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Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour

Take a boat ride into history and nature. The Norwalk Seaport Association’s Friends of the Norwalk Islands offers a cultural, environmental, and historical journey to Sheffield Island. Built in 1868, the Read More

Capacity is limited to 48 passengers. Advance reservation strongly recommended.

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.

This 3-hour excursion begins with a narrated tour of the Norwalk harbor and its three historic Norwalk lighthouses, ending with a one-hour stop at Sheffield Island Lighthouse. 

Sheffield Island with its historic 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 harbor cruise ending with a one-hour stop at Sheffield Island. 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 simply have a good time. During this unforgettable adventure tour of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse, you'll step directly from the boat into the past. 

The Lighthouse is open to visitors, the tower section of the Lighthouse is currently closed at this time. We invite our guests to use our newly installed antique telescope to capture magnificent views of the city and Sound. 

Round trip time is approximately 3 hours.

Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! Sheffield Island is located in the outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways.

Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage.

When making reservations, leave contact information that will be available for the day of the trip, including email and cell phone number. If there is a cancellation by our office due to weather conditions, WE WILL NOTIFY YOU VIA EMAIL. Please check your emails before leaving for your event. Tickets are non-refundable unless cancellation by Seaport Association. 

Tickets are for a specific date and time and are non-refundable unless there is a weather cancelation by the Seaport.

Tickets may be modified/changed subject to availability and terms and conditions.

Boats sail promptly as scheduled, plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Parking available at adjacent lots ( 

Tickets are non-refundable unless there is a weather cancellation.

Be sure to provide contact information (both email & text) in the event we are forced to cancel due to weather conditions. Seaport cruises comply with all CDC, State and local Covid-19 rules & guidelines. All staff and passengers (age 2 & over) will be required to wear safety masks throughout the entire tour.

Please review protocols related to COVID-19 at

Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Ferry are available for private and corporate events.

Pricing: Adults $37, seniors $32, children $25

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, Bus Parking, Food/Beverage Services, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Meeting/Event Facilities, Special Rentals



4 North Water St.
Seaport Dock (corner of Washington St. & North Water St.)
Norwalk, CT 06854

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