Day Tour - With Transportation


There are different day tour offerings that provide an opportunity to visit the Porphyry Lighthouse. Click on the tilde symbol to the right for more information.

Tour Leaving from Thunder Bay Marina


9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Meet at Pier Three at Prince Arthur's Landing at the Thunder Bay Marina, look for the Sail Superior slip.


Be a light keeper for a day and explore what it is like to operate a Lake Superior lighthouse on an Island that is located 43 km from Thunder Bay and civilization.

Start your experience on the shores of Lake Superior departing from Prince Arthur’s Landing with the Superior Rocket. Arrive 45 minutes later at the lighthouse and take a guided tour, explore, and enjoy the Black Sands Beach.

Your tour price includes the Entrance Fee.

Tour returns from Porphyry Island to the Thunder Bay Marina leaving at 4:00 p.m.

Tour Leaving from Silver Islet (Thursday and Sunday)



Depart: 2:00 p.m.

Return: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday (Optional lunch and film viewing)

Depart: 9:30 a.m.

Return: 4:30 p.m.


Silver Islet Harbour - Silver Islet

Drive from Thunder Bay on Highway #17 East and take a right turn at Pass Lake turnoff, then drive for 30 minutes to Silver Islet hamlet, park your car and walk to the Silver Islet dock located to the rear of the Silver Islet General Store. Please bring your Paid Tour Receipt with you at check-in.


Start your experience at the new and improved Silver Islet Harbour Dock and arrive in 20 minutes at the lighthouse aboard Archie's Charters. Take a guided tour, explore, and enjoy the volcanic Black Sands Beach, mysterious plants and turquoise waters.

Archie's Charters offers a heated cabin to keep you separated from the elements. Your tour will feature a nature walk to the lighthouse point, a visit to the Gordon Graham Gallery and Mini-Museum, followed by an opportunity to explore Black Sands Beach where you can collect sea glass.

Your tour price includes the Entrance Fee.

An onsite lunch can be purchased (available on Sunday only) during the reservation process. The lunch is provided in the Keeper's dwelling and includes soup, sandwich, salad and Donny’s amazing deserts. If you have a food allergy, please indicate during the reservation process.

Click the Button below to go to the CLLS Reservations Page.