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Address: North Water & Washington Streets, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT
Phone Number: +1 203-838-9444
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Norwalk's best kept secret is now out! Understated and awesome!

Norwalk's best kept secret is now officially out! This boat ride on the river seeing oyster fisherman, local boats, beautiful homes, islands, bird nests and having 2 top notch... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 18, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Norwalk's best kept secret is now officially out! This boat ride on the river seeing oyster fisherman, local boats, beautiful homes, islands, bird nests and having 2 top notch tour guides was outstanding. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the tranquility and the water.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The ferry ride was thrilling! And since the tide was high this day, they had to open the bridge above us to give way for our ferry to cross under it..the sound of the mechanical bridge breaking in the middle and rising to the sky transported me to my childhood n I found myself clapping in amusement. The rest of... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Sheffield Island Tours and Events are a South Norwalk hidden gem. All the staff are knowledgeable, friendly, gracious hosts and gatekeepers of the island. I attended the weekly Thursday night clam bake and in one word it was PERFECT. The ride out, views from the island at sunset, and the ride back with views of the shoreline and SoNo harbor... More 

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We took the Sheffield Island Ferry to the Island and Lighthouse last Saturday. It was a great boat ride thru the harbor and out to the island. Tour of the Lighthouse and nature walk tour were very nice. Lot's of great history of the area. Being only a mile or so from the mainland, yet with the peacefulness of the... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Best part was the enthusiastic staff. They were welcoming, knowledgeable. They made a nice trip a great one.

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Voorhees, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We highly recommend this 3 hour trip. Great crew gives an informative commentary and history as we sailed out of Norwalk harbor for the 45 minute trip to Sheffield Island and lighthouse on a 50 passenger ferry, passing several small islands, the Connecticut coast line, 5 mile river, pointing out numerous Osprey and their nests. Sheffield Island is a wonderful... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the excursion on the ferry. The ferry boat is small, fits about fifty people. All the seating is outdoors, with canopy overs large portion. The tour guide's narration was interesting and enjoyable, with a bit of humor to lighten things up. We found the tour of the lighthouse interesting. We enjoyed eating our picnic... More 

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Thank naomi613
West Berlin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Took a ferry ride with our family of 4 including 2 children (7 & 4) & had a wonderful time. The kids asked if we could come back again as soon as we got to the island. It was a perfect trip & a wonderful family experience

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Relaxing boat ride to the island which included an informative tour full of fun, interesting & "little-known" facts that led to many of us who live in the area uttering "who knew?!" ...In fact, as beautiful and relaxing as the rest of our day on Sheffield Island was, found myself wishing the ferry ride and tour could have lasted a... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I went with my very active 8 year old son. The Ferry ride over was entertaining and educational for me and short enough for my son. The captain, and first mate were very professional and knowledgable. When we arrived on the island we had time to walk about, have guided tour of lighthouse and then spend another 45 minutes to... More 

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