Learn about the rich maritime history of the impressive East End Lighthouse. This water tour allows guests to explore and photograph the lighthouse up close, and enjoy the views of the Lewes shoreline.
Explore the East End Lighthouse
In partnership with the Lewes Historical Society and in celebration of the 10th annual Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, Cape Water Tours is excited to offer our East End Lighthouse Tour from the Lewes Ferry Terminal at 43 Cape Henlopen Drive Lewes, DE. During this 90 minute NARRATED tour, passengers will learn about the rich maritime history of this impressive structure AND will be able to walk around and through it to explore and photograph it up close.
This infamous beacon was placed permanently on the east end of the breakwater at Cape Henlopen in April, 1885. Since that time, the East End Lighthouse has stood firmly through everything the Atlantic Coast could throw at it. Today, it and the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse are the treasures seen by visitors to Delaware when exploring the Southern Delaware coastal region.
The East End Lighthouse Tour will provide visitors and residents with the historical perspective of the Lighthouse and the surrounding area. Simultaneously, they will experience the pleasure of a vacation activity exposing them to the panoramic views of the Lewes shoreline while enjoying a comfortable, safe cruise on the calm and beautiful waters of our Delaware Bay.
Join us for the exciting 90 minute cruise narrated by a Lewes Historical Society guide.
Please Read the Following Important Information:
- Please allow plenty of extra time for parking on this special weekend!!
- There are narrow, winding steps and ladders to climb once inside the lighthouse. We recommend wearing supportive, comfortable shoes rather than flip flops. The rustic East End Lighthouse, built in 1885, is not handicapped accessible, but our passengers with mobility issues are welcome to enjoy the historic narration and view the lighthouse from the comfort of our vessel.
- Fare includes lighthouse tour and admission to Sea Glass and Arts Festival.
- CHECK IN: Show your Sea Glass & Lighthouse Tour reservation confirmation on your smart phone at the Sea Glass gates upon arrival at the Lewes Ferry Terminal. The East End Lighthouse Tour departs from the finger pier. Look for our Cape Water Tours signs and our vessel.
FARE: $23 INCLUDES ADMISSION TO SEA GLASS & COASTAL ARTS FESTIVAL AT LEWES FERRY TERMINAL