The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation begins its annual Newport Seal Safari and Lighthouse Tours on Dec. 22 and continues through April 21.
The tours depart from Oldport Marine’s dock in downtown Newport, R.I., next door to the Mooring Restaurant on America’s Cup Avenue. Board the motor vessel Patriot for a tour of Newport Harbor and Lower Narragansett Bay.
See the Harbor Seals in their natural habitat on Citing Rock then make a stop at Rose Island to tour the Rose Island Lighthouse Museum. Located on an 18-acre island a mile offshore and a century in the past, Rose Island Lighthouse is a working lighthouse built in 1869.
Enjoy a guided tour of the lighthouse museum where each room is fully restored just as if keepers of old still lived there.
Running off wind-powered electricity and a rainwater collection system the lighthouse offers an unforgettable view into another century.
Admission for adults is $18; children 10 and under, $14 visit www.roseisland.org or call (401) 847-9109, Ext. 2.