Capacity is limited to 49 passengers. Cruises do sell out. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. (Walk-up tickets are sold, space permitting. Ask the cashier when you arrive.) The U.S. Coast Guard sets limits for number of passengers on board.
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 151-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 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 for daily tours, however, the tower section of the Lighthouse is closed for renovations as 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 three (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.
Note: - 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.
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 at the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage.
When making reservations, leave contact information that will be available for 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.
Ticketing fees are applied to all reservations.
Sheffield Island Lighthouse is available for private and corporate events, please call 203-838-9444 for more information.
Norwalk Seaport Association Dock (View)
4 N. Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854