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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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The boat trip was great but before you go, cover yourself in bug spray head to toe. So many gnats... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
MartPete
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Never a crowd at Sheffield Island Lighthouse

I was looking for a ferry attraction in Southwest Connecticut and stumbled across this one. It was... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard I
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Stratford, Connecticut
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nature trail” (22 reviews)
“boat ride” (36 reviews)
“day trip” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
4 N Water St, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
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+1 203-838-9444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat trip was great but before you go, cover yourself in bug spray head to toe. So many gnats, flies and mosquitoes. Hard to enjoy it but it could have been how the wind was that day. I would go again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for a ferry attraction in Southwest Connecticut and stumbled across this one. It was great from beginning to end. It started with a ferry ride narrating the highlights of Norwalk harbor, expertly done by one of the crew. Then we reached the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family to Sheffield Island on a Sunday afternoon. The captain and first mate were extremely knowledgeable about the Norwalk Harbor and LI sound and answered any questions from the passengers. The island was great for exploring. I would recommend bringing sunscreen...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have taken this boat ride to Sheffield Island 4 times now. It's always a great little trip. An easy boat ride there and a couple of hours on the island. You can pack a snack, explore the island, the beach (always...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beautiful area. Sufficient parking. Get you tickets online to ensure your seat. The island is great. Bring snacks, you can have a picnic, bring a frisbee, take great family pictures.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome experience! Beautiful island and the lighthouse. We had a great time exploring the island and collecting shells. We would definitely do it again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the views to be great and the atmosphere relaxing. The island is not wheelchair accessible however my son got around just fine with his forearm crutches.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sheffield Island is just a short trip out of Norwalk Harbor on the Seaport Association boat. Expect beach combing, nature trails, corn-hole and fascinating tour of the historic lighthouse. This is a great trip for couples, families or a solo trip to clear the head...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great time! Captain John is the essence of good boating skills. The outgoing tour was informative and interesting. Lighthouse tour and picnic so special. So great seeing the Ospreys fledglings!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cool place to visit, you have to go on a fairy though. But it's a lot of information to take in, but I really like it.

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MARY B
14 May 2017
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$20.00
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nanar226
17 October 2016
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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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