East Brother Light Station

East Brother Light Station Bed & Breakfast

East Brother Light Station



Richmond, CA: East Brother Light Station, Inc., a non-profit corporation, is seeking applicants for Keepers of East Brother Light Station, an island in San Francisco Bay that is the home of an intact 1874 lighthouse and fog signal.

After two years of extraordinary service, our current keepers, Stephanie and Bryan Wesolek will be leaving at the end of March 2023.

Keepers Search FAQs

Who Should Apply

The successful candidates will be a couple, one of whom must possess a Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential NMC boat operator’s license. They will operate the five-room inn, serving both dinner and breakfast, as well as providing ferry service for guests and all other tasks from chef to the maid. 

High-quality culinary experience and capability are critical qualifications.

Start Date and Compensation

The inn is open four days a week, and the island is also available for day use and special events. The new keepers will start April 2023 allowing two weeks for training.

Compensation is a function of the level of business, occupancy level, and economy. In the last two years, it has averaged $140,000, trending upward, for the couple. Compensation includes a health plan and living quarters on the island.


East Brother has consistently earned five star ratings from Yelp and TripAdvisor. We have also been featured in the news:

How to Apply

Applicants should use this online form to apply.  

A completed application will require proof of a Coast Guard license. If you do not have a current Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential NMC boat operator’s license, please do not apply.v

Please, NO PHONE CALLS from potential applicants! Email questions to EastBrotherLightStationJOBS@gmail.com.

About East Brother Light Station:

The lighthouse is owned by the U.S. Coast Guard but maintained for public use by our non-profit corporation. Since 1979, it has been operated as one of California’s best-known and unique bed and breakfast inns.

Income from operations is used by a group of volunteers to maintain the buildings, which are both a California State Historical Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.