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Isles of Shoals Steamship Company

Portsmouth, NH, USA
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JohnandJana wrote a review Jul 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana325 contributions172 helpful votes
The front desk person at our hotel recommended this trip. We drove down and checked with them on Monday, they had already gone out for the day but the gal was quick to say that they had a trip going out the next day and had space available. We booked at the time. Next day, parked in their lot ($5) and boarded the boat. Not full, several people but didn't seem crowded. Was a very hot day but good breeze out on the water. The guide was very knowledgeable. Stopped at Isle of Shoals for 1 hr, he gave a walking tour of the island/hotel. We did not go ahead with the group on that but several people were talking about it after we got back on the boat and it sounded like it was informative. Snacks, beverages available for purchase on the boat. Ran out of cold water as they hadn't replenished from the day before (not sure why not, temperatures were over 100 degrees. Seems like that should have been the first thing they did the next morning...), but they did give a glass of ice with the water. Trip back was good, got up close to the 2 lighthouses that were there. Would have been nice if they had been able to circle the lights, but they did not. It was not a light house trip... Worth the money.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Anna wrote a review Jun 2021
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Beautiful scenery, nicely paced narration. Very pleased with our experience. It was great to see the Shoals without having to disembark. And we saw seals.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Ronpariser wrote a review Jun 2021
Hartford, Connecticut308 contributions64 helpful votes
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We had a great day on the water with the isles of shoals streamship company trip to Star Island. A beautiful day for a boatride. About one hour each way. A knowledgable guide was easily heard on the PA system on the top deck. Lots of interesting facts and stories. An abbreviated tour of the Island due to Covid but still wonderful. The ship was clean. The staff was great. Very glad we did this trip. The 4 hour tour.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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howardform wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City10955 contributions82 helpful votes
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We accidently stumpled upon this cruise. We actually never heard of the Shoals Islands before. And we were like WOW. This cruise has the iconic New England Scenery, The Lighthouses the colorful houses surrounded by water. We even got to see some porposes . If you want to see iconic New England Photgenic Spots, this is it
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Date of experience: August 2020
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windsgroup wrote a review Aug 2020
Monroe, New Jersey726 contributions289 helpful votes
We were looking for something unique to do. The internet told us about this excursion from Portsmouth, NH. The day was spectacular with sunny skies, low humidity, mild wind and cool temperatures. Just a spectacular day for a boat ride. For the next 2.5 hours, the Captain told the history of the area with enthusiasm. If anyone has the time and the weather is right, take this trip.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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