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Using the Lighthouse

Are you an organization such as a school, film crew, research scientist, or other group interested in using the lighthouse as a base for work? We are open for use from April-September (exact dates vary) and deeply value our relationships with such organizations. We strive to serve our community and believe that use preserves. Rates vary depending on your needs and the number in your party. We would love to see if our lighthouse would fit your needs! Please remember, we are on a remote and rugged island with limited services.

In addition: note we are slowing restoring the lighthouse station and while we go through these stages we are limiting overnight stays. Please reach out in the 'Ask Us' form below with brief details and hopefully we can accommodate your request.


Groups like the Alaska Whale Foundation, University of Alaska, and SETI Institute, have all found our multi room and work space perfect for a temporary remote research station. Their work at the light has lead to a number of research papers and groundbreaking discoveries. Many stay at the lighthouse for weeks at a time and use hydrophone arrays and small skiffs for whale research.



Rare orchids, nesting eagles and shorebirds, bubblenetting humpback whales, and sweeping vistas make this place a photographic experience of a lifetime. Reach out if you'd like to lead a remote photo expedition to our island. 

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We do not have an artist in residence program yet, but we hope to create one in the coming years! The lighthouse with its breathtaking scenery and remoteness, creates a haven for unplugging and tapping into your creative side. We have had artists come to stay on their own and to also lead workshops.

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School Groups

Five Finger Island/Lighthouse is a great place to volunteer, teach students about Alaskan coastline and marine ecosystems, and well as a fun platform for teambuilding activates. 

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Film Crews

Five Finger Island is a difficult and remote setting, isolated and exotic. It is that remoteness creates the uninterrupted, 360 degree views. That and being at a strategically located marine confluence along the inside passage make this spot cinematically breathtaking. Add the hard working lighthouse keepers stationed for months at a time on a little rock, and that is a storing in the making!


Visiting Us


57.270826, -133.631931

on Five Finger Island at the confluence of Stephen's Passage and Frederick Sound in Southeast Alaska

Opening Hours



8:00 am – 8:00 pm

VHF Contact

Standing by during business hours on channels 13/16

User Fees

-Independent Travelers-

Cupola and lighthouse tour:

$20/pp, free for members

Overnight stay:

$100/pp/pn, must be a member

-Tour Groups-

See our Get Involved->Membership page for business/vessel memberships

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