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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
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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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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Stamford
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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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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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