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California Lighthouse Tours

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California Lighthouse
Located near the northwest tip of Aruba and the popular Arashi Beach, California Lighthouse is a landmark on this small tropical island. Known for impressive views of the Caribbean Sea, as well as the nighttime stars, the lighthouse is one of the most photogenic spots in Aruba.
 
The Basics
Built between 1914 and 1916 and named after the S.S. California, the lighthouse is open to the public, allowing visitors to climb to its highest lookout point and take in panoramic views. There's also a small Italian restaurant located in the base of the lighthouse that has earned rave reviews. Daily tours of the lighthouse last 25 to 30 minutes, and many sightseeing tours include it on their routes. You can also visit the lighthouse on a variety of island tours, including those via Jeep, ATV, and Segway.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Children aged four years and younger are admitted free.
  • V.I.P. tours can be booked for anytime between 5:30pm and 8am for a midnight, sunset, or sunrise viewing.
  • The adjacent California Sand Dunes are a popular spot where kids like to slide down the slopes.
 
How to Get There
The California Lighthouse is located at the north end of L.G. Smith Boulevard in Noord, Aruba, in a section known as Hudishibana. From the Aruba Cruise Terminal, it’s roughly a 20-minute drive to the lighthouse; simply follow L. G. Smith Boulevard north. The lighthouse is also accessible via taxi or tour bus.
 
When to Get There
The California Lighthouse is arguably the best place to catch the sunset on Aruba, which also means it can be crowded at that time. The lighthouse is open from 8:30am to 11:30pm daily. It’s also possible to book V.I.P. tours anytime between 5:30pm and 8am for a midnight, sunset, or sunrise viewing.
 
Alto Vista Chapel
Located about 20 minutes south, on the eastern side of the island, the Alto Vista Chapel, or “Pilgrims Church,” is another photographer’s dream. Built by Spanish missionaries in 1750, the bright yellow chapel hosts services as well as tour groups. Outside the chapel lies the “peace labyrinth,” which is used by pilgrims for prayer and meditation.

Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
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California Lighthouse Entrance Ticket and Guided TourAttraction Tickets

California Lighthouse Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

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Embark on a journey up the most famous landmark in Aruba, the California Lighthouse. The newly renovated lighthouse has been restored to its original glory. You will experience unmatched 360 degree panoramic views of the island. Each step and every window offers a unique view of Aruba’s scenic coastline. With it’s unparalleled vistas, The California Lighthouse will definitely offer you an incredible backdrop ideal for taking pictures and creating new and lasting memories.
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  • 20 minutes
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  • 20 minutes

California Lighthouse Segway Tour in ArubaCity Packages

California Lighthouse Segway Tour in Aruba

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Explore the area around California Lighthouse riding on a Segway X2 during this activity in Aruba. Get up close to this recently restored historical landmark, dating from 1914, while enjoying insightful commentary from your local guide. Traverse the unusual landscape around the lighthouse, perched high above the coastline, and be on the lookout for herds of wild goats. All equipment, refreshments and round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels are included.
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  • 2 hours
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Delightful Sunset at California Lighthouse Explore Malmok, Boca Catalina, ArashiMountain Bike Tours

Delightful Sunset at California Lighthouse Explore Malmok, Boca Catalina, Arashi

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Explore Aruba's secret beaches and the California Lighthouse which is a landmark for tourism. This lighthouse does much more that emit a coastal warning light; it beckons visitors to the most spectacular views of the island. This authentic experience takes you to the most beautiful beaches of Aruba, Malmok, Boca Catalina and Arashi, where you can delight your senses with the variety of blue colors only our Caribbean Sea can deliver while driving your bike. We will stop at theses sensational beaches where you can swimming and jump in the water to refresh yourself. Our friendly, well informed Aruban guide leads you through an intimate excursion of the most unforgettable sites of this Island that will amaze you. Allow us to take you on an exploration of Aruba like the locals do.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Aruba Half Day Island TourHalf-day Tours

Aruba Half Day Island Tour

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Cover all of Aruba's top attractions on a half-day island tour from Oranjestad. Visit landmarks such as the Bushiribana gold mill ruins, the Casibari rock formations, the California Lighthouse, and the Aloe Vera Factory. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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 Island Ultimate Jeep SafariDay Trips

Island Ultimate Jeep Safari

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Visit Aruba’s Natural Pool and Baby Beach on a unique off-road 4WD adventure to the island’s top natural attractions. Ride in a 4x4 Land Rover, specially designed to traverse the rugged terrain of Arikok National Park. Stop by landmarks like the California Lighthouse and Natural Bridge, with free time to snorkel and swim at the Natural Pool and Baby Beach. A barbecue lunch, cold beverages, and round-trip hotel transport are included in your full-day tour.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Aruba Full-Island TourDay Trips

