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, 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!

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 and from Sheffield Island from Norwalk, hosts events, and tours of Sheffield Island Lighthouse. Also provides special Norwalk Harbor cruises to view Pecks Ledge Light and Greens Ledge Light, and view Sheffield Idsland Light from the boat during the summer.  

4 North Water St  
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 838-9444

Lighthouses: Pecks Ledge Light, Greens Ledge Light, Sheffield Island Light



Charter My Sea Ray
For those who are looking for a private personal charter experience along Long Island Sound. As part of their Lighthouses Tour, they provide a close up view of Greens Ledge Light, Pecks Ledge Light, and Sheffield Island Light.

144 Water St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone: (203) 943-6946

Lighthouses: Pecks Ledge Light, Greens Ledge Light, Sheffield Island Light



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



New London Maritime Society
Provides boat tours out to New London Ledge Lighthouse, and provides special lighthouse tours for small groups to climb the tower of New London Harbor Lighthouse. In August, they also provide two trips out to Race Rock Lighthouse in New York.
150 Bank St # L
New London, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 447-2501

Lighthouses: New London Ledge Lighthouse, New London Harbor Lighthouse, and Race Rock Lighthouse (NY)



Cross Sound Ferry Cruises
Provdes two lighthouse cruises between southeast Connecticut and Long Island 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 in southern New England, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor coastal attractions you can explore, and of course, lighthouse tours.

Look inside!

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




You can order these books on this website, and I'll be happy to personally sign and ship them to you anywhere inside the United States. You can also order from the publisher, Schiffer Books, who can ship anywhere globally.



New England Lighthouses: Shipwrecks, Rescues, and Other Tales

Price is lower at $24.95 if purchased here. Enjoy!


Table of Contents

You'll find over 50 famous stories in detail, involving lots of reasearch for accurate accounts in my book New England Lighthouses: Famous Shipwrecks, Rescues, and Other Tales. The book also contains, along with my photographs, paintings by six famous artists for the Coast Guard, and vintage images from the Coast Guard, museums, and special maritime collectors, who all wanted to contribute to this book.