Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers

& Friends Association, Inc. 

"Our mission is to preserve the history of the Delaware Bay

 and River Lighthouses, Lightships and their Keepers."


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Cruise Information

And Pics!


All cruises take place aboard the Bonanza II out of the NJ State Marina, Higbee’s slip #5, located across the bridge on the right as you are going into Fortrscue, NJ. Please bring bug spray, a jacket and a box lunch. Soda and water are provided.

Cost for the cruises will be $45 for adults and $20 for children 5 - 12 years of age. Passengers must be at the dock at least one half hour before departure time. Lighthouses visited are: Miah Maull, Cross Ledge, Elbow of Cross Ledge, Fourteen Foot Bank and either Brandywine or Ship John. Harbor of Refuge is included in the 5 hour cruise. For reservations please contact: Elma Gardner or Darlene Rigazio. Checks (payable to DBLHKFA) are NOT deposited until after the cruise; Payment is due 2 weeks BEFORE the cruise.Checks can be mailed to: Maxine Mulligan, Treasurer, 1049 Simca Terrace, Vineland, NJ 08360. Reservations are on a “first call” basis, the boat has a capacity of 52 people.

If the cruise is cancelled due to inclement weather, your check will be returned. We must have a home & cell phone number for you in case of a cancellation. You will be informed of a cancellation the morning of the cruise or by calling the numbers on the "Contact Us" page. Refunds WILL NOT be made if you DO NOT let us know you WILL NOT be there. If you need to cancel, a minimum 1 week notice is needed to contact standbys. If you do not provide a cancellation notice a refund will not be issued as all reserved spots on the boat need to be paid for. Emergencies will be taken into consideration.

There are former lighthouse keepers and members of the coast guard aboard these cruises to narrate and answer your questions. Background information on the Delaware Bay and the history of each lighthouse will be given. Photographers will have an excellent opportunity to get beautiful pictures. Join us for a pleasant, rewarding, relaxing, educational experience.

The pictures were taken by a lighthouse enthusiast on the July 28, 2008 cruise.


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The Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers & Friends Association (DBLHKFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit preservation and educational organization.

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