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Address: 315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-431-5500
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Really Fun Cruise!!

We had a truly fun time aboard the Thomas Laighton. The crew was friendly and the Captain had wonderful stories to tell. He always took time to slow down to see points of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Canaan, New Hampshire, United States
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Canaan, New Hampshire, United States
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a truly fun time aboard the Thomas Laighton. The crew was friendly and the Captain had wonderful stories to tell. He always took time to slow down to see points of interest. We were lucky to see El Galeón Andalucía (one of the tall ships) coming into the harbor the day we went out. The only trouble we... More 

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Boston
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Had an enjoyable excursion to the Isles of Shoals aboard the Celia Thaxter this week. Fog at Portsmouth Harbor gave way to a sunny day on Starr Island, where we enjoyed the easily-walked Perimeter Trail around the island. Great way to spend a summer day. DO bring a sweater or light jacket, since temperature dropped considerably en route. You're also... More 

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Byfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took the 3.5 hour trip to the Isles of Shoals on the Celia Thaxter. This is the smaller of their boats. It was a pleasant older boat and departed and returned on schedule. The crew was very nice and approachable. The captain invited passengers to the wheel house. The tour the captain gave was interesting and he was very... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I had gotten gift certificates on Groupon for this cruise. It is not as expensive as we thought and I've used them twice now and still have a balance left. It was very chilly on the water but still a great day, sun shining. Crew was very accommodating. Always a good choice when we're in Portsmouth. Remember to take jacket... More 

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We've taken this cruise before but this time we got to spend over an hour on Star Island, the first time we've been able to disembark. What a fun experience. Hubby and I roamed all over the island on our own - you can take the guided tour if you want - and every way we turned the view was... More 

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Hudson, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My brother booked the cruise for a party and it was very nice. I would have rather gone out toward the ocean rather than upstream! For several miles we only saw various industries; not attractive or interesting until we got a ways upstream.

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Ossining, New York
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Well it's a boat cruise and we always like being on the water for a few hours on a nice day. It's just a big rather old looking boat, nothing luxurious or special about it other than the fact that there's a bar on every deck. What would have made this special was the live and very knowledgeable narrator telling... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The speaker was very informative and it was great sight seeing afternoon. They have a few tour options which is nice as well. We were lucky and the weather was beautiful so we could see everything. Great tour and the kids enjoyed it too.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The steam company is well organised. Runs on time. Clean boat. Excellent guide with lively, clear historical information. A pleasant outing worth the money. Gave me the desire to read and learn more about New England area, the history of Salt, Cod, lobster, etc...

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Deering, New Hampshire
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I went out to the Isles of Shoals with my 15 year old son and my friend and her son who is 10 years old and everyone absolutely enjoyed them selves. We had beautiful weather. Calm seas for our afternoon trip. The island is beautiful with peaceful places to sit and enjoy the quietness of the ocean sounds. I could... More 

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Additional Information about Isles of Shoals Steamship Company

Address: 315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-431-5500
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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