Halfway Rock Picnic Experience

Enjoy a lighthouse tour and picnic lunch

Quick Details

Duration: Two hours

Check-in details: Arrive 15 minutes prior to flight time

Take-off location: Northeast Air 1011 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102


Explore a picturesque lighthouse and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch!

Departing from the Portland Jetport, we climb over the Fore River toward downtown Portland, where you’re treated to awesome views of the historic Old Port, Portland Sea Dogs Stadium, Back Cove, and the Eastern Promenade.

Upon leaving the downtown area, we head out into the bay, first passing by Fort Allen, Fort Gorges, Bug Lighthouse, and Fort Scammel on House Island. We then head out toward the center of the bay with views of Fort Levett and Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse.

After our approach to Halfway Rock Lighthouse for some great pictures from above, we descend for a landing on a remote two-acre rock ledge. As we set down on the old Coast Guard helipad, sit tight as we shut down and prepare your gourmet picnic!

Follow our pilot into this one-of-a-kind lighthouse that was meticulously restored to the 1950s era. Choose to dine out on the back deck, the inside dining area, or on the top of the granite lighthouse tower! You can enjoy a bottle of wine and a lobster roll while you relax and take in the spectacular views.

After you’ve enjoyed lunch, you can explore multiple levels in the tower, including the office and bedroom, or climb all the way to the top and take a look at the light. Just want to pull up a chair and listen to the ocean or watch the seals play in the water as your stress and worries melt away? The choice is yours! Just make sure you have your camera ready to capture photos of the seals while you enjoy a refreshing ocean breeze.

After you discover all the little surprises the island has to offer, we climb back into the helicopter and depart for Portland. Along the way, take in views of numerous islands, Freeport, Yarmouth and Harpswell, Maine, as well as Cape Elizabeth and Portland Head Light. The tour concludes with a trip by Back Cove and Portland before landing at the Jetport.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic excursion or just an amazing experience, this adventure is for you!

This private tour includes approximately 90 minutes on the island and a 10-15 minute flight each way.