ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Capacity is limited. Clambakes do sell out! The U.S. Coast Guard sets limit OF 49 passengers on board.
There are no exceptions to this rule and this includes all children.
Every summer, the Seaport Ferry in South Norwalk carries hundreds of hungry passengers to the historic 1868 Sheffield Island Lighthouse for the Norwalk Seaport Association's famous Thursday Night Clambakes. A true New England dining experience, the evening allows participants to dine in the festive tented pavilion on the Lighthouse lawn, with tours of the Lighthouse included in the cost. Round-trip cruise and dinner has two price settings, $65 or $79 per person, depending on entree. Vegetarian options are available. Advance registration only!
Round trip boat ride to Sheffield Island Panoramic views of Long Island Sound Tour of historic Sheffield Island Lighthouse Dinner on the Island provided by Chef Clyde Ripka of Ripka's Beach Cafe
CLAMBAKE PACKAGE - $65 PER PERSON: Main Course is a choice of: o Rosemary-Marinated Breast of Chicken with summer tomato bruschetta o Marinated Rib Eye Steak o Teriyaki Marinated Atlantic Salmon o Slow Roasted & Grilled BBQ Pork o BBQ Half-Chicken o Vegetarian Burger o Vegetarian "Chicken" Breast
LOBSTER BAKE PACKAGE - $79 PER PERSON: The main entree is a 1.5 lb Hard Shell Lobster.
BOTH Packages include ALL of the following sides:
Mixed field green salad Steamed clams, mussels & corn on the cob with lemons and drawn butter Roasted Red Potatoes Classic Cole Slaw Grilled Summer Squash with fresh thyme Summer Strawberry Shortbread Cake made with fresh summer berries with sugared biscuit shortbread and cream Lemonade and Iced Tea BYOB! Please feel free to bring your own wine/beer, but please remember to bring your openers!
PLEASE NOTE: WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 25 CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT TO OCCUR. IF CANCELLED, GUESTS WILL BE OFFERED ANOTHER DATE OR A REFUND, LESS TICKETING FEES.
Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at 4 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 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. Go to norwalkpark.org for details.
PLEASE BE ON TIME. WE CANNOT DELAY DEPARTURE FOR LATE ARRIVALS. We promptly depart the dock at 6:00 PM. We return to our dock at APPROXIMATELY 9:30 PM.
**THIS EVENT HAS A STRICT REFUND POLICY. No refunds will be processed by Brown Paper Tickets more than 12 hours after the time of purchase without the authorization of the producer.**
Tickets are non refundable unless there is a weather cancellation. If event is cancelled, ticket holders can call Brown Paper Tickets (1-800-838-3006) and ask for a refund or reschedule for another open date.
When making reservations, please provide contact information for day of trip, including email information. We may need to contact you if there is a change due to weather conditions. TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL IF EVENT IS CANCELLED. Please check your email before departing for event. Also, please make sure to include a cell number that can be used on day of event.
Ticketing fees applied to all reservations.
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.
Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to Sheffield Island, take a tour of 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 delicious clambake dinner, play on the lawns around the Lighthouse, and simply have a good time. You will step directly from the boat into the past. Sheffield Island is located in the outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways. The Lighthouse tower (currently closed for repairs) provides stunning views of Long Island Sound and, on a clear day, of the New York City skyline. However, one can see magnificent views through our new antique telescope available to everyone!
- Sheffield Island is a rocky outcrop with rolling terrain and the docking facilities do not meet ADA regulations. Every effort has been made to minimize non-compliance. The gangway leading from the dock to the Island is wide enough to accommodate a standard wheelchair. The gangway incline (steepness) is determined by the height of the tide; at low tide it is steeper than at high tide. Due to liability concerns, the Sheffield Island staff is disallowed to assist with lifting or pushing a wheelchair or stroller. It will be important for the physically challenged to travel with a companion able to assist them.
- Keeping in mind that you are traveling on a boat, and the Island is a rocky outcrop with rolling terrain, we encourage visitors to wear comfortable, rubber-bottom shoes for safety.
Sheffield Island Dock (View)
4 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854