The fully restored and functional lighthouse is a living piece of maritime history. The Rose Island lighthouse and Fort Hamilton are open daily from May 28 through October 11, 2021. Regular daily visits (during the season) include a general information tour by their island greeters and there is also a self-guided tour brochure that permits the visitor to explore the lighthouse grounds on their own. Depending on the conditions and status of the pandemic, guests may be allowed access into the lighthouse in small groups, but should check www.roseisland.org for updates. Other activities include beach combing, fishing, bird watching and swimming (no lifeguard). Picnic tables and public toilets are available. If you plan on visiting the Rose Island Lighthouse you will need to purchase a separate Landing Fee Ticket: Adults $12.00 – Children 12 and under $8.00 – Military $10.00. RILF members are not charged. The island is closed to the public during fundraisers. For more information: 401.847.4242.View Ferry Schedule
Each tour ventures off the beaten path to at least six independent restaurants. Guests can sample creative foods featuring local ingredients, learn about the chef’s background and food philosophy, and get a glimpse of the city’s food scene.
We are excited to welcome Bowen's Wharf first event of the season! This annual event will be held on May 21-23, 2021—see their website for sessions. It's an oyster festival and chowderfest all in one! Champagne and oysters from local growers are featured all weekend long. Growers will be shucking onsite and live music will be performed under festival tents. Attendance will be controlled and limited for all guest's safety and health guidelines will be followed.
All of us at Conanicut Marine Services will once again be excited to watch The 167th Annual Regatta June 11–13. This is North America's oldest annual regatta that will feature three great days of racing, including the separately scored Around-the-Island Race on Friday, June 11. Coastal Queen will be out there, giving folks a close up view of the start of the race.