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Isles of Shoals

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Address: Portsmouth, NH
Phone Number: 6034315500
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Description: Nine isolated, barren islands off the coast of New Hampshire.

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Fun Day Trip!

A small cluster of tiny islands (most notably 7, technically 11) , 6 mi. off the NH/ME coast,rich in heritage ( think seafarers, hearty fisherman, PIRATES ( Blackbeard is said to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Kittery, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A small cluster of tiny islands (most notably 7, technically 11) , 6 mi. off the NH/ME coast,rich in heritage ( think seafarers, hearty fisherman, PIRATES ( Blackbeard is said to have stashed loot here..) accessible by private boat, or a day trip on the local tour boat Thomas Leighton.

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Hudson,NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went on Sunday to the Isles of Shoals Walking Tour, which lasted approx. 4 hrs. It was a cloudy day which was all the better. It was very comfortable walking around. The boat we took, The Thomas Laighton, was very, very nice. You could buy snack and drinks and the restrooms were very clean. We had a very smooth... More 

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the Islands with a stop at Star Island using Uncle Oscar's Island Cruises of Rye, NH. in their Isles & Star Island Tour. The cost was $21 for adults (a dollar off for seniors); $18 for children 6-11 and $9 for children 2-5. The trip took three hours with about 1.25 hours on Star Island. The boar is... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful warm day for our tour. You will learn alot about history. The lift bridge in port was interesting to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you enjoy boat tours and amazing scenery, then you must take one of the boat tours out to the islands.The trip is narrated with much to learn about the islands history and the sights are incredible to say the least. Several islands are included on the tour along with lighthouses, some beautiful homes and the now defunct Navy prison.... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Isle of Shoals was on our list of must does. For years we sailed our of Portsmouth Harbor to the Isles but never stepped on land. Cruise was pleasant and informative. Guides provided history of the Isle of Shoals. Very pleased with the tour of the Isle of Shores and the staff of the cruise line we used.

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York, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed taking the harbour boat afternoon trip which sailed round the Isles and provided a commentary about their history etc. Very interesting.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The isles are beautiful to approach and wander around Star Island. It was a perfect day. We rode out on the Uncle Oscar which was a nice leisurely ride - took the 9:15 and left on the 1:20 - good amount of time. Not much to do there, a short walk and you've seen it all, small aquarium, book and... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My first visit here was on the July 4th Fireworks Cruise. It was a lot of fun. I was especially pleased to see several people who were already drunk turned away due to that fact. Which in my book means not only was the staff concerned about their safety but the safety of others as well. A few friends in... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Isles of Shoals are a wonderful and beautiful place.Steeped in history and seacoast lore (even a murder out there), it is not an easy place to get to. In fact, you need to book a ferry out to Star Island -- the one island that you can visit. The ferry takes you out, drops you off and picks you... More 

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Additional Information about Isles of Shoals

Address: Portsmouth, NH
Phone Number: 6034315500
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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