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Thimble Islands

Branford, CT
+1 203-488-8905
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Island Homes Cruise

We took the last cruise tour for the year. You have to make reservations. You can google them to... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
A Hidden Secret

If it is lunchtime and you are on I95: get off exit 56 and get a boat tour of the Thimble Islands... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

We took the last cruise tour for the year. You have to make reservations. You can google them to make reservations. The cruise is a little over an hour. The boat holds about 30 people. They have two boats. The cruise is of the islands...More

Thank 465terrencel
Reviewed October 14, 2017

If it is lunchtime and you are on I95: get off exit 56 and get a boat tour of the Thimble Islands. There are no signs, but just head to the coast a 10 minute drive from i95. Check tour times but on the weekend...More

Thank Ipana79
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Last minute idea that turned out so well. Just line up at the dock in Stony Creek (no reservation, first come first served), get on the boat (Sea Mist) and enjoy 45 minutes of relaxing sailing through the stunning Thimble Islands . Sun was out,...More

Thank thePERSONALtraveler
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Very relaxing trip through the Thimbles.....always and fun and relaxing experience. If you're in the area, I would highly recommend this activity.

Thank Steve N
Reviewed October 2, 2017

I took the boat tour as a child, and found myself on it 50 years later. The Thimbles are a time-warp, and the boat captain does a fine job narrating and answering questions. The shoreline neighborhood is clean, quaint, and inviting. As stated, everyone should...More

Thank Steve1471
Reviewed September 22, 2017

We took the tour of the Thimble Islands and it was just fabulous. The guide provided history of the Islands and the homes that have been built. As we cruised along there were people sitting on their boats and swimming. Just a pleasant tour that...More

Thank Ewoman58
Reviewed September 18, 2017

If you are ever in the area this is a must stop. Never knew these islands existed off the coast of CT. You will especially enjoy them if you are an architect buff. The boat rides are nice a bit crowded so opt to go...More

Thank KyLaConnecticut
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Earlier this summer we watched the sunset at the point and saw they did Thimble Islands tours, so when we did a stay vacation, we went and was not disappointed. It was a beautiful day and got to see the homes that are on the...More

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed September 5, 2017

The thimble islands are a great place to visit if you are in the area! We took one of the tour cruises which allowed us to get some history behind each island. Our guide was very good and kept everyone interested for the whole 45min/1...More

1  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

You can find several different boats that will give and hour or two tour of the Thimble Islands for less than $14 per person. The islands are very pretty and worth seeing.

1  Thank Carissaferguson
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July 11, 2016|
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Response from donnam57 | Reviewed this property |
As answered by others, no, the tour boats don't stop at any of the islands. There is a local boat that transports people to and from their homes on the islands. This cruise is just to see the homes and to enjoy a little... More
June 28, 2016|
Response from greenvall |
Many old-timers go on the tour. I would contact each of the three boats about your situation since they're independent operators, The Sea Mist (the largest, 54 passengers), Volsunga IV (somewhat smaller), and The Islander... More
June 7, 2016|
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Response from lpcee3 | Reviewed this property |
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