Isles of Shoals Steamship Company

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Basic Information

Address: 315 Market Street Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: (603) 431-5500
Fax Number: (603) 433-1280
Director: Rich Ryzman

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Isles of Shoals Steamship Company
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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Daily starting at the end of June through September
Grade Levels:
K-5
6-8
Group Type: Sightseeing Tours & Cultural Tourism/History
Disabled Access:

Wheelchairs are restricted to one deck.

Admission/Tickets: $18-$32
Registration: by phone
Food: On board snack bar with chips, pretzels, pizza, nachos, candy, etc.
Length of Visit: 4 hours
Student/Staff Ratio: 10 to 1
Max. Group Number: 250
Group Requirements: Minimum of 55 students
Return Policy: We cruise rain or shine
Exhibits: On board touch tank to experience marine life and comes complementary with the booking of your field trip. Marine Experts on hand to assist in teaching students about marine life in the Piscataqua River Basin
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Small gift shop on dock
Amenities: 3 decks, 1 open air. 4 bathrooms on board. 2 enclosed and heated decks for colder days.
Reservations Needed: Yes
Directions:

From the South:

I-95 North to Exit 7 (Market Street). Take a right off the ramp and our port is a half a mile down the street on the left across from the Sheraton Harborside Hotel.

Proceed East on Route 16 until arriving at the I-95/Route 1 split.
Bear left towards the Portsmouth Traffic Circle. Once at the traffic circle take the route 95 North exit heading towards Maine. Take Route 95 North to exit 7 (Market Street). Take a right off the ramp and our port is a half a mile down the street on the left across from the Sheraton Harborside Hotel.

From the North:
I-95 South to NH Exit 7. LEFT at lights. Drive 1/2 mile down Market Street and a port is on the left across from the Sheraton Harborside Hotel

Limited convenient dockside parking available at our dock for $5.00 per car.

Facility History:

M/V Thomas Laighton was built in 1986 and purchased by the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company.