Sheffield Island Lighthouse Tour Ferry
Sheffield Island with its historic 150-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.
Acoustic Wednesday Cruise
Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran Wednesday evenings for a relaxing 2 hour cruise through the Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound listening to relaxing music while you take in one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways.
Thursday Clambake Norwalk Seaport Association
Every summer, the Norwalk 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 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 itself included in the cost. Roundtrip cruise and dinner is either $65 or $79 per person, depending on entree. Vegetarian options 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
Menu for Basic Clambake Package - $65 per person:
Main Course is a choice of:
oRosemary Marinated Breast of Chicken with summer tomato bruschetta
oMarinated Rib Eye Steak
oTeriyaki Marinated Atlantic Salmon
oVegetarian "Chicken" Breast
Lobster Bake Package - $79 per person:
In lieu of the choice of "Main" items, you will get a 1.5 lb Hard Shell Lobster and everything else listed on the menu.
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 or BYOW
Friday Sunset Cruise
Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a relaxing two (2) hour cruise through Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound.
Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways.
Norwalk Islands Bird Watching Tour
Sun, sea breeze and beautiful wildlife make a perfect combination and that's just what the Norwalk Seaport Association offers up in its bird-watching.
Set to depart from the Seaport Dock adjacent to the Stroffolino Bridge at the corner of Washington and Water streets in South Norwalk, the 45-foot C. J. Toth Quest catamaran will take participants on a up close, two hour cruise of the Norwalk Islands.
Join Larry Flynn, Master Wildlife Conservationist, CT DEEP, Division of Wildlfe, to explore and understand the importance of the Norwalk Islands, and it's many migratorial bird species.
You will visit thousands of birds at a safe distance, nest sites and nesting colonies of Ospreys, Egrets, American Oystercatchers, Herons, Terns, Gulls, Cormorants and many more.