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Isles of Shoals

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

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Wonderful island to visit

We took the Thomas Laighton out to the island and stayed there for 3-4 hours just roaming the island, took a picnic lunch and browsed through some of the buildings - interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
redcoatNewCastle
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New Castle, NH
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New Castle, NH
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the Thomas Laighton out to the island and stayed there for 3-4 hours just roaming the island, took a picnic lunch and browsed through some of the buildings - interesting history.

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Deering, New Hampshire, United States
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have lived in NH for 30 yrs and never took this tour until last week. Lovely little boat ride out to Star Island where you can take a walking tour and then explore yourself. The views on the boat and the island are fabulous!! You see forts and lighthouses as you travel to the island. The Captain narrates and... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Discover history and tall tales by your cruise to the shoals. Let your imagine run wild with skulll sails.,pirates,gold and greed. A learning center for marine biology and ocean studies. to university lab-enjoy and explore.ARGH-where' the rum???

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Thank dunedindames
Scituate, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

catch a ferry out of Portsmouth to travel out to the isles. great history goes along with the old hotel on the island.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plan on spending the entire day and bring snacks to munch on. You can get food there if you don't like bringing your own. This is great fun for all ages and the hotter outside the better. Well worth the visit.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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389 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took a trip to Star Island with the Isle of Shoals Steamship Company. I did the trip that allowed about an hour to walk around the island. The island is very easily walkable and the hotel has a snack bar, gift shop, and restrooms. The boat ride out and back also included narration about the isles. Very enjoyable!

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Thank lirwin13
New Hampshire
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had such a great time taking the ferry out to Star Island, hearing about the history and then walking around the island. It's a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going here for family conferences since a kid. Went for first time as a "day-tripper." Nice hour ride out on Ferry, and spent time on Star Island playing frisbee, walking around island, eating lunch from (ridiculously expensive) outdoor snack bar. Recommend you check out the snack bar INSIDE the hotel, which has great drinks, ice cream, and hot... More 

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cruised from Portsmouth Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. To Star Island for day trip. Left Portsmouth at 9:25am and the ship picked us up again at 3:15 for return trip. We took the tour which was about 45-60 minutes and was very informative. Lots of history to the island and we hope to go back again soon. There is a... More 

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Connecticut
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These lovely rocky islands have been part of my life for 60 years.....first with family church conferences and more recently for retreats. It still feels like a place "away".....as a place to rejuvenate yourself, living simply and close to nature.......thanks to the stewardship of The Star Island Corporation and many other dedicated people. Take the opportunity to sail out for... More 

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