Welcome To The Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina
Our inaugural "third-Sunday of each month" Lighthouse Open House program will continue into November and we hope you will consider a visit on Sunday, the 20th, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. That day will be the last opportunity in 2016 to see what new and exciting renovations and improvements our families have made to this beautiful and historic 1838 gem, featuring one of only three remaining in-tact "Birdcage" tower light structures in the United States, and one of "only two" still functioning, according to local pharologists (those who scientifically study lighthouses).
We will continue to hold an Open House in our Lighthouse in future years during our operational season which typically begins in April and ends in November each year. We invite everyone to visit and experience the mystique of this grand old structure and to learn all about its history from a member of our knowledgeable staff, from our free written historical handout packets or from one of the informational interpretive displays on-site. We hope to see you soon!!
The Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina is proud to announce its 2016 Season Lighthouse, cottage, boat, canoe and kayak rental schedule. Please review the enclosed rental opportunities and choose your time to visit us and and unwind from your busy lifestyle. As new owners in 2014, we completed many improvements and upgrades to nearly every part of our property with additional improvements completed in 2015. The interiors of the Lighthouse and all three cottages continue to be renovated and upgraded with new appliances, mattresses, fixtures and heating and air conditioning systems being replaced or upgraded as needed. If you were a guest at the property prior to 2014, you may not recognize it today due to the numerous improvements and modifications which have been completed. If this is your first visit, we promise you a comfortable, relaxing and carefree environment during your leisure time on the Salmon River and Lake Ontario. We welcome you as our guest and look forward to your stay with us.
Enjoy spending time in our 3-bedroom Lighthouse with its brand new yellow birch hardwood flooring in the kitchen and dining areas, and new in 2016, we have uncovered and refinished the original 1838 hardwood plank flooring in the first floor living room area and rear foyer/hallway. Or choose to stay in one of our three (3) rental cottages, all located right in the midst of one of New York State's premier fisheries. Located at the mouth of the Salmon River at Lake Ontario, our Lighthouse, Marina and cottages offer something for everyone, young and old alike.
Families, fishermen and lighthouse lovers from around the world have spent time enjoying the beautiful surroundings, sunsets and beaches in this area of New York state. Unlike a major portion of Lake Ontario with its rocky coastline, our guests are afforded the unique and quiet enjoyment of a massive span of private, soft, sandy beach right on the shore of the Lake, with a very gently sloping and soft, sandy lake bottom, located directly across the river from the Marina. We also have picnic tables with umbrellas positioned on the beach.
For 2016 we are proud to have nine (9) of Lake Ontario's finest charter boat captains docked in our Marina as members of the Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina Fleet. When the late summer or fall Salmon "run" begins, we are also the launch site of choice for numerous drift boat charters in search of the migrating schools.
We are very pleased to welcome to our lake charter fleet for 2016 Captain Chris Yard piloting Irish Knots and we anticipate the addition of more new charter boats as an already top-notch fleet in one of the finest world-class fisheries in the state of New York continues to grow.
Each year trophy-sized King (Chinook) and Coho salmon, brown trout, lake trout, steelhead and bass comprise the routinely bountiful catch by charter boat customers, and 2016 should prove to be another banner year. The spring lake and brown trout fishing season begins in April, shifts to salmon in the early summer until the arrival of the ever-exciting Salmon Run into and up the river, when waders and korkers become standard wardrobe attire for our cottage guests. For the heartier, die hard fisherman, the late fall and early winter months also offer tremendous river fishing as the arrival of Steelhead add to the river action.
For those with desires other than fresh water sport fishing, our 1838 fully-operational Selkirk Lighthouse offers comfortable and cozy overnight accommodations throughout the spring, summer and fall. Just minutes away are the Salmon River Falls, the Salmon River Fish Hatchery, a fine selection of golf courses, restaurants, miniature golf and a go-cart track. We are also located close enough to the 1000 Islands, Canada, and the Adirondack Region of New York to make fun, family day trips an added option and bonus.
In addition to offering the 2-story Lighthouse Residence and three (3) cottages for rent, we also offer seasonal & transient boat slip rentals, seasonal & daily boat launches, seasonal & daily parking, small motorized fishing boat, kayak and canoe rentals, a fully-staffed marina store and ethanol-free "Valvtect-enhanced" 91 octane gas and diesel fuel.
Please also visit VRBO.com/PortOntario to read what others have said about our accommodations, and thank you for considering the Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina in beautiful Port Ontario, NY as your fishing and vacation destination.