If you go, Isles of Shoals

July 25, 2013
if you go
GETTING THERE

US Airways and Southwest Airlines offer nonstop flights from Reagan National and BWI Marshall, respectively, to Manchester, N.H. Portsmouth is about 45 miles from the Manchester airport.

WHERE TO STAY

Wentworth by the Sea

588 Wentworth Rd., New Castle

603-422-7322

www.marriott.com

A restored 19th-century grande dame on the Atlantic. Rooms from $199.

WHERE TO EAT

Surf

99 Bow St., Portsmouth

603-334-9855

www.surfseafood.com

Serious — and oh-so-fresh — seafood and fabulous views of the Piscataqua River. Dinner entrees from $17.

WHAT TO DO

Celia Thaxter’s Garden Tour

Shoals Marine Laboratory

603-430-5220 (contact: Pam Boutilier)

www.sml.cornell.edu

Tours run once weekly through Aug. 16. $100, including lunch on the island.

The SML also sponsors week-long public education programs on Appledore. Shoals History Week runs Aug. 5-9. $1,000 per person double occupancy. Register by Aug. 1.

UNH Marine Program Discovery Cruises

603-862-6700

seagrant.unh.edu/islesofshoalscruises

Day trips to Appledore run once a week through Aug. 25. $40.

Star Island Tours

Isles of Shoals Steamship Co.

315 Market St.

800-441-4620

www.islesofshoals.com

Walking tours of a couple of hours run three times a week through August, then once a week through Sept. 13. $35. Day visits, which give you four hours on the island, run four times a week through Sept. 2. $42.

Star Island Family Conference and Retreat Center

603-430-6272

starisland.org

Runs conferences and “personal retreats” at the Oceanic Hotel through mid-September. Seven-night conferences, $850 double occupancy. Retreats from $220/night, with meals.

INFORMATION

www.portsmouthnh.com

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