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The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands.Sheffield Island with its historic 145-year-old...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
4 N Water St, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
This is a great family ferry ride out to a nearby historic island in the Long Island Sound. Guide Greg and Captain John were fantastic and got along great with all the kids on board. The short ferry ride and historic tour perfectly augments a...More
So worth it!!! We traveled with my kids 4 and 16 months and they had a blast. I had taken a few toys and a couple of books just Incase they needed them in he ferry ride but we didn’t need a single toy they...More
A 30 minute relaxing and scenic cruise with narration.
Lighthouse was historical and well preserved from 1868.
Walking the island was convenient and picturesque.
Recommended as a local daytrip in Connecticut.
Thursday’s in the summer, there is a ‘clambake ‘ on Sheffield Island. A nice boat ride out, a tour of the lighthouse or check it out at your leisure and then dinner! Served under a white tent...To start steamed clams and mussels (but not very...More
We loved the boat ride over to Sheffield Island last week. We nabbed the last seats in the shade...I’d say line up to pick your seat early.
The lighthouse tour itself was quick and interesting. You can see the old living quarters but not the...More
We took our twin 8 year-old on this little adventure and we all loved it! The staff was so knowledgeable and informative, particularly Danny. Really enjoyed learning about the history of the area and exploring the island. They had games set up for folks to...More
Yesterday we came on this tour with a large family group, what a great way to spend an afternoon on the water, enjoying history and nature. John and Greg and their crew are friendly and helpful and make you feel that you are visiting their...More
We took the boat to Sheffield Island Lighthouse today. The guide on the boat was excellent, pointing out interesting things throughout the entire ride. Once on the island, there is little to do. Our guide in the house knew very little. She may have been...More
utopiacsp, Guest Relations Manager at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018
The mosquitoes are up to mother nature. We are mindful of this and maintain it with a "green" mentality, careful to not use any chemicals to disturb the environment. We do offer gratis bug repellent.
We state in all of our listings... "The lighthouse is...More
We read a bunch of reviews and our trip did not reflect what we read. It was about 97 degrees so this may have affected some of the trip. The mosquitoes were horrible and they ran out of bug spray. We had 90mminutes on the...More
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utopiacsp, Guest Relations Manager at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018
As a non-profit organization, relying primarily on our volunteers to preserve the heritage of Sheffield Island Lighthouse, we are sorry that your expectations weren't met.
As a historical site on an island, we are challenged to bring the beauty to our visitors without compromising the...More
The boat trip out to the island was relaxing and informative. However, on arrival at the island we were infested with mosquitos. I’ve never seen so many mosquitos on my body at once. It was not a pleasant experience and I highly recommend smothering yourself...More
Response from utopiacsp | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in visiting Sheffield Island. We currently are not running Ferry Service to the Island. Check back in 2017; we will be operating our Ferry Service from Memorial Day - Labor Day, please call the... More
Thank you for your interest in visiting Sheffield Island. We currently are not running Ferry Service to the Island. Check back in 2017; we will be operating our Ferry Service from Memorial Day - Labor Day, please call the office with any questions. 203 838 9444