2023 Seaport Association Sheffield Island Clambake

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2023 Seaport Association Sheffield Island Clambake

Seaport Association Sheffield Island Clambake

By Norwalk Seaport Association

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, July 11 · 6 - 9:30pm EDT


Sheffield Island Lighthouse 4 North Water Street Norwalk, CT 06854

Refund Policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket


Capacity is limited. Clambakes do sell out! The U.S. Coast Guard sets limit OF 48 passengers on board. There are no exceptions to this rule and this includes all children.

Every summer, the Seaport Ferry in South Norwalk carries hundreds of hungry passengers to the historic 1868 Sheffield Island Lighthouse for the Norwalk Seaport Association's famous Tuesday Night Clambakes. A true New England dining experience, the evening allows participants to dine in the Timber Frame pavilion on the Lighthouse lawn, with tours of the Lighthouse included in the cost. Round-trip cruise and dinner has two price settings, $90 or $99 per person, depending on entrée.

Drinks /beverages are not included nor offered.

Cooler's/ Carry-On/ Packages must fit beneath your seat or will not be allowed on board per USCG regulations.

Trip Includes

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 Café



Main Course is a choice of:

• BBQ Chicken off the grill

• Grilled Teriyaki Salmon

• 14 oz. Grilled Rosemary marinated Rib Eye Steak

• BBQ Pork “Steak”

• Vegetarian Meal (BBQ Faux Chicken or Veggie Burger)



The main entrée is a 1.5 lb. Lobster.

BOTH Packages include ALL of the following sides:

Mixed field greens or Caesar Salad

Steamed Herbed Clams and Mussels

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Classic Coleslaw

Grilled Vegetables with lemon & thyme

Biscuit Strawberry Shortcakes

Ala Carte Additions

Dozen Copps Island Oyster $30

Dozen Top Neck Clams $20

Dozen Chilled Jumbo Cocktail Shrimp $26

All served with cocktail sauce & horseradish

BYOB! Please bring your own beverages/wine/beer cups & openers as none are available in the island.

You must purchase one entrée for each person in order to attend the event.

Cooler's/ Carry-On/ Packages must fit beneath your seat or will not be allowed on board per USCG regulations.

Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at 4 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage. Go to norwalkpark.org for details.


We promptly depart the dock at 6:00 PM.

We return to our dock at APPROXIMATELY 9:30 PM.


Tickets are non refundable unless there is a weather cancellation.

When making reservations, please provide contact information for day of trip, including cellphone information. We may need to contact you if there is a change due to weather conditions. TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL IF EVENT IS CANCELLED. Please check your email before departing for event. Ticketing fees applied to all reservations.

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.

Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to Sheffield Island, take a tour of 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 delicious clambake dinner, play on the lawns around the Lighthouse, and simply have a good time. You will step directly from the boat into the past. Sheffield Island is located in the outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways. The Lighthouse tower (currently closed for repairs) provides stunning views of Long Island Sound and, on a clear day, of the New York City skyline. However, one can see magnificent views through our new antique telescope available to everyone!

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.

Keeping in mind that you are traveling on a boat, and the Island is a rocky outcrop with rolling terrain, we encourage visitors to wear comfortable, rubber-bottom shoes for safety.

About the organizer

The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 by a group of local citizens who had a vision to revitalize South Norwalk and preserve Norwalk's maritime heritage. The Norwalk Seaport Association offers a cultural, environmental, and historical journey to the Norwalk Islands.

$90 – $99