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Thimble Islands

Branford, CT
+1 203-488-8905
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Beautiful Homes on Private islands

Imagine owning your own island with home on beautiful pink granite rocks. Must take "Sea Mist" 45... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brewster, New York
Enjoyable sunset ride

Gentle sunset view on a nice evening approximately 2 hour ride on the waters around... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian S
Branford, United States
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Branford, CT
+1 203-488-8905
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine owning your own island with home on beautiful pink granite rocks. Must take "Sea Mist" 45 minute cruise tour around the islands. ""

Thank BCR37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gentle sunset view on a nice evening approximately 2 hour ride on the waters around Branford/Guilford area. Beverages are served on board (no byob allowed). Check the weather as the tempos can drop quick or a water breeze can chill the air so bring a...More

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very peaceful, very low key and wonderful because the homes here are both quaint And quite affordable. It is true that there are extremely wealthy people in this sleepy town, but for very little money you can rent a lovely cottage year round. I know...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love to walk down by Stony Creek! Can't wait until the Thimble Island cruises start and the pizza place opens.

Thank Deb D
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I had a wonderful time kayaking around the thimble islands seeing the wonderful shore birds and relaxing. I fond a rock and jumped into the water and it was wonderful! My friend said I am so brave. I found it fun and exciting! The scenery...More

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I have gone on this boat trip with my family and friends at least two dozen times. Every single time someone comes into town if the weather is good and take him out on this boat. It is such a wonderful way to relax and...More

2  Thank nbend1
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Took our 6 year old grandson on the boat tour it made everything more interesting Lots of questions & a different perspective

1  Thank TravelerCT66
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a well hidden treasure in Branford, the Timble Islands! Great for a day out on the water with the family!

Thank TheVoiceofCT
Reviewed 1 January 2017

When my cousins were visiting (because you never get to this stuff when you live here), we did the scenic tour of the Thimble Islands. It's beautiful, unique, historic, fun and one of the best things to do for a few hours on a nice...More

1  Thank kskinct
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

You are transported to another world away from the hustle and bustle. Best to go by sailboat and anchor overnight.

Thank Arlene T
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Do the boat tours get off at any of the islands or is it just a tour of the islands? Are there things to do in town near where the boat tours are located. First timer.
11 July 2016|
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Response from donnam57 | Reviewed this property |
As answered by others, no, the tour boats don't stop at any of the islands. There is a local boat that transports people to and from their homes on the islands. This cruise is just to see the homes and to enjoy a little... More
I would like to know the name of the boat you took and your comments re accessibility for elderly.
28 June 2016|
Response from greenvall |
Many old-timers go on the tour. I would contact each of the three boats about your situation since they're independent operators, The Sea Mist (the largest, 54 passengers), Volsunga IV (somewhat smaller), and The Islander... More
Where would we find lodging
7 June 2016|
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Response from lpcee3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi You may want to try this chain which has a site 10 min away .americas best value inn