Day Use

  • Day use is available on Saturday, only during the summer months and depending on other scheduled events.

  • This use includes boat transportation and a guided tour, for those who want to enjoy the Island’s pleasures.

  • Visitors must make reservations in advance and should bring all required supplies for picnics, fishing, or other activities.  Visitors should plan on packing out any trash.

  • Prearranged food/beverage service is possible for groups of 6 or more.  Luncheons & parties available (outside use only) for up to 12.

  • Day use visitors have access to the lighthouse only during the tour.  For groups of 1-6 persons, the rate is $25 per person.  For groups of 7-12, a second boat is required at a flat rate of $120.

  • Day use visitors are picked up at the Galley Cafe (currently closed) at approximately 11:15 am and returned to the Harbor at approximately 3:30 PM.

Day Use Reservation Process

To make a Day Use reservation with the online reservation system. Click on the reservation link above, in the new browser window, enter the date you wish to visit and select “1 night”, click the “Check Availability” button. Next, on the availability page, in the description for “Day Use – East Brother Light Station” verify the number of units available, matches the number of people you wish to visit the island (i.e. 1 unit = 1 person). Next, click on “Click To Make A Reservation Request” for “Day Use”. In the next screen, enter your personal information, select a “unit” for each person who will visit the island (i.e. if 6 people are visiting the island, then 6 units are required), also enter the total number of people in the “# of guests” entry. Complete the rest of the information and submit the reservation request.

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“You can sit and watch big ships and little seals cruise by, or gaze at the reposing birds or the rushing tide below the dock. There’s a sense of intimacy here and a feeling of remoteness, even though it’s just a short distance to the mainland.”

- Doug McConnell, Bay Area Backroads