Aruba Full-Island Tour

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Go on an island excursion, and see some of the most popular spots in Aruba on this tour taking off from Oranjestad. Travel the whole island, and see the California Lighthouse, the Ayo Rock Formation, and the Casibari Rock Formations. Visit one of the world’s oldest aloe-vera factories, as well as a 75-year-old, family-run bar. Learn about Aruba’s gold-rush era at the Bushiribana gold mill ruins, and swim in a man-made lagoon at Baby Beach.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Aruba Island Sightseeing TourHalf-day Tours

Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour

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Get a comprehensive overview of the sights and landmarks on Aruba during this coach tour. From the vantage point of a comfortable seat aboard an air-conditioned coach, see all of the important sights and listen to informative, engaging commentary from your local guide. Learn about Aruban culture and history during stops at Natural Bridge, Alto Vista Chapel, Casibari Rock Formation, and the California Lighthouse. Round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels or the cruise port is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Highlights of Aruba Island TourHalf-day Tours

Highlights of Aruba Island Tour

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Maximise your time in Aruba and take in the highlights on this 4-hour island tour. Visit historic landmarks such as the California Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, and Bushiribana Historic Gold Mines; pose for photos by the Natural Bridge; take a tour of an aloe factory; and get up close to ostriches at a local farm. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour Plus Arashi Beach VisitHalf-day Tours

Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour Plus Arashi Beach Visit

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Get a comprehensive overview of the sights and landmarks on Aruba during this coach tour. From the vantage point of a comfortable seat aboard an air-conditioned coach, see all of the important sights and listen to informative, engaging commentary from your local guide. Learn about Aruban culture and history during stops at the Aloe Vera Factory, Natural Bridge, Alto Vista Chapel, Casibari Rock Formation, and the California Lighthouse. Finally, relax in the sun and sand at Arashi Beach, where swimming and snorkeling are optional. Round-trip transportation from hotels or the cruise port are included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Aruba Shore Excursion: ATV Island Sightseeing AdventureHalf-day Tours

Aruba Shore Excursion: ATV Island Sightseeing Adventure

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When your cruise ship docks in Aruba, spend your time in port zooming around the island during this ATV adventure. Use of a helmet, ATV, and instruction provided, no experience necessary. Drivers must be 18 with a valid driving license.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Beach & Cave Island Tour Day Trips

Beach & Cave Island Tour

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Drive around Aruba aboard an open-air converted school bus decked out in tropical-themed Caribbean colors. You’ll see island highlights narrated by an informative guide while you sip rim punch between stops. Visit the California Lighthouse, the Natural Bridge and Guadirikiri Caves in Arikok National Park. Swim in the calm waters of Baby Beach and feast on a restaurant barbecue lunch during your 6.5-hour tour, including round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Discover Aruba Bus TourDay Trips

Discover Aruba Bus Tour

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Explore Aruba's highlights on this 6.5-hour sightseeing tour. Snorkel at Baby Beach, visit Ayo Rock Formation and Lourdes Grotto. Learn about the culture and history of Aruba from your local guide as you criss-cross the island. Snacks, lunch, soft drinks, snorkel equipment and round-trip transportation from your hotel are included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Explore Aruba Party Bus TourHalf-day Tours

Explore Aruba Party Bus Tour

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Tour Aruba in an open-air bus on this half-day excursion from Oranjestad. While listening to engaging commentary from your guide on Aruba's history and culture, travel to the area's top attractions and natural landmarks. Jam to traditional Caribbean music an soak up the party atmosphere; one drink included.
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  • 4 hours
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Aruba's Secret Beach & Cave Pool UTV & ATV AdventureHalf-day Tours

Aruba's Secret Beach & Cave Pool UTV & ATV Adventure

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Access parts of Aruba not reachable on a traditional tours with this all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and utility vehicle (UTV) tour to Secret Beach and Cave Pool. After some instruction, you’ll pilot your own rugged vehicle through some of Aruba’s challenging landscape with a guide in the lead. Learn about the island’s history and ecosystem through guided commentary between stops at the Secret Beach and Cave Pool.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Aruba Jeep Adventure TourDay Trips

Aruba Jeep Adventure Tour

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Explore the north side of the island which is also the volcanic side on our 4x4 Jeep Wrangler Safari and go on an adventure of a lifetime. This is the only Jeep tour that will take you to two beautiful natural pools in one tour, The Natural Pool Cave with Cliff Jumping & The Natural Pool in The Arikok National Park also known as Conchi. Enjoy this excursion with our professional and jolly tour guides visiting also beautiful landmarks like California Lighthouse, Altovista Chapel, Bushiribana Goldmill Ruins & Wariruri Natural Bridge.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Morning and Afternoon Cave Pool & Secret Beach Jeep Tour Adventure Half-day Tours

