Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum

Enjoy an exciting and informational climb tour to the top of the historic Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Gasparilla Island Lighthouse, as volunteer docents share the fascinating history of these U.S. legacies. All proceeds support the continuing restoration and preservation of these historic treasures for future generations. The lighthouses receive no federal or state funding and are only supported by grants, donations and membership through the Barrier Island Parks Society, BIPS. With your help, BIPS will continue to inspire, educate and preserve our natural and historic treasures. Thank you!

The Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum is located at 880 Belcher Road inside the Gasparilla Island State Park at the southern end of Boca Grande FL. The lantern room and cupola are open for docent led climbs each Friday from 11 am – 3 pm, November – April. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 6 – 11 yrs. paid by cash, check or debit at the lighthouse museum gift shop. All proceeds directly support the preservation of the lighthouse and museum. If you would like to make a donation toward the continuing lighthouse preservation please click here or call 941-964-0060. No RSVP required, climbs available as space allows and will not be available in inclement weather. Please see climb safety rules below. For Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum hours, click here.  Learn more about the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum here.

Gasparilla Island Lighthouse

The Gasparilla Island Lighthouse is located at 220 Gulf Blvd. Boca Grande FL. The lighthouse is open for regular day climbs and special climbs and all proceeds directly support the preservation of the lighthouse. If you would like to make a donation toward the continuing lighthouse preservation please click here or call 941-964-0060. Please see dates, cost, RSVP links and safety rule climbs below. Learn more about the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse here.

Cost for a regular day climb is $15 per person ($5 per child- ages 6-11) and is payable the day of the climb. Cash or check only. Checks made payable to: Light Keeper’s Fund.

Safety rules for climbers at both Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Gasparilla Island Lighthouse:

1. Sensible climbing shoes or sandals with straps preferred.
2. Shirts and Shorts/Pants or Swimsuit Covers Required.
3. No food, drinks, or gum.
4. No backpacks, selfie sticks, drones, or other video equipment.
5. Children must be at least 48″ tall to climb. Must be accompanied by an adult for ages 15 and under.
6. No carrying children up the stairs is allowed.
7. If you are pregnant or have a heart condition, you might want to consider not climbing.
8. If you are afraid of heights, please do not climb.
9. You will not be allowed to climb if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
10. BIPS staff and volunteers can refuse entry to anyone at anytime.
11. Climbs will be canceled during inclement weather.

Gasparilla Island Lighthouse:

No RSVP needed for regular day climb tours, openings available as space allows. Just check in at the tent at the entrance of the lighthouse to register. Cost for a regular day climb is $15 per adult, $5 per child, ages 6-11 yrs. payable the day of the climb. Cash or check only. Checks made payable to: Light Keeper’s Fund. Regular day climbs listed below.

RSVP required climbs tours – cost and details for special RSVP climbs can be found by clicking on the RSVP links listed below.

January 2020
1/26/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
1/29/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
February 2020
2/2/2020:    10 am – 4 pm
2/5/2020:    10 am – 4 pm
2/9/2020:    10 am – 4 pm
2/12/2020:  10 am – 4 pm
2/16/2020:  10 am – 4 pm
2/19/2020:  10 am – 4 pm
2/23/2020:  10 am – 4 pm
2/26/2020:  10 am – 4 pm
March 2020
3/1/2020:    10 am – 4 pm
3/2/2020:    10 am – 4 pm
3/4/2020:    10 am – 4 pm
3/8/2020:    10 am – 4 pm
3/9/2020:   RSVP required click here. 6 pm – 9 pm Cost for this Special Moonlight Climb is $25 per adult, $5 per child ages 6-11 and is payable the evening of the climb. Cash or check only. Checks made payable to: Light Keeper’s Fund
3/11/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
3/15/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
3/16/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
3/18/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
3/22/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
3/23/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
3/25/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
3/29/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
April 2020
4/1/2020:      10 am – 4 pm
4/5/2020:      10 am – 4 pm
4/6/2020:      10 am – 4 pm
4/7/2020:     RSVP required click here. 6 pm – 9 pm Cost for this Special Moonlight Climb is $25 per adult, $5 per child ages 6-11 and is payable the evening of the climb. Cash or check only. Checks made payable to: Light Keeper’s Fund.
4/8/2020:      10 am – 4 pm
4/13/2020:    10 am – 4 pm
4/15/2020:    10 am – 4 pm
4/18/2020:   Florida Lighthouse Day 10-4 Climbs $5 per person at both lighthouses!
4/19/2020:    10 am – 4 pm
4/20/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
4/22/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
4/26/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
4/27/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
4/29/2020:   10 am – 4 pm
May 2020
5/3/2020:     10 am – 1 pm
5/6/2020:     10 am – 1 pm
5/27/2020:   10 am – 1 pm
5/31/2020:   10 am – 1 pm
June 2020
6/3/2020:    10 am – 1 pm
6/7/2020:    10 am – 1 pm
6/14/2020:  10 am – 1 pm Father’s Day Climb (Father’s Climb Free!)
6/24/2020:  10 am – 1 pm
6/28/2020:  10 am – 1 pm
July 2020
7/3/2020:    10 am – 1 pm Red White & Blue Independence Day Climb

Both lighthouses are closed the month of August for preservation and maintenance. Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Climb Tours are April – November 11 am to 3 pm and Gasparilla Island Lighthouse Climb Tours dates & times vary October thru July.

To see all tours, events and programs, visit our calendar here.
For questions and private reservations please call 941-964-0060.

Come explore with us!



(941) 964.0060
P.O. Box 637 Boca Grande, FL 33921