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.
Address:
219 Pilottown Rd, Lewes, DE
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Tours summer Th-M 10-3:30 (Call to verify)
Phone:
302-645-7377
Admission:
Adults $5.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Tour Lightship, See Giant Bobber

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Lightship corridor.

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.

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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Cannonball HouseCannonball House, Lewes, DE - < 1 mi.
Merman of DelawareMerman of Delaware, Lewes, DE - < 1 mi.
Fountain of YouthFountain of Youth, Lewes, DE - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Cowboy with Ice Cream Cone, Berlin, MD - 34 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

October 22, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Delaware Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Millennium Manor, Alcoa, Tennessee (Oct 21-27, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Lewes, Delaware

Nightly rates found:

Hotels Near...

Book Now