Full Moon Night Tours are back as of July 2022!  

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 sweet and savory 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 the Saturday closest to every full moon if it doesn’t fall on a Saturday.  All proceeds go toward the support and maintenance of the Lighthouse Tower, Museum and grounds. Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. thank you for your generous support.  Tickets are $50 each.   

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.  We require a minimum of eight (8) reservations to conduct the tour, and there is a limit of 20 guests per tour.  If we reach the minimum prior to three (3) days before the event we will accept additional reservations (up to a total of 20 guests) until the day of the tour.  We do not accept walk ins unless we have not reached the maximum number of guests.

Cancellation policy: No refunds given if you cancel your reservation three days or less before the event. Tours will be cancelled if less than eight (8) guests sign up prior to three (3) days before the tour. 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 (3) days prior to the tour to confirm the event is happening as scheduled.

Night Tour Schedule*

Saturday, January 7 – (almost) Full Wolf Moon Night Tour

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

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac in Native American and early Colonial times the Full Moon for January was called the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages.  Traditionally, the January Moon is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next Full Moon, in February.

Saturday, February 4 – (almost) Full Snow Moon Night Tour

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

Saturday, March 4 – (almost) Full Worm Moon Night Tour

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

Saturday, April  1 – (almost) Full Pink Moon Night Tour

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

Saturday, June 3 – (almost) Full Strawberry Moon Night Tour

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

Saturday, July 1 – (almost) Full Buck Moon Night Tour

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

Saturday, July 31 – (almost) Full Sturgeon Moon Night Tour

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