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Sheffield Island Ferry

North Water & Washington Streets, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Norwalk
Type: Ferries/ Boats
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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Norwalk, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I took the Norwalk Sheffield Island Ferry last week (August 2014). It was a bit of a cloudy day but still beautiful and warm. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us all about the history of Norwalk, conservation efforts, and lots of anecdotes I had never heard. We left around 3 PM and returned around... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My family and I took the Sheffield Island Ferry last summer and really enjoyed it. We overlooked the ferry for many years but we're so glad we finally did it. The tour guides and boat captain were very knowledgeable and the boat ride was lovely. We brought lunch, took the tour, and enjoyed the beautiful weather and great views of... More

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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to spend some time on the water but also see a light house so this was a perfect choice. Although I agree that the price is a little high, it was a full 3 hours of nature and relaxation so really not that bad of a deal. The ride out to the island lasts about 30 minutes and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Once we boarded the ferry I was put at ease by the professional crew! Once underway I was impressed with the description of what we were seeing - made the trip seem much shorter

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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9 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

A pleasant ferry ride and very educational. I enjoyed it, and they pointed out various islands and famous seaside clubs. Recommended hours: mid-afternoon. Spend 2-3 hours.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Take a small boat ride out to the island and walk the grounds as you visit the lighthouse . Leaves right the the parking lot of the aquarium in Sono . Pack a snack to eat while you are there or wait till you get back to the dock and eat lunch at your choice of restaurant's . You won't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Sheffield Island is located in Long Island Sound and, as we discovered on the ferry ride, is one of a number of Norwalk Islands, most of which are private. The captain was friendly, and the crew was also nice and gave an informative tour about the islands. The ride was pleasant and scenic.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This ferry is the only way most people can get to Sheffield Island, which is owned by the U.S. FIsh and Wildlife Service. Since our tax dollars go to preserving this beautiful island, the lighthouse, and the wildlife that lives there, don't you think that the cost of the ferry should be reasonable? It cost you $22.00 for an adult... More

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Recommend this for everyone who visits Norwalk. It's a gentle cruise out and back to the Lighthouse. Perfect for a sunset journey, plenty of information for those who want it and very obliging crew.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The family found nothing to do on the island. That part was disappointing. Trouble with parking. That may or may not have changed. KIds had never been on a ferry so that was a highlight for as long as it lasted. I recall it being pricy. -- what isn't now a days?

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