Starting June 2009, the Isles of Shoals Steamship company now offers walking tours or longer stopovers on Star Island, one of the islands. I just got back from a trip this weekend. It's about an hour to get to the island. Once there, you feel like you're stepping back in time. You are greeted by the large Oceanic hotel, now a retreat center (anyone can stay) and can also visit the meetinghouse built in 1800. It's a lovely way to spend a day and I would definitely recommend it! I hope they are able to continue offering these trips.