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Sheffield Island Lighthouse

4 N Water St, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
+1 203-838-9444
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Island in the Sound

Great folks, scruby island. Could have used another 45 minutes on island to explore. Pleasant way... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
jdb381
Beautiful day on water

The trip begins from the dock at the Aquarium. A very smooth boat ride that takes you out of the... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
salimig
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Hampstead, North Carolina
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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 lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. From May through September, visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse tower provides magnificent views of Long Island Sound and, on a clear day, of the New York City skyline. Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse, you'll step directly from the boat into the past.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature trail” (22 reviews)
“boat ride” (36 reviews)
“day trip” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4 N Water St, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
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+1 203-838-9444
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great folks, scruby island. Could have used another 45 minutes on island to explore. Pleasant way to lose an afternoon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The trip begins from the dock at the Aquarium. A very smooth boat ride that takes you out of the harbor and across the bay allows for beautiful vistas. The ferry is an open boat with a covered roof. It is a45 minute ride each...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took this excursion with our 5 and 1 year old. The bugs were such an issue that it ruined the whole trip. Mosquitoes, ticks (yes, dear can swim to the island and brought Lyme. Employees confirmed Lyme is on the island), all kinds of...More

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utopiacsp, Public Relations Manager at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

As a non-profit organization, relying primarily on our volunteers to preserve the heritage of Sheffield Island, we are sorry that your expectations weren't met. As a historical site on an island, we are challenged to bring the beauty to our visitors without compromising the historical...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the ride and the island. Weather was perfect. Staff were helpful and informative. I recommend this.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just a great boat ride with well-informed guide, beautiful grounds and informative island nature strolls. Plus historic lighthouse tour. Excellent afternoon for all ages!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great boat ride, lighthouse tour and beach tour with naturalist intern! We took the last boat out (3pm) and it was a great idea as the earlier boat was totally full so we had lots of space and not crowded!

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Thank Carol C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I went on the short boat trip to Sheffield Island and its Lighthouse. The boat ride was fun and entertaining, we learned a lot about the harbor area and it was relaxing. The Lighthouse is very interesting and a fun place to...More

Thank gdel64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great afternoon/day trip. Boat left at 11am and we were back around 2-230pm. Island has a nice walking trail, lighthouse, and nicely maintained grounds. We enjoyed walking the island and exploring the beach area. The staff is very helpful answering questions about the island, the...More

Thank chava k
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice way to spend a few hours. The boat trip is lovely and the crew helpful and informative. The picnic area is well taken care of. The lighthouse tour is interesting. The nature trail leaves a little something to be desired (it's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 11 year old grandson on a trip Sheffield Lighthouse and really enjoyed it. The only problem was that they were not serving hot dogs and drinks like last year, nothing was stated on the website for the Lighthouse about this. My grandson...More

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MARY B
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$20.00
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nanar226
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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
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