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Sheffield Island Lighthouse

4 N Water St, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
+1 203-838-9444
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What can be better than a beautiful boat ride through the harbor to go see a great lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jmoeling
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Somerville, MA
Love lighthouses

This was a nice little cruise, something to do for a few hours. The mate was very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joanne K
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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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 lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. From May through September, visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse tower provides magnificent views of Long Island Sound and, on a clear day, of the New York City skyline. Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse, you'll step directly from the boat into the past.
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“nature trail” (25 reviews)
“boat ride” (43 reviews)
“day trip” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4 N Water St, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What can be better than a beautiful boat ride through the harbor to go see a great lighthouse. Great views, great beach, not to be missed.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a nice little cruise, something to do for a few hours. The mate was very knowledgeable about the area. Unfortunately the lighthouse tower was closed for repairs. That was disappointing. The tour of the lighthouse was short, so you just have to amuse...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I consider this a ripoff....we booked the boat trip and lighthouse tour after researching online and reading reviews. The boat trip and the guide for the trip was fantastic. A separate guide at the lighthouse was also fantastic. The trouble was once we got to...More

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utopiacsp, Guest Relations Manager at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We our sorry that you were not able to go to the very top of the lighthouse. We state in all of our listings... "The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations."

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

It was a great boat ride out and touring the lighthouse and growns. We went in a group and had a picnic dinner. Had lots of fun.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

a great Ride in long Island Sound to the enchanting Light House that guided Ships from near and far , lovely as you approach and disembark the fun begins . a feeling of Sailing Ships coming into the harbour is a wonderful vision . Once...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We were looking for a fun family outing that involved being on the water on a beautiful summer day. We found this trip and it was easy to order the tickets online. The parking was good and the boat ride enjoyable. The boat captain and...More

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1  Thank Barbara I
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

M&Ms for mosquitoes and meter maids. If you like feeling like the fish being shot in a barrel, this outing is for you. The island is infested with mosquitoes. The lobster dinner is in the evening and the moment that lobster juice hits your fingers,...More

1  Thank Darleen S
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utopiacsp, Guest Relations Manager at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

As a non-profit organization, relying primarily on our volunteers to preserve the heritage of Sheffield Island, 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 historical...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Spend a fun day or half day on this mini stay-cation in Norwalk. Who knew this cool place existed! Take the boat out to the island, explore the outdoors, explore the building, sit outside and have a picnic by the sea! Get away from the...More

1  Thank Olesia M
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Great, relaxing boat ride to the island. The crew was very friendly and explained what we were seeing on the way out to the island. The island was quiet and beautiful. Scenic nature trail and a comfortable picnic area. Guided tour of the lighthouse was...More

1  Thank Christopher R
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Once you are dropped off by the ferry, you are given about an hour and a half and meet back at the boat to depart at that time. There is a nature trail to the left which is more of grassland than anything else and...More

1  Thank Jemlnlx
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JDUSH
May 19, 2018|
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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
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