Either on a private boat or a charter boat, the Shoals are a short ride from Portsmouth and a nice short day trip. There's not a lot to do when you get there but it is still worth it. If you can, make arrangements before hand to see Celia Thaxters garden on Appledore, that is wonderful. Aplledore Island is privately... 更多
This iconic island stay was fabulous. Accommodations are not modern or deluxe, but the atmosphere is timeless and the island is magical. Don't miss your chance if you ever are invited to an event there, or even to walk around on a day tour.
The day was way too hot for this but we had already booked our tickets ahead of time. With that said they did a great job! The boat was comfy and clean (with a bar!!) and a person gave a great history of the area and what we were passing as we headed out to sea. The same person led... 更多
This is a great activity to do with your family when visiting the sea coast NH area. Tales of love, hauntings and historical drama engage the mind and imagination while your senses feasts on the sights and sounds of the area.
I had never seen the Isles of Shoals before except from the beach on very clear days. My husband and I took a helicopter ride over them through Seacoast Helicopters out of Portsmouth, NH (see my review under their company). This was by far the best way to see them!
Just my observation, I would not take children out to the Shoals. This is a pleasurable afternoon, with good weather for couples. There is nothing to do when one goes to the Isle of Shoals other than enjoy the ride and walk around the island. I enjoyed the trip as did my wife, but we are 62 and enjoy simple... 更多
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... 更多
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.
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!