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Rose Island Lighthouse

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Rose Island Lighthouse

We are thinking of booking an overnight stay at Rose Island Light, but are told that cruise ships now bring groups there while overnight guests are on the Island. Apparently overnighters have to stash away their belongings so the cruise ship folks see the place as a museum.

The way the arrival and departure times are organized for overnight guests, it seems impossible not to have to deal with tons of cruise ship people touring this small island when the point of booking a pricey overnight is to get away from it all for a short period.

Any advice?

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1. Re: Rose Island Lighthouse

I think you should call them directly to get more details. I would be surprised if it is as you imagine. From what I recall, the guest area is seperate from the downstairs museum. There have always been tours on the island. Compared to the other sights Rose Isl, never seemed swarmed with tourists especially in the shoulder seasons, although if they are offloading tons from the cruise ships now, that might be another story. You would have the island largly to yourself in the am and at night; I heard it was a great time.

Edited: 11 August 2011, 14:12
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2. Re: Rose Island Lighthouse

It is true the lighthouse is open as a museum from 10AM to 4PM and we offer tours in the fall season to cruise ships during those hours. All but two of our cruise ship tours scheduled for 2011 will be done with their tours by 1:30 PM.

Guests are asked to keep their belongings stowed until check in time at 4pm. This is the normal year round operating procedure for the lighthouse. The island is 18 acres in size and many guests head off to explore the island while the lighthouse is open to tours.

i hope you will come and visit the lighthouse.


David McCurdy

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Edited: 12 August 2011, 16:06
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