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Isles of Shoals Steamship Company

315 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3433
+1 603-431-5500
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Visiting friends on Star Island

I can tell you that the boats do leave on time as we missed the early boat due to being stuck in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
A Word of Advice

It has been a number of years since I last visited the Isles of Shoals. I thought it would be an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grammy H
Laconia, New Hampshire
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  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“star island” (32 reviews)
“walking tour” (8 reviews)
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315 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3433
+1 603-431-5500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I can tell you that the boats do leave on time as we missed the early boat due to being stuck in traffic!!!! They have a schedule to keep because of the bridge that has to moved up for the boat to go under and...More

Thank travelbug41563
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a number of years since I last visited the Isles of Shoals. I thought it would be an excellent introduction for my grandson to learn more about the area and so we decided to purchase tickets in advance to celebrate his 7th...More

Thank Grammy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have taken the trip to the Isles of Shoals before but we didn't leave the vessel. This time we were able to visit Star Island and had an excellent optional tour with a knowledgeable guide. The guide pointed out landmarks and talked about the...More

Thank Seadog1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode out to the island on the "Challenger" which is much smaller than the "Thomas." Star Island is a very peaceful way to spend an afternoon. There are not very many people or much of anything so be prepared. Bring sturdy walking shoes and...More

Thank KateAlice58
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I've used this company on two separate occasions, both times we rode on the Thomas Leighton. The first was a sunset cruise to Star Island with my husband. The second trip was an evening booze cruise with friends. Both trips were wonderful. The crew was...More

Thank Always_Globetrotting
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We did the walking tour of star island and very much enjoyed the experience. The only down side was that we only had 1 hour on the island and felt a little rushed. There's a lot to look at and the views were incredible.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A friend and I booked the last two seats on the late afternoon trip out to Star Island this past weekend and the whole trip was beautiful. The boat itself was a bit crowded, everyone barely having any room to sit and all those who...More

1  Thank Mkeelan1718
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visited the Isle of Shoals, just off the NH/Maine coast. Took the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company boat to the islands. Clear bright day with minimal wind and no swells on the ocean. The trip out and back was narrated by the 2 tour guides...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I took the afternoon trip out to Star Island last week and found it very enjoyable. The one drawback was that the boat was full, so seating was a bit tight. There are plastic chairs on the upper deck, some tables indoors, and benches on...More

Thank lirwin13
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. We chose this cruise to kick off our family vacation. We spent $120 on tickets. The description promised a 90 foot vessel with three decks and four bathrooms. When we arrived we boarded a single deck vessel much much smaller with two bathrooms....More

2  Thank Karyn P
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