Full Moon Tours Begin for Cape Hatteras and Bodie Island Lighthouses
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034
Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Cape Hatteras or Bodie Island Lighthouse on Wed, May 14, 2014.Hear stories of keepers of old, view the working light close up in the lantern room, and catch the reflection off the Atlantic Ocean of the newly-risen full moon as you stand on the lighthouse balcony.Two tours will be given at each lighthouse; one at 8 pm and a second at 9 pm.Tickets are required.
Tickets for the Full Moon Climbs must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable. Ticket sales will start on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse from 8:15 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. daily and the Bodie Island Lighthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. daily. Y ou must purchase your ticket at the site where you wish to climb.The number of tickets for each tour is limited. Tickets are $8 per adult, and $4 for children (11 and under) and seniors (62 and older).
Children joining the climb must be at least 42-inches tall and must climb the steps on their own—they cannot be carried. Also, keep in mind that some youngsters may not enjoy the dimly lit, sometimes claustrophobic environment. Children 11 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).
Prior to purchasing tickets, consider your own limitations and those of your group. The lighthouse is tall, dark, often hot and humid, and can be a challenge to climb.There is no air conditioning or internal lights.
For general information on the Outer Banks Group national park sites, visit www.nps.gov/caha, www.nps.gov/wrbr, www.nps.gov/fora; Twitter: @CapeHatterasNPS, @WrightBrosNPS, @FortRaleighNPS; or call 252-473-2111.
Did You Know?
The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.