Brush up on Lorain’s past and learn the importance the waterways played in the development of the International City. This two-hour history tour is narrated by a Lorain Historical Society member and cruises past the Lorain Lighthouse and other historic landmarks along the Black River. Imagine what life was like in the early days of Lorain while passing the sites of industrial giants, American Shipbuilding and United States Steel, and witness the rebirth of wildlife preserves on the Black River.

  • Departure Location: Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain Dock A
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: $20

2024 Schedule

Sunday, July 7 – 2pm
Friday, July 12 – 2pm
Friday, July 26 – 2pm
Sunday, July 28 – 2pm
Friday, August 9 – 2pm
Sunday, August 11– 2pm
Friday, August 23 – 2pm
Sunday, August 25 – 2pm
Sunday, September 8 – 2pm


ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds. The Lorain Port and Finance Authority reserves the right to cancel boat trips due to inclement weather and will exchange for future trips to the registrant. Customers will be notified of cancellations via phone and email.

Lighthouse Tour

Offered in conjunction with the Lorain Lighthouse Foundation, this cruise involves a shuttle ride to and from the historic Lorain Lighthouse, as well as a tour of the structure’s interior. Learn about the history of the lighthouse as volunteers stand by to answer any questions you may have.

Departure Location: Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain Dock A
Shuttles run every 45 minutes
Cost: $25
Click HERE to purchase tickets from the Lighthouse Foundation and learn more!

Interested in taking a tour of the Lighthouse on a day and time of your choosing? Click HERE for the application. Call 440-752-8955 for further details and to submit applications fees.

2024 Schedule

Saturday, June 8 – 11:30am
Saturday, June 15- 11:30am
Sunday, June 23- 11:30am
Saturday, July 6 – 11:30am
Sunday, July 14 – 11:30am
Wednesday, July 17 – 5:15pm
Saturday, July 27 – 11:30am
Saturday, August 10 – 11:30am
Wednesday, August 14 – 5:15pm
Sunday, August 18 – 11:30am
Saturday, August 31 – 11:30am
Saturday, September 7 – 11:30am
Saturday, September 14 – 11:30am

Lighthouse Dinner

Organized by the Lorain Lighthouse Foundation and offered every Tuesday from June 18 through September 10, 2024, this specialty cruise features a fantastic dining experience at the Lighthouse and a tour of the structure’s interior. The dinner and wine pairings are provided by Lorain Brewing Company. To make a reservation, call 440-752-8955.

Departure Location: Oasis Marina at Port Lorain Dock A
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: $165 (includes tip)
Click HERE to purchase tickets from the Lighthouse Foundation and learn more! Or call 440-752-8955.

2024 Schedule

Tuesday, June 18 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 25- 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 2 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 9 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 16 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 23 – 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 30- 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 6 – 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 13 – 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 20 – 5:30pm
Tuesday, August 27 – 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 3 – 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 10 – 5:30pm