Morning and Afternoon Cave Pool & Secret Beach Jeep Tour Adventure

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Explore the rough side of the island on our 4x4 Jeep Wrangler Safari with one of our professional tour guides. On this tour you will go to 7 stops including Natural Bridges, The New Natural Pool with Cliff Jumping who was discover a few years back, amazing Landmarks on the Northside and at the end a breath taking beautiful Beach. Our tour guide will tell you everything about the island. This will sure be an unforgettable journey of our beautiful island. Tour: Sight Seeing & Stops will be: Blackstone Beach, 3 Bridges, Pas by Andicuri Beach, New Natural Pool Cave with Cliff Jumping, Bushiribana Goldmill Ruins, Natural Bridge, Altovista Old Chapel, California Lighthouse & Swimming and Cliff Jumping at the Secret Beach.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Aruba Countryside TourHalf-day Tours

Aruba Countryside Tour

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Spend a day away from the beach on this guided sightseeing tour of Aruba, which covers almost 70 percent of the island in one day. Learn about the island’s history and culture through onboard commentary, and stop to snap photos and explore top Aruba attractions including the California Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, and Natural Bridge. This tour is conducted in an air-conditioned bus and includes snacks, refreshments, and hotel pickup and drop-off for the ultimate in comfort and convenience.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Colorful Beach Bus Sightseeing Tour of ArubaDay Trips

Colorful Beach Bus Sightseeing Tour of Aruba

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Maximize your time on Aruba on this sightseeing tour that takes you to many of the island's top sights by bus. Although it is an informative tour, filled with insights into local history and culture, there's also time for dancing to carnival songs and snorkeling and soaking up the sun on one of the island's best beaches.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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3-Hour Private Island TourHalf-day Tours

3-Hour Private Island Tour

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We offer Upscale Private tours guided by our friendly and professional guides. We will take you along our carefully designed route so you can visit the most important touristic attractions helping you create unforgettable memories.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Aruba Northcoast UTV Offroad Afternoon TourHalf-day Tours

Aruba Northcoast UTV Offroad Afternoon Tour

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Drive along Aruba's north coast on your own utility vehicle on this guided tour. No need to worry about driving directions or navigation through the rugged terrain, simply follow your guide to some of the island's top highlights. Stop along the way to explore landmarks such as Bushiribana Gold ruins, the Baby Natural Bridge, Alto Vista Chapel, the California Lighthouse, and others. Learn about the history and ecosystem of the area through your guide's insightful commentary.
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  • 4 hours
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Aruba 9 Wonders UTV Tour with actually stopsHalf-day Tours

Aruba 9 Wonders UTV Tour with actually stops

Aruventure is a brand NEW Boutique UTV Company on the One Happy Island of Aruba, that offers small groups UTV Tours around the Island. We are the only UTV Tour Company that focuses on small groups on the Island. Feel FREE to contact us today we are more than happy to take you on an extraordinary ADVENTURE.
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  • 4 hours
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Self Guided Off-road Utv Tour (6-seat)Half-day Tours

Self Guided Off-road Utv Tour (6-seat)

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Enjoy the beautiful scenery and desert landscape Aruba has to offer with our Can-Am Defender 799 cc on this UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) rental. Must be 30 years and up to operate the vehicle and must come with a valid drivers license (for first time visitors to Aruba,see 8 hour rental).
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  • 4 hours
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Natural Pool UTV Off-Road AdventureCity Packages

Natural Pool UTV Off-Road Adventure

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Prepare to get down and dirty blazing the wild beauty of Aruba's outback. This is the most thrilling way to get to the island's secluded treasure, the Natural Pool. In this tour you will explore historic sights on the island, including the Natural Pool, Alto Vista Chapel and the Natural Bridge. A Off-Road Safari is a must-do-while in Aruba!
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  • 4 to 30 minutes
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Self Guided Off-road Utv Tour (4-seat)Half-day Tours

Self Guided Off-road Utv Tour (4-seat)

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Enjoy the beautiful scenery and desert landscape Aruba has to offer with our Can-Am Defender 799 cc on this 4 hour UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) rental. Must be 30 years and up to operate the vehicle and must come with a valid drivers license (for first time visitors to Aruba, see 8 hour rental).
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  • 4 hours
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Aruba's Lighthouse and Northern Tip TourMountain Bike Tours

Aruba's Lighthouse and Northern Tip Tour

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We take ultimate care and dedication to make our tour a memorable experience to our guests, we will never rush the tour and will make sure everyone enjoys the day, including ourselves :) We are a family company and love to engage en real conversations, sharing our knowledge with our guests! Many of our guest have said that our tour was "The highlight of their stay in Aruba" That we are a great tour guides, very knowledgeable and willing to answer any and all questions, not only about the sights but also about life in general in Aruba. Show them perfect spots to take pictures. Take them to a swimming spot where their family jumped off a rock into crystal clear waters. "The 3 hour tour went by so quickly, we didn’t want it to end. If we are ever in Aruba again, without a doubt we will be taking another tour. We just can’t say enough good things about our total experience!!!!"
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Should I book California Lighthouse tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since California Lighthouse can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 48 California Lighthouse tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit California Lighthouse 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to California Lighthouse costs USD 8.00. Guided California Lighthouse tours start around USD 8.00 per person. See all 48 California Lighthouse tickets and tours on Viator.
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