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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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pirate's weekend

We were lucky to get there at pirate's weekend. Boat ride is short and Dave gave us wonderful tour about little islands and lighthouses around. The island itself has a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Astoria, New York
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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lucky to get there at pirate's weekend. Boat ride is short and Dave gave us wonderful tour about little islands and lighthouses around. The island itself has a beautiful lighthouse and short nature trail. It was a Pirate's weekend so they did serve food and drinks ( water , soda and coffee) . Pirates were funny and entertaining.... More 

Thank stajka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The crew that welcomed us was friendly, helpful and informative. The ride is smooth and the perfect length of time to see the sights, enjoy the company, and then stick in time to go out to dinner in SoNo. Sunset was beautiful out on the long island sound, but as soon as the sun was gone we were freezing! I'm... More 

Thank Sharon D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Looking for a break from reality? This afternoon getaway is the perfect opportunity to put your concerns to rest and enjoy something new. Both the Captain and the First Mate were a pleasure to cruise out with. Beautiful views, well kept and easy to navigate trails, clean outhouses, snack stand, helpful staff. Not much more you can ask for. Very... More 

Thank Bobby D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The ferry to Sheffield island and the tour of the lighthouse is a hidden gem in Norwalk. There are picnic tables if you want to bring food or a small snack shop in the island. The staff on the ferry give a great commentary about the harbor, history and ecology. We have been a number of times and it never... More 

Thank davidmartinomalley
Milford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Convenient dockside parking, super-friendly crew and guide. Beautiful lighthouse, well- maintained paths for exploring, concession stand and picnic grounds. Well worth while. Great view of many of the Norwalk islands. I bought a souvenir cap in the gift shop, brought a bag lunch. There is an osprey nest on top of the wharf's gazebo.

Thank Zazu G
Rye Brook, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My friends and I took the ferry out of Norwalk over to Sheffield Island on a lovely August Saturday. The boat ride was a half hour each way and the staff allowed for approx an hour and a half on the island which was perfect. Along the way on the water the captain and first mate gave insight into the... More 

2 Thank Anita P
Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The entire ferry and lighthouse tour is ~3 hours. 50 min each way on ferry and and hour + on the island and taking the tour. Perfect amount of time for each. Wasn't too long, you weren't given enough time to get bored by anything and you weren't rushed either. The staff was absolutely outstanding. Very friendly and helpful. Highly... More 

2 Thank Anniek1105
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

The ferry conducts tours to the Sheffield Island Lighthouse. It was a very relaxing 45 minute ride to the island and the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, telling us about the interest points of Norwalk along the coast as well as a bit of history on the Sound and the surrounding islands. It is a great way to... More 

3 Thank Alan T
Bronx, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visiting this historic lighthouse is easy and well worth it. The ferry trip is about 30 minutes and narrated by First Mate. Staff all along the way are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The Island is small and pristinly beautiful. There are picnic tables and a concession stand. The tour of lighthouse could include more history of families that worked there and... More 

Thank marcy r
Torrisholme, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Lovely boat ride and even local people with us found out things they didn't know about their home area. Very informed guide. Plenty of time to have a picnic lunch then a guided tour of the lighthouse before wandering along the nature trail. Even the eco friendly toilets were very clean.

1 Thank PolC22

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