We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Pleasant and Informative family excursion

This is a great family ferry ride out to a nearby historic island in the Long Island Sound. Guide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter G
,
Connecticut
So worth it! beautiful!!

So worth it!!! We traveled with my kids 4 and 16 months and they had a blast. I had taken a few... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Malu B
via mobile
Read all 262 reviews
116
All photos (116)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“nature trail”(25 reviews)
“boat ride”(41 reviews)
“day trip”(27 reviews)
About
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
Contact
4 N Water St, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
Website
+1 203-838-9444
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Norwalk
Reviews (262)
Filter reviews
262 results
Traveler rating
182
62
11
5
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
182
62
11
5
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsnature trailboat rideday triplight houseclambakehot dogsbeautiful tripfew hourssmall concession standlong island soundbring your cameratour guideli soundspend an afternooncollecting shellsnorwalk rivermaritime aquarium
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 262 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Peter G
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Malu B
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Edith504
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

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

3  Thank Lovinlifeagain
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

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

3  Thank Nicole J
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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

Thank Picknpop
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank Tracie S
Reviewed July 5, 2018

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

Thank WatchDog_9
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

Reviewed July 2, 2018

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

1  Thank VerbBatonRouge
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

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Wardal2551
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 hotels in Norwalk
The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center
314 reviews
1.28 miles away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norwalk
1,037 reviews
2.02 miles away
Garden Park Motel
6 reviews
2.21 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Norwalk
66 reviews
2.45 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 452 restaurants in Norwalk
Match
169 reviews
.13 miles away
Mecha Noodle Bar
49 reviews
.09 miles away
Washington Prime
87 reviews
.04 miles away
Sono Harbor Deli & Cafe
49 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 59 attractions in Norwalk
The Maritime Aquarium
928 reviews
.05 miles away
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
233 reviews
.74 miles away
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
79 reviews
.73 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
JDUSH
May 19, 2018|
Answer
Response from utopiacsp | Property representative |
Roundtrip
0
Votes
MARYB7292
May 14, 2017|
Answer
Response from utopiacsp | Property representative |
$20.00
1
Vote
nanar226
October 17, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
1
Vote