If you go

Star Island Corp.

30 Middle St., Portsmouth, N.H.



“Personal retreat” overnights in the Oceanic Hotel cost $169 per night double occupancy, including meals (ferry extra).

Isles of Shoals
Steamship Co.

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15 Market St., Portsmouth




Offers day trips and other tours of the Isles of Shoals aboard the 300-person, three-deck M/V Thomas Laighton. Adults $34, children ages 6-12 $24, 13-17 and seniors (60 and older) $31.

Island Cruises of Rye, N.H.

Rye Harbor, Route 1-A, Rye


Tours of the isles and stops at Star Island using a converted lobster boat, the Uncle Oscar. Adults $29, children $25.

Discover Portsmouth Center


10 Middle St., Portsmouth


A free exhibit, “Under the Isles of Shoals,” features finds from ongoing archeological work. Running through August (a display of Isles of Shoals art and photographs runs through October), the show includes finds from a dig on Smuttynose Island. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.