The St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society still has about 14 open seats for helicopter rides and tours of the lighthouse this Sunday.
The next flight/tour day will be March 17. There is a waiting list for the April 7 flight and tour.
Passengers must meet some requirements in order to fly on the small helicopter. Primarily, passengers must weigh under 300 lbs. and be able to fit into a regular seat belt. Tickets are $300 each and checks must be made out to the St. George’s Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society.
At six miles off the coast, the lighthouse is visible from the coast, but only accessible by helicopter.
A landing pad was built last year and the Preservation Society has hosted tours since. Legal conditions only allow tours between November and April, due to the presence of Steller sea lions on the rocks below.
The tour of the lighthouse takes about an hour and allows for some free time to view whales, take photos and climb to the top. Those wishing to climb the lighthouse’s stairs should be in good physical condition as there are 96 steps from the generator room to the top.
Check out the PSGLPS Facebook page for all the details about future flights/tours and rates.
Call 707-442-7873 to book your seat before Sunday. Anyone wishing to simply show up at the airport Sunday is asked to call first, as openings may fill up fast.