Upcoming Events

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Lens Tours in 2024

The Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association is hosting tour to the top of the lighthouse on the first full weekend of every month from March through October. 

11am – 2pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024  CANCELED due to weather
11am – 2pm on Sunday, March 3, 2024

11am – 2pm on Saturday, April 6, 2024
11am – 2pm on Sunday, April 7, 2024

11am – 2pm on Saturday, May 4, 2024
11am – 2pm on Sunday, May 5, 2024

11am – 2pm on Saturday, June 1, 2024 
11am – 2pm on Sunday, June 2, 2024

11am – 2pm on Saturday, July 6, 2024
11am – 2pm on Sunday, July 7, 2024

11am – 2pm on Saturday, August 3, 2024
11am – 2pm on Sunday, August 4, 2024

11am – 2pm on Saturday, September 7, 2024
11am – 2pm on Sunday, September 8, 2024 

11am – 2pm on Saturday, October 5, 2024
11am – 2pm on Sunday, October 6, 2024

lensTours are first-come, first-serve and will be held from 11am -2pm. We suggest arriving by 1pm to ensure you’ll make it to the top before we stop tours for the day! 

First tour starts at 11am, last tour begins at 2pm
$10 per adult, $5 per child

All children must be over 42″ tall to climb the stairs
There are no babies or animals allowed on this tour
Tour guests must be able to climb three sets of ladders

Tours last between 15 – 30 minutes, and are led by the experienced docents of the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association. For more information, you can call the gift shop at 707-937-6122 or email us at info@pointcabrillo.org.


Borrow a Buddy at Point Cabrillo Light Station

On October 21st, spend the afternoon at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park with the Mendocino Coast Humane Society and their adoptable doggies! The ‘Borrow a Buddy’ program from MCHS is awesome way to give these dogs the exercise they need, plus exposure to people, cars and other dogs out and about! And the best part? You get a furry friend to enjoy the Point Cabrillo trails with.

We hope these wonderful pups will find their forever homes, whether it’s with you or with someone you run into on the trails!
The Mendocino Coast Humane Society provides collars, leashes, waste bags, treats, water dishes and of course “Adopt-Me” dog vests! All you have to bring is your walking shoes for the trails at Point Cabrillo Light Station.

MCHS will be at the parking lot on Point Cabrillo Drive from 1pm – 4pm on October 21 with dogs eager to explore!

Point Cabrillo Light Station Parking Lot
13800 Point Cabrillo Drive
Mendocino, CA 95460

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Whale Watching in March+April

Point Cabrillo Whale FestivalThe Point Cabrillo Light Station was established in 1909 on a point of land extending westward into the ocean. This location was selected for the Lighthouse by the US Lighthouse Service so that the light would be most visible to shipping on the hazardous coast of Mendocino. This same attribute makes Point Cabrillo a preeminent location from which to watch the annual migration of the gray whales from the lagoons of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico to their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic Ocean.

To learn more about the gray whale migration, click here.

Feel free to give our office a call with any questions!