Long Island Sound Charter

My Bonnie is located in South Norwalk–nearby the Norwalk Maritime Museum and the SONO shops and restaurants. We’re about 10 minutes from I-95, less than an hour’s drive from Manhattan.

Here’s how to get to our marina in Village Creek, a community that has been designated as a Historic District by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

RATES FOR HALF-DAY CHARTERS

  • One or two passengers: $375.00
  • Additional passengers: $50. each
  • To insure our passengers’ safety and comfort a mate is required.
  • Mate’s gratuity is generally 15-20% of total charged by captain.
  • Only cash or personal checks accepted — no credit cards, please.
    Checks should be made payable to Captain Sal Tardella.
  • Maximum total of  passengers is 6, but no more than 4 passengers can be adults, (e.g. four adults or four adults/ two children, or three adults/three children, etc.)
  • A Saltwater Fishing License is not required aboard “My Bonnie.”

 

DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO HOLD A DATE:

Please note that a $100 deposit is necessary to hold a reservation. Deposits should be in the form of a check, payable to Capt. Sal Tardella, and mailed to 7 Outer Road, Norwalk CT 06854 immediately after reservation has been booked. (Deposits may be made via PayPal, if preferred. For details on this option, please contact us at mybonniecharters@gmail.com)

Please note that the deposit will be applied to the charges for the fishing charter, but it will become nonrefundable if trip is cancelled by client less than 72 hours in advance of the reserved date (unless mutually agreed upon by captain and client.)

 

WHAT TO BRING ALONG WITH YOU
  • Please wear sneakers or boat shoes. A light jacket is a good idea, even in warm weather.
  • Bring sunscreen and sunglasses; also recommended is a hat or cap with a wide brim or visor.
  • Sandwiches and bottled beverages can be stored in the boat’s insulated box.

            Note: If you plan to take home your catch, bring along a cooler with some ice, (and leave it in your vehicle during the trip.)

 

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO MARINA

NORTHBOUND I-95

Take Exit 14, South Norwalk. Make right turn at Stop sign at top of ramp (Fairfield Avenue.) Stay on Fairfield and make an easy left turn at the traffic light at the bottom of the hill. Cross over Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and proceed through two more lights on Washington Street. (You’ll pass the library, post office, and Klaff’s on your right.) When you’re at the third light (Water Street) you’re facing the Straffolino Bridge. (The Maritime Aquarium is on your left and Donovan’s is on your right.) Make a right turn onto Water Street. Stay on Water Street past the marinas. Go straight past the Stop sign at Burritt Avenue, and Water Street then becomes Quintard Avenue. (Watch for traffic bumps!) Stay on Quintard until you can go no further (L.I. Sound is still on your left.) Make a right turn at Stop sign at end of Quintard and then your first left turn onto Woodward Avenue. (Industrial buildings will be on your right.) Stay on Woodward 3/10 of a mile. Make a right turn just past the playground onto Dock Road (Village Creek.) There’s a DEAD END sign there. Stay on Dock Road until you see tennis courts on your left and an open field on your right. Make a right turn just before tennis courts, and continue around the rotary. Park in the lot on your right.

SOUTHBOUND I-95

Take Exit 16 (East Avenue/Norwalk left lane.) Make a left turn off the ramp and proceed on East Avenue past Rite-Aid, Penny’s Diner on right–and St. Thomas Apostle Church on left, then under railroad trestle. Continue just past United Methodist Church to Van Zant Street and make a right turn. Go as far as you can on Van Zant, and then make a left turn at the Stop sign. You’ll come to a traffic light just before the Straffolino Bridge. Cross the bridge and you’ll be at another traffic light. Make left turn onto Water Street. Then follow directions above to Quintard and beyond.

COMING SOUTH/SOUTHEAST FROM DANBURY, ETC.

Take I-84E to Exit 3 (Rte 7/Norwalk.) Stay on Rte 7 all the way through Wilton (about 33 miles,) and then make right turn onto the Route 7 Connector (just past Walmart, Hilton Hotel and Motor Vehicle Bureau–all on your left.) Take exit marked S. NORWALK/MARITIME AQUARIUM off of the Connector. At bottom of winding ramp make a right turn at Stop sign (West Avenue.) After second light move into left lane, and make left turn at 4th light (N. Main Street.) Stay on N. Main, moving into left lane after second light. At third light you’ll come to a railroad trestle on Washington Street. Make left turn onto Washington St, and proceed one block to Water Street. (Straffolino Bridge is straight ahead of you and Maritime Aquarium is to the left.) Make a right turn onto Water Street, and follow above directions from Water Street.

NOTE: IF USING A GPS UNIT, PLEASE PUNCH IN 36 DOCK ROAD, NORWALK CT AS YOUR DESTINATION. THAT ADDRESS IS FOR A HOUSE LOCATED OPPOSITE THE VISITORS’ PARKING AREA.