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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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Yearly family outing!

It is a lovely way to spend the day with my grandkids. Just wish it was at least an hour longer... read more

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Reviewed 22 August 2017
grandparents562
Great day outing

My son and I had a great day. The boat ride was smooth and got a lot of info. You can pack your... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
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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%
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“nature trail” (25 reviews)
“boat ride” (44 reviews)
“day trip” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4 N Water St, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
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+1 203-838-9444
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

It is a lovely way to spend the day with my grandkids. Just wish it was at least an hour longer. Not enough time on the Island.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My son and I had a great day. The boat ride was smooth and got a lot of info. You can pack your lunch and eat at the beach. The staffs who work here are very knowledgeable. Highly recommend for family day out if you...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Great time would recommend it to all. The tour of the lighthouse was very interesting and you could not find a more beautiful place to enjoy the water. The guides on the ferry were great too!

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend a nice summer day! Nice and knowledgeable ferry crew and lighthouse guides.We had even ,,haunted lighthouse,, tour and around 1.5 hours for island exploring.

Thank Valentyna M
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A cool little day trip for local NY/ CT friends....we took the Sheffield Island Lighthouse Ferry and explored this little gem that is one of the Norwalk Islands, located where the Norwalk River and the LI Sound meet. Exploring the island, it's shoreline and 149...More

Thank 762miraj
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you're ever in Norwalk, CT, and are looking for something to do, you need to consider taking the ferry out to the Sheffield Island Lighthouse. It was a beautiful day when we were there. A little hazy over the water so we couldn't see...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Beautiful ride, wonderful staff, great day to walk around the Island. We enjoyed the tour of the lighthouse and the view of the shoreline on the boat ride.

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Thank stayingputkmwcollins
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Pleasant, tranquil ferry out of Norwalk Harbor to an 1860s lighthouse. Walk the coastline on Sheffield Island, or just take in the views. And you'll be supporting the Norwalk Seaport Association, which can certainly use your help.

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Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It was a beautiful couple hours on the island the water on both sides the crew was great and the island staff as well. Just what the doctor ordered

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited Sheffield Island for pirates weekend with our grandsons, aged 8 and 6. The ferry ride to the island was great and the commentary during the ride interesting. It was the first visit for all of us and one we will most assuredly do...More

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MARY B
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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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