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Enjoy Sunset on the Water with the Norwalk Seaport Association
Take A Sunset Cruise in Long Island Sound off the Coast of Norwalk
The Seaport's popular Sunset Cruise slowly cruises through outer Norwalk Harbor as the Captain's Mate tells stories of merchants and sailors that have used this waterway for centuries. Learn how Native Americans introduced oysters to English settlers and how captains of industry used this area to develop trade routes that went as far as the West Indies. The narrative gives a new understanding of Norwalk historically, and also reflects the importance of this scenic harbor today.
As the vessel travels into Long Island Sound it will give passengers a close-up view of several of Norwalk's islands and the beautiful homes built on them. The cruise also passes three historic lighthouses, Peck Ledge, Green Ledge, and, the maritime icon of Connecticut, Sheffield Island Lighthouse. Architecturally stunning the Sheffield Island Lighthouse is a perfect example of Victorian stone masonry. Green Ledge and Peck Ledge are fine examples of sparkplug lighthouses, of which only 33 remain in the United States. The view of these three lighthouses up close as the sun begins to set is magical.
Guests will travel in safety and comfort onboard the vessel owned by the Seaport Association that makes social distancing a breeze. Passengers can eat, drink, and be merry on the sunset cruise because alcoholic beverages and snacks are allowed, just don't forget to bring plastic cups and openers!
Sunset Cruise Schedule
The boat leaves from the dock on 10 North Water Street at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday evenings. Parking is available in the Norwalk Parking Garage. It is best to arrive at the dock at 6:00 p.m. to facilitate the boarding process. Facemasks are no longer required per CDC/USCG regulations. In keeping with the most current safety and health protocols, the Association will offer hand sanitizer onboard and has established an extensive cleaning and hygiene regiment that goes above and beyond current regulations.
All ticketing will be contactless, for tickets click https://www.seaport.org call 203-838-9444. All tickets should be purchased in advance. Sunset cruises tickets start at $30 per person. The Norwalk Seaport Association cannot accept cash or transactions at the Seaport Dock.
Janet L. Serra