Jay Cooke’s Island is Open for Tours

Gibraltar TourScience and History Tours of Gibraltar Island will be held each Wednesday, June 24 through August 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A tour fee of $10 ($5 for children 6−12) supports Stone Lab student scholarships. You can also schedule a tour April through November. To get to Gibraltar, meet at the Boardwalk Restaurant Harbor Taxi Landing on South Bass Island by 10:45 a.m. to catch a water taxi at a cost of $6 round-trip.

In the first hour, groups will take a guided tour of the island, including Perry’s Lookout, the glacial grooves, Stone Lab buildings, and the outside of Cooke Castle. The second hour will focus on the Lake Erie research currently being conducted at Stone Lab

Tours are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of 75 people.