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Isles of Shoals Steamship Company

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315 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3433
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All reviews star island walking tour thomas laighton hour boat trip stuck in traffic great trip spend an afternoon local points of interest explore the island captain john historical information perfect weather seacoast area rest rooms full bar sunny day new hampshire
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

We had a perfect day for our trip to Star Island. The staff on shore and on the ship were very friendly and helpful. The boat was clean. Great narration on the ride. We did see a few whales during the trip. Very relaxing way...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DQShaw
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

We took a cruise out to the Isle of Sholls from Pertsmouth New Hampshire.saw some whales along the way which was truly a wonderful experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank raw2017
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We took the Thomas Laighton out to Star Island for the midday trip. Luckily, the day was perfect and the ocean wasn't choppy. Just the gorgeous boat ride to the island and back is worth the price of admission and includes a great commentary on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank NHjo
Reviewed August 22, 2017

A large group of my family members, sailed to the Isles of Shoals on August 4th. We sailed out to the islands on the "Challenger".It was our first time on the vessel "Challenger." The weather was picture perfect, and the seas calm. We have gone...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Judy L
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

We took the 3 1/2 hour boat trip with walking tour of star island. The boat trip portion was narrated with all the local points of interest explained as we passed. The boat is comfortable, has snacks and drinks including beer available and rest rooms...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Linda M
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We took the trip on the larger boat with the 1 1/2 hour time frame on Star Island. It was perfect weather with pretty calm waters. Most of the seating is on the plastic stacking backyard type chairs, I cannot imagine I would have felt...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Robindo
Reviewed August 14, 2017

My husband and I just enjoyed our second cruise for the Star Island Stopover with the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company on Monday, August 7, 2017. It is probably my fifth or sixth stopover trip, and his second. We did this last August and he...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank pjwildes
Reviewed August 8, 2017

If the open sea is your desire, the Isles of Shoals cruise would be of interest. The boat leaves Portsmouth Harbor and sails to nine legendary islands located a few miles off the coast. Settled by Captain John Smith, the Isles of Shoals have had...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Les F
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I can tell you that the boats do leave on time as we missed the early boat due to being stuck in traffic!!!! They have a schedule to keep because of the bridge that has to moved up for the boat to go under and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank travelbug41563
Reviewed July 16, 2017

It has been a number of years since I last visited the Isles of Shoals. I thought it would be an excellent introduction for my grandson to learn more about the area and so we decided to purchase tickets in advance to celebrate his 7th...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank GrammyH0713
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Response from GrammyH0713 | Reviewed this property |
No. It is up to the captain to cancel if he decides it is unsafe. If you read my review, it was not ideal conditions when we went on the tour to Star Island (the weather was overcast with light rain). Unfortunately, the... More