Lewes, Delaware: Tour Lightship, See Giant Bobber

Tour a retired "lightship" -- a lighthouse on a boat -- for a small fee, plus see the World's Largest Fishing Bobber for free.

219 Pilottown Rd, Lewes, DE
From US Hwy 9 BUS/Savannah Rd turn north at the stoplight just before the bridge onto Pilottown Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see a sign on the right for the Lightship Overfalls.
Tours summer Th-M 10-3:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $5.
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Tour Lightship, See Giant Bobber

The docent was quite knowledgeable. Tours are given sporadically, as visitors come and go, instead of every hour or half hour. We waited about 25 minutes, but we still enjoyed our tour of the ship.

[Ellen Smith, 06/28/2019]


Lightship and Giant Bobber

Located in a lovely park on Front Street in Lewes, the ship and bobber may be seen for free, but there is an admission fee to board the boat itself.

[Laurie Zambrano, 11/03/2016]

Bobber and lightship..

Lightship Overfalls Park

Red and yellow ship with "Overfalls" in big white letters on the hull. It is docked (permanently) in the shallow waters of the Broadkill River in downtown Lewes. On top of the ship's center pole is a large light. The Overfalls is a Lightship, which is a lighthouse on a boat. You can take tours of the ship, and stand inside the whale boats that are positioned in the adjacent park. There's also a large fishing bobber, "Bobby, World's Largest Bobber."

[Ben Perdue, 06/25/2016]

November 2016: Photo added.

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