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Address: North Water & Washington Streets, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT
Phone Number: 203-838-9444
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Wonderful experience, sail from Norwalk to Sheffield Island & lighthouse, ospreys overhead, NYC skyline visitble

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
casvoorhees
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Voorhees, New Jersey, USA
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Voorhees, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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West Berlin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank kdubler819
Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ferry ride and Sheffield Island Lighthouse tour and nature trail is a wonderful experience.It is great for families. Children and adults alike, can learn a ot about Norwalk Harbpr history, as well as life in a lighthouse and nature conservation.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely ride to the lighthouse very enjoyable a definite must do when you are in the area. Remember to make a reservation though as the boat does have limited seating

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great family day trip to Sheffield. They have done a lot to make the place friendly for visitors. Low key activities like having picnic, nature trail walk, lighthouse tour. It was relaxing and easygoing with families and kids. A nice crew too!

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Thank AvgerinosK
Sao Paulo, SP
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If u like boats and know a little more about history, this is a great place, u can walk in island and the ppl will tell all u want to know about the island and animals etc

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great short family trip. Crew provides a nice narrative about Norwalk and the surrounding sights as you sail toward the island. The 1.5 hours on the island is just about perfect for a quick picnic, trail hike, and tour of the historic lighthouse.

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