Thimble Island Cruises – Volsunga IV

City: Branford

Board the Volsunga IV with Captain Bob Milne and take a memorable 45 minute ride through the picturesque Thimble Islands. The town dock is located in the quaint village of Stony Creek.

The Thimble Islands are a group of over 100 small islands and rocky outcrops off the coast of Branford, known for their rugged beauty, picturesque landscapes, and rich history. The islands were once inhabited by Native American tribes and were later used as summer retreats by wealthy families. Today, they are a popular destination for boaters, kayakers, and sightseers, as well as a great spot for fishing, birdwatching, and beachcombing.

The legend of Captain Kidd alleges he buried treasure on the Thimble Islands in Connecticut. Despite his initial role as a pirate hunter, Kidd turned pirate, rumored to have hidden his loot among these islands. Despite centuries of searches, no treasure has been found, yet the tale continues to fascinate.

Private charters available. Groups welcome with advance reservations. Season: May through Mid-October, closed Monday afternoons. See website for schedule.


Stony Creek, Branford, CT 06405, USA