Again in 2018 we will hold our monthly Lighthouse Open House from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the third (3rd) Sunday of each month beginning in April or May, weather permitting, and continuing into the fall months.
Please stop by to see what new and exciting renovations and improvements have been made to this beautiful, iconic and historic 1838 gem, featuring one of only three remaining and 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 a monthly 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!!
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.
Welcome To The Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina......
.....home to world-class Lake Trout and Brown Trout and King (Chinook) and Coho Salmon fishing!
The 2017 monthly open house program has concluded for the year and will commence once again in April or May 2018, weather-permitting. Thanks to everyone for all of your generous support this year and we look forward to seeing all of our "Friends of Selkirk", old and new alike, next year. A joyous, healthy and safe Holiday Season to all!
Please watch for the announcement of the re-opening of our 2018 reservation calendar and booking system early in the New Year!
The Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina is proud to announce its 2017 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 and 2016. 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. A completely new boat launch ramp was constructed in late 2014, new "north" docks were purchased and added in 2015 and the old boarded-up hotel was razed prior to the 2016 season.
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 new yellow birch hardwood flooring in the kitchen and dining areas. In 2016, a brand new composite slate tile roof was installed and the original 1838 hardwood plank flooring in the first floor living room area and rear foyer/hallway was uncovered and beautifully refinished. Alternately, you may choose to stay in one of our three (3) rental cottages, also located right in the midst of one of New York State's premier fisheries. Situated at the convergence of the Salmon River and Lake Ontario, our Lighthouse, Marina and cottages offer something for everyone, young and old alike.
For generations, 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 our family's long span of private, soft, sandy beach directly across the River and right on the shore of the Lake, with a very gently sloping and soft, sandy lake bottom. We have also positioned picnic tables with umbrellas on the beach for the exclusive use of our overnight guests.
Once again in 2017, we are proud to have eight (8) of Lake Ontario's finest charter boat captains home-ported and operating from 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 anticipate the addition of 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 and Lake trout, Steelhead and bass comprise the routinely bountiful catch by charter boat customers and private boat owners and 2017 should prove to be another banner year. The spring Lake and Brown trout fishing season begins in the spring and 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 fishing 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 and three cottages offer spacious and comfortable vacation destination 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, shopping options, 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.