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Sheffield Island Lighthouse

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Address: 4 North Water Street, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone Number: +1 203-838-9444
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The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained...

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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This was a great stop! I discovered this place through the MTA website and decided to just pick up and go. I had a great experience and would highly recommend this place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rox F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great stop! I discovered this place through the MTA website and decided to just pick up and go. I had a great experience and would highly recommend this place to everyone. If you can get there on your own watercraft, the docking fee is very small. That's the only way to get more time on this wonderful... More 

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Thank Rox F
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to do a bit of exploring, I highly recommend this trip! Good for singles, couples, and families. Fun and a great way to support our parks and wildlife.

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Rochester, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I called 5 days ahead and Dan told me to fill out the information online and said he would return my request shortly. I filled it out and submitted my information online and did not hear from him once. My family and I were disappointed.

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We pride ourselves in unparalleled customer service. Please call our office at 203-838-9444 so that we can make arrangements to ensure that your family gets the customer service they deserve. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A perfect day to experience Long Island Sound and the historic Sheffield Island Lighthouse. Knowledgeable and friendly employees, great bird life, and amazing atmosphere. We would do it again in a heartbeat! Just fantastic !

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Birdsboro, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip and well informed and friendly crew. Very interesting info on way out to lighthouse and at the actual lighthouse. Nice nature walk. Had some good Cheetos also (personal joke). Lighthouse itself is really cool. Small snack stand and clean bathrooms.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally recommend this three hour boat ride and tour of the historic lighthouse on Sheffield Island. The adult cost of $22. (a bit less for seniors) is a bargain. Kids are less. Nick did a good job narrating the sights on the twenty minute boat trip to the Island. Once there, Jim took over welcoming us and giving us an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such a wonderful few hours. between the capt of the boat and the tour guide on board you get a nice history of the area. Then you arrive at the lighthouse to even more wonderful staff that are friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. One thing they suggest that you pack a lunch but food is available there...lighthouse tour... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing & breathtaking experience! Jim was the best tour guide. Everyone was so friendly & welcoming. We will definitely be back & tell everyone about it! Hidden gem!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my family of 6. The outing was great. 40min boat ride during which they gave us some interesting information about the surroundings and fairly up close views of Osprey nests. Kids loved that. We spent about 1.5hr on the island - had lunch, toured the lighthouse for 15min, and walked the wildlife trail. Then back on the boat.... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly knowledgeable staff, especially Jim, John and Dan. Would most definitely return but next time for the Thursday clam bakes.

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