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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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Terrific couple of hours

The entire ferry and lighthouse tour is ~3 hours. 50 min each way on ferry and and hour + on the island and taking the tour. Perfect amount of time for each. Wasn't too long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The entire ferry and lighthouse tour is ~3 hours. 50 min each way on ferry and and hour + on the island and taking the tour. Perfect amount of time for each. Wasn't too long, you weren't given enough time to get bored by anything and you weren't rushed either. The staff was absolutely outstanding. Very friendly and helpful. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The ferry conducts tours to the Sheffield Island Lighthouse. It was a very relaxing 45 minute ride to the island and the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, telling us about the interest points of Norwalk along the coast as well as a bit of history on the Sound and the surrounding islands. It is a great way to... More 

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visiting this historic lighthouse is easy and well worth it. The ferry trip is about 30 minutes and narrated by First Mate. Staff all along the way are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The Island is small and pristinly beautiful. There are picnic tables and a concession stand. The tour of lighthouse could include more history of families that worked there and... More 

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Torrisholme, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lovely boat ride and even local people with us found out things they didn't know about their home area. Very informed guide. Plenty of time to have a picnic lunch then a guided tour of the lighthouse before wandering along the nature trail. Even the eco friendly toilets were very clean.

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

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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