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Isles of Shoals

Portsmouth, NH
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Ranked #7 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Type: Islands
Description: Nine isolated, barren islands off the coast of New Hampshire.
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Sierra Vista, AZ, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We just love to ride the boats around the harbor. The tour guide are really great. IT is so much fun to learn all the Portsmouth history.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great boat trip to the outer islands of NH. A must do.. Pick a warm summer day when the seas are light for the best trip possible.

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

UNIQUE - AUTHENTIC - CHARMING are a few adjectives for Star Island. Make sure U bring some food and drinks and spend at least half a day. Every time I go, I see something for the first time. I try to go at least once every summer. Don't miss your opportunity.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

In order to see a beautiful location sometimes you need to make a longer journey. The Isles of Shoals requires a commitment of at least half a day for the journey and the enjoyment of the location. Not matter what the temperature is on the mainland the Isles of Shoals are always ten degrees cooler not to mention the cool... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Star Island, of the Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire, is truly a remarkable place. Primarily a church conference center, they also hold general conferences at the end of the summer season, and there are rooms to rent for those who just want to come out for a night. One can also simply ride over... More

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NH
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I was elated to get the chance to go. Sadly I didn't think to look in to the weather or events at the island before I got on the boat. I quickly found my self in the middle of a die hard bible boot camp on a sun parched rock in 97 degree weather. People were packing them selves in... More

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Oakdale, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This was our second visit to the islands. Each time we go we do not want to leave. Wish we could spend more time there.

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Rhode Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was a very relaxing 2.5 hours ride!! Great views because we had a clear and sunny day!! I got great pictures of the different lighthouses, small islands, navel shipyard with a submarine and an old fort. There was some kind of sailboat event with about a dozen sailboats from the US and Canada going on. Very colorful sails made... More

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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Loved our trip! Would do it again. Even though it was a less than great weather day we decided to go. The trip out was mostly uneventful. The narrator was great! When there was something to say, he said it. When there wasn't, he kept quite! He didn't feel it was his job to entertain us, the scenery and the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The Star Island 1/2 day trip is worth the effort. The boat trip to and from the island is long and boring, the tour director goes on an on loudly, repeating the same BORING-BORING narrative both ways. Star Island is lovely so go and bring your ear plugs

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