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Sheffield Island Ferry

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Address: North Water & Washington Streets, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT
Phone Number: 203-838-9444
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Beautiful Day on the Water!

It was a clear, warm summer day-a perfect day for a ride through Norwalk harbor and islands. Our group took the 3:00 boat and headed out to Sheffield Island. The guide on the boat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Derby, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It was a clear, warm summer day-a perfect day for a ride through Norwalk harbor and islands. Our group took the 3:00 boat and headed out to Sheffield Island. The guide on the boat gave an entertaining commentary explaining about history, and birds in the area. Parking was convenient right at the dock of the ferry.

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went on the 3:00 boat. Kids and adults enjoyed every minute. Learned about the oyster farming, osprey nests and more. A great rideable!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

A relaxing and informative way to get out to the Sheffield Island Lighthouse. Narrated trip that makes it interesting.

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Madison, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This ferry takes you to Sheffield Island. It leaves from the Maritime Center so there is parking available as well as shopping and restaurants in walking distance. The ferry trip was good...a nice smooth ride and the captain points out a few places of interest along the way. The price was fair so well worth doing.

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Garrison, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We drove over from Garrison N.Y., stopped at the Ogden House restoration and then picked up some drinks and snacks to take to the island. It was a very nice 30 min. trip out and then we walked a bit and sat on the beach. There is a tour of the lighthouse but we skipped it...maybe next time. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Family-friendly ferry ride, about 30 min to Sheffield Island. Captain and crew did a great job on giving outbound tour of coastline history and current use. Slow moving but quite beautiful trip :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was a family event that had wonderful scenery. Beautiful views of Norwalk harbor. A amazing boat ride to and from the island and we learned some interesting thinks about the Lighthouse from the great staff.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A large, clean and comfortable ride. Captain John is friendly and so is his crew. Great views of the Norwalk harbor.

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new haven, ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Sheffield Island, and all the Norwalk Islands, are quite interesting. We have a boat docked in Norwalk and often go out on our own. However, belonging to the Norwalk Seaport Association gives us a couple of tickets every year to use the ferry, which we did today. It's nice to have someone else drive for a change! The boat is... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Wonderful boat ride! Loved the tour guide. Saw OSPREYS!! The lighthouse is charming. Very worthwhile trip, just be sure to bring bug spray and a picnic or snacks. We will be doing this trip again I'm sure.

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Address: North Water & Washington Streets, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT
Phone Number: 203-838-9444
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk

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