tribulations of working in a very inhospitable environment, and the secret nightlife of tufted puffins.
Admission to the lecture is $5 per person. Please call 877-725-4448 ext. 1 or 707-882-2809 ext. 1 for more information or to make a reservation.