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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 3 weeks ago
Peter G
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 16 August 2018
Malu B
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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
+1 203-838-9444
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Reviewed 3 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

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Reviewed 16 August 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

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Reviewed 8 August 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 24 July 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 11 July 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 9 July 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

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Reviewed 9 July 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 5 July 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

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utopiacsp, Guest Relations Manager at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 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 2 July 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 3 July 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 24 June 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

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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