Tour the Light

2024 Summer Tours

It is hoped that there will be some tours this summer.  Call Mary Chamberlin  at        231-597-6844 for more information.

For those people who love to visit lighthouses, a tour of the DeTour Reef Light is indeed an outstanding experience.  It is rare that lighthouse lovers get to visit an offshore lighthouse let alone one that is not on an island but rather is built on a 60’ by 60’ crib sitting about one mile offshore in 24’ of water and is still an active aid to navigation.

In 2003 and 2004, $1.2 million was spent on restoring the DeTour Reef Light to its original 1931 condition, and, in your time spent here, you will get to see it all, and photograph it all, while walking in the footsteps of the original lighthouse keepers.  We hope you enjoy your tour as much we know we will enjoy taking you on this adventure.

Children accompanied by the parents or guardians receive a 50% discount on the cost of the tour.  For detailed information on tour schedules and prices, or how to make a reservation or view our color brochure, click on the links below.

We encourage you to review the materials and information in the links below. For questions or more details, please contact the Tour Chair at or phone 231-597-6844.


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DRLPS Release
DeTour Reef Light Brochure
Membership Application