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Isles of Shoals

Portsmouth, NH
+1 603-431-5500
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Even though I grew up close to here, it is a must see every time I go back to New England... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Wauneta NE
Another one of New England's must-see adventures

My wife and I thought we had done our homework when preparing for our long vacation trip to New... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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Nine isolated, barren islands off the coast of New Hampshire.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“star island” (66 reviews)
“day trip” (18 reviews)
“great trip” (11 reviews)
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Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth, NH
+1 603-431-5500
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Even though I grew up close to here, it is a must see every time I go back to New England . Evenings get chilly so remember even in summer to pack a light jacket or sweatshirt.

1  Thank gailmd78
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife and I thought we had done our homework when preparing for our long vacation trip to New England. But we quickly learned that we overlooked a lot of must-see attractions. One of the foremost is the Isles of Shoals, a group of small...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We went on boat to the isles of Shols and went on island to visit. Beautiful traisl around the island, old with character. I wish they had a real cafe to sit and enjoy. Loved it!

1  Thank Tisani
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Took the boat trip around the harbor and got off at the Isles of Shoals. The island is used for retreats, but anyone can book an overnight stay if there is space available. Interesting grounds.

Thank 12Lynnie
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We boarded the vessel and were on our way to Star Island in the Isle of Shoals. It is about an hours boat ride from the dock on the Piscataqua river in Portsmouth to the Isle of Shoals. You cruise past five forts, the Navy...More

1  Thank Keith G
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Most of my family members have taken numerous trips out to the Isles of Shoales, and usually stay for the extended day tour on Star Island. On August 13th, a group of my family members took the trip out to Star Island, in order to...More

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit providing a great sense of colonial seaside life. Beautiful collection of small islands.great views going to and returning from A terrific way to get a complete sense of Portsmouth harbor and the surrounding seaside area

Thank wesleyp647
Reviewed 13 August 2017

There are a couple boat tours which take you out here, or hitch a ride with a local if you know one. Great place to visit during the summer and fall. Excellent views of White Island lighthouse. You feel like you are in a different...More

Thank NorgeNH
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We took the Isle of Shoals cruise and were not let down. The views were magnificent.I loved the history and we even saw some whales off shore

Thank sctredsoxone
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Isle of Shoals consists of 9 islands 9 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. We took a narrated boat tour and we learned a lot of history about the islands which have existed for a few hundred years. Some of the islands are...More

2  Thank Les F
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30 July 2017|
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Response from buzz333 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on their ability. The ground is a bit uneven so it's not perfect but if you go slow and they are pretty steady on their feet you should be ok. I believe I saw someone in a wheelchair but not complete sure?? Around... More
2 March 2017|
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Response from jackjrt | Reviewed this property |
I know you can not dock on Appledore island, but I think you might be able to on Star Island, where the hotel is.
10 February 2017|
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Response from Deborah P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk around on Star Island. There are also daily tours to some areas of the other islands there too. It's a beautiful place. The ride out on the boat is also wonderful, not too long, but nice to see Portsmouth... More