Approximately 60 minutes. The Beavertail Lighthouse stands as a majestic sentry at the entrance to Narragansett Bay. Though a guiding light for centuries of shipping and a strategic resource during many conflicts, it now stands vigil over a vast array of recreational activities from delightful sunset picnics, to scuba divers, to seriously intense sailboat races. Come stand beside this landmark guard post, breathing in the freshest air, feeling the stability of ageless rocks and listening to the dynamics of the surf. Board our new, comfortable touring shuttle at the East Ferry Dock and relax during the ride to the Lighthouse while listening to descriptive narratives of the rich history of Conanicut Island. Take a break for photos, a short walk or to visit the Lighthouse museum. Monday through Thursday–10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday–10:30 a.m. and Noon.Book Now
The Jamestown Newport Ferry runs continuous express service to Fort Adams with departures from One East Ferry Wharf in Jamestown. See our website for schedule and rate information.
The world-famous Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year! The favorite mode of transportation to the festival, the Jamestown Newport Ferry will take you straight to the heart of the action. Headliners for the 2019 festival include Herbie Hancock, Common, Corinne Bailey Rae and more.
Senator John H. Chafee sponsored a joint resolution designating the day of August 7, 1989 as “National Lighthouse Day.” In summary “Designates August 7, 1989, as National Lighthouse Day and calls for lighthouse grounds, where feasible, to be open to the public.” On November 5, 1988 President Ronald Reagan signed the Bill into law (No. 100-622). SPECIAL: Jamestown Newport Ferry will offer a special Sunset Cruise on National Lighthouse Day. Click on Event Website for more information.