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Isles of Shoals Steamship Company

315 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3433
+1 603-431-5500
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Enjoyable every time!

I've used this company on two separate occasions, both times we rode on the Thomas Leighton. The... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Portland, Maine
Family trip

We did the walking tour of star island and very much enjoyed the experience. The only down side was... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Mark L
Exeter, New Hampshire
via mobile
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“star island” (31 reviews)
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315 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3433
+1 603-431-5500
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

I've used this company on two separate occasions, both times we rode on the Thomas Leighton. The first was a sunset cruise to Star Island with my husband. The second trip was an evening booze cruise with friends. Both trips were wonderful. The crew was...More

Thank Always_Globetrotting
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We did the walking tour of star island and very much enjoyed the experience. The only down side was that we only had 1 hour on the island and felt a little rushed. There's a lot to look at and the views were incredible.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A friend and I booked the last two seats on the late afternoon trip out to Star Island this past weekend and the whole trip was beautiful. The boat itself was a bit crowded, everyone barely having any room to sit and all those who...More

1  Thank Mkeelan1718
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visited the Isle of Shoals, just off the NH/Maine coast. Took the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company boat to the islands. Clear bright day with minimal wind and no swells on the ocean. The trip out and back was narrated by the 2 tour guides...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I took the afternoon trip out to Star Island last week and found it very enjoyable. The one drawback was that the boat was full, so seating was a bit tight. There are plastic chairs on the upper deck, some tables indoors, and benches on...More

Thank lirwin13
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. We chose this cruise to kick off our family vacation. We spent $120 on tickets. The description promised a 90 foot vessel with three decks and four bathrooms. When we arrived we boarded a single deck vessel much much smaller with two bathrooms....More

2  Thank Karyn P
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Great trip. Hadn't been since I was a child. Loved the boat trip out. Boat staff was great. Wonderful narrated tour on trip out to the isle of shoals. Great history. Good access to outside seating. It started to rain and there was plenty of...More

1  Thank Maliceh
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Did the 3 1/2 walking tour of Star Island from the Leighton....the company has it's own parking lot for $5 which is very helpful, pleasant staff and our narrator was David who was very easy to listen to and very knowledgeable. The boat ride is...More

1  Thank kayak01
Reviewed 30 July 2016

What an amazing afternoon we had with a narrated tour of the harbor, then on out to the Isle of Shoals. Our guides told us loads of stories about the history of the area (my favorite is about the lady ghost so Star Island). Our...More

1  Thank cantbackup
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Whether or not this is a trip for you depends on your likes and dislikes and the amount of time you have. It is basically a 75 minute ferry ride to the island, a visit to a very small island, and 75 minute ride back...More

1  Thank bcnett
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