Guide to Lighthouse Boat Tours
and Ferries in Connecticut

Sheffield Island light

Sheffield Island Lighthouse

(Heading Eastward)

Below is a list of boat tours and cruises that offer specific lighthouse cruises in addition to other cruises from Greenwich eastward to Groton, Connecticut, here in New England. You may find while some may offer specific lighthouse cruises, some will pass by specific lighthouses as part of charters, narrated wildlife and historic tours, ferrying passengers, whale watching, fishing tours and other types of excursions. For additional convenience, you'll also find ferry info that provides access to some of the islands you will find lighthouses stationed. Contact info is provided to help you plan your special trips to New England’s shorelines. Enjoy!


Maritime Aquarium

In addition to cruises for marine life study, seals, birding, and TGIF cruises, they offer two different Long Island Sound lighthouse cruises in the Spring. The one for Central Long Island Sound, covers Pecks Ledge, Greens Ledge and Sheffield Island lighthouses in Norwalk, Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Fairfield and Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light. The one for Western Long Island Sound covers Greens Ledge, Sheffield Island, Stamford Harbor, and Great Captain Island. They also participate in the U.S. Lighthouse Society's "Lighthouse Passport" program.

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Lighthouses: Pecks Ledge Light, Greens Ledge Light, Sheffield Island Light, Penfield Reef Light, Stratford Shoal Light, Stamford Harbor Light, and Great Captain Island Light.



Greenwich Parks Ferry
Provides ferry from Greenwich to the lighthouse and the surrounding grounds from the ferry dock. Call ahead to find where to purchase tickets.

Arch Street
Greenwich, CT
(203) 661-5957

Lighthouse: Great Captain Island Light



Norwalk Seaport Association

Provides ferry access to Sheffield Island from Norwalk to the lighthouse.
132 Water St # 3
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 838-9444

Lighthouses: Sheffield Island Light



Captain’s Cove Seaport Harbor Cruises
Special lighthouse cruises are offered aboard a 40-foot Navy launch

1 Bostwick Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 335-1433

Lighthouses: Penfield Reef Light, Black Rock Lighthouse



Bridgeport - Port Jefferson Ferry
Although it does not provide access to Tongue Point Light, visitors can get fairly close photographs of this lighthouse.

330 Water Street Dock
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(631) 473-5138
(888) 44 – FERRY

Lighthouse: Tongue Point Light



RiverQuest Expeditions
Provide lots of wildlife and eco tours. Offers a special peaceful lighthouse cruise out of the mouth of the Connecticut River

Eagle Landing State Park, 14 Little Meadow Rd
Haddam, CT 06438
Phone: (860) 662-0577

Lighthouses: Lynde Point, Old Saybrook Breakwater



Faulkner’s Light Brigade
In the early fall, there is an annual open house with a shuttle provided for the public to explore the grounds and lighthouse.

47 Driveway
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-8400

Lighthouse: Faulkner Island Light




Argia Mystic Sailing Cruises

The Argia is an wooden two-masted schooner sailing ship. They offer Day-Sails or Sunset Cruises that explore the seafaring village of Mystic CT, and the surrounding islands, in protected waters. Sailing cruises to see lighthouses are provided usually on Morning (9:30 am), Noon, or Afternoon (3:00 pm) cruises, depending on wind conditions.
The vessel may pass quite close to Morgan Point Lighthouse at the mouth of the Mystic River. Depending on what way the wind and current take you, you may also see North Dumpling Island Lighthouse (NY) and/or Latimer Reef Lighthouse (NY).

Phone: (860) 536-0416

Lighthouses: Morgan Point, Mystic Seaport’s replica of Brant Point, North Dumpling (NY), Latimer Reef (NY)



Mystic Seaport
There is a river cruise aboard an old coal fired steamboat from the Mystic Seaport waterfront that also gets a very close view of New London Ledge lighthouse.

Lighthouse: New London Ledge Lighthouse



Cross Sound Ferry Cruises
Provdes two lighthouse cruises between southeast Connecticut and Long Islamd Sound lighthouses; The Classic Lighthouse Cruise and the Lights and Sights Cruise.

Lighthouses: Avery Point, New London Ledge Lighthouse, New London Harbor Light, Morgan Point Lighthouse, Watch Hill light (RI), Race Rock (NY), Little Gull (NY), and North Dumpling (NY), Bug (NY), Orient Point (NY), Latimer Reef (NY) and Plum Island (NY)




My 300-page book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, provides special human interest stories from each of the 92 lighthouses, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor coastal attractions you can explore, and tours.

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book of lighthouses, tours, attractions, and contact information in southern New England




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