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A perfect day on the sound

This is one of the most relaxing ways to unwind in Connecticut. The cruise to Sheffield Island... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2018
Litchfield, Connecticut
Perfect Day!

It was a Perfect Day weather wise. The staff was great and very helpful. Great boat ride and... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands.Sheffield Island with its historic 145-year-old...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
4 N Water St, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
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Reviewed 21 December 2018

This is one of the most relaxing ways to unwind in Connecticut. The cruise to Sheffield Island Lighthouse is breathtakingly beautiful...I never knew there were so many small islands off the coast of Norwalk. Once on the island, there is plenty of time to explore...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

It was a Perfect Day weather wise. The staff was great and very helpful. Great boat ride and captain--very informative, lots of information on Norwalk, Norwalk River and Long Island Sound. It was the last day, last trip of the season 2018--and a Super Sunny...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a great family ferry ride out to a nearby historic island in the Long Island Sound. Guide Greg and Captain John were fantastic and got along great with all the kids on board. The short ferry ride and historic tour perfectly augments a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

So worth it!!! We traveled with my kids 4 and 16 months and they had a blast. I had taken a few toys and a couple of books just Incase they needed them in he ferry ride but we didn’t need a single toy they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Malu B
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

A 30 minute relaxing and scenic cruise with narration. Lighthouse was historical and well preserved from 1868. Walking the island was convenient and picturesque. Recommended as a local daytrip in Connecticut.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Edith504
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Thursday’s in the summer, there is a ‘clambake ‘ on Sheffield Island. A nice boat ride out, a tour of the lighthouse or check it out at your leisure and then dinner! Served under a white tent...To start steamed clams and mussels (but not very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Lovinlifeagain
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We loved the boat ride over to Sheffield Island last week. We nabbed the last seats in the shade...I’d say line up to pick your seat early. The lighthouse tour itself was quick and interesting. You can see the old living quarters but not the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank trippingnicole
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We took our twin 8 year-old on this little adventure and we all loved it! The staff was so knowledgeable and informative, particularly Danny. Really enjoyed learning about the history of the area and exploring the island. They had games set up for folks to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Picknpop
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Yesterday we came on this tour with a large family group, what a great way to spend an afternoon on the water, enjoying history and nature. John and Greg and their crew are friendly and helpful and make you feel that you are visiting their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank TracieS27
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We took the boat to Sheffield Island Lighthouse today. The guide on the boat was excellent, pointing out interesting things throughout the entire ride. Once on the island, there is little to do. Our guide in the house knew very little. She may have been...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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utopiacsp, Guest Relations Manager at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

The mosquitoes are up to mother nature. We are mindful of this and maintain it with a "green" mentality, careful to not use any chemicals to disturb the environment. We do offer gratis bug repellent. We state in all of our listings... "The lighthouse is...More

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Thank you for your interest in visiting Sheffield Island. We currently are not running Ferry Service to the Island. Check back in 2017; we will be operating our Ferry Service from Memorial Day - Labor Day, please call the... More