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 $25 each for two or more.    

Reservations must be made by phone 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*

Full Beaver Moon Night Tour

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Gates open 5 p.m., Tour starts around 5:30 p.m.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac full moon names were used by early Colonial Americans who learned the names from the local Native Americans. Indigenous people did not record time by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. Many tribes kept track of time by observing the seasons and lunar months, although there was much variability. November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by both the Algonquin tribes and colonial Americans.  Why this name? Back then this was the month to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.  The November full moon was also called the Full Frost Moon by other Native American tribes.

Full Cold Moon Night Tour

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Gates open 5 p.m., Tour starts around 5:30 p.m.

Full Wolf Moon Night Tour

Friday, January 10, 2020

Gates open 5:30 p.m., Tour starts around 6 p.m.

(almost) Full Wolf Moon Night Tour

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Gates open 6:30 p.m., Tour starts around 7 p.m.

Full Snow Moon Night Tour

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Gates open 5:30 p.m., Tour starts around 6 p.m.

Full Worm Moon Night Tour

Monday, March 9, 2020

Gates open 7 p.m., Tour starts around 7:30 p.m.

Full Pink Moon Night Tour

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Gates open 7:30 p.m., Tour starts around 8 p.m.

Full Flower Moon Night Tour

Thursday, May 7, 2020

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

Full Strawberry Moon Night Tour

Friday, June 5, 2020

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

Full Strawberry Moon Night Tour

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Gates open 9:30 p.m., Tour starts around 10 p.m.

Full Buck Moon Night Tour

Saturday, July 4, 2020

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

(almost) Full Sturgeon Moon Night Tour

Saturday, August 1, 2020

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

Full Sturgeon Moon Night Tour

Monday, August 3, 2020

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

Full Harvest Moon Night Tour

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Gates open 7:30 p.m., Tour starts around 8 p.m.

Full Hunter’s Moon Night Tour

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Gates open 7 p.m., Tour starts around 7:30 p.m.

Full Hunter’s “Blue Moon” Night Tour

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Gates open 6:30 p.m., Tour starts around 7 p.m.

Full Beaver Moon Night Tour

Monday, November 30, 2020

Gates open 5 p.m., Tour starts around 5:30 p.m.

Full Cold Moon Night Tour

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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.