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If you go to the Isles of Shoals


The Isles of Shoals are a group of nine islands straddling the Maine-New Hampshire border, 10 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, N.H.

Getting there:

• University of New Hampshire Isles of Shoals Discovery Cruises from the UNH pier in New Castle, N.H., to Appledore Island. Tickets are $40 and include a guided tour of the island.

• Star Island can be reached via the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company in Portsmouth, N.H. Tickets for day trips are $35 for adults, $25 for children 4-12, or 800-441-4620.

• Island Cruises in Rye, N.H., also offers service to Star Island, or 603-964-6446.

• Smuttynose Island can only be reached by rowboat or dinghy.

Staying overnight: Star Island Corporation offers conferences and personal retreats from mid-June to mid-September. A seven-night conference costs $850 per person/double occupancy and includes all meals and ferry transportation. Personal retreats cost $175 for one night, per person/double occupancy, including meals; or 603-430-6272.


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