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Thimble Islands

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Address: Branford, CT
Phone Number: +1 203-488-8905
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Thimble Island Tour

Have taken this tour 4 times with various friends and family members. Well worth the time and expense. You get a good overview of the islands and learn some history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
David G
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Branford, Connecticut
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Branford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Have taken this tour 4 times with various friends and family members. Well worth the time and expense. You get a good overview of the islands and learn some history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We took a boat tour of these islands and it was just a wonderful way to spend an hour on a sunny Sunday morning. It is also a home tour in the sense that you get to see some really nice houses from very nearby.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

what a beautiful area, there was a lot of boats with people fishing and swimming all sorts of watercraft.

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bloomfield CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We always have wanted to take the Thimble Island tour and finally we did it this year. Very pleasant way to spend an hour on the water. Historically informative and beautiful homes. Great place to take guests.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I drove the scenic route after visiting the Stony Creek Brewery for a tour, and decided to hop on the last ferry touring the Thimble Islands. Now I have been to The Thousand Islands Tour in NY and this was a hundred fold more beautiful and far more interesting. As opposed to a boring old cruise on... More 

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Fresh Meadows, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

this 45 minute tour by boat gives you some great views of homes up on rocks in the thimble island area. Boat captain and mate are very knowledgable of the area.......nice ride with great views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We took two ferry tours that departed from stony creek. A very nice and informative 45 min cruise around thimble islands. Amazing homes on basically rocks....great scenery. And we got awesome photographs! We also took another ferry ( across from the boat tour) to outer island, a wildlife preserve that you can visit. We didn't see any wildlife, (only a... More 

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Hamden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the cruise. Very informative and struck by the beauty of the homes on each island. Fun day out. Great for families, friends, and solo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We had nice weather and fun on this boat. It was the larger one although we were hoping to take captain Dave's and could not get on. It was a good way to spend 45 minutes but this boat was more money by $2.00 per ticket and had less information on the homes, I was told. Still a worthwhile take

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The tour is about forty five minutes and the view of the islands were very nice. Interesting history behind the area. Only negative is there are no public bathrooms. We had to walk several blocks to a public library.